30.08.2011

Jeep® Wrangler Arctic: the legend defines the myth


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Jeep® Wrangler Arctic, featuring a unique winter-themed exterior and interior design, joins the Wrangler model lineup. Wrangler special-edition models created in response to Jeep enthusiasts looking for factory-customized vehicles. New Wrangler models include the all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 petrol engine. Latest special-edition Wrangler will arrive in Europe in the first quarter of 2012.


Building on the success of several recent special-edition Wrangler vehicles, the Jeep® brand is introducing its latest model: the new Jeep Wrangler Arctic.

The rugged, extreme winter conditions of the arctic are the inspiration for the latest Jeep Wrangler model, which will make its European debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. With winter temperatures that can reach -45°C and wind speeds that can exceed 160 kilometers per hour, the arctic is well known as one of the most intense climates on Earth.

"There are few environments more grueling and demanding than the arctic, which is just the type of terrain the legendary Jeep Wrangler was engineered to conquer," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand and Chief Operating Officer Asia, Chrysler Group LLC. "Not only will the Jeep Wrangler Arctic appeal to our loyal enthusiasts, but its unique content will attract new customers to the Jeep brand."

Available for Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, the new Arctic model arrives in European Jeep showrooms in the first quarter of 2012. Jeep Wrangler Arctic will be powered by the all-new 3.6-liter V-6 petrol engine with the automatic five-speed transaxle and by the 2.8-liter turbo diesel paired to a six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission

 

Jeep Wrangler Arctic

Based on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara model, the Arctic's winter theme is immediately recognizable. Available colors are Winter Chill, Bright Silver and Bright White. Exterior features include a body-color hardtop and fender flares, "Arctic" badges on the front fenders, a "Yeti Footprint" decal over part of the front-left fender flare and hood, and Mopar® black fuel-filler door.

Jeep Wrangler Arctic also offers an aggressive Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package, with unique semi-gloss black 17-inch wheels.
Inside, Jeep Wrangler Arctic's seats are black Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents and Arctic Orange piping and accent stitching. Front seats are heated and feature an "Arctic" logo on the front seat backs. Accent stitching can also be found on the steering wheel, armrests and console lid. Door trim and cargo nets are accented in Arctic Orange, and all grab handles and dashboard vent rings are finished in Polar White trim.

The "Arctic" logo adorns the tachometer, and Mopar tread-pattern slush mats with white "Jeep" lettering complete the Wrangler Arctic package.

 

Newest Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler - the most capable and iconic vehicle in the world - becomes even more capable both on- and off-road, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel-efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 petrol engine and automatic transmission - both of which it shares with the award-winning* Jeep Grand Cherokee (*for awards see appendix).

Chrysler Group's 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine - named to the prestigious U.S. automotive media outlet Ward's "10 Best Engines" list - produces 284 horsepower DIN (209 kW) and 347 N•m (252 lb-ft) of torque, delivering 42-percent more power, 10-percent more torque and up to a 5-percent improvement in combined fuel consumption when compared to the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine.

Additionally, for refined shifting and greater performance, Jeep Wrangler petrol models migrate from a four-speed to a five-speed automatic transmission. The newest Wrangler also features the company's first application of a manual transmission to the 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of a body-color hardtop for the popular Sahara model.

Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door-armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Many convenience features are standard or available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.


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