2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic Special Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 13, 2011

Jeep introduced today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show the Wrangler Arctic Special Edition, a model that adds new factory-customized model for Wrangler. Based on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara model, the new special edition features exclusive styling cues.

According to the manufacturer, the “Arctic badge and decal recall the Yeti, the legendary creature that according to folk tradition lives in the uncontaminated nature of the extreme North”.

The design is completed by the unique black 17-inch wheels, original Mopar accessories as well as by the exclusive interior enhanced by distinctive colors and details.

Under the hood, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 petrol engine is mated to an automatic five-speed transaxle but for those who want something else, Jeep will offer the 2.8-liter turbo diesel powertrain paired with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

The new 3.6-liter Pentastar engine delivers 284 horsepower DIN (209 kW) and 347 N•m (256 lb-ft) of torque.The bad news is that the 2012 Jeep Wrangle Arctic Edition will be available only at the company’s European dealerships.

Riding on the coattails of the success of recent special edition releases, the Jeep brand is launching its newest models: the Jeep Liberty Arctic and the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic.

These two new models are inspired by the extreme and rugged winter conditions that you experience in the arctic, where temperatures could reach -50°F while wind speeds top more than 100 miles per hour. This is one of the most severe climates around the world.

Chrysler Group LLC’s president and CEO for the Jeep Brand, Mike Manley, comments that there are there are few environments that are more demanding and grueling than the arctic, and this is the same environment that Jeep vehicles are designed to conquer. Manley says he is sure that the new models would appeal to their fans as well as bring new customers through the door.

The 2012 Arctic models have three different variants: Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, and Liberty.

Jeep Wrangler Arctic

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic takes its cue from the Wrangler Sahara model but with a more wintery theme. Choose from the available colors such as Bright Silver, Bright White, and Winter Chill. On the outside, you could find features such as the fender flares and hardtop that match the body color, “Arctic” insignia on the left and right front fenders, a decal over the driver’s side hood and fender that forms a Yeti footprint, Mopar black fuel filler door and taillamp guards, and black hood decal.

Jeep Wrangler Arctic features the Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package that comes with black 17-inch wheels shod and 32-inch tires.

Going inside, the Wrangler Arctic's seats are covered in black Tectonic fabric that has Polar White and orange elements. The seats in the front are heated and its seat back has the "Arctic" logo. The steering wheel has accent stitching, as well as the console lid and arm rest. Orange accents adorn the nets and door trim, while the dashboard vent rings and the grab handles all have Polar White trims. And to complete the look, you have Mopar tread pattern slush mats that features the "Jeep" lettering in white.

Press Release

New 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic and Liberty Arctic Models Latest in Line of Popular Special-edition Vehicles

  • Jeep® Wrangler Arctic and Liberty Arctic, featuring a unique winter-themed exterior and interior design, join the Jeep lineup for 2012
  • Special-edition models created in response to Jeep enthusiasts looking for factory-customized vehicles
  • Latest special-edition Jeep vehicles to arrive in Jeep showrooms this month
  • New 2012 Jeep Wrangler models powered by 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 285 horsepower and up to 21 miles per gallon highway

November 9, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Building on the success of several recent special-edition Jeep vehicles, the Jeep® brand is introducing its latest models: the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic and Jeep Liberty Arctic.

The rugged, extreme winter conditions of the arctic are the inspiration for these latest Jeep models. With winter temperatures that can reach -50°F and wind speeds that can exceed 100 miles 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 legendary Jeep vehicles are engineered to conquer," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Not only will the Jeep Wrangler Arctic and Jeep Liberty Arctic appeal to our loyal enthusiasts, but their unique content will attract new customers to the Jeep brand."

Available in Liberty, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, the 2012 Arctic models arrive in Jeep showrooms this month.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic
Based on the 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 driver's side fender and hood, black hood decal and Mopar® black fuel filler door and taillamp guards.

Jeep Wrangler Arctic also offers an aggressive Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package, with unique semi-gloss black 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires.

Inside, Wrangler Arctic's seats are black Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents and orange piping and accent stitching. Front seats are heated and feature an "Arctic" logo in the seat back. Accent stitching can also be found on the steering wheel, arm rest and console lid. Door trim and nets are accented in orange, and all grab handles and dashboard vent rings are finished in Polar White trim.

Mopar tread pattern slush mats with white "Jeep" lettering complete the Wrangler Arctic package.

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic
Available on Liberty Sport 4x4 models, the Arctic shares many of the same features as the Wrangler Arctic. Available exterior colors are Winter Chill, Bright Silver, Bright White and Mineral Gray. "Arctic" badges on the front fenders are shared, though the "Arctic" decal on the hood is unique to Liberty. Semi-gloss black 16-inch aluminum wheels with center caps painted semi-gloss black are wrapped in P235/70R16 OWL all-terrain tires. Rounding out the exterior highlights are deep tint glass and tow hooks, blacked-out headlamps and standard fog lamps.

The interior features a similar black and Arctic Orange color scheme found in Wrangler. Seats are covered in black vinyl with a Gortex embossment, and the inserts are Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents. Arctic Orange accent stitching can be found on the seat backs, cushions and headrests. Power front seats are heated and feature an "Arctic" logo in the seat back. Finishing touches include gray-faced gauges, express up/down one-touch windows, Media Center 430 touch-screen with a nine-speaker Infiniti sound system and Mopar slush mats with white "Jeep" lettering.

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