As a tribute to the Mojave Trail, Chrysler has decided to bring the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Mojave to the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The Mojave, which arrives after the "Islander," "Mountain" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition" models, provides what fans look for in factory-customized vehicles.
Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, said that the Mojave Trail is famous for the expeditions made on its rugged environment that consists of elevation, sand, canyons, a river crossing and hill climbs. In other words, it represents the “perfect landscape” for the Jeep Wrangler.
Manley said that the Jeep Wrangler Mojave is a specialized vehicle that will be appreciated by Jeep enthusiasts. At the same time, it appeals to new customers. The Mojave, while based on the Wrangler Sport model, features a new desert theme that makes it stand out. Its exterior was customized and given a special paintjob. It was then fitted with a body-colored hardtop and fender flares and lizard decals on the hood and rear, as well as the side steps on the Sahara.
The 2012 Mojave has been given the Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package, which comes with mineral gray 17-inch wheels wrapped with 32-inch tires. It has also received black fuel filler door and taillamp guards.
For its interior, the Mojave has distinctive features that include dark leather seats with lizard embroidery. The vents are surrounded with driftwood and there are steering-wheel spokes, a front-passenger grab handle, and door-handle inserts. The Jeep Wrangler Mojave is offered in three colors: Sahara Tan, Bright White or Black. It has a price tag of $29,195 (excluding a $750 destination charge) in the US.
The Wrangler definitely continues to be Jeep’s most recognisable vehicle series, with its acclaimed capabilities that keep it ahead of the competition. And the Wrangler keeps evolving with a new interior featuring plusher styling, refined surface finishing, better passenger comfort, reliable versatility and an upgraded design, especially for the Sahara model, which features a hard top with the same colour as the body.
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler’s interiors now feature a modified instrument panel and more ergonomic storage areas with a more premium material finish. The improved console is now lockable, while the door armrest is plusher. The centre stack has also been improved to become more user-friendly. The mirrors can heat up to remain clear and the rear windows are now bigger to offer a more expansive view behind the vehicle.
The driver can now keep both hands on the Wrangler’s new steering wheel and still access control over many features including cruise control, the hands-free phone and the sound system. The Media Centre is now capable of streaming Bluetooth audio and it can connect with storage devices via USB. There is also a new 110-V outlet that work like standard home AC outlets, as well as accessory 12-V outlets.
One of Jeep’s traditions still seen here is the use of hex-head bolts in the interior for attaching a panel bearing “Jeep, Since 1941” on the passenger grab handle.
The 2011 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are also much quieter than before, thanks to meticulous acoustic engineering. The hardtop of the more upscale Wrangler Unlimited Sahara variant is made of newer, higher-grade material and comes in the same colour as the body.