Jeep is unveiling its new 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Altitude edition, riding on the popularity of the Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 and Arctic models and in response to Wrangler fans’ clamor for more limited-edition vehicles. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude is the latest Altitude model in the Jeep lineup, succeeding other Jeep models like the Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot Altitude.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude edition features a body-color hardtop that comes with matching painted center portions on its front and rear bumpers. The vehicle rides on distinct 18-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels having black-painted spokes and polished wheel rings.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude edition’s exterior looks are further accentuated by a Mopar black fuel fill door, a matte black “Jeep” grille badge and a black tone-on-tone hood graphic.
The vehicle’s interior, meanwhile, boasts of a black-and-red theme. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude edition showcases an interior that has red accent stitching adorning its black leather seats, center arm rest, floor mats, door panels and steering wheel.
Finished in all black are the vehicle’s steering-wheel spokes, vent rings, door pulls and passenger-side dashboard grab handle and berber floor mats. Buyers could choose between four color choices for their own Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude: Deep Cherry Red, Black, Bright White and Bright Silver Metallic. Interested buyers could get one for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,740.
Jeep is indeed a genuine SUV and is created using at least 70 years of celebrated tradition. Capabilities continue to be the best in its segment with versatility and craftsmanship easily appealing to customers who want to go on those extraordinary travels. If anything, the brand is able to send an open invitation for people to live their life to the fullest. Jeep is able to do this by offering a wide range of models that ensure that owners have that needed sense of security and confidence to make any journey.
The brand’s range includes the Wrangler, the Wrangler Unlimited, Patriot, Liberty, Grand Cherokee, and Compass. To make sure that Jeep is able to meet the worldwide customer demand, the brand ensured that all of these models will also be available outside of North America. Right-hand drive versions are offered as well with the choice to have a gasoline powertrain or diesel powertrain. Sales and services of these models are overseen by Chrysler Group LLC and are available in 120 countries worldwide.
The brand’s most capable, and clearly highly recognized model is the Wrangler. Under the 2012 model year, the capability of the Wrangler and the Wrangler Unlimited are improved with the more powerful Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that is just as efficient. This is paired with the automatic transmission, the same transmission present in the celebrated Jeep Grand Cherokee.
With regards to the engine, this is the one that won the 10 Best Engines award given by Ward. This could be because power is at 286 hp with top torque of 260 lb.-ft. Even with this amount of power, fuel economy is at highway 21mpg. When compared to the 3.8-liter V6 engine in the previous generation, the output of the 2012 Wrangler is better by 40% with torque higher by 10%.
In terms of design, the interior reveals that the instrument panel sports a new design. The materials used have been upgraded with the storage areas showing better ergonomics. Its console is now lockable and since the door armrest areas have been enhanced, there are now excellent touch points. Further, the center stack has been redesigned as well and is easier to operate and reach. It also gets power and heated mirrors. Due to the large windows in the rear, all of the occupants are able to enjoy better visibility.