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.