New York Auto Show: 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Mojave

Article by Christian A., on April 20, 2011

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.

Press Release

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Mojave

Building on the success of three special-edition Wrangler vehicles produced in 2010, the Jeep® brand is introducing its latest Wrangler model: the new 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave.

Paying tribute to the well-known and rugged western desert Mojave Trail, Jeep Wrangler Mojave features a unique desert theme inside and out, and an aggressive wheel and tire package to tackle the toughest terrain.

"The Mojave Trail is known for expeditions, exploration and a rugged environment that features elevation, sand, canyons, a river crossing and hill climbs - the perfect landscape for the Jeep Wrangler," said Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "By creating the Jeep Wrangler Mojave, we are able to deliver another specialized vehicle that Jeep enthusiasts will love, while drawing new customers into Jeep showrooms."

Spanning 138 miles, the Mojave Trail begins near Laughlin, Nev., and travels to Afton Canyon near Barstow, Calif.

Available in Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models, the 2011 Wrangler Mojave arrives in Jeep showrooms in June 2011.

Jeep Wrangler Mojave

Based on the Wrangler Sport model, the Mojave's unique desert theme conveys off-road Wrangler fun. Exterior features include a body-color hardtop and fender flares, "Mojave" and lizard decals on the hood and rear, and the Sahara model's side steps. Jeep Wrangler Mojave also offers an aggressive Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package, with mineral gray 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires. Finishing touches on the exterior include a black fuel filler door and taillamp guards.

Inside, Jeep Wrangler Mojave's seats are dark saddle leather with a lizard logo embossed on the front seats. Unique driftwood surrounds the vents, front-passenger grab handle, steering-wheel spokes and door-handle inserts. Mopar® tread pattern slush mats and overhead grab handles complete the Mojave package.

The new 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave is available in Sahara Tan, Bright White and Black.

The Jeep Wrangler Mojave option is available at a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,195, excluding $750 destination.

New 2011 Jeep Wrangler

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

New 2011 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a redesigned instrument panel and new storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A new lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are now available, and drivers and passengers will enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of larger rear windows.

All-new steering-wheel controls allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, handsfree phone and other vehicle functions while keeping hands on the wheel. A new USB interface connects to storage devices for use with the vehicle's Media Center, which now includes streaming Bluetooth® audio. Twelve-volt accessory outlets have been added and a new 110-volt outlet is available to provide power similar to AC outlets in the home.

In line with traditional Jeep design, hex-head bolts are utilized throughout the interior, and are used to mount a "Jeep, Since 1941" inlay onto the new passenger grab handle.

Jeep engineers increased acoustical treatment in the 2011 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, resulting in significantly reduced interior noise.

To provide a more premium appearance, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Sahara models boast an all-new, premium, body-color hardtop.

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