Jeep’s all-new, limited edition Wrangler– coined “Polar” for its arctic influences–is set to make its debut this September in Germany at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
This new Wrangler is based on the Sahara model and features a number of both cosmetic and functional upgrades from a typical Sahara model Wrangler. Obviously, the theme is geared towards winter driving and the vehicle’s accomplished off-road capabilities, with looks and personalization kept closely in mind.
Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition Features & Specs
– Available in both Wrangler Unlimited 2 & 4 door options for the first three months of 2014 sales (Europe only)
– Optional 2.8L turbo diesel pushing 200 horsepower or 3.6L gasoline engine pumping out 284HP
– Both automatic and manual transmissions
– Trac-Lok limited slip rear, two-speed transfer case with 2.72:1 gears, Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear
– Special edition front grille, hard spare tire cover, 18″ black alloy rims and Hydro Blue (Billet Silver Metallic and Bright White also available) paint job with matching hardtop
– Polar White accents over a full-black interior
According to Chrysler: “…this new special model sports a unique trim level dedicated to all those enthusiasts searching for adventure and absolute performance in extreme driving conditions.”
When is the US Getting a Diesel Jeep Wrangler?
What’s particularly interesting about this release is the vast availability of the Wrangler’s diesel sipping motor overseas–something we’re likely to see here in the states when the 2016 Wrangler redesign rolls around. With Europe so eagerly adopting diesel motors in their Wranglers, it’s likely only a matter of time before you’ll be able to purchase a Sport, Sahara or Rubicon Wrangler with one here in the states. After all, who wouldn’t mind having as an option a 240HP, 420 ft. lbs of torque 3.0 Liter V6 under their hood?