The Jeep Wrangler JK is almost at the end of the line, but not before six limited-run models.
Automotive News has it on good authority the outgoing Jeep Wrangler will spawn next month Sport Freedom and Sahara Winter special editions, both of which were detailed to dealers in this month’s ordering books. The former will be available until February 2017 whereas the latter is going to be up for grabs until May.
As the name implies, the Wrangler Sport Freedom pictured above will adopt a patriotic theme and will carry Freedom star hood and rear fender decals, along with exterior badging and an American flag decal on the left front fender. The special edition is going to be fitted with 18-inch Sahara wheels with a glossy granite crystal finish and will have as standard taillight guards, a black fuel filter cap, and a rear heavy-duty cast differential cover.
Jeep will ask $30,690 (including shipping) for the two-door version and $34,590 for the four-door Unlimited model.
As for the Wrangler Sahara Winter, it will be visually distinguished by a new set of LED headlights and fog lamps as well as plenty of decals and badges. It will come with a hard top optionally available in a different color, remote start on versions fitted with the automatic transmission, and off-road rock rails.
It’s going to be significantly more expensive than the other special edition, with Jeep wanting $37,440 for the regular Wrangler and $41,240 for the four-door Wrangler Unlimited.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg since four additional special editions will be launched in 2017, as follows:
- Sport Big Bear (available from February until July);
- Sahara Chief (March until June);
- Sahara Smoky Mountain (March until July);
- Rubicon Recon (February until September) as a replacement for the Rubicon Hard Rock.
As far as the new Wrangler JL is concerned, it’s scheduled to enter production in mid-2017 and will spawn a pickup derivative, although it probably won’t be available from day one. Among the most important novelties, we should mention the turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines, along with aluminum for some parts of the body set to feature evolutionary styling.
Source: Automotive News