Jeep introduces Polar Edition Wrangler for Frankfurt showWed, 04 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Jeep Wrangler special editions are revealed like clockwork, if there hasn't been a new one in an hour, just wait a little bit longer. For the Frankfurt motor show next week, the company is bringing the Wrangler Polar Edition.
This special edition features 18-inch gloss black rims, a body-color hardtop and a selection of Mopar accessories. Two engines will be offered, a 2.8-liter diesel that makes 200 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque mated to an automatic transmission, or 302 lb-ft when the manual is specified. The other, familiar option is the 3.6-liter gas V6 that delivers 284 hp and 256 lb-ft of torque.
The Wrangler Polar Edition is inspired by Antarctica and the “Polar” badge features the 78-degrees south and 106-degrees east coordinates, which correspond to the location of Vostok in Antarctica. It's the exact point where the coldest temperature on Earth was recorded --128.56 degrees Fahrenheit, by the way.
Inside, the Wrangler features black leather seats with Pearl white accent stitching and “Polar” embroidery on the backrests. Standard equipment consists of heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with white accents, and ceramic white gauge bezels. The passenger-side dashboard grab bar is also white, as are the vent rings for a contrasting effect. Mopar tread-pattern slush mats complete the package.
Off-road components include a Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear, a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 ratio and the Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential.
The Dual Top, including the body-color hard top and the Sunrider soft top is optional, as is the UConnect system, navigation and a small handful of other options.
In addition to the hydro blue color, the Jeep Wrangler Polar special-edition model is also available in billet silver metallic and bright white exterior colors.
The Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition will arrive in Europe in the first quarter of 2014. Jeep says it could come to the States at a later time.
About the showThe 2013 Frankfurt motor show will be held Sept. 10-22 in Germany. Premium automakers appear ready to try to outdo each other with eye-catching electric supercars. Green technology and fuel efficiency will take center stage on the stands of most automakers at the show. For news, reveals and photos straight from the floor in Frankfurt, check out our special Frankfurt motor show section here.
By Jake Lingeman