Cool New Antarctic Crawler to Be Sold in U.S.
Update: It looks like many of you Jeep enthusiasts really wanted to see the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition hit the showrooms in America and as it turns out, Jeep is now going to offer these cool new Wranglers here in the United States and just in time for winter no less. That's a pretty special feat that based off popular demand, an automaker is going to bring a vehicle to our market.
First unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show, the new Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition is geared towards the winter wheeling aficionado and features a new front grille with black accents, a hard spare-tire cover (probably can’t fit a 35-inch spare tire), body-color hardtop, aggressive 18-inch polished gloss black alloy wheels and Polar White interior finishes. Further exterior touches are the Powerdome hood and the body-color hardtop with factory tinted windows, Mopar black fuel-filler door as well as the unique, three-color hood decal that features the outline of mountains.
To give the Wrangler Polar Edition better traction in snowy or icy conditions, a Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential ensures the rear Dana 44 keeps both rear tires spinning at all times. The Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition is also equipped with the Dana 30 front axle. Power is routed through a standard Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio to allow the Wrangler Polar Edition to crawl up and over any slippery obstacles it might encounter in the wild.
The Wrangler Polar Edition was revealed on the Jeep stand in Frankfurt in the four-door Wrangler Unlimited configuration, and boasts an all-new Hydro Blue exterior color matched to a Black interior.
Aside from the obvious exterior touches, the Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition will only be available in Europe in the first quarter of 2014, in both two and four-door versions powered by a 200 horsepower 2.8-liter common rail turbo-diesel 4-cylinder that delivers 339 pound-feet of torque between 1600 to 2600 rpm when paired with a 5-speed automatic and 302 pound-feet of torque at 2600 to 3200 rpm when paired with the 6-speed manual transmission. A 285 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is also available in the new Wrangler Polar Edition.
This new Jeep was designed for severe climate and extreme conditions that characterize the Antarctic region. The Polar fender badge features the 78-degrees S and 106-degrees E coordinates that correspond to the location of Vostok in Antarctica. This is the exact point where the absolute severest temperature in the world was recorded at -128.56-degrees Fahrenheit.
One thing’s for sure, this is definitely a cool new model, especially if they offer it with the diesel engine!