Jeep Wrangler Mountain Geneva Motor Show
Jeep® Wrangler Mountain: new special edition-model with authentic ‘outdoor’ style
The new Jeep Wrangler Mountain special-edition model: nature and adventure combine with the capability, reliability and security offered by the iconic Wrangler. The new Jeep Wrangler Mountain edition will be powered by the efficient 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine and the recently introduced 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar. New limited edition model will arrive in European dealerships at the end of the second quarter of 2012 in both two- and four-door versions.
Building on the success of the recent special-edition Wrangler vehicles, Jeep introduces in Geneva another high-impact, limited-edition model: the new Jeep Wrangler Mountain.
With a unique exterior and interior design enhanced by exclusive styling cues, 17-inch wheels and authentic accessories by Mopar®, the new special edition model is the vehicle for those who want to stand out in the open spaces. In expressing the endless possibilities of customization of the iconic Wrangler, the new Mountain edition pays tribute those who actively practice the outdoors. With the ‘Mountain’ theme recalled by the name of the vehicle, the brand also wants to underline that thanks to benchmark technology and unmatched off-road expertise the iconic Wrangler is capable of overcoming the most demanding trails and the most challenging driving conditions.
Jeep Wrangler Mountain is based on the Wrangler Sport model and it will be available on both two-and four-door versions. Exterior features include a unique Black decal on the hood, front Mineral Gray grille and painted high-gloss Mineral Gray 17-inch wheels. Additional features are the ‘Mountain’ decal over part of the hood with latitude and longitude coordinates familiar to outdoor enthusiasts, side steps and black fuel-filler door from Mopar.
The interior features fabric seats with Slate Grey stitching and embroidered ‘Mountain logo’. Mopar treatment in the cabin consists of tread-pattern slush mats.
Exterior colors for the new Mountain special edition model are in addition to the all-new Gecko that enhances the vehicle displayed in Geneva, the Black, Bright White, Dozer and Black Forrest Green colors already available in the Wrangler lineup.
The new Mountain special-edition model will be powered by the 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine producing 200 hp at 3,600 rpm and 460 Nm of torque at 1,600-2,600 rpm paired to a five-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Range Select (ERS). The diesel engine can be also equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox. Also available on the new special edition model is the new 3.6-litre V-6 petrol engine delivering 284 horsepower DIN (209 kW) and 347 Nm (256 lb-ft) of torque. The 3.6-litre petrol engine is matched to the automatic five-speed transaxle with ERS.
Engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, Jeep Wrangler Mountain features an enhanced Dana 30 front axle and enhanced Dana 44 rear axle. Legendary Jeep off-road capability is achieved through the standard Command-Trac® NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio.
The equipment for driver’s and passengers’ on-board comfort offers leather-wrapped steering-wheel with integrated controls, Dual Top configuration (i.e. the possibility to have both the soft and hardtop options), Uconnect® multimedia infotainment and new Winter & Sound Group package, including front heated seats and 368-watt, 6-speaker Infinity audio system.
Jeep Wrangler is the original and authentic 4x4 that expresses the unconventional soul of the American brand by combining exceptional off-road capabilities with the driving enjoyment offered by a unique vehicle in the automotive industry. Undisputed off-road champion, Jeep Wrangler is appreciated worldwide for its outstanding off-road capabilities and its unique personality.