Jeep has decided to celebrate the upcoming winter season by bringing its new Wrangler Polar Edition to the U.S. market. The stylish new Wrangler model made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt (Germany) Motor Show in November. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition takes inspiration from the severe climate and extreme conditions that characterize the Antarctic region.
The “Polar” badge, located on the vehicle’s side next to the front fender flares, exhibits the 78 degree South and 106 degree East coordinates that correspond to the location of Vostok in Antarctica: the exact point where the absolute most severe temperature in the world was recorded at -128.56° F (-89.2° C). The Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition will be based on the Sahara, and offered in both two- and four-door Unlimited versions.
Exterior features of the new Wrangler Polar Edition are a new front grille, Powerdome hood and the body-color hardtop with deep-tint sunscreen glass. A gloss black Jeep logo above the front grille, and gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels enhance the look of the vehicle. A unique, three-color hood decal, featuring the outline of mountains, and the black fuel-filler door from Mopar completes the exterior decor.
The interior features black heated leather seats enhanced by pearl white accent stitching and the “Polar” logo embroidered on the upper portion of the backrests. Standard equipment also includes a black leather-wrapped steering wheel with pearl white stitching and high-gloss ceramic white painted bezels. The cabin of the Jeep Wrangler Polar special edition features an all-new cluster overlay with rings painted high-gloss ceramic white, surrounding a blue instrument background with the “Polar” logo. Mopar tread-pattern slush mats complete the interior appointments. In addition to an all-new Hydro Blue, the Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition model is also available in Billet Silver Metallic and Bright White exterior colors.
The Jeep Wrangler Polar is equipped with the Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle. The Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio is standard. The Polar also offers as standard the Trac-Lok anti-spin rear differential is also standard in the Polar; an available electronic locking differential is optional.
Standard on-board comfort includes automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated controls, heated front seats, height-adjustable driver seat, Electronic Vehicle Information Centre (EVIC) and cruise control. The new limited-edition model will be powered by Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 285 hp and 260 ft-lbs of torque, with and a standard six-speed manual or an available five-speed automatic transmission.