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Jeep Adds a Little Chill With 2014 Wrangler Polar Edition

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On: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 9:56AM | By: Chris Weiss


Jeep Adds a Little Chill With 2014 Wrangler Polar Edition

Winter is coming a little early, at least in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Jeep introduced a Polar Edition package for the 2013 Wrangler last week, following up on past packages with wintry themes like the Wrangler Arctic. The winter-ready package gets some traction enhancements, along with frosty styling cues.

Jeep debuted the Polar Edition at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show last month, announcing this month that it will send it schussing into dealerships in November. More than just a frosty cosmetic package, the Polar Edition draws inspiration from near-unnavigable Antarctic terrain. The package comes standard with aTrac-Lok limited-slip rear differential, helping the 4x4 claw its way through the trickiest terrain. An electronic locking differential is available as an option.

"Jeep Wrangler is known for its 4x4 capability on any road or trail and in any weather condition,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "The new Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition represents a tip of the hat to our loyal Jeep enthusiasts who are also lovers of outdoor winter activities and adventures. This new winter-themed Jeep will get them where they want to go, in a fun, new, unique—and very capable—special-edition package."

The Polar is available in two- and four-door versions and is based on the Wrangler Sahara. It includes model-specific exterior modifications like a body color hard-top, 18-inch gloss black wheels, a new front grille, a Powerdome hood, and deep-tint sunscreen glass. A series of special badges also set it apart—a gloss black Jeep logo above the grille, a mountain decal on the hood, and a side badge with 78° S and 106° E depicting the coordinates of Vostok in Antarctica, the point where the severest temperature in the world was recorded at -128.56° F (-89.2° C). Buyers can choose from a trio of chilly colors: theall-new Hydro Blue, Billet Silver Metallic, and Bright White.

Inside, the Wrangler Polar Edition sports heated leather seats with "Polar" logos and Pearl White stitching, a black leather-wrapped steering wheel with Pearl White stitching, high-gloss Ceramic White painted bezels, Mopar tread-pattern slush mats, and other white accents.

The Wrangler Polar Edition is powered by the 285-hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and standard six-speed manual or available five-speed automatic. It's equipped with a Dana 30 front axle, Dana 44 rear axle, and a standard Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio.

Jeep's announcement did not specify pricing information, but with the package coming in a few weeks, it won't be long before it lets us know.


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