Jeep Wrangler, Liberty Arctic Edition Coming to the U.S.

By Trevor Dorchies | November 09, 2011
The Jeep Wrangler Arctic special edition was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month ready to brave the coldest conditions. Originally slated to only go on sale in Europe, Jeep has now decided to drag this Yeti-mobile back to the states. The Arctic special edition will join Jeep's stable of Wrangler variants along with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 edition bringing the total number of Wrangler models available up to four. The Arctic is based on the Sahara model, rather than the Rubicon as is the Call of Duty. Sahara-esque styling cues are all over the place, along with various Mopar accessories. Yeti badges sit underneath the usual "Trail Rated" emblems found on the front fenders of Jeep vehicles. Unlike its European twin, the U.S, version will only offer the 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine which produces 285 horsepower—no diesel for us—and the Yeti-carrier rolls along on 32-inch tires that hide 17-inch wheels covered in semi-glass black paint. The Wrangler Arctic special edition will be made available as a standard two-door or a Wrangler Unlimited four-door model. The Liberty also gets its own Arctic special edition variant for the 2012 model year. Available on the Sport 4x4 model, the same wintery accents seen on the Wrangler make an appearance on the Liberty. There are arctic decals on the front of the hood and the fenders, tinted headlights, and tow-hooks to get out of slippery situations. All-terrain tires wrap 16-inch semi-gloss black wheels accented with aluminum center caps. The Arctic Liberty shares the same interior traits as the colder Wrangler with black vinyl seats accented with orange stitching, gray-faced gauges, and the usual Arctic emblems.
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