Jeep® Wrangler Named ‘Hottest 4×4-SUV’ at SEMA

  • Jeep® Wrangler retains title as “Hottest 4×4-SUV” on trade show floor at Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas
  • Ram pickup recognized as finalist in “Hottest Truck” category
  • Dodge Charger finalist in “Hottest Sedan” category
  • Mopar SEMA display encompasses 13 total Mopar rides and hundreds of Mopar products, including new Mopar 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI® Engine Kit

October 31, 2017 , Las Vegas – The Jeep® Wrangler was named “Hottest 4×4-SUV” for the eighth consecutive year at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, cementing Wrangler’s position as a crowd favorite for customization. The “Hottest 4×4-SUV” trophy was presented at the SEMA Show Awards Breakfast on Tuesday morning.

Ram pickup also earned SEMA recognition as a finalist in the “Hottest Truck” category. In the “Hottest Sedan” segment, Dodge Charger also received a finalist nod.

“Customization is a key element to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. The SEMA Award for the Jeep Wrangler and special recognition for the Ram Truck and Dodge brands showcases the passion generated by our vehicle brands,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA. “The Jeep Wrangler is a unique case in the industry, with 98 percent of all Wrangler vehicles sold equipped with at least one of our accessories. And as the Jeep brand prepares to unveil the next-generation Wrangler, Mopar will be ready to support the most capable vehicle in the world with a new portfolio of products.”

The SEMA Show takes place Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Mopar brand’s popular SEMA exhibit, a longtime fixture at the premier automotive specialty products trade event, showcases the personalization capabilities of Mopar parts and accessories.

“The Jeep Wrangler is iconic in the aftermarket world, and the SEMA community continues to embrace the vehicle,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “Given Jeep brand’s versatility and mass appeal, it’s not surprising that SEMA Show exhibitors have voted the Jeep Wrangler the Hottest 4×4-SUV year after year.”

The Mopar brand’s 15,345-square-foot display includes 13 FCA US vehicles and hundreds of Mopar products, including the new Mopar 6.2-liter supercharged Crate HEMI® Engine Kit, nicknamed the “Hellcrate,” shown for the first time at SEMA. The Mopar “Hellcrate” HEMI Engine Kit is the first-ever supercharged, 707-horsepower factory-backed crate engine kit offered.

Mopar has also established 13 Mopar Custom Shops in four different countries to enable owners to personalize all FCA US vehicles even before owners take delivery. This year, the brand is also opening two new Mopar Parts Distribution Centers (PDCs) in the U.S., and a total of three worldwide to deliver Mopar parts and accessories to dealers and customers when they need them.

The SEMA Awards, launched in 2010, are the SEMA Show’s definitive OEM award, shining a light on the hottest vehicles that showcase and launch aftermarket parts. For more information on the SEMA Show, visit www.SEMASHOW.com.

Mopar-first Features
During the brand’s 80 years, Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

  • Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
  • wiADVISOR: first to incorporate a tablet-based service lane tool
  • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to market with a new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters
  • Wi-Fi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
  • Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals on a smartphone app

2018 Jeep® Wrangler JK Fact Sheet

JP018_001WRdiabnv1rdjs9h23dihrthfbken__midAuburn Hills, Mich. Sep 1, 2017  –  The iconic 2018 Jeep® Wrangler JK – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – features a standard eight-speaker audio system and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4×4 engineering experience. Wrangler JK continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers, and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offer a six-speed manual transmission, in addition to its five-speed automatic.

New for 2018

  • Wrangler JK models feature new “Wrangler JK” decal on the driver’s side front quarter panel
  • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle, Freedom, and Altitude Editions join the lineup
    • Wrangler JK Golden Eagle features:
      • Premium tan soft top
      • Available tan half doors
      • Golden Eagle center and side hood decals
      • Body-color grille and fender flares with Low Gloss Bronze throats, headlamp rings and Jeep badging
      • Steel front and rear bumpers with bronze tow hooks
      • Heavy duty rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • 17-inch Low Gloss Bronze wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich KO2 tires
      • Golden Eagle logo on front seats
      • Titanium-painted bezels, vent rings and door handles all with silver bolt heads
      • Light Bronze accent stitching on the McKinley vinyl wrapped front door armrests, console lid, Black leather wrapped steering wheel, and Black cloth seats.
    • Wrangler JK Freedom Edition returns for 2018 with military-themed exterior and interior design cues including:
      • Oscar Mike fender badges and decals on the hood, fenders and rear quarter panel
      • Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted 17-inch alloy wheels and grille
      • Body-color fender flares
      • Heavy duty rock rails with matching black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • Front and rear steel off-road bumpers
      • Premium black soft top
      • Oscar Mike logo embroidered on the seat backs in silver stitching
      • Silver accent stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, doors, seats and front arm rest
      • Iron Gray Metallic front passenger grab handle, door pulls and dash vent rings.
    • Based on the Sahara model, the Wrangler JK Altitude’s highlights include:
      • Body-color grille with High Gloss Black throats, head lamp rings, front and rear bumper appliques, Jeep badge and 18-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Dueler tires
      • Standard body color hard top
      • Power bulge hood
      • Black tail lamp guards and fuel fill door
      • Standard black leather seats with Diesel Gray accent stitching
      • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Liquid Titanium-painted spokes and Diesel Gray stitching
      • Liquid Titanium finish vent rings, door and instrument panel grab handles with black bolt heads
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK offers available premium tan soft top on Freedom Edition and Rubicon Recon models
    • Standard on Golden Eagle model
  • Tru-Lok® Locking Rear Differential available on Wrangler JK Willys Wheeler and Freedom Edition

Highlights

  • Jeep Wrangler JK’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque
  • Jeep Wrangler JK is available with several axle gear ratios, allowing customers to optimize fuel economy and vehicle capability. Wrangler JK is available with 3.21, 3.73 or 4.10 ratios depending on model. Also, Wrangler JK offers towing capability up to 3,500 pounds
  • A best-in-class approach angle of 42.2 degrees, breakover angle of 25.8 degrees and departure angle of 32.3 degrees helps the Jeep Wrangler JK scale the toughest terrain
  • The capable driveline of the Sport and Sahara models include a Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle. The Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case features a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, an optional Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip in low-traction environments such as sand, mud or snow
  • The Wrangler JK Rubicon Recon model features a front axle upgrade, enhanced off-road rock rails, heavy-duty cast differential covers, Dana 44 front and rear axles and the Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Rubicon Recon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, disconnecting front sway bar and 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires, taking the Wrangler JK to the highest level of capability
  • The Jeep Wrangler JK’s signature features include: classic round headlamps, seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable tops and half doors that allow the Wrangler JK to retain the brand’s iconic appearance and function
  • Standard electronic stability control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation, trailer-sway control, Hill-start Assist and brake traction control are among two dozen available safety and security features

Model Lineup
For 2018, the Wrangler JK lineup consists of four models:

  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Sahara
  • Rubicon

Exterior Colors

  • Chief
  • Baja Yellow
  • Gobi
  • Xtreme Purple
  • Billet Silver
  • Black
  • Bright White
  • Firecracker Red
  • Granite Crystal
  • Rhino

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Dark Saddle Brown
  • Black/Dark Olive

More Information 
Please visit the Jeep Wrangler JK newsroom for the latest product information, photography and videography, plus access to specification and feature availability documents.

New 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon: Even More Off-road Capability

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New 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon: Even More Off-road Capability

  • Increased 4×4 capability and protection from the most rugged terrain, courtesy of a front axle upgrade, enhanced off-road rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers
  • New 17-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted aluminum wheels, optional body color fender flares and unique red interior accents
  • Available in Jeep® showrooms later this month

February 6, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Already the most capable production vehicle in the world, Jeep® Wrangler is about to deliver even more capability – specifically more protection from the most severe, rugged off-road terrain – with the addition of the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon. Improved off-road prowess is a result of a stronger front axle, enhanced rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers.

“With an array of beefed up off-road components, the new Rubicon Recon provides even more legendary Jeep Wrangler capability,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “With unmatched capability and a unique appearance, Rubicon Recon is the perfect Wrangler for our most loyal, diehard off-road enthusiasts who love to tackle the most demanding trails.”

The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition arrives in showrooms later this month at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $39,145 for the two-door model and $42,945 for the Wrangler Unlimited (four-door) model.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition
Based on the Wrangler Rubicon model, the Rubicon Recon Edition ups the off-road ante with a front axle upgrade that features strengthened tubes and heavy-duty end forgings, heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers and enhanced off-road rock rails that are shortened to accommodate up to 35-inch tires. It is equipped with Wrangler’s part-time four-wheel-drive system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles with power being sent to each through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials. With a six-speed manual transmission, the Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition has an impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1 that makes climbing obstacles easy. A five-speed automatic transmission is also available.Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition is offered in seven colors:  Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Firecracker Red, Gobi, Rhino and Granite Crystal.Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition has many different features that make it distinctive, including a half-inch lift, new 17-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted aluminum wheels wrapped in 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires, optional body-color fender flares and a dual-vented Power Dome hood with a black-silhouette “Rubicon” decal on both sides.

A Low Gloss Black grille with Low Gloss Granite Crystal inserts and headlamp rings, Low Gloss Black off-road bumpers and Jeep badge with a red base give the Wrangler Rubicon Recon a toughened exterior look. The steel front bumper features a winch-capable design and removable end caps that help the Wrangler Rubicon Recon climb obstacles without any issues and reduce damage on the trail. Red tow hooks in front and back also provide the Rubicon Recon with added protection and help separate it from the rest of the Wrangler lineup.

Inside, the Wrangler Rubicon Recon comes standard with an eight-speaker audio system, black leather heated seats with a “Rubicon” embroidered logo and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with red accent stitching. Black vinyl-wrapped front door armrest and console lid with black stitching, red accent netting on front and rear door pockets and the center console, and red accent-colored seatbelts help to distinguish the Rubicon Recon from the rest of the Wrangler lineup. A dashboard plaque displays information regarding the front and rear axles, front sway bar, transfer case and tires. A Premium Sunrider soft top is standard while a body-color hard top is also available.

A unique gauge cluster features exclusive styling and also features a premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with added read-outs, such as oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, digital speed and individual tire pressure, which are helpful when out on the trail. The passenger grab handle features Midnight Star Black accents that are also found on the vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls.

Final design touches include all-weather slush mats with a red accent “Jeep” logo and red accented axle locker and sway-bar disconnect switches. Jeep’s Connectivity Group, Power Convenience Group, Satellite Radio, remote starter and auto temperature control are also standard.

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Jeep Wrangler
The iconic 2017 Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – features a standard eight-speaker audio system and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4×4 engineering experience. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offer a six-speed manual transmission, in addition to its five-speed automatic.

Jeep Recalling Wranglers For Air Bags

Jeep and FCA are recalling nearly 400,000 Jeep JK Wranglers and JKU Wrangler Unlimiteds from model years 2007 to 2010 for possible faulty air bags in the steering wheels. The reason for recall is due to dust and dirt accumulation collecting on the clock-spring in the steering wheel assembly. This would prevent the air bag from properly deploying during a collision.

There have been no reports of injuries. See your local dealer for more information.