First the Jeep Wrangler gained an Arctic edition, and now there’s the Wrangler Polar, which the automaker has revealed just ahead of its Frankfurt debut later this month.
Based on the Sahara trim level of the Jeep Wrangler, the Polar edition is inspired by the extreme weather conditions that overrun the Antarctic region. The “Polar” badge on the side of the Jeep Wrangler also displays the exact coordinates of Vostok in Antarctica, which is where the harshest-ever temperature of negative 128.56 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded. Other unique exterior features include a three-color decal with the outline of the mountains on the powerdome hood, and gloss black accents on the front grille. A black Mopar fuel door and 18-inch gloss black wheels also contrast with the cool blue exterior paint color, while new features like a hard spare tire cover and a body-colored hardtop with a deep-tint sunscreen glass are also exclusive to the Polar edition.
Inside the cabin, the black leather upholstery is offset with Pearl White accents to mimic the contrasting effect of the light on Antarctic glaciers. The Polar edition also gets an all-new cluster overlay with white and blue trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Mopar tread-pattern slush mats. Standard heated front seats will keep passengers warm, while a UConnect infotainment system accessed through a 6.5-inch touchscreen will keep them entertained. Automatic climate control, and cruise control are also standard on the Jeep Wrangler models.
The Polar versions of the Jeep Wrangler are available in both two- and four-door form, and are powered by a 200-hp 2.8-liter turbo-diesel I-4 paired to a five-speed automatic. Like the diesel engine, the Polar Edition is for Europe only.