This article’s title could easily have been: Blue Jeep coming to Frankfurt.
A limited edition, custom Wrangler Polar will be unveiled next week in Frankfurt at the Jeep stand. Inspired by the Antarctic’s extreme climate, the “Polar” badge on the front fender sports the coordinates of Vostok at the exact point where the lowest ever temperature of -89.2 degrees C was recorded. Based on the Wrangler Sahara, the limited edition model comes with a new front grille sporting gloss black accents, new hard spare-tire cover, powerdome hood, and body-colored hard top with tinted glass.
The new Wrangler Polar also boasts a gloss black Jeep logo and similarly-colored 18-inch alloys, unique hood mountain decal and an all-new Hydro Blue body color. Inside, the cabin is upholstered in black leather with white contrast stitching and high-gloss ceramic white trim, and features an all-new cluster overlay. Power will come from a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel, rated at 200 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque when paired to a five-speed automatic and 302 lb-ft of torque when paired to a six-speed manual. Buyers can also opt for the 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine delivering 284 hp and 256 lb-ft of torque paired to a five-speed auto box.
Standard goodies on the Wrangler Polar include a Trac-Lok anti-spin rear differential that maintains traction on slippery or rough terrain, heated front seats, automatic climate control and leather-wrapped steering wheel. An optional Polar Pack 1 offers a 6.5-inch Uconnect touchscreen with 40GB hard disk and DVD player, while the Wrangler Polar can be ordered with a Dual Top configuration that combines the soft top and hardtop in one package.