Jeep Australia has released a special edition of its Wrangler 4WD, bringing (or returning?) some classic military style to the iconic 4x4.
Called the Freedom, the new Wrangler will be available in either two- or four-door body-styles, priced from $35,000 plus on-roads.
Based on the Wrangler Sport, the Freedom is a nod to Jeep’s army vehicle manufacturing legacy, including a large ‘Freedom Star’ decal with a ‘weathered look’ both front and rear.
Both the interior and exterior have been given the special edition treatment, including front and rear seats incorporating McKinley leather with the Freedom Star embroidered on the two front seats along with a leather wrapped steering wheel with silver stitching.
The interior also gets Mopar black slush floor mats along with a quicksilver finish on the door grab handles and air vent rings.
Exterior features include a choice of six paint finishes, a Mineral Grey painted grille and body-coloured wheel arch flares.
There’s also ‘Oscar Mike’ (‘O’ and ‘M’ in the phonetic alphabet) badging on the Freedom, with Oscar Mike meaning “On Mission” or “On the Move”.
The Wrangler Freedom is powered by Jeep’s Pentastar 3.6 litre V6 petrol engine, producing 209kW and 347Nm while returning 11.4 l/100km in the two-door model.
Both two- and four-door models are available with a choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions.
“Australian buyers proved last year that they love Jeep Wrangler and we are pleased to offer them a new special edition model that provides a strong visual connection with Jeep’s rich heritage,” Fiat Chrysler Group Australia CEO and President, Veronica Johns, said.
The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Freedom will be available in Australian showrooms from early this month.