Jeep has announced a new special-edition version of its popular Wrangler for Australia, the Rubicon X.
Revealed overseas earlier this year, the new special will hit the local market this week in celebration of the very last Australasian Safari event.
The specced-up $52,000 (plus on-roads) Rubicon X adds a few tricks to become, the company says, Jeep’s most capable off-roader ever.
Features include wider Mopar rock rails, along with Jeep’s part-time four-wheel-drive system that brings electronic-locking front and Dana 44 rear axles.
Power is transferred through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a 4:1 “4-Low” ratio. Likewise, a 4.10 axle ratio, front and rear, is also standard, along with Tru-Lok locking differentials.
Motivation is provided by Jeep’s 209kW/347Nm 3.6 litre Pentastar V6, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is listed at 11.9 l/100km.
The package sits on black and silver 17-inch aluminium wheels that also feature a small Wrangler graphic in the rim.
There’s also a dual-intake Power Dome bonnet - intended both for addition cooling and “a more menacing” look, along with Rubicon decals around the body.
Inside, there’s black leather seats - heated up front - along with a Rubicon X branded instrument cluster and an info ring with readouts for oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, digital speed and tyre pressure.
Jeep’s UConnected multimedia system is standard, featuring a 6.5 inch display with satellite navigation.
Lastly, there’s a Quicksilver accent to the passenger grab handles, vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls.
The Rubicon X is available now.