The jeep Wrangler has been a favourite here for quite some time, one of those vehicles that exude a degree of “çool” as well as practical off road ability. So when the opportunity came along to test the Limited Edition X version, named after the X Games extreme sport athletes, we jumped at the chance. Unfortunately the review slipped through the cracks. What is the saying.. better late than never..
The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited X Edition vehicles are designed for those who ‘Don’t Hold Back’ and are limited to just 70 units, Wrangler X is based on Wrangler Overland and is available in both two and four door Unlimited models. Unfortunately by the time you read this they will almost certainly be sold out.
The first thing you notice when you see the vehicle is the bright yellow colour. It certainly makes a statement. The bonnet with its power dome style that incorporates the air vents, combined with the distinctive bonnet decals are standouts. Around the traditional seven slot grill is black headlamp rings and black grill slot throats.
A body colour hard top, fender flares and grille are matched with gloss black Jeep badging, deep tint sunscreen glass and a black Mopar fuel filler door. The Wrangler X is available in four exterior colours, Bright White, Black, Firecracker Red and Baja Yellow, all of which are complemented by distinctive 18″ gloss black alloy wheels.
Step inside and the unique features of the Wrangler X continue. Black leather seats with sporty mesh fabric inserts are detailed with light slate grey stitching and an embroidered logo, while glossy ceramic white inserts distinguish the door grab handles and air vent surrounds.
The on-board comfort for all occupants is ensured by the generous level of standard equipment that includes automatic climate control, leather steering wheel with built-in controls, heated front seats, Mopar all-weather mats and a 6.5″ UconnectTM touchscreen multimedia entertainment system with GPS satellite navigation system, 40 GB hard disk and DVD player. The Wrangler X also features a reversing camera as standard equipment.
The Wrangler X is powered by the 3.6L V6 petrol that produces 209kW @ 6350rpm of power and 347Nm @ 4300rpm of torque, drives through a 5 speed automatic transmission and is a part time 4×4 with a dual range transfer case.
Based on the Jeep Wrangler Overland the Wrangler X edition features the following additional standard specification:
•18-inch gloss black alloy wheels with polished lip
•Power Dome bonnet with functional air vents
•Body colour 3-piece hard top
•Body colour fender flares and grille
•Wrangler X 2-peice bonnet decal
•Wrangler X swing gate decal
•Gloss black headlamp rings and grill throats
•Gloss black Jeep badging
•Mopar black fuel filler door
•McKinley black leather and vinyl trimmed seats featuring black mesh sport fabric inserts and contrasting slate grey stitching
•Wrangler X embroidered logo on front seat backs
•Leather wrapped steering wheel with black accent stitching and distinctive Ceramic White switch bezels
•Ceramic White accented door grab handles finished with black bolt heads and a Wrangler X graphic overlay
•Ceramic White accented air vent rings
•Mopar all-weather floor slush mats with Jeep logo
The Jeep Wrangler X is available now in Jeep dealers across Australia. Priced at $52,345 RDAP for the 2 door version and $56,545 for the Unlimited version they represent pretty good value and are a lot of fun to drive. If you want something different and a limited edition get on the phone and see if dealers have any left.