2013 Jeep Wrangler Overland on sale in Australia from $42,500

Jeep Australia has introduced the new luxury-focused 2013 Jeep Wrangler Overland. The new model is targeted at the more premium end of the serious off-road segment.

Distinguished on the outside with a set of 18-inch polished sparkle silver alloy wheels, exclusive highlights for the Overland include body-coloured wheel arch extensions, a body-coloured hard-top roof for both the two-door and four-door, as well as a set of Bridgestone Dueler tyres.

Inside, the off-road performer comes with a Uconnect Media Centre interface with satellite navigation, a reverse-parking camera, and a leather trim. Automatic headlights are also added to the list.

Under the bonnet, the Overland is only available with Chrysler’s new 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine. It produces a healthy 209kW of power and 347Nm of torque, ensuring no terrain is too boggy.

The engine is matched up to a five-speed automatic only, while fuel economy has been rated at a relatively steep 11.7L/100km on the combined cycle.

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Jeep Australia says the new model will hit showrooms “before Christmas”. Prices are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2013 Jeep Wrangler Overland two-door five-speed auto – $42,500
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Overland four-door five-speed auto – $47,000

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.