Interested in getting rough and dirty in all kinds of rugged terrain? Jeep Australia has announced what could be the perfect vehicle for you; the new Jeep Wrangler Polar edition. It’s designed to help you get as far bush as you can handle.
The Polar edition is based on the Overland, which is already a properly-equipped off-roader, and is available in two-door and four-door forms. The Polar goes that step further with unique styling elements and plenty of heavy-duty mechanical features.
In terms of design, the Polar edition can be spotted from a mile away thanks to its aggressive 18-inch alloy wheels in gloss black, matching black trimmings, a Mopar ‘power dome’ bonnet, a Mopar black fuel cap, and the inscriptions ’78° S’ and ‘106° E’ on the front guards. The figures are the exact coordinates for the location of the most severe conditions ever recorded in the world, in Vostok in Antarctica (-89.2° C).
As for the mechanical stuff, the Polar edition comes with the company’s 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine producing 210kW. It sends power down into a part-time four-wheel drive system with a Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and an electronic diff locker.
There’s also Quadra-Coil suspension with five-link front solid axle and five-link rear solid axle with heavy-duty, monotube gas-charged shock absorbers, and Dana heavy-duty axles front and rear.
Inside, it’s relatively luxurious, with special Polar-embroidered leather seats, a ceramic grab handle with a Polar logo, pearl stitching on the front seats, and unique door trims.
All variants come with a five-speed automatic transmission as standard. See below for the full pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Jeep Wrangler Polar two-door – $45,500
Jeep Wrangler Polar four-door – $50,000