On a Jeep stand there is always going to be a place for the iconic Wrangler, synonymous with off-road performance and a model that boasts a natural inclination for customisation, as proven by the special limited edition versions, that have appeared over the course of the last four years: "70th Anniversary Edition" (2011), Arctic (2012), Mountain (2012), Black Edition (2012), Moab (2013), "Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition" (2013), Polar (2014), Rubicon X (2014) and the recent "X Edition" Wrangler.
In Geneva the audience can admire two amazing models: the new special Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II series and the Jeep Wrangler Rocks Star show car equipped with original Mopar accessories.
Available starting from next summer on the main European markets, the special Black Edition II series offers, two models (Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited) and two engines, depending on the country where it is sold: the 2.8 litre turbodiesel, with a power rating of 200 HP and 460 Nm torque and the high performance petrol driven 3.6 litre Pentastar, boasting 284 HP and 347 Nm torque. Both engine types come with an automatic five speed transmission.
Developed starting from the Sahara version, the new special Black Edition II series has unique external features with black elements such as the seven slit grille, the 18" alloy rims, the frontal Jeep logo, the headlight trim, the rear mirror covers and the rear wheel cover.
The exclusive customization of the special series is particularly evident even internally with its striking black leather seats and polished black inserts for the mouldings, the ventilation vent trim and the special car mat with black inserts.
The exclusive Dual Top® is also a standard feature. The removable three panel hard top that matches the body colour and the soft top for a unique open-air driving experience - and the multimedia entertainment and satellite navigation system UconnectTM GPS with 6.5" touchscreen, 40 gigabyte hard disk, USB port, AUX-in jack and DVD player.
The model on show in Geneva features a Billet Silver livery, black leather interiors, and a 2.8 litre turbodiesel engine with five-speed automatic transmission.
The spotlight is also trained on the second Jeep Wrangler on display that is equipped with original Mopar accessories. This is the Rocks Star show car born on the Rubicon version - equipped with a 2.8 litre turbodiesel engine with five-speed automatic transmission and 4 wheel drive - with a black satin "US Army" star mounted on the bonnet, the black grille and petrol cap, the half doors, skid plate, lateral "star" sticker and black running board. The exterior is completed by the innovative LED light bar. An additional personal touch has also been provided for the interiors that are embellished with the original rubber car mats, the Roll Bar handles and the exclusive mouldings matching the bodywork. Featuring a yellow livery and black interiors, the model on show has been equipped with all terrain Goodrich tyres, further proof of the extreme off-road vocation of this unstoppable Rubicon model.