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US to go Polar

by David Zatz on

The new Jeep Wrangler Polar was revealed in September; a four-door Wrangler Unlimited, it shows off a new Hydro Blue paint color. Originally Chrysler only said it would be available in Europe, but like the Arctic, it appears that it will be sold Stateside as well, albeit without the diesel. Colors will be silver metallic, bright white, and the new blue.

The “Polar” badge shows the 78° S and 106° E coordinates of Vostok, Antarctica, where the severest temperature in the world was recorded at -89.2° C (-128.56° F).  Colors and details recall features from the Antarctic region. The model is based on Sahara.

The gloss black accents on the lamp throats and a new hard spare-tire cover are used only on Polar, which also has a Powerdome hood and body-color hardtop with deep-tint sunscreen glass.  Standard equipment includes heated front seats and high-gloss white bezels. A new cluster overlay has rings painted Ceramic White  surrounding blue-background gauges. Mopar tread-pattern slush mats complete the interior appointments.

Jeep Wrangler Polar has a standard Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a Trac-Lok anti-spin rear differential. Trac-Lok automatically distributes the available torque to the rear wheel with the most traction.

inside Jeep Wrangler Polar

The Polar Pack 1 special package has front side air bags, UConnectTM with navigation system on a 6.5-inch touchscreen, 40-gigabyte hard disk, USB compatibility, AUX port and DVD player.

The US cost for the Polar group, coded as package 24P, is $4,400 on top of the $32,790 list price (with destination) of the four-door Sahara 4×4.  Polars have started to show up at U.S. dealers.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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