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05 Sep 2013

Jeep at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show

September 5, 2013 – The new Jeep® Wrangler Polar special edition model will make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show, offering the first look at an exclusive specification package designed around the iconic Wrangler.

Reinforcing the breadth of the Jeep brand, the complete 2014 Jeep vehicle range will bask in the spotlights of the prestigious German exposition alongside the new Wrangler Polar.

Jeep Wrangler Polar: the new special edition model celebrating winter driving 4x4 capability

In order to highlight the most adventurous soul and legendary 4x4 capabilities of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, the new, customised Wrangler Polar edition will be revealed on the Jeep stand in Frankfurt in four-door Wrangler Unlimited configuration, boasting an all-new Hydro Blue exterior colour matched to a black interior.

On the heels of the success of recently launched – and sold out – limited-edition customisations of Jeep Wrangler, this new special edition sports a unique trim level dedicated to all those enthusiasts searching for adventure and absolute performance in extreme driving conditions. Featuring exclusive styling cues, 18-inch Gloss Black alloy wheels, body-colour hardtop and original Mopar® accessories, the new Jeep Wrangler Polar will be available in Europe in the first quarter of 2014, in both two- and four-door versions, powered by the powerful 2.8-litre turbo diesel or the award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar petrol engine.

The Jeep Wrangler Polar takes its cue from the severe climate and extreme conditions that characterise the Antarctic region. The "Polar" badge located on the front quarter panel, next to the front fender flares, shows off the 78° S and 106° E coordinates that correspond to the location of Vostok in Antarctica: the exact point where the absolute severest temperature in the world was recorded at -89.2° C (-128.56° F).

The winter theme provided the inspiration for this special edition model and lies behind the choice of the Wrangler Polar’s unique styling cues, distinctive interior colours and individual details, which recall features from the Antarctic region.

The new Jeep Wrangler Polar was designed to express the freedom of going beyond the known limits to venture into unexplored territories: an experience that only Wrangler enthusiasts can enjoy, thanks to the reliability and safety granted by a vehicle featuring benchmark technology and unmatched off-road expertise developed over its long history. With its hostile routes and severe climate, the Antarctic region offers the driving conditions that the iconic Jeep Wrangler was engineered to conquer.

Based on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara model, the exterior of the new Wrangler Polar boasts unique features that distinguish it aesthetically from all the other models in the Jeep line-up. First of all, the new front grille, which features unique Gloss Black accents on the lamp throats, and the new hard spare-tyre cover, are both new styling cues introduced specifically for this limited-edition model.

Further exterior appointments characterising the Wrangler Polar are the Powerdome hood and the body-colour hardtop with deep-tint sunscreen glass. The ‘Jeep’ logo above the front grille and the 18-inch alloy wheels are both finished in Gloss Black to enhance the distinctive look of the vehicle. A black Mopar fuel-filler cover and the unique, three-colour hood decals, featuring the outline of snow-covered mountains, complete the exterior of the Wrangler Polar special edition model.

The interior features black leather seats enhanced by pearl white accent stitching and ‘Polar’ logo embroidered on the upper portion of the backrests. Standard equipment includes heated front seats and a black leather-wrapped steering wheel with pearl white stitching, along with high-gloss ceramic white painted bezels. Pearl white accent stitching is found also on the armrests and floor console lid. The passenger-side dashboard grab bar and dashboard vent rings are finished in high-gloss ceramic white to create the contrasting effect of the light on Antarctic glaciers.

The exclusive cabin of the Jeep Wrangler Polar special edition also features an all-new cluster overlay with rings painted in high-gloss ceramic white with a surrounding a blue instrument background emblazoned with the ‘Polar’ logo. Mopar tread-pattern slush mats complete the interior appointments of the new Wrangler Polar.

In addition to the all-new Hydro Blue paint colour that adds to the unique look of the vehicle displayed in Frankfurt, the Jeep Wrangler Polar special edition model is also available in Billet Silver Metallic and Bright White exterior colours.

Engineered to take on the most challenging off-road trails, Jeep Wrangler Polar is equipped with the Dana 30 front axle and powerful Dana 44 rear axle. Legendary Wrangler capability is achieved through the standard Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In order to handle any off-road track in utmost safety, the new Wrangler Polar model comes standard with the Trac-Lok anti-spin rear differential. This particular differential replaces the manual rear-axle locker and is a torque-sensitive mechanical unit that works to maintain traction when travelling on slippery or rough road surfaces, such as on sand, gravel, snow or ice. Trac-Lok automatically distributes the available torque to the rear wheel with the most traction, thus helping to reduce wheel spin caused by lack of traction in the other rear wheel.

The standard equipment for on-board comfort includes automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated controls, heated front seats, height-adjustable driver seat, Electronic Vehicle Information Centre (EVIC) and cruise control.

Optional equipment available on Jeep Wrangler Polar is the Dual Top configuration that offers the possibility to have both the Sunrider® soft top and the Freedom Top™ hardtop options in one package. A further optional feature is the ‘Polar Pack 1’ special package offering front side air bags, Uconnect™ multi-media infotainment and navigation system with 6.5-inch touchscreen, 40GB hard disk, USB compatibility, AUX port and DVD player.

The new limited-edition model will be powered by either the efficient 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine or the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine. The 2.8-litre CRD engine delivers 147 kW of power at 3600 rpm and 460 Nm of torque at 1600-2600 rpm when paired to the five-speed automatic transmission. On models with a six-speed manual gearbox, the 2.8-litre engine delivers 147 kW and 410 Nm of torque at 2600-3200 rpm. The 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine produces 209 kW of power and 347 Nm of torque.

For more than seventy years, the Jeep brand has been the benchmark for an entire category of vehicles in terms of performance and versatility. Jeep Wrangler has been and remains the most famous model in the Jeep range worldwide. A brand icon, Wrangler has always been able to ensure its customers a unique degree of freedom thanks to its ability to master the most extreme off-road trails in utmost safety.

With a 52 cm longer wheelbase and a larger cabin that can comfortably accommodate five passengers, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is an evolution of the classic Wrangler. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited combines the exceptional Jeep off-road capabilities with the comfort and versatility of an everyday car, turning the off-road champion into a four-door 4x4 convertible.

Jeep stand at Frankfurt International Motor Show

Jeep is in Frankfurt to confirm its vocation as an all-terrain brand that offers personality, comfort and technology. Located inside Hall 6, the 770-square-metre exhibition area shows the multiple terrains where Jeep vehicles can express their character: in the city, as well as on extreme off-road trails. Everything on the stand is an expression of power and refinement. The dunes, outlined through the modern resin pavement that distinguishes the corner of the new Jeep Wrangler Polar special edition-model, suggest the extraordinary off-road capabilities of the iconic Wrangler. The buildings located in the background of the stand reproduce the skyline of a contemporary US metropolis in order to pay tribute to the American origin of the brand and its role as an urban warrior.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee stands out in the centre of an area that has been set up as a living room and finished with elegant hardwood flooring, which expresses both classic harmony and modernity. Completing the range and emphasising the juxtaposition between off-road capabilities and urban vocation, the refreshed 2014 Jeep Compass is showcased in the centre of the stand.

On a large screen placed on the stand’s background wall, videos will show the public the newest features and technological content recently introduced on the Jeep models. A dedicated area of the stand will host the merchandising corner where visitors can buy the exclusive accessories and apparel of the Jeep lifestyle collection.

Alongside the new Jeep Wrangler Polar special-edition model, the stand will host the 2014 Jeep line-up. In a space enhanced by the welcoming and refined atmosphere of a living room, the public will be able to get to know the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, the brand’s flagship which will be displayed in its top-of-the-range Summit trim level and boasting a Deep Auburn exterior and refined Grand Canyon Brown Natura Plus leather interior. The Grand Cherokee Summit model will be showcased beside the elegant Grand Cherokee Overland, featuring a White exterior and Indigo Blue Vesuvio interior, customised with exclusive accessories created by Mopar – the Fiat and Chrysler Group division in charge of Parts & Service and Customer Care – including a retractable trailer hitch, cargo area liner and door sill guard with illuminated Jeep logo.

Both Grand Cherokee models are powered by the 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine fitted with MultiJet II technology and producing 184 kW of power and 570 Nm of torque.

A dedicated corner of the stand will present to the public the high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT model. The most powerful and high-speed Jeep vehicle ever produced, the SRT boasts a Deep Cherry Red exterior and a Sepia colour Laguna leather interior. Equipped with the powerful Hemi® 6.4-litre V8 engine producing 344 kW at 6250 rpm and 624 Nm of torque at 4100 rpm, and featuring Fuel Saver technology for reduced fuel consumption and emissions, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT achieves performance of absolute distinction: 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds, a top speed of 257 km/h and braking from 100-0 km/h in 35 metres.

Two 2014 versions of the legendary Jeep Wrangler will be displayed in the area of the stand where a special resin-treated pavement with beige colouring creates the particular effect of dunes. The elegant four-door Wrangler Unlimited Sahara model, powered by the 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine, is showcased in Billet Silver and features a body-colour hardtop and black leather interior. The second Wrangler vehicle is the Rubicon – the most extreme and capable off-road vehicle in the Wrangler range – which is displayed in the two-door configuration showing off a Flame Red exterior, black interior and special Mopar customisation.

In order to add a ‘specialised’ look to the Rubicon trim level of the iconic Wrangler, the ‘Mopar-ised’ Wrangler Rubicon model features a light bar, satin black rock rails and a half door kit with mirrors. The cabin also boasts a special Mopar customisation resulting from the application of a special trim kit, including Flame Red interior bezels.

Fully painted mid-Gloss Black 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured spare-tyre cover, sun bonnet and black fuel filler door with Jeep logo complete the look of the Mopar-equipped Rubicon model displayed on the Jeep stand, further enhancing the unique personality of the iconic Wrangler. Equipped with front and rear Dana 44 axles, Wrangler Rubicon’s unmatched off-road capabilities are achieved through the Jeep part-time four-wheel-drive system that receives power through a Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio, as well as through Tru-Lock electronic front- and rear-axle lockers and the electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar – called the Active Sway Bar System – for additional wheel travel when traversing the toughest trails.

Lastly, two Jeep Compass MY 2014 vehicles will be hosted in the centre of the Jeep stand in Frankfurt. The compact SUV of the Jeep range, recently refreshed and launched as a 2014 model year on the European market, will be displayed in its top-of-the-range trim level, the Limited, equipped with the efficient 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine delivering 120 kW of power. A Brilliant Black exterior combined with new Saddle Brown leather interior will deck out the Compass model in the Frankfurt spotlights, featuring a moulded cargo tray and a stainless door sill kit with Compass logo, both from the Mopar accessories range.

Granite Crystal bodywork with Dark Slate Gray leather interior will characterise the second Compass Limited compact SUV on display on the Jeep stand.

Through illustrative materials and dedicated publications handed out at the stand, visitors will be introduced to the products of FGA Capital, a finance company specialising in the automotive sector. The finance company is operative in all the major European markets, and in Germany with FGA Bank, with only one mission: to support the sales of all Fiat Group Automobiles brand vehicles by offering innovative financial products with high added-value services targeted to the dealership network, private customers and companies.



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