Revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon brings to the most capable production vehicle in the world even greater capability, including more protection from the most severe, rugged off-road terrain. The new special edition model will offer improved 4×4 capability thanks to specific off-road components including a stronger front axle and heavy-duty cast rear differential covers.
Based on the existing Wrangler Rubicon model, the new Recon adds attractive adventure styling to the legendary 4×4 capability and open air freedom, thanks to equipment such as 18-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal painted aluminium wheels, a black dual top (including both soft and hardtop options), and a dual-vented Power Dome hood with a black-silhouette “Rubicon” decal featuring red accent lettering on both sides. A Trail Rated logo with red accents, a black fuel filler door, and a black hard spare tyre cover complete the package.
In addition, the Rubicon LE is equipped with Wrangler’s part-time four-wheel-drive system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles with power being sent to each through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials. With a six-speed manual transmission, the Wrangler Rubicon LE has an impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1 that makes climbing obstacles easy. A five-speed automatic transmission is also available.
A black-and-red theme characterises the inside of the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon. Red accent stitching adorns the standard black leather heated seats with a “Rubicon” embroidered logo. Black vinyl-wrapped front door armrest and console lid with black stitching, red accent netting on front door pockets and the center console, unique leather-wrapped steering wheel and red accent colored seatbelts help to distinguish the Recon from the rest of the Wrangler line-up.
The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon special-edition model comes in two- and four-door specification and is powered by Jeep’s 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine delivering 284 horsepower, matched to the automatic five-speed gearbox. It comes in three exterior colors: Gobi, Bright White, and Granite Crystal.
The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon will cost 40,505 pounds (two-door) and 42,175 pounds (four-door) once they hit dealerships.