Over 80 years of aiming for the path less travelled deserves some celebration, so Jeep Australia has announced a special edition to celebrate its founding.
Jeep Australia has announced the 2021 Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary Edition is coming to Australia and will arrive in dealerships this May.
The special edition will only be available for the Wrangler in four-door Unlimited guise with just 160 units available at a price of $71,941 before on-road costs.
Jeep is also offering an 80th Anniversary Edition of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models, with a range of similar upgrades on both.
Based on the mid-spec Overland grade, the Wrangler 80th Anniversary Edition adds a series of cosmetic enhancements with a darker theme in a nod to its war-forged beginnings.
This theme starts with new 18-inch wheels trimmed in Granite Crystal while the bumpers are matched with a Neutral Gray colour – while even Jeeps iconic grille now matched to the body colour.
Upfront, Jeep has fitted black leather bucket seats with Light Tungsten accent stitching that builds on existing luxury features such as seat heating for the front occupants and in the steering wheel.
Sitting in the centre is an 8.4-inch touchscreen, which will display a “Since 1941” upon start-up that will no doubt be loved by Jeep fans.
These reminders continue along the exterior and interior with a slew of 80th Anniversary Edition badging on places such as the tailgate and below the shifter.
Underneath the skin lies Jeep’s faithful 3.6L V6 petrol making 209kW of power and 347Nm of torque which is all sent to an eight-speed torque converter automatic before finally reaching the four-wheel-drive system.
While the upgrades remain cosmetic on this special edition, the Wrangler 80th Anniversary Edition remains only slightly more expensive than the regular Overland model prices at $66,750 (before on-road costs).
The Jeep Wrangler 80th Anniversary Edition is on sale in Australia as of this month, so if you want to snap one up you’ll likely already find one at your local dealership.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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