Chicago Auto Show: Jeep to offer 65th Anniversary Edition lineup
Right under our noses Jeep went out and unveiled this lineup of special edition vehicles that commemorates 65 years of Jeeps running on and off the beaten path. The 65th Anniversary Special Edition packages will be offered on the Commander, Grand Cherokee, Liberty and Wrangler.
“Jeep 65” logos are bandied about the interiors of each vehicle and wind up on the seats and floormats, while one decal will be affixed to the exterior. The look of these vehicles is improved by a monochromatic color scheme (Jeep Green is shown) accented with bright chrome trim. There’s too many different additions to each vehicle, so we’ll include the press release after the jump that details the lineup including prices.
Special Edition Models of the 2006 Jeep® Commander, Grand Cherokee, Liberty and Wrangler Mark 65 Years of Jeep Heritage and Capability
Freedom, Adventure, Mastery and Authenticity are the hallmarks of the Jeep brand
65th Anniversary Edition Jeep vehicles include popular and unique options
A new color — Jeep Green — is offered for the first time
Limited production vehicles can be ordered now
Auburn Hills, Mich., Feb 9, 2006 -
The Jeep® brand is celebrating 65 years of go anywhere/do anything capability with special edition models of the 2006 Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler, all equipped with popular and unique features. These limited production vehicles will be on display during press and public days at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show, February 8-19 at McCormick Place.
"Since they were first mass produced in 1941, Jeep vehicles have gone on to become the authentic benchmark for off-road capability," said John Plecha, Director, Jeep Marketing and Product Planning, the Chrysler Group. "Jeep vehicles have mastered more terrain, lead more adventures and provided drivers more freedom than any other vehicle before or since. These 65th Anniversary Editions pay homage to the legend that is Jeep."
The Jeep 65th Anniversary Edition vehicles will be offered in Light Khaki, Dark Khaki, Bright Silver, Black and a new color, Jeep Green.
The MSRP of the Jeep Commander 65th Anniversary Edition is $28,880 for the 4x2 version and $30,880 for the 4x4 version.
The 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard; the 4.7-liter V-8 is optional.
Power sunroof including CommandViewTM Skylights
Monochromatic exterior appearance with body color door handles and rear license plate brow
Bright chrome bodyside moldings and tow hooks
Unique 17-inch Wrench aluminum wheels with gray accents
Unique cloth seats with embroidered Jeep 65 logo
Unique floormats with Jeep 65 logo
Unique center console accents
AM/FM 6-CD/MP3 radio
Unique Jeep 65th Anniversary badge
The Grand Cherokee 65th Anniversary Edition is based on the Laredo E package. MSRP for the 4x2 vehicle is $28,755 and $30,725 for the 4x4 edition.
Features (including the two engine options) are the same as those for the Commander 65th Anniversary Edition, except for the following:
Power sunroof (CommandView Skylights are exclusive to Commander)
Unique 17-inch Ronin aluminum wheels with gray accents
Unique interior bezels
The Jeep Liberty 65th Anniversary Edition is based on the Sport C package. MSRP for the 4x2 special edition is $24,095 and $25,605 for the 4x4 edition.
Monochromatic exterior appearance with body color fascias and fender flares
Bright chrome bodyside moldings
Unique 16-inch Mechanica aluminum wheels painted sparkle silver
Unique cloth sets with embroidered "Jeep 65" logo
Unique floormats with Jeep 65 logo
Unique console trim
Spare tire cover
Unique Jeep 65th anniversary logo
The Jeep Wrangler 65th Anniversary Special Edition is based on the X package. MSRP is $23,535.
SunRider soft top
15-inch Alcoa aluminum wheels
30" x 9.5" Goodyear Wrangler OWL tires
Heavy duty Dana 44 rear axle
High pressure gas charged shocks
Sirius satellite radio with 1-year free service
7-speaker system including subwoofer
Body colored fender flares
Full metal doors
Unique center stack bezel
Unique two-tone seat with embroidered Jeep 65 logo
Unique floormats with "Jeep 65" logo
Unique 65th anniversary decal
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