• Apr 20, 2011
2012 Jeep Wrangler Mojave - Click above for high-res image gallery

Jeep will officially introduce the latest in the brand's stream of factory-customized machines (Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition, Wrangler Islander and Mountain trims and the upcoming JK-8 pickup truck conversion kit) at the 2011 New York Auto Show today. The 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave was designed to pay homage to the legendary Mojave Trail and comes with special interior and exterior additions that set it apart from the rest of the Wrangler family.

The party gets started with a Wrangler Sport and adds a body-colored hard top and fender flares alongside 17-inch wheels wrapped in 32-inch tires. Those rollers are the same kit found on the likes of the Wrangler Rubicon. Unique lizard decals on the hood and a blacked-out fuel door cap off the exterior tweaks.

Jump indoors and you'll find dark leather seats with lizard embroidery. Trust us when we say that it looks better than it sounds. Driftwood accents are littered through the cabin and slush floor mats come standard. The final price tag for this machine sits at $29,195 plus a $750 destination fee. Follow the jump for the full press release.



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Jeep® Broadens Wrangler Lineup with New "Mojave" Special-edition Model
  • New 2011 Jeep® Wrangler Mojave pays tribute to renowned, rugged Mojave Trail
  • Jeep Wrangler Mojave features unique desert-themed exterior and interior design
  • Wrangler Mojave follows successful "Islander," "Mountain" and "Call of Duty®: Black Ops Edition" models
  • Wrangler special-edition models created in response to Jeep enthusiasts looking for factory-customized vehicles
  • All 2011 Jeep Wrangler models include all-new interior; new premium body-color hardtop available on Wrangler Sahara models
  • Latest special-edition Wrangler to arrive in Jeep showrooms in June
Building on the success of three special-edition Wrangler vehicles produced last year, the Jeep® brand is introducing its latest Wrangler model: the new 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave.

Paying tribute to the well-known and rugged western desert Mojave Trail, Jeep Wrangler Mojave features a unique desert theme inside and out, and an aggressive wheel and tire package to tackle the toughest terrain.

"The Mojave Trail is known for expeditions, exploration and a rugged environment that features elevation, sand, canyons, a river crossing and hill climbs – the perfect landscape for the Jeep Wrangler," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "By creating the Jeep Wrangler Mojave, we are able to deliver another specialized vehicle that Jeep enthusiasts will love, while drawing new customers into Jeep showrooms."

Spanning 138 miles, the Mojave Trail begins near Laughlin, Nev., and travels to Afton Canyon near Barstow, Calif.

Available in Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models, the 2011 Wrangler Mojave arrives in Jeep showrooms in June.

Jeep Wrangler Mojave
Based on the Wrangler Sport model, the Mojave's unique desert theme conveys off-road Wrangler fun. Exterior features include a body-color hardtop and fender flares, "Mojave" and lizard decals on the hood and rear, and the Sahara model's side steps. Jeep Wrangler Mojave also offers an aggressive Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package, with mineral gray 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires. Finishing touches on the exterior include a black fuel filler door and taillamp guards.

Inside, Wrangler Mojave's seats are dark saddle leather with a lizard logo embossed on the front seats. Unique driftwood surrounds the vents, front-passenger grab handle, steering-wheel spokes and door-handle inserts. Mopar® tread pattern slush mats and overhead grab handles complete the Mojave package.

The new 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave is available in Sahara Tan, Bright White and Black.

The Jeep Wrangler Mojave option is available at a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,195, excluding $750 destination.

New 2011 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an all-new interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of an all-new body color hard top for the popular Sahara model.

New 2011 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a redesigned instrument panel and new storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A new lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are now available, and drivers and passengers will enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of larger rear windows.

All-new steering-wheel controls allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, handsfree phone and other vehicle functions while keeping hands on the wheel. A new USB interface connects to storage devices for use with the vehicle's Media Center, which now includes streaming Bluetooth® audio. Twelve-volt accessory outlets have been added and a new 110-volt outlet is available to provide power similar to AC outlets in the home.

In line with traditional Jeep design, hex-head bolts are utilized throughout the interior, and are used to mount a "Jeep, Since 1941" inlay onto the new passenger grab handle.

Jeep engineers increased acoustical treatment in the 2011 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, resulting in significantly reduced interior noise.

To provide a more premium appearance, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Sahara models boast an all-new, premium, body-color hardtop.


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      DougShep
      • 3 Years Ago
      ok i love the wrangler, had one for a few years. but please cut the crap and give us the Pentastar and a diesel for our leisurely pleasure.
      Jdemonto
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very nice...so where's the 2012 3.6 Pentastar ?
      theweegeean
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the lizard thing to an extent, don't like the MOJAVE text on the wheel flares. I'd rather see them show off the 2012 Wrangler at NY Auto Show, with Pentastar. I'd rather have them give the Patriot Multiair for 2012 as well. And if I'm spending an MSRP of 29,000+ on a Wrangler, I'd rather have a Rubicon than a "Mojave" any day of the week.
      icerabbit
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's nice to see special editions (upgraded combo package at fair price) though for my taste: no big black square on the hood, text on the fender, jeep logo on the head rests. Nobody is mistaking this vehicle for a Jeep ... reeks too much of the corporate sponsoring type thing where a logo must be affixed wherever possible. Still on the fence about the big lizard lizard on the outside. Imo, they should put the mojave text stamp on a spare wheel cover. Btw: I'm still looking for those " driftwood accents " which could be quite upscale with the leather, but all I see is plastic (& metal lookalike plastic) .
      larmorty
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the basic desert tan color, but the graphics are goofy and asymmetrical. Once again all fluff and no substance. I don't care about embossed seats and leather. Give me an economical diesel engine, or at least more power...and then we'll see. Larry www.4-the-love-of-jeeps.com
      • 3 Years Ago
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      tritonstrategies
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another Jeep Paint job. How about a new engine?
      xroadrider
      • 3 Years Ago
      What Chrysler needs to do is knock off the special edition crap and build a chassis that people actually want to buy. The Wrangler is a good start, but all the special seat covers in the world won't change the fact that it's running a terrible motor for off roading and gets crappy fuel economy. What we really want are V8 and diesel options.
        jayhawkjeeper
        • 3 Years Ago
        @xroadrider
        First, some people, including myself, think that the special editions are cool (as long as they are fairly priced). Secondly, a diesel or a V8 would be awesome but at least we already know for sure the pentastar is coming so your complaint isn't all that valid.
        sirjaysmith
        • 3 Years Ago
        @xroadrider
        terrible motor for offroading? What are you smoking? Most JK owners I know including myself are making out just fine with the 3.8 offroad, the 4-door guys struggle on the highway, but aside from that the 3.8 does great. In 4-lo, even with the non-rubicon low range, it can crawl up anything and everything.
      Jason Keiter
      • 3 Years Ago
      still trying to convince my gf to buy anything but a 30k jeep. She thinks she will look soo cool in it (she would) but that damn mpg
      sirjaysmith
      • 3 Years Ago
      as much as people hate on these special editions, I think they're great. In the day and age of boring single color beige and silver cars, its nice to see wild colors and graphics once in a while, especially on a vehicle as fun and unique as the Jeep, and its always the special editions that are sought after and worth more to collectors decades down the line.
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love the color. Only Wrangler could pull off graphics like those.
      T REXX
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like a dead carp..i had an all black one that looked great..do they have one that looks like a desert storm hum-v
        icerabbit
        • 3 Years Ago
        @T REXX
        Tastes in color (& pigment) differ. I rather fancy the unlimited in that color with hardtop. Not everybody loves black cars with black interiors for their own vehicle. I agree that a black car can look really good, they are scorchingly hot in warmer climates and require the car runs for 10 minutes with A/C if it has been in the sun, before you can jump in the seat without burning yourself. Been there done that. I'd never buy a black car with black leather interior for that reason alone.
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