Jeep originally took the wraps off its Polar Edition Wrangler at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and at the time, we figured this would be a Europe-only affair. (Perfectly fine, since we US customers haven't exactly been lacking special edition Wrangler models over the years.) But now, and as Jeep says, just in time for winter, the automaker has announced that the ice cold Wrangler will be hitting North American showrooms in November.

Based on the Wrangler Sahara model, the Polar Edition can be had in either two- or four-door body styles, with a unique Hydro Blue paint job as the featured color. (Buyers can also opt for less-special Billet Silver and Bright White hues.) Other exterior enhancements include a body-colored hardtop, 18-inch gloss black wheels, the Powerdome (power bulge) hood, and unique decals all around the body.

But the Polar Edition isn't just about some paint and stickers. Jeep has fitted this Wrangler with a Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle, as well as the Trac-Lok anti-spin electronic rear differential. Like all US-spec Wranglers, the Polar Edition uses Jeep's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, producing 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Both a six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission are available.

Pricing has not been announced just yet. For the full suite of details, scroll down for the official press blast.
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Just in Time for Winter: Jeep® Introduces New 2014 Wrangler Polar Edition for North American Market

- Following debut at Frankfurt Motor Show, new Wrangler Polar Edition to hit Jeep® showrooms in November

- New limited-edition Jeep Wrangler features new front grille with Black accents, body-color hardtop, aggressive 18-inch polished Gloss Black alloy wheels and Polar White interior finishes

- Standard Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential with available electronic locker for challenging the most extreme routes and the most demanding driving conditions in any weather


October 23, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® Wrangler is legendary for its go-anywhere capability, no matter what challenges the weather or seasons may bring. To celebrate the upcoming winter season, the Jeep brand is bringing its new Wrangler Polar Edition, which made its debut at last month's Frankfurt Motor Show, to U.S. showrooms in November.

"Jeep Wrangler is known for its 4x4 capability on any road or trail and in any weather condition," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "The new Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition represents a tip of the hat to our loyal Jeep enthusiasts who are also lovers of outdoor winter activities and adventures. This new winter-themed Jeep will get them where they want to go, in a fun, new, unique – and very capable – special-edition package."

The new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition takes inspiration from the severe climate and extreme conditions that characterize the Antarctic region. Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition 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 capability. With its hostile routes and severe climate, the Antarctic region offers the driving conditions that the iconic Jeep Wrangler was engineered to conquer.

The "Polar" badge, located on the vehicle's side next to the front fender flares, exhibits 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 -128.56° F (-89.2° C).

Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition

Featuring exclusive styling cues, 18-inch Gloss Black alloy wheels, and a body-color hardtop, the new Jeep Wrangler Polar will be available in both two- and four-door Unlimited versions. Based on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara, the exterior of the new Wrangler Polar Edition boasts unique features such as the new front grille, Powerdome hood and the body-color hardtop with deep-tint sunscreen glass. A Gloss Black Jeep logo above the front grille and Gloss Black 18" alloy wheels enhance the distinctive look of the vehicle. Completing the exterior appointment of the new Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition is the unique, three-color hood decal, featuring the outline of mountains, and the black fuel-filler door from Mopar.

The interior features Black heated leather seats enhanced by Pearl White accent stitching and "Polar" logo embroidered on the upper portion of the backrests. Standard equipment also includes a black leather-wrapped steering wheel with Pearl White stitching and high-gloss Ceramic White painted bezels. Pearl White accent stitching is found also on the door armrests and center 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 high-gloss Ceramic White and surrounding a blue instrument background with "Polar" logo. Mopar tread-pattern slush mats complete the interior appointments of the new Wrangler Polar Edition.

In addition to an all-new Hydro Blue, the Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition model is also available in Billet Silver Metallic and Bright White exterior colors.

Engineered to take on the most challenging off-road trails and snow-covered roads, 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 with an available electronic locking differential.

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.

The new limited-edition model will be powered by the award-winning Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 285 hp and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque and is paired to a standard six-speed manual or an available five-speed automatic transmission. Wrangler achieves up to 21 miles per gallon while still providing strong low-end torque necessary for easy off-roading.


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      Mr. Meaner
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where's the damn Diesel, Jeep?
        billfrombuckhead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Meaner
        The diesel is in Europe where it belongs.
          Mr. Meaner
          • 1 Year Ago
          @billfrombuckhead
          Not for long: http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2016-jeep-wrangler-to-get-diesel-engine.html
        jonwil2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Meaner
        With all the aftermarket guys offering Jeep Wrangler mods to add everything from a pickup bed to an in-dash iPad dock, why has no-one thought of buying a crate or off-the-shelf diesel motor and putting one in? Is it because no-one sells stand-alone or crate diesel motors that would be suitable? Regulatory issues? Emissions issues? (i.e. the result not passing smog tests and therefore not being road legal) Cost?
          Brian Reichert
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonwil2002
          There are many companies who offer diesel swaps. The outstanding issue is cost. I don't think many people are comfortable dropping $20,000-$45,000 on a new Wrangler, then voiding their six year warranty AND spending another $15,000-$20,000 on a complete swap. There is a ton of aftermarket support for Wranglers; offering many options for motor swaps. $$$$$
      Stuka87
      • 1 Year Ago
      I find it comical that all Wranglers are built in the US, so this one is not "Coming to the US", its "Staying in the US" ;)
      Tony Akinremi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow loving this Edition. Those Taillights are Awesome.
      Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sort of a Joke really. JEEP is going to charge $4500 extra for Paint and Stickers? Probably have a few screw balls fall for it and drop the cash. Do your homework folks. THis is just plain dumb and JEEP is losing its credibility with these lame attempts at marketing.
        billfrombuckhead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        THEY'VE ONLY BEEN DOING THESE SPECIAL MODELS FOR 33 YEARS, MAYBE THEY SHOULD STOP BEFORE THEY LOSE THEIR CREDIBILITY!
      The Law
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Special Edition" that only has different color paint and some embroidery seats. How special.
      OpenTrackRacer
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's not just paint and stickers? Really? It's all paint and stickers! Dana 30! Ohhhhhhhh!!!
        Stuka87
        • 1 Year Ago
        @OpenTrackRacer
        D30 front yes, but the rear axle has the electric locker from the Rubicon. Which has not been available in non-Rubicons since '08 (was optional in '07 and '08 on non-rubicon models for rear axle only).
          Ruel Smith
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Stuka87
          Does it? I read it has an electronic "anti spin" differential, which is the same that's available in all models.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      A blue Jeep is coming to America. Wow.
      Wisdom Seeker
      • 10 Months Ago
      I went to the Jeep on-line website and this is the only Blue color choice available on any Jeep Wrangler. Also, no Green is available. If I were ready to buy (waiting on diesel); I would not be happy with the color selection availability.
      Estupid Esfart
      • 1 Year Ago
      WHERE'S MY DIESEL WRANGLER??????
      Tom
      • 1 Year Ago
      So what's special about the Polar Edition compared to the Sahara Edition. The Jeep Wrangler comes with a Dana 30 up front and a Dana 44 in the rear. Other than some stickers and exclusive paint what makes the Polar Edition different. I get the Rubicon, it has locking Dana 44's at both ends, a two inch lift over the standard Wrangler, and better tires for off road driving. I've had the opportunity to drive both a Jeep Wrangler Sahara and a Rubicon on the Fins and Things Trail near Moab Utah. The obstacles the Sahara had trouble with, and in some cases could not concur, the Rubicon went over with ease.
      loldsparkey
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thank You but if you don't mind I will keep my 2003 Wrangler it is just fine. It starts when I want it to , runs down the road no matter what type of road it is . It gets me there and back every time no matter where it is. ( depends on your definition of the word .....IT ) Now if it was just a diesel that would be OK but it is a gas motor that is like a Timex watch , just keep's running.
      BlindlyWatching
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pricing is on their site; Wrangler Polar Edition starts at $32,495 Wrangler Unlimited Polar Edition starts at $36,195
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