The latest limited edition Wrangler will hit the showrooms in November, featuring 18-inch polished gloss black alloy wheels and standard Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential. Would that be enough to conquer Antarctica? Probably wouldn't.
Still, it's not a bad looking thing. Like its European counterpart, It's got a new front grille with black accents, the hardtop is body colored and the polar white interior finishes mean black leather with contrasting stitching and the signature badge all over the place, which also runs on the side next to the front fender flares, exhibiting the 78° S and 106° E coordinates that correspond to the location of Vostok in Antarctica.
That's the exact point where the absolute severest temperature in the world was recorded at -128.56° F (-89.2° C). Meteorology lesson from Chrysler with love.
Powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 285 hp and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque mated to a six-speed manual or an available five-speed automatic transmission, the Polar Edition is equipped with the Dana 30 front axle and the Dana 44 rear axle. The Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio is standard, just like the Trac-Lok anti-spin rear differential with an available electronic locking differential.
Inside, automatic climate control, heated front seats and cruise control makes adventures more comfortable. It's no AEV Brute, but then again, they claim it achieves up to 21 miles per gallon. That could come really handy around the South Pole.
Would you "go anywhere" with it?