Think Jeep, and one might immediately think of the Wrangler Rubicon. As much as the 4x4 is also available in Sport and Sahara variants, it looks like most customers immediately go for the trail-ready Rubicon version.
With its all-terrain tires, heavy-duty front and rear Dana axles, 4WD capability with rock crawlers, and low ratio transfer box, the Wrangler Rubicon can take on whatever terrain Mother Nature throws at it.
If you prefered your Rubicon with a bit more style, then the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition might be for you.
So what makes the Recon Edition different from a standard Rubicon? For starters, this particular Wrangler comes with heavy-duty rock rails, body-colored fenders, LED taillights and headlights, gloss black-finished grill with body-color surrounds, as well as fender vents finished in matte black. Apart from those, the Recon Edition also comes with huge 17-inch aluminum wheels painted black, 33-inch Falken Wildpeak mud-terrain tires, as well as a matte black hood stripe for a meaner overall look.
As for what's inside the Recon Edition, Jeep installed some subtle upgrades on the 4x4. These include: red seatbelts, a unique Jeep trail bag, and red contrast stitching across the cabin for a spicier look and feel. Like the rest of the lineup, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment is available as standard. It offers in-car amenities like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, as well as Bluetooth connectivity.
Under the hood, the Wrangler Rubicon Recon is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline inline-four. It puts out 268 PS along with 400 Nm of torque. Power is then transferred to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual select. Just like a standard Wrangler, the Recon Edition also comes with a wide array of 4x4 features as standard. From a two-speed transfer case with a 40.0:1 low-range gear ratio, electric front and rear locking differentials, and a disconnecting front sway bar, the Recon Edition can go wherever it pleases.
“We are excited to bring the Wrangler Rubicon Recon model back to the Jeep lineup as it represents the ultimate combination of Rubicon off-road 4x4 capability with a unique appearance package that will resonate with our most diehard off-road enthusiasts,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America.
Will the Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition be offered in the Philippines? Perhaps, if Jeep can offer it as a limited edition special. Let's hope that Jeep makes the Recon Edition available in both Limited and Unlimited body styles.