We all know that the Jeep Wrangler can take on any terrain straight out of the showroom floor. With its generous ground clearance, 4x4 system with locking differentials, and powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, it's ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at it.
But for some, that's not enough. What if you want something with a bit more punch, as well as more capability off the beaten path? There's always the option of slapping on aftermarket parts for your 4x4 machine. Jeep, however, has thought of tricking it out themselves right from the factory. This is the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon, and it gets sizable upgrades over a standard Rubicon.
If you haven't noticed, this Jeep rolls on 35-inch BF Goodrich KO2 All-Terrain tires and gets a 1.5-inch suspension lift kit complete with bespoke tuning for the shock absorbers. Jeep says this upgrade is exclusive only to the Xtreme Recon package, including the massive 17-inch beadlock alloy wheels. Jeep even gave this Wrangler a 4.56:1 axle ratio.
Thanks to the upgrades, Jeep claims the Wrangler Xtreme Recon has segment-leading approach, departure, and break-over angles, and better ground clearance. It has an approach angle of 47.4 degrees, a departure angle of 40.4 degrees, and a break-over angle of 26.7. Ground clearance, on the other hand, is at 327mm.
Pop the hood, and this particular Wrangler packs a HEMI V8. If this looks familiar, that's because it's the same V8 powertrain found in the Wrangler Rubicon 392. The 6.4-liter V8 cranks out a massive 470 PS along with stump-pulling 637 Nm of torque.
Other available engines for the Xtreme Recon include the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four and the naturally-aspirated Pentastar V6.
Production for the tricked-out Wrangler is expected to begin sometime this August. But will Jeep actually bring this variant of the Wrangler to the Philippines? Perhaps, since they now offer special upgrades for both the Wrangler and Gladiator.
Would you get the factory-upgraded Wrangler Xtreme Recon? Or do you prefer getting a factory-stock Jeep and do the mods yourselves? Let us know in the comments below.