Highly-anticipated Jeep Wrangler "Shorty" returns to Australia as a special edition Wrangler Rubicon Recon

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Highly-anticipated Jeep Wrangler "Shorty" returns to Australia as a special edition Wrangler Rubicon Recon

  • Jeep Australia is excited to announce an extremely exclusive run of just 100 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon special editions, including the much-anticipated 2-Door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon configuration.
  • The front of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon dons the Steel Front Bumper fitted with a Jeep® Performance Parts “Bumper Hoop and a Jeep Performance Parts “Tailgate Reinforcement System” at the rear to further enhance the vehicles already unparalleled off-road capabilities.
  • The special editions feature sleek exterior accents including 17” machined and black painted wheels, a gloss black grille and matte black hood and fender vent decal.
  • The cabin hosts “Torch-Red” seat belts complemented by premium-wrapped instrument mid-panel red stitching, and heated black leather seats and a heated steering wheel. The Trail-Rail Management System is fitted on 4-Door models to help secure and organise cargo.
  • The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is available for order now, starting at $66,950 with first deliveries expected early Q4 2020.

The coveted Jeep Wrangler “shorty” arrives in Australia for the first time since 2015, sure to ignite a renewed desire of adventure for off-road enthusiasts. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is the first special edition Jeep JL Wrangler and will be available in an exclusive run of 100 units, comprising of 60 4-Door and 40 2-Door models.

The special edition model adds distinctive exterior appointments including a matte black hood and fender vent decals, black grille, and painted black 17” wheels. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon’s off-road credentials are strengthened with the addition of a Steel Front Bumper fitted with a Jeep® Performance Parts “Bumper Hoop” and a Jeep® Performance Parts “Tailgate Reinforcement System”. The optional “Recon Premium Package” adds a body colour three-piece freedom hardtop roof, and body colour fender flares.

Further enhancements continue with the interior of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon, with Torch-Red seat belts, matched with a premium-wrapped instrument mid-panel and red stitching. The cabin allows for ultimate comfort featuring standard black leather seats, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The Trail-Rail Management System is fitted in the rear to help secure possessions. 

“A 2-Door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon continues to be a much-desired proposition amongst the Australian off-roading community, and we’re so excited to make this dream a reality with the Recon special edition,” said Guillaume Drelon, Jeep Australia Director, Brand & Product Strategy. “It offers the everyday practicality many seek, whilst remaining adventure ready.”

“The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is rugged, off-road ready and the most capable 4x4 straight off the showroom floor. It is truly up to any challenge passionate 4x4 enthusiasts throw at it.”

Earlier this year, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was named 4x4 Australia 4x4 of the Year at the annual Australian Motoring Awards. Unstoppable on even the toughest terrain, the class leading Rock-Trac® 4x4 system features heavy duty next-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1. 

The latest iteration of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon offers improved articulation and total suspension travel versus the previous generation with help from an electronic sway-bar disconnect. It also boasts an impressive crawl ratio of 77.2:1 which makes scaling any obstacle on the trail easy. The Rock-Trac® 4x4 system offers full-time torque management, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is available to order now from dealership nationwide, starting at $66,950. First customer deliveries are expected early Q4 2020.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon standard equipment highlights:

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition is based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6L. The features below are in addition to or replacing standard Rubicon specification unless otherwise specified.

Exterior

  • 17-inch Machined and Black Painted Wheels
  • Gloss Black Exterior Grille
  • Matte Black
    • Hood Decal
    • Fender Vent Decal
  • Recon Hard Badge (on side fender)
  • Rubicon Steel Front Bumper
  • Jeep® Performance Tailgate Reinforcement System
  • Jeep® Performance Bumper Hoop

Interior

  • “Torch-Red” Seat Belts
  • Premium-wrapped instrument mid-panel with red stitching
  • Black Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Trail-Rail Management System (4-Dr Variant only)

Options

  • Recon Premium Package
    • Body-Colour Three-Piece Freedom Hard Top
    • Body-Colour Fender Flares

*Specifications are indicative and based on the current available information

Model

Engine

Trans

Drive

Power

Fuel

BVP*

2-Dr Rubicon Recon

3.6L V6

8AT

4x4

209kW

Petrol

$66,950

4-Dr Rubicon Recon

3.6L V6

8AT

4x4

209kW

Petrol

$71,450


Option

MSRP

Premium Paint

$745

Recon Premium Package

$3,000

*Base Vehicle Price includes GST and LCT (if applicable), excludes all on road costs and dealer delivery.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is available in eight exterior paint options:

  • Bright White
  • Black
  • Firecracker Red
  • Ocean Blue
  • Granite Crystal
  • Sting Gray
  • Sarge Green
  • Hella Yella




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