Jeep launches Wrangler Rubicon X
Jeep has chosen the Australasian Safari (19 September) to debut a limited-edition Wrangler Rubicon X, which the brand says is its toughest factory Wrangler ever.
A FAVOURITE with off-roaders due to its rugged ability, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X builds on the out-of-the-box ability of the Wrangler Rubicon, adding wider rocks sliders and a higher level of standard specification. The Wrangler Rubicon X is available in Jeep dealership now and lists from $52,000 (+ORC).
Available only in four-door Wrangler Unlimited trim, the Rubicon X gets: Wrangler’s part-time four-wheel-drive system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles that receive power through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 axle ratio, front and rear, is also standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials. Mopar rock rails give added protection. The Wrangler Rubicon X is only available with Jeep’s five-speed automatic transmission.
In addition, the Wrangler Rubicon X gets Goodyear tyres mounted on 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels painted satin black with polished faces and a red Jeep Wrangler “icon” logo. A red-silhouette “Rubicon” decal, feature on both sides of the hood.
On the inside, there are black leather seats are standard, as are seat heaters for the front passengers (not sure whether you’d want to hose off the seats). A unique gauge cluster features Rubicon X exclusive styling and also an multi-information display with added read-outs such as oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, digital speed and tyre pressure. In the centre of the dashboard is Jeep’s UConnect multimedia system, featuring a 6.5-inch (16.5cm) touch screen with satellite navigation.
We’ll let you know just how ‘more’ capable the Wrangler Rubicon X is after we’ve had a drive of it.