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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Shortie is back

The Jeep Wrangler short-wheelbase two-door in Rubicon trim is back but in a very limited quantity.

Jeep Australia has announced availability and pricing for a limited Rubicon Recon edition, based on the four-door already on sale and also a short-wheelbase two-door.

The latter will arrive in limited quantities, with just 40 shortie Recons made available. There will be 60 long-wheelbase versions in comparison, totaling 100 Recon Editions for the Australian market.

Pricing for the new shortie is $66,950 before on-roads, and $71,450 for the LWB. Deliveries are expected to commence later this year, and the Rubicon Recon models can be ordered from Jeep dealers now.

The special edition brings a number of extras inside and outside. It starts with a steel Jeep Performance hooped bumper, tailgate reinforcement system, 17-inch black alloys, black grille and fender decals, and a matte black bonnet. A Trail-Rail system is fitted to four-door models.

Moving inside, we find “Torch-Red” seat belts, “premium-wrapped” instrument panel with red stitching, black leather trim for the seats, and heated front pews with a heated steering wheel.

Both models are powered by the ubiquitous Jeep 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine producing 209kW and exclusively through an eight-speed auto.

“A two-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,” says Jeep Australia’s brand and product director, Guillaume Drelon.

“It offers the everyday practicality many seek, whilst remaining adventure ready.”

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2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon price

Two-door Rubicon Recon            –             $66,950

Four-door Rubicon Recon            –             $71,450

2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon equipment


  • 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


  • “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 (Four-door Variant only)


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

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Alex Rae

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