Friday, December 24, 2010

Jeep Wrangler Product Chronology

Jeep Wrangler Product Chronology

"The iconic Jeep Wrangler keeps getting better," said Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "While retaining unmatched, legendary capability, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler boasts an all-new interior that delivers a host of comfort, convenience and versatility features. In addition, Sahara models now feature a stunning, all-new body-color hardtop, for customers looking for a Jeep Wrangler with a more premium appearance."

2011 Jeep Wrangler
  • Improved Sunrider® soft top with easy-to-remove system
  • Fuel-saver indicator standard on all models
  • New Satin Silver 18-inch aluminum wheels standard on Sahara
  • New Satin Carbon 17-inch aluminum wheels standard on Rubicon
  • Fog lamps standard on all models
  • Tow hooks standard on all models
  • Standard full-length floor console replaces mini console on base two-door Wrangler Sport
  • Uconnect® Phone included with optional Uconnect Navigation
  • Compass and outside temperature readout standard on all models
  • Cloth seats replace standard vinyl seats on base two-door Wrangler Sport
  • Larger, sliding sun visors with mirrors
  • New front dome lamp with on/off switch
  • New two-tone leather seating available on Sahara and Rubicon
  • Surf Blue replaces Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat exterior color
  • Natural Green replaces Detonator Yellow exterior color
  • Dark Charcoal replaces Sunburst Orange exterior color
  • Sunburt Orange Pearl Coat
  • Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat
  • Drop-in bin added to full center console
  • Storage nets added to lower center stack and side of center console
  • ULEV II emissions replace LEV II emissions on manual transmission vehicles
  • Standard Hill-Start Assist (HSA) prevents rollback on graded surfaces
  • Available Trailer-Sway Control monitors vehicle movement relative to the intended path and activates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if the trailer begins to sway outside set parameters
  • Sahara Appearance Group – 18-inch aluminum wheels, bright steering-wheel spokes and air-conditioning outlet rings, front and rear bumper overlays
  • Detonator Yellow exterior color (Wrangler X and Rubicon models)
  • Sunrider® soft top standard on Sahara and Rubicon models
  • Remote Start available
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system standard
  • Right-hand drive Wrangler X available for U.S. and Canada
  • All-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler comes in three two-door model offerings: Wrangler X, Wrangler Sahara and Wrangler Rubicon
  • 5.5-inch increase in overall width delivers brawnier appearance than predecessor
  • Multiple door, top and windshield combinations; new three-piece modular hardtop and innovative Sunrider soft top
  • Increased ground clearance
  • Larger wheels and tires (16-, 17-, or 18-inch)
  • 4.6 inches more hip room than predecessor
  • 5.1 inches more shoulder room
  • One-inch increase in rear-seat leg room
  • Two-inch increase behind rear seat
  • Available power windows and door locks, full-screen navigation system, 368-watt Alpine® stereo with MP3 capability, SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Sahara and Rubicon models feature cloth seats with YES Essentials® seat fabric, an easy-care, soil-repellant and anti-microbial textile (now called stain repel)
  • Fold-and-Tumble™ feature allows rear seats to be stowed for additional storage capacity
  • New 3.8-liter V-6 engine delivers 202 horsepower and 237 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Available with six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions
  • Increased horsepower, torque, and enhanced suspension, results in a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.
  • Optional towing package includes a rear Dana 44 axle with a 4.10 axle ratio and trailer hitch
  • Available with 16-inch (standard) 17-inch (Sahara and Rubicon) or 18-inch (optional first-time offering on Wrangler) wheels and tires
  • Four-wheel-disc ABS standard on all models with off-road Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) feature enabling sustained wheel lockup for improved performance on plowable surfaces, including gravel, sand and mud
  • All-new 100 percent more rigid frame-in-bending stiffness
  • Two-inch longer wheelbase than predecessor
  • 3.5-inch wider track than predecessor
  • Lower spring rates, advanced shock tuning, increased jounce and rebound travel
  • Enhanced Dana front and rear solid axles
  • Available next-generation Command-Trac® and Rock-Trac® transfer cases
  • New electric axle lockers and electronic-disconnecting front sway bar
  • Advanced multi-stage air bag system inflates with a force appropriate to the severity of an impact and includes the Occupant-Classification System (OCS)
  • Brake Assist senses a panic brake condition and applies maximum braking power
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) aids driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability, providing oversteer and understeer control to maintain vehicle behavior on various road surfaces
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) observes and monitors the vehicle roll attitude and lateral force to estimate the potential for a rollover situation
  • Paint: Solar Yellow replaces Electric Lime Green
  • Paint: Midnight Blue replaces Patriot Blue
  • Golden Eagle Package offering includes specific logo/script applications on fender and spare tire cover; two-tone premium seat with specific logo treatment; painted center stack bezel; Dana 44 HD rear axle; 15-inch gold aluminum wheels; and 30-inch tires
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio available on all models except SE
  • New six-speed manual transmission replaces five-speed manual
  • Two new exterior colors added: Impact Orange and Deep Beryl Green
  • Jeep Wrangler Sahara model no longer offered
  • New Premium Audio Group optional on X model
  • New Security Group optional on Sport and Rubicon models
  • New Brake and Traction Group optional on Sport models
  • New Neutral Density fender flares for Rubicon
  • Air conditioning made standard on Sport and Rubicon models
  • Full-size spare tire made standard on all models
  • Full-face steel wheel made standard on SE, X and Sport
  • Convenience Group made standard on X model
  • Seven-speaker system made standard on Sport and Rubicon models
  • Six-disc, in-dash CD changer an option on all models except SE
  • Wrangler Unlimited introduced (mid-year introduction)
  • Right-hand-drive model available for U.S. retail market
  • New 30-inch spare tire cover with Sahara logo
  • Optional locking fuel cap
  • CD player now standard on X, Sport, Sahara and Rubicon
  • Tilt-steering standard on all models
  • Wrangler Rubicon model added
  • 2.4-liter Power Tech, DOHC, 16-valve I-4 engine replaces 2.5-liter engine
  • 42RLE four-speed automatic transmission with skid plate is optional with 2.4-liter and 4.0-liter engines
  • Optional four-wheel disc brakes
  • Sideview mirror redesign
  • New front and rear seats
  • Interior upper head impact protection to meet 2003 federal standard
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
  • On-board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR)
  • Wrangler X model added
  • All-new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system
  • Premium audio system adds front tweeters
  • Four-ply soft top
  • Amplified subwoofer — Optional with all radios
  • New Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Long-life 100,000-mile engine coolant
  • New steering column tilt mechanism
  • User-ready child seat anchorage system
  • Plastic Add-a-trunk
  • NV3550 five-speed manual transmission with synchronized reverse—4.0-liter engine
  • 4.0-liter engine modifications for lower emissions and improved durability
  • Child seat tether anchorages included with rear seat
  • 4.0-liter engine meets Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) requirements in CA, ME, MA, NY, VT and the Northeast Trading Region states
  • Rotary air conditioning controls with bi-level mode
  • Optional AM/FM stereo radio with CD player (mid-year introduction)
  • 2.5-liter engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required
  • Next-generation driver and front-passenger air bags(a)
  • Passenger air bag cutoff switch (May 1998 introduction)(b)
  • Sentry Key® engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system available (November 1997 introduction)
  • 4.0-liter Power Tech engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required
  • Dual Top Group (spring 1997 introduction)
  • All-new, refined exterior body panels and hardware
  • Quadra-coil suspension
  • Contemporary interior appearance
  • New frame with outstanding torsional and bending stiffness
  • Driver and passenger air bags
  • Three-speed automatic transmission available with 2.5-liter engine
  • Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) available
  • 4.0-liter Power Tech, OHV, 12-valve SMPI I-6
  • “Power-tech Six” engine replaces 4.2-liter engine
  • Sahara model introduced
  • Initial introduction

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