At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep which has been known for the best off roading vehicle, celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Rubicon model. Ten years ago, for the 2003 model year, Jeep dramatically raised the bar in off-road capability with the introduction of the Wrangler Rubicon model. Named after one of the most grueling offroad trails in the world, the Rubicon models were the most extreme Wranglers ever produced. And over 10 years, the Wrangler Rubicon has won numerous prestigious awards including Four Wheeler magazine’s “4×4 of the Decade” honor for its unmatched level of all-around capabilities.
“The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition is a tribute to 10 years of Wrangler Rubicon history, and to the Jeep brand’s most passionate enthusiasts,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO, – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
Under the hood of the off roader, lies the Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 285 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque, and this is usually mated with a standard six-speed manual or available five-speed automatic transmission. With a six-speed manual transmission, the Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition has an impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1. The jeep possess electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles which receives power through a Rock-Trac transfer case.
On the exterior the rubicon gets many features which makes it completely out of the league. It rides on BF Goodrich KM2 265/70R17 tires, the tires are mounted on 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels painted satin black with polished faces and a red Jeep Wrangler “icon” logo on the outside lip. Black front and rear steel off-road bumpers toughen up the exterior, with the front bumper featuring removable end caps and a winch-capable design. These removable end caps help the Wrangler climb obstacles without hindrance, and reduce the damage potential to the bumper system. A dual-intake Power Dome hood helps aid in engine cooling. Red tow hooks, mopar rock rails, black fuel filler door and tail lamp guards. “10th Anniversary” badge on the fenders and a red-silhouette “Rubicon” decal on the sides of the hood add the finishing touches on the exterior. Available exterior colors for the Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition are Billet Silver, White and 10th Anniversary Edition-exclusive Anvil.
And inside the Rubicon, it features Striking red leather seats with “Rubicon 10th Anniversary” embroidered into the front seat backs, Red stitching adorns the leather-wrapped steering wheel and the center console. A unique gauge cluster features a “10th Anniversary” signature and also features a premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with various read-outs such as oil pressure, oil temperature and tire and much more.
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