Paying tribute to members of the United States military, Jeep has released a special edition 2012 Wrangler model called “Freedom Edition” and will be available in red, white, or blue.
To set it apart from a standard Jeep Wrangler, the Freedom Edition model sports a military-inspired star decal on the hood and rear quarter panels, and an “Oscar Mike” fender badge. With every sale of a Wrangler Freedom Edition, the American automaker will donate $250 to charities that benefit the U.S. military members: Fisher House Foundation and the I Support Foundation.
Based on the Sport model, the Freedom Edition will be available in either two- or four-door Wrangler Unlimited models. The three colors, which are exclusive to the Wrangler Freedom Edition are Deep Cherry Red, Bright White, and True Blue. Other features special to the model include 17-inch Mineral Gray wheels, black sidesteps, black taillight guards, Mopar fuel fill door, Sunrider soft top, deep-tinted rear windows, and the front grille, front and rear bumper inserts, wheel arches, and side steps all painted Mineral Gray.
On the inside, the Wrangler Freedom Edition features black seats with rugged tectonic fabric, an “Oscar Mike” logo embroidered on the seat backs, French Silver accent stitching throughout, and “Quick Silver” accents on the front grab handles, door pulls, and dash vent rings. The leather-wrapped steering wheel receives Satin Chrome spokes while Jeep will toss in a set of Mopar Slush Mats.
The Wrangler Freedom Edition will retail for $28,165 for the two-door model, while the four-door starts at $30,670.
Military members interested in purchasing their own vehicles from the Chrysler Group are also eligible for a $500 cash allowance.
“The Jeep brand has a long, renowned history that began with its significant presence and success within the U.S. military,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep Brand. “Jeep – and particularly the Wrangler – is the icon for capability and durability, and is a true symbol of American freedom. The new Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition is created in honor of Jeep’s one-of-a-kind history, and as a tribute to all of the brave men and women who have and continue to serve in the U.S. military.”
GALLERY: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition