Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition Goes on Sale Next Month

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole
Jeep is preparing to launch a new winter-themed Wrangler, the special Polar Edition. This vehicle made its formal debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month.

This go-anywhere utility features numerous functional and styling upgrades; it targets buyers who want a rugged but unique rock-crawler. One such design flourish are Polar badges that adorn the vehicle’s sides. They’re emblazoned with 78° S, 106° E. These coordinates correspond to the Vostok Station on Antarctica. What does this have to do with anything? Well, it’s where the lowest temperature ever recorded on earth was made. If you’re curious it’s -128.56 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s -89.2 Celcius). Pretty clever, eh?

Science lesson aside, the Polar Edition Wrangler features 18-inch gloss-black wheels and a body-color hardtop. It also has a powerdome hood emblazoned with a three-color decal showing stylized mountains. Additionally it’s offered with either two- and four-doors.

Inside it’s got heated leather seats dressed up with white accent stitching. High-gloss trim adorns the dashboard and door panels giving everything an icy “cool” look.

Like other Jeep Wranglers the Polar Edition is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. It churns out 285 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard while a five-speed automatic is optional. This vehicle is expected to land at showrooms next month.

GALLERY: 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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