With the JL Jeep set for a Q4 introduction later this year, Jeep Australia has rolled out two final limited edition variants for the JK Wrangler, the ‘Golden Eagle’ and ‘Freedom’.
Both limited edition variants are based on the Wrangler Sport, and hark back to the iconic model’s heritage.
As a hommage to a special edition variant of the Jeep CJ of the 1980s, the ‘Golden Eagle’ sports a modern interpretation of its stylistic touches. The iconic dress-up bits on this model include ‘Golden Eagle’ decals on the bonnet, bronze painted 18-inch wheels, and bronze accented headlight rings, grille throats, and “Jeep” badging.
The ‘Golden Eagle’ theme is extended into the interior with a black cloth trim highlighted by a light bronze accent stitch, embroidered ‘Golden Eagle’ logos on the front seats, and complemented by ‘Moroccan Sun’ painted interior accents.
As for equipment and trim level, the ‘Golden Eagle’ gets a premium Tan Sunrider soft top, body colour three piece hard top, deep tinted sunscreen rear windows, body coloured fender flares, rock rails, 6.5-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment hooked up to Alpine speakers, and Mopar all-weather slush mats.
The Jeep Wrangler ‘Freedom’ variant celebrates the Wrangler’s connection to its World War 2 forebearer, the Willys Jeep. Inspired by its military heritage, the ‘Freedom’ sports “Oscar Mike” logos, which represents the military phonetic alphabet for “O-M”, a phrase commonly interpreted as “On the Move”.
Other exterior design touches to the ‘Freedom’ include “Freedom Star” decals, black grille throats and headlight rings, granite crystal painted 18-inch wheels and grille, body coloured fender flares, rock rails, and a premium black Sunrider soft top.
Inside, the ‘Freedom’ comes trimmed in a choice of black leather, vinyl, or cloth upholstery replete with silver accent stitches, with embossed “Oscar Mike” and “Jeep” logos. The interior trim features iron grey painted interior accents, satin chrome painted steering wheel bezels, and Mopar all-weather slush mats.
Both the ‘Golden Eagle’ and ‘Freedom’ variants are available in 2-door and 4-door bodies, with the 209kW/347Nm 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol and Command-Trac 4x4 System, though the ‘Golden Eagle’ can be had with either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic whereas the ‘Freedom’ is only available with a 5-speed automatic.
Only 120 units of the ‘Golden Eagle’ and 150 examples of the ‘Freedom’ will be made available in Australia with prices starting at $42,990 and $43,990 respectively.
2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Golden Eagle
|2-Door||3.6-litre V6 petrol||6-speed manual||4x4||$42,990|
|2-Door||3.6-litre V6 petrol||5-speed automatic||4x4||$44,990|
|4-Door||3.6-litre V6 petrol||6-speed manual||4x4||$47,490|
|4-Door||3.6-litre V6 petrol||5-speed automatic||4x4||$49,490|
2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Freedom
|2-Door||3.6-litre V6 petrol||5-speed automatic||4x4||$43,990|
|4-Door||3.6-litre V6 petrol||5-speed automatic||4x4||$48,290|
*Base vehicle price includes GST and LCT, excludes on road costs