Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon: More Capable
- Author: Arturo Norris Feb 14, 2017,
Feb 14, 2017, 3:30
2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon will land in showrooms before this month ends.
The Rubicon Recon Edition rides half-an-inch taller than the standard Wrangler Rubicon, and features a beefier front axle and rock sliders that have been shortened to accommodate tires as big as 35 inches.
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By souping up critical components, the Recon should be able to take on even tougher trails.
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon will arrive at USA dealerships at a later date this month and will be available in Limited and Unilimited body styles. Tru-Lok locking differentials feature on the front and rear axles, both with 4:1 ratios.
Reports state that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition has a set of 17-inch wheels with 32-inch BF Goodrich KM tires. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard but can be specified with the 5-speed automatic gearbox.
And although there are some eye-catching aesthetic features, such as colour-coded fender flares and a hood with a power dome, this Jeep is all about go, rather than show.
The design is emphasized by the low-gloss black grille with Granite Crystal inserts and matching headlight rights, a satin-finish paint for the bumpers (with removable end caps, and Jeep badge), while the red tow hooks bring a colorful touch. It has a black leather upholstery with a contrast of red sewing and an eight-speaker audio system, programmed climate control, and a satellite radio.
It's also why the interior is wrapped in leather and vinyl (because it's hard-wearing and repels water) and why the Jeep will come with a Sunrider soft-top as standard (though hard tops are on the options list). Starting price is $39,145 for the two-door model and $42,945 for the four-door version.
No word yet on Australian availability, however off-road enthusiasts in the USA can now place an order for the rugged Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition.