The Jeep Wrangler enjoyed a good run as the vehicle of choice for those seeking a hardcore American off-roader, but now its turf has been invaded by the new Ford Bronco, which has been enticing buyers with its tough looks and hard-core Sasquatch off-road package.
But now Jeep is hitting back with the new Xtreme Recon Package for its Wrangler. Said to take the Jeep’s capabilities to “new levels”, the package comes with 35-inch off-road tyres as standard, as well as a 1,5-inch suspension lift kit that includes uniquely tuned shocks.
What this means off the beaten track, according to Jeep, is class leading approach and departure angles, of 47,4 and 40,4 degrees respectively, and the Jeep is also said to rule the roost when it comes to ground clearance (327 mm) and fording depth (853 mm).
The Wrangler Xtreme Recon package will be available with both the Rubicon four-door and Rubicon 392 models. The latter is a newly introduced Hemi V8 variant that offers 350 kW and 637 N.m. Customers buying the Rubicon can also opt for a 4.88:1 axle ratio, which is said to give it the best crawl ratio in its class (100:1).
There’s no word yet on whether Jeep will offer the Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package in South Africa.