2010 Detroit Auto Show: Jeep Introduces Liberty/Wrangler Variations
Hoping to rekindle buyer interest in its iconic Jeep lineup, the division announced it's resurrecting a pair of traditional model designations -- the (Liberty) Renegade and (Wrangler) Islander -- while introducing a Wrangler Mountain variant. The two former types will be available as 2010 limited-editions starting later this quarter while the Mountain-spec Wrangler is set to arrive in dealers before mid year.
2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade
Slotted between the current Sport and Limited models, the Renegade brings a mix of flash and function to the Liberty. In addition to its standard Selec-Trac II four-wheel-drive system with a "4WD Auto" mode, fully electronic two-speed active transfer case, and Brake-traction Control System (BTCS), the new Renegade gets skid plates, deep-tint glass, tow hooks, fog lamps, 16-inch Mineral Grey Keystone wheels with 235/70 tires, numerous dedicated graphic flourishes, and the availability of exclusive Salsa Red Pearl Coat paint. Inside, the Rengade gains premium seats, an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC); cruise control; multi-function steering wheel plus leather accents and custom trim bits.
2010 Jeep Wrangler Islander
Spun from the Sport model and available on both Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 4x4, the Islander package is pretty much an exercise in graphic engineering that also nets 17-inch Moab wheels wrapped in 32-inch all-terrain tires. Available in unique Surf Blue Pearl Coat, the Islander's exterior also boasts black side steps and a "Tiki Bob" hood decal. Inside the beach theme gets reinforced with Dark Grey and Surf Blue seat inserts, blue stitching and an embroidered "Tiki Bob" logo on the seat backs and Mopar rubber floor mats.
2010 Jeep Wrangler Mountain Edition
Based on the Wrangler Sport S package, and available on Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 models, the new Mountain package nets 17-inch Moab wheels finished in high-gloss Mineral Grey, 32-inch tires, tubular side steps, black taillamp guards, a Mopar fuel filler door, grille and bumper appliqués and a "Mountain" decal on the hood. Inside, anodized graphite trim bits complement embossed seat inserts that feature an embroidered Mountain logo.