Jeep crosses the Rubicon in style
Alimited-edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon — designed for off-roading — has been revealed.
The Wrangler Rubicon Recon adds more all-terrain ability to a vehicle that didn’t lack it in the first place, thanks to a stronger front axle and heavy-duty cast rear differential covers.
The Recon retains the performance of the standard car it’s based on — meaning it sports a 3.6-litre V6 engine that develops 284bhp, taking the Recon from 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 112mph.
To complement the more capable mechanics, the Recon also receives a host of visual enhancements. These include 18-inch painted aluminium wheels, a black roof (available in either soft or hard-top form) and a dual-vented bonnet featuring red-accented “Rubicon” lettering on either side. A “Trail Rated” logo with red accents, a black fuel filler door and a black hard spare tyre cover finish the package.
As for the interior, leather heated seats come complete with red stitching and an embroidered “Rubicon” logo. Black vinyl-wrapped armrests feature, as does a unique leather-wrapped steering wheel — also complete with red stitching in an effort to distinguish the Recon from the rest of the Wrangler range.
Two-door variants of the Wrangler Rubicon Recon start from £40,050 while four-door models start from £42,175. Both are now on sale.