I like that Jeep is doing Special Editions, but this one isn’t very "arctic" it has a Yeti on the Speedometer which is just weird, and it doesn’t come with snow tires, or heated seats by default. They might also have considered insulating the hard top for arctic environments. Here’s what Jeep has to say.
New 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Arctic and Liberty Arctic Models Latest in Line of Popular Special-edition Vehicles
* Jeep® Wrangler Arctic and Liberty Arctic, featuring a unique winter-themed exterior and interior design, join the Jeep lineup for 2012
* Special-edition models created in response to Jeep enthusiasts looking for factory-customized vehicles
* Latest special-edition Jeep vehicles to arrive in Jeep showrooms this month
* New 2012 Jeep Wrangler models powered by 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 285 horsepower and up to 21 miles per gallon highway
November 9, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Building on the success of several recent special-edition Jeep vehicles, the Jeep® brand is introducing its latest models: the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic and Jeep Liberty Arctic.
The rugged, extreme winter conditions of the arctic are the inspiration for these latest Jeep models. With winter temperatures that can reach -50°F and wind speeds that can exceed 100 miles per hour, the arctic is well known as one of the most intense climates on Earth.
"There are few environments more grueling and demanding than the arctic, which is just the type of terrain legendary Jeep vehicles are engineered to conquer," said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Not only will the Jeep Wrangler Arctic and Jeep Liberty Arctic appeal to our loyal enthusiasts, but their unique content will attract new customers to the Jeep brand."
Available in Liberty, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, the 2012 Arctic models arrive in Jeep showrooms this month.
2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic
Based on the Wrangler Sahara model, the Arctic’s winter theme is immediately recognizable. Available colors are Winter Chill, Bright Silver and Bright White. Exterior features include a body-color hardtop and fender flares, "Arctic" badges on the front fenders, a "Yeti Footprint" decal over part of the driver’s side fender and hood, black hood decal and Mopar® black fuel filler door and taillamp guards.
Jeep Wrangler Arctic also offers an aggressive Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package, with unique semi-gloss black 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires.
Inside, Wrangler Arctic’s seats are black Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents and orange piping and accent stitching. Front seats are heated and feature an "Arctic" logo in the seat back. Accent stitching can also be found on the steering wheel, arm rest and console lid. Door trim and nets are accented in orange, and all grab handles and dashboard vent rings are finished in Polar White trim.
Mopar tread pattern slush mats with white "Jeep" lettering complete the Wrangler Arctic package.
2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic
Available on Liberty Sport 4×4 models, the Arctic shares many of the same features as the Wrangler Arctic. Available exterior colors are Winter Chill, Bright Silver, Bright White and Mineral Gray. "Arctic" badges on the front fenders are shared, though the "Arctic" decal on the hood is unique to Liberty. Semi-gloss black 16-inch aluminum wheels with center caps painted semi-gloss black are wrapped in P235/70R16 OWL all-terrain tires. Rounding out the exterior highlights are deep tint glass and tow hooks, blacked-out headlamps and standard fog lamps.
The interior features a similar black and Arctic Orange color scheme found in Wrangler. Seats are covered in black vinyl with a Gortex embossment, and the inserts are Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents. Arctic Orange accent stitching can be found on the seat backs, cushions and headrests. Power front seats are heated and feature an "Arctic" logo in the seat back. Finishing touches include gray-faced gauges, express up/down one-touch windows, Media Center 430 touch-screen with a nine-speaker Infiniti sound system and Mopar slush mats with white "Jeep" lettering.