What is it? Jeep has introduced two new special-edition variants of its adventure-ready Wrangler. Both will be offered on Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 models.
The Islander theme returns after more than 20 years, bringing with it the Tiki Bob mascot and unique Surf Blue Pear Coat exterior paint. (It will also be available in black, silver, and white.) A mild package building on the Sport model, the Islander package includes hood decals, black side steps, and 17-inch Moab wheels with 32-inch tires. The interior is dressed for a luau with two-tone seats, finished with blue stitching an embroidered Bob logo. There is blue stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, and it includes beach-friendly rubber floor mats. The Islander package will retail for $1,120.
The Mountain edition adds to the Sport S namesake decals, grille and bumper appliqus, tubular side steps, tail lamp guards, fuel-filler door, and 17-inch Moab wheels with 32-inch tires. The exterior colors include the Rescue Green shown here, as well as black and blue. The interior features an embroidered Mountain logo on the seats and graphite trims rings for the climate control system. The Mountain package will carry a hefty $1,820 retail price.
What is new or notable? Not much.
CR's take: These limited trim packages carry a significant price penalty. And they are not likely to aid the Wranglers resale value.
When will it be available? Islander, first quarter 2010. Mountain, second quarter 2010.