Before the Jeep Wrangler was available to the public, it was an integral part of World War II, providing the U.S. military with a rugged and durable form of transportation. When the first civilian Jeep was introduced in 1945, the kinship America seems to have with the brand skyrocketed. Since the 40s, the model has seen multiple redesigns but, beginning early next year, the new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition, which returns to the original Jeep’s capabilities, will be arriving in dealerships across the country, bringing a bit of the past to the present.
“The new Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition is a Jeep purist’s dream, delivering a Jeep vehicle that harkens back to the original, classic CJs of the 1940s,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO-Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This new jeep vehicle delivers pure functionality and rugged capability in a unique package that recognizes the origins of the brand.”
With exterior design cues that take a page from the original Jeep, the Willys Wheeler Edition might be appear to be simple, but it includes the Connectivity Group with SiriusXM satellite radio, bringing it into the 21st century. It will also see an upgrade under the hood with the award winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, producing 285 horsepower and 260 ft-lbs of torque.
Make sure to check back to the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealership blog for more info on the Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition soon!