Jeep has announced the Rubicon X, a special-edition version of its old-school cool Wrangler.
The Rubicon X was revealed overseas earlier in the year and is expected to reach local Aussie showrooms this week, a local debut which coincides nicely with Jeeps presence at the very last Australasian Safari event.
It’s not another toothless ‘Black’ or ‘Dark’ Edition either. Priced at $52,000 (plus on-roads) the Rubicon X is considered, by Jeep at least, to be the most capable 4WD it’s ever produced. Seems reasonable given it’s based on what was the most capable Jeep ever, the Wrangler Rubicon.
The Rubicon DNA means the Rubicon X starts out with some very cool standard features, including electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles that receive power through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 axle ratio, front and rear, is also standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials.
The extra coin buys a swag of additions to the Rubicon platform including Mopar rock rails, dual-intake Power Dome hood and black fuel filler door as well as 17-inch Rubicon satin black aluminum wheels with polished faces. There are also red-silhouette “Rubicon” decals on both sides of the bonnet.
Black leather seats are standard, as are seat heaters for the front passengers. A unique gauge cluster features Rubicon X exclusive styling and also features a premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with added read-outs such as oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, digital speed and tyre pressure.
The UConnect multimedia system features a 6.5 inch (16.5 cm) touch screen with navigation.The passenger grab handle features Quick Silver accents are also found on the vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls.
The Rubicon X is available as a four-door, 5-speed auto only and is available in limited numbers from your local Chrysler-Jeep dealership now.