Jeep continues its 80th anniversary celebrations by announcing the launch of the Renegade and Wrangler 80th Anniversary Editions in the United Kingdom.
Set to arrive in showrooms this spring, both of them feature exclusive touches inside and out, and build on the best-selling variants locally.
The 2021 Renegade 80th Anniversary boasts Granite Crystal accents on the grille, ‘80th Anniversary’ logos, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with DRLs, and rear privacy glass. The black leather seats with tungsten stitching, black headliner and ‘80th Anniversary’ accents complete the look inside.
Based on the Limited spec, the special edition subcompact is equipped with the 8.4-inch touchscreen display and features sat-nav, digital radio, and smartphone integration. The forward collision warning, lane departure warning plus, intelligent speed assist, adaptive cruise control, driver drowsiness detection, traffic sign recognition, and front and rear parking sensors are standard.
Power is supplied by a 1.0-liter three-pot petrol engine, which develops 120 PS (118 HP / 88 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque, combined to a six-speed manual transmission, or a 1.3-liter four-pot, rated at 150 PS (148 HP / 110 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft), mated to a DDCT. Both variants are offered with front-wheel drive exclusively.
The 2021 Wrangler 80th Anniversary gets the Neutral Grey Metallic grille, headlamp and fog lamp bezels, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, LED headlights, body-colored hardtop and ‘80th Anniversary’ badging. More ‘80th Anniversary’ inserts can be found in the cabin, alongside the black leather upholstery with tungsten stitching, and Berber floor mats.
Standard features include the 8.4-inch infotainment system, 7-inch TFT display, Alpine audio with subwoofer, and the brand’s Uconnect Services in a premiere for the Wrangler. The blind spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, forward collision warning, advanced brake assist, adaptive cruise control with stop function, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, and keyless entry & go are on deck.
A 272 PS (268 HP / 200 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine is the sole power unit in this model, which comes with the eight-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system with full-time two-speed transfer case.
Pricing details for Britain will be announced in due course.