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2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition coming this month

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The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition will arrive in Canadian showrooms later this month, offering even more off-road capability and more protection from the most challenging terrains. Pricing will start at $47,040 for the 2-door model and $49,440 for the 4-door Unlimited model.

Look for an array of beefed up off-road components including a stronger front axle, enhanced rock rails (shortened to accommodate up to 35” tires), and heavy-duty cast differential covers.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is also equipped with a part-time shift-on-the-fly 4x4 system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles with power being sent to each through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials. With the 6-speed manual transmission, the impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1 makes climbing obstacles easy.

Other distinctive features include a 0.5” lift, new 17” low-gloss aluminum wheels painted in Granite Crystal and wrapped in 32” BF Goodrich KM off-road tires, optional body-coloured fender flares, and a dual-vented Power Dome hood with a black-silhouette “Rubicon” decal on both sides.

Inside, the Wrangler Rubicon Recon comes standard with an 8-speaker audio system, black leather heated seats with a “Rubicon” embroidered logo, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with red accent stitching. A dashboard plaque displays information regarding the front and rear axles, front sway bar, transfer case and tires. A Premium Sunrider soft top is standard, while a body-coloured hard top is also available.

“With unmatched capability and a unique appearance, Rubicon Recon is the perfect Wrangler for our most loyal, diehard off-road enthusiasts who love to tackle the most demanding trails,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global.