Jeep Wrangler X arrives

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The Jeep Wrangler X is now on sale in Australia, bringing with it a host of exterior and interior revisions.

Based on the high-spec Wrangler Overland, the X edition comes in either two- or four-door guise, and brings with it exterior accoutrements including glossy black 18-inch wheels.

You also get a Power Dome bonnet with functional air vents, a body-coloured three-piece hard top, body-coloured fender flares and grille, some decals, glossy black headlight rings and grille highlights, and a Mopar black fuel filler cover (US version pictured below for now).

Wrangler X 1

Inside are extras such as ‘McKinley’ black leather and vinyl-trimmed seats with some bits of black mesh and contrasting grey stitching, X logos, a leather steering wheel with white switch bezels, a host of white accents and all-weather floor mats from Mopar.

As with the variant on which it is based, you get standard equipment such as automatic climate control, leather steering wheel with built-in controls, heated front seats, a 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia entertainment system with satellite-navigation, a 40GB hard disk, DVD player, and a reverse-view camera.

The only drivetrain offered is the 209kW/347Nm 3.6-litre petrol V6 matched to the five-speed auto that uses 11.3 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

Wrangler X 2

The two-door costs $47,000 plus on-road costs, while the four-door is an extra $4000 at $51,000. Both of these are therefore $4000 more expensive than the regular Overland version on which they are based.

If you’re interested, get in quick. There are only 70 units allocated to Australia. It’s the latest in a line of special edition Wranglers in recent(ish) times, joining the Freedom, Polar, Rubicon X and Dragon.

The X edition, despite the limited numbers, should give a small shot in the arm to Jeep’s Wrangler sales — its icon model is down 33 per cent so far this year, with 543 registered to the end of March.