Jeep is keeping the Wrangler JK fresh until the Wrangler JL’s arrival later this year by adding a variety of special edition models to the aging SUV’s lineup. The latest special editions, which come hot on the heels of the Wrangler Rubicon Recon, are the Wrangler Chief and Wrangler Smoky Mountain.
The Wrangler Chief (above) is inspired by the AMC Cherokee-based Chief of the 1970s and as such features a special blue and white two-tone paintjob, a white hardtop roof, a Rubicon hood, ‘Chief’ badging and a ‘4 Wheel Drive’ sticker on the rear tailgate. The special edition model will be available in either two-door or four-door Unlimited configurations.
The Smoky Mountain Special Edition takes a more sinister route, adding blacked out exterior bodywork, black wheels, ‘Smoky Mountain’ hood graphics, model exclusive 18-inch wheels and a Rubicon hood. Like the Chief, it is also available in two- and four-door form.
Pricing for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Chief special edition starts at $35,540 for the two-door and $39,340 for the Unlimited. The Smoky Mountain starts at a similar $35,440 for the two-door and jumps to $49,240 for the Unlimited.