Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep utility vehicle brand today unveiled the rugged new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition – its first special-edition model based on the all-new JL Wrangler. More specifically, it’s based on the JL Wrangler Sahara, which is available only as a four-door Unlimited model, with many of the same trail-ready features as the range-topping Rubicon.
For instance, the new Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition gets the Rubicon’s hood, steel bumpers, rock rails, and 17-inch wheels painted Low-Gloss Black. Here, those wheels are fitted with 32-inch mud-terrain tires, and the Low-Gloss Black look is echoed on the headlights surrounds, grille throats, and tow hooks. The Moab also gets LED headlights/taillights, a Moab hood decal (so there can be no mistake what you’re driving), and optional Sahara sidesteps. The standard roof is a body-color hard top, but the new Wrangler’s Dual Top and Sky One-Touch power top are also available.
Inside the cabin, the JL Wrangler’s Leather Interior Group comes standard, gracing the seats and dashboard with contrast-stitched leather upholstery. A Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, Trac-Lok limited-slip rear, 8.4-inch Uconnect with nav, nine-speaker Alpine audio, and all-weather floor mats are also fitted as standard, while the Cold Weather Group, Trailer Tow, and Trail Rail cargo management are offered as options.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition can be had in any one of nine different exterior colors: Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito!, Black, Bright White, Sting Gray, Ocean Blue Metallic, and Firecracker Red.
The Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition takes its name from the city of Moab, Utah – a small municipality smack dab in the middle of nowhere, which is surrounded by expansive national parks. The area serves as the location of the annual Easter Jeep Safari, which takes place each spring on the rough and rugged terrain outside of the city.