on 11.14.2011 07:00
There are lots of ways to ward off winter’s chill, including dressing warmly, drinking hot beverages, and staying indoors. But Jeep has another suggestion for beating the cold—scare it. Now you can show Old Man Winter you’re not afraid of him with two new Jeep models decked out in winter duds, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic and 2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic.
Temperatures can reach -50°F with wind speeds that can exceed 100 mph, and it’s these rugged conditions that inspired the Arctic models. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic is based on the Wrangler Sahara and comes in Winter Chill, Bright Silver, and Bright White. You also get “Arctic” badges on the front fenders and a “Yeti Footprint” decal over part of the driver’s side fender and hood.
The Jeep Wrangler Arctic offers an aggressive Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package, with unique semi-gloss black 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires. The interior has seats with black Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents and orange accent stitching, and heated front seats with an “Arctic” logo in the seat back.
The 2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic has many of the same features as the Wrangler Arctic. It comes in Winter Chill, Bright Silver, Bright White, and Mineral Gray, and its “Arctic” hood decal is unique to the Liberty. Semi-gloss black 16-inch aluminum wheels with center caps painted semi-gloss black are wrapped in P235/70R16 OWL all-terrain tires. Rounding out the exterior highlights are deep-tint glass and tow hooks, blacked-out headlamps, and standard fog lamps.
The interior features a black and Arctic Orange color scheme similar to the one in the Wrangler. The seats are covered in black vinyl with a Gortex embossment, and the inserts are Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents. Arctic Orange accent stitching can be found on the seat backs, cushions and headrests. Power front seats are heated and feature an “Arctic” logo in the seat back. Finishing touches include gray-faced gauges, express up/down one-touch windows, a Media Center 430 touch-screen with a nine-speaker Infinity sound system, and Mopar slush mats with white “Jeep” lettering.