2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave Slithers Into 2011 New York Auto Show
2011 New York Auto Show
2011 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave, heavy on the lizard logos, debuted on Wednesday at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
- The Wrangler Mojave will go on sale in June and is priced at $29,945, including a $750 destination charge.
- The special-edition model — kin to the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition — gets a desert theme and is named after the Mojave Trail.
NEW YORK — The 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave, heavy on the lizard logos inside and out, debuted on Wednesday at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
The special-edition Wrangler Mojave will go on sale in June and is priced at $29,945, including a $750 destination charge. It is available in Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models.
Exterior details include a body-color hardtop and fender flares, "Mojave" and lizard decals on the hood and rear, and side steps. Mineral gray 17-inch wheels with 32-inch tires round out the package. The cabin gets seats in dark saddle leather with a lizard logo, driftwood trim, Mopar slush mats and overhead grab handles. It is available in Sahara Tan, Bright White and Black.
Jeep says it follows such popular special models as the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition.
The special model is named for the 138-mile Mojave Trail, which runs through the desolate Mojave National Preserve. The National Park Service's Web site paints a bleak picture of the area, noting that cell phone service is "sporadic and unreliable." It also notes that there are no hotels or gas stations in the area. The Mojave Trail is said to be one of the earliest routes that brought American pioneers to California — and they would likely recognize it today.
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a 202-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine linked to a standard six-speed manual transmission.
Edmunds.com says: If you have a pioneering spirit, this may be the Jeep Wrangler for you. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent