Less than two days after posting here that Jeep had yet to confirm if the Call of Duty or Mojave special editions would continue for 2012; Jeep released information confirming a 2012 Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition Wrangler. It is still unknown if Jeep will be sending me a 2012 Crush Orange Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with a black hard top, 6 speed manual trans, leather, and all the geeky navigation and phone connectivity do-dads for a long term (permanent) performance evaluation. (I’ll wait for them to call me over the weekend, to discuss delivery.)
I’m not a ‘gamer’ myself – so the association of Activision Publishing’s popular shoot-em-up game with Jeep’s Wrangler doesn’t mean as much to me as the functional accessories that are included with this special edition. Jeep started with their most capable vehicle, the Wrangler Rubicon, and added some nice performance equipment, as well as, Call of Duty badging, and an exclusive interior.
For 2012, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wrangler adds a winch-ready front bumper (the Warn winch is not included, but is listed as a dealer add on option,) matching rear bumper, as well as, Mopar rock rails, tail lamp guards, and fuel-filler door to the already capable Rubicon. The exterior front fender receives an ambitious COD badge; in addition to Jeep’s trail rated badge and the Wrangler decal. Perhaps this edition should have gotten an ‘Apocalypse Rated’ badge in lieu of the trail rated one.
The exclusive interior includes model-specific black seats with accent stitching and Call of Duty logos, unique gauge cluster graphics, dashboard serialized plaque, dashboard grab handle with logo, accent stitching on arm rest, console lid, and steering wheel, Mopar Slush Mats with logo, and (for unlimited only) a rear cargo mat with logo.
I like the return of this special edition; mostly because its features add more to the capability of the vehicle than other special editions have in the past. Adding winch bumpers, rock rails, and tail lamp guards are common modifications that customers would make shortly after purchasing a new Wrangler, especially a Rubicon. Buying these aftermarket accessories individually will, most likely, cost more than Jeep will charge you for the Call of Duty edition – making it a nice deal.
The 2012 Call of Duty: MW3 Wrangler will be available in Black and Silver; but not olive drab. Here’s hoping Jeep has more special edition Wranglers on their way for 2012!
Mojave – more than stickers
the world’s best offroader, gets better for 2012
Could Jeep be preparing for a supra-Rubicon Wrangler?