Despite the lack of a 25th Anniversary Wrangler, Jeep recently announced the 10th Anniversary Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Limited Edition for 2013. Jeep decided to honor the king of the trail by taking the most off-road-able production vehicle available today, and making it even more… off-road-able.
10 years ago, Jeep revealed the TJ Rubicon; making common off road upgrades available as an optional package. The 2003 Rubicon offered a slight suspension heigh increase, 31 inch mud terrains, a 4:1 transfer case, and front and rear Dana 44 Axles equipped with air locking differentials. The Rubicon hasn’t gone through many changes in its ten year tenure, save for the locker change from air to electronic, and the upgrade to 32 inch mudders with the JK in 2007. Hopefully, the 10th anniversary edition is a sign for things to come for the future of the Rubicon, and the Wrangler line.
The 10th Anniversary Wrangler adds several functional features including a half inch of additional ground clearance, BFG KM2 Mud Terrain Tires, a rear steel bumper, front winch ready steel bumper with removable end caps, and a dual-intake Power Dome hood.
To help the 10th anniversary edition stand apart, Jeep has added red tow hooks, new rock sliders, black wheels, and an exlusive red interior.
The last year has shown many special or limited edition Wranglers with functional off road equipment. Starting with the Call of Duty MW3 edition, to the recently announced Moab Edition, and now with the Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Rubicon.
The Wrangler Moab edition has already won two awards which will hopefully lead to more special editions that are more than just stickers and shocks; “4×4 of the Year” by Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine, and the “Four Wheeler of the Year” Award from Four Wheeler Magazine. I wonder if they’re going to be upset that they jumped the gun giving the Moab the awards; not knowing that this monster Rubicon was in the works.
Let me know what you think of the new Rubicon in the comments.