Today Chrysler released details about the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition. A tribute to America’s longtime love affair with the original Willys CJ-2A and CJ-3A, the Willys Wheeler Edition will hit Jeep showrooms early next year.
The Willys Wheeler Edition is based upon the Wrangler Sport model and features upgraded hardware, including a Dana 44 rear axle with Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential and 3.73 gears, BF Goodrich KM Mud Terrain LT255/75R17 tires, rock rails and a new Jeep Trail Rated Kit that includes a D-Ring, tow strap and gloves in a Jeep-branded bag. All of this is combined with the Jeep Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio to give the new Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition improved off-road ability.
According to Mike Manley, President and CEO of the Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group, LLC, “This new Jeep vehicle delivers pure functionality and rugged capability in a unique package that recognizes the origins of the brand.”
The Willys Wheeler Edition will also feature special exterior design cues that include a gloss black grille with black Jeep badge, gloss black front and rear bumper appliques, historic satin black “4 Wheel Drive” rear tailgate decal and “Willys” hood decals. The Jeep will also come with unique high-gloss black 17-inch aluminum wheels.
A Sunrider soft top and deep-tint sunscreen rear windows are standard, but a premium Sunrider soft-top and black-splatter Freedom Top are available options. The Willys Wheeler Edition can be ordered in any Jeep Wrangler color. The Willys Wheeler Edition has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail price (MSRP) of $25,795 for two-door models and $29,595 for Unlimited (four-door) models.