Jeep® has launched a new special edition Wrangler in the UK - the Wrangler Ultimate – which will make this iconic 4x4 stand out from the crowd.

Based on the 2.8-litre CRD Sahara model and available with a five-speed  automatic transmission, the ‘Wrangler Ultimate' features 18 inch alloy wheels, sunscreen glass, leather-trimmed interior, and unique ‘Wrangler Ultimate' badging.  Only 200 models will initally be available in the UK from the 1st March, and it will come in one colour, black.

The two-door Jeep Wrangler Ultimate is priced at £24,650 on-the-road and the long-wheelbase four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Ultimate is £26,250 on-the-road. An optional Ultimate accessory pack and state-of-the-art Sound and Navigation system is available.

Powered by a 2.8-litre common-rail turbo diesel engine the Wrangler Ultimate produces 174 bhp at 3,800 rpm offering 339 Ib.-ft. of torque at 2000 rpm. Top speed is 107 mph.

Whilst the Wrangler is perfectly designed to tackle life out of town it is just as happy as an urban runaround. With its classic round headlamps and signature seven-slot grille, both models offer removable full-framed doors and fold-down windscreen together with a removable hard top that provides more options for open-air driving.  Summer driving in the city or at the beach is what Wrangler is all about – fun, freedom and adventure.

With nearly 70 years of legendary off-road capability, the 2010 Jeep Wrangler doesn't sacrifice anything inside the cabin, offering safety and convenience features, interior space, versatility and comfort.

The exclusive design cues make the Wrangler Ultimate an attractive proposition, but it is further enhanced by a long list of standard safety specifications including driver and front passenger airbags and seat- mounted side airbags, ABS and ESP, Brake Lock Differentials calibrated for on-road driving, front fog lamps, traction control, Hill Start Assist, air conditioning, cruise control, electric windows and a full-size spare tyre.

Jeep® Wrangler – The ultimate 4x4!

The Jeep® Wrangler also offers the latest security technology, including a Sentry Key® Engine Immobiliser and Thatcham Category 1 alarm system.

The two-door Jeep Wrangler remains true to its heritage as the original, extreme fun-and-freedom machine and is the only 4x4 with multiple open-air options. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the only four-door open-air SUV on the market with room for five adult passengers and is extremely popular with customers who want a Jeep Wrangler, but require additional space and versatility.

Wrangler's standard Freedom Top®, a three-piece modular hard top, features three panels – left and right front-passenger panels and a rear panel – providing more options for open-air driving. The hard top may be completely removed for a complete open-air experience.

Federico Goretti, Managing Director of Chrysler UK Ltd, said: "The Wrangler is the true icon of the Jeep brand and a firm favourite with the UK public.

"With its ‘go anywhere and do anything' approach, customers are offered a unique combination of world-class off-road capability, open-air fun and everyday convenience and versatility.

"Whether it's used as a daily driver or for going off-road, the Jeep Wrangler has the ability to turn mountains into mole hills, while comfortably carrying passengers and storing gear."

Jeep Wrangler Ultimate models are covered by the comprehensive Jeep warranty scheme, which provides a three-year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty, seven-year anti-corrosion warranty and one-year European roadside assistance.