Jeep is celebrating 80 years of producing some of the market’s finest off-roaders with the launch of limited-run Cherokee, Wrangler, and Grand Cherokee models in Australia.
The 80th Anniversary variants of the Cherokee, Wrangler, and Grand Cherokee will be limited to 80, 160, and 160 units respectively and are arriving in local dealerships this month.
All 80th Anniversary Jeeps come standard with Granite Crystal accents, badging, and wheels. In addition, there is an 80th Anniversary exterior badge that features the side profile of the original Willys Jeep.
The interior of the three off-roaders features black leather upholstery with Light Tungsten accent stitching and an 80th Anniversary tag on the front seats. Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models also come with upgraded Berber floor mats that include 80th Anniversary tags while the Wrangler sports an 80th Anniversary plaque on the swing gate. All three models include 80th Anniversary plaques on their dashboards.
All models also come standard with the company’s 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen that includes a special ‘Since 1941’ greeting on startup.
“Since 1941, Jeep SUV’s have been renowned for their unparalleled off-road capability and freedom,” Jeep Australia managing director Kevin Flynn said in a statement. “Today, the Jeep range continues to drive best in class 4×4 leadership, as well as leading safety and convenience features, premium craftsmanship and exceptional on-road dynamics. We’re excited to mark eight decades of the Jeep brand with these limited-edition models and give Jeep customers the opportunity to own a piece of history.”
Prices for the Jeep Cherokee 80th Anniversary Special Edition start at AU$51,941 (US$40,192) and it will be offered in Bright White, Granite Crystal, and Diamond Black. The Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Special Edition starts at AU$66,941 (US$51,800) and can be ordered in either Bright White, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black, or Slate Blue. The special edition Wrangler Unlimited starts at $71,941 (US$55,699) and is available with the same shades of Bright White, Granite Crystal and Diamond Black, as well as Sarge Green.