2012 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Release and Review

May 28th, 2012 | Category: Jeep | 907 Views

2012 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Release and Review – The 2012 Jeep Wrangler is a game-changer because of its new powertrain that moves Jeep out of the dark ages. It’s the Pentastar V6, new last year to Chrysler, named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2011. The new engine makes considerably more power with slightly better fuel mileage, an EPA-estimated 17 City/21 Highway mpg. It’s smaller, lighter, and more advanced than the engine it replaces. A smooth new 5-speed automatic transmission for 2012 replaces last year’s inadequate 4-speed. The transmission is well behaved and doesn’t hunt for gears. It was designed for use with Chrysler’s 5.7-liter Hemi engine, so it maintains Jeep-like industrial strength. A Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is rated to tow 3500 pounds.

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Release and Review

The 2012 Wrangler Unlimited four-door is totally civilized, thanks partly to the smoothness of the new engine. The Pentastar block was designed to have accessories bolted to it, to reduce vibration. This pays off with a smooth and silent interior, even at 80 mph in the hardtop Wrangler. The Wrangler Unlimited corners well. The Wrangler Unlimited is built on a wheelbase that’s 21 inches longer than that of the regular Wrangler. Now that Fiat and Chrysler have signed an alliance, the company hopes to make a great return to the Chinese market to take advantage of the fact that it will eventually become the biggest automotive market in the world. To mark this return, Chrysler has unveiled the Jeep Wrangler “Dragon” Design Concept at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Release

As its name suggests, the concept features design elements that have been inspired from Chinese culture. These elements start with bronze-gold details inside the front grille slats, headlamp surrounds, and Jeep badging in the front and rear. The same color has been used for a pad-printed engine cover, bolts for the fuel-filler door, and the tail lamp assembly, a Chinese dragon character side badge, and wheel center caps. The concept sits on a new set of 18″ five-spoke alloy wheels in matte black with a bronze-gold high-gloss outer edge.

In the interior, the theme of black and gold bronze has graced the facet of the automotive embrace a high-gloss piano black bezel instrument panel, bronze gold trim accents on the steering wheel spokes, instrument cluster, dashboard passenger-side grab handle and door handles, and accent gold stitching on the leather-wrapped door bolsters. Finishing interior modifications tag dragon on the front and rear floor mats.

Posted by: Neo Anderson
Title: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Release and Review
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