2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition revealed, not for Oz

Limited edition range-topper combines luxury and off-road features in the USA.

Jeep has revealed the Wrangler Moab Edition, a limited-run take on its rugged four-wheel drive with a raft of styling and interior enhancements.

The Moab Edition is based on the Wrangler Sahara available in America, and features 32-inch mud-terrain tyres, LED head and tail lights, and 17-inch Rubicon wheels painted in low-gloss black, along with a hood and steel bumpers with removable end caps.

They’ve been nicked from the hardcore Rubicon model, for what it’s worth. Additional styling enhancements include headlight surrounds, grille throats and tow hooks painted low-gloss black, and a Moab decal on the bonnet.

The Moab name pays tribute to the Easter Jeep Safari event held annually in the town of Moab, Utah, which Jeep uses for feedback and insight from owners.

Standard equipment includes leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped dashboard with contrast stitching, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation, nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system and all-weather slush mats.

As is expected on a Jeep carrying the Moab name, a full suite of off-road features are standard, including a full-time transfer case, limited-slip differential and premium off-road rock rails, although the Sahara’s standard side-steps are available as a no cost option.

Other optional equipment will include Jeep’s sky one-touch power top, along with the Cold Weather Group which includes heated front seats and steering wheel as well as remote start.

The Moab Edition is powered by the same 209kW, 353Nm naturally-aspirated Pentastar 3.6-litre V6 available across the Wrangler range.

Jeep is yet to announce how many will be built or how much it will cost.

Australia

Jeep Australia has confirmed the Moab won’t be coming Down Under. The new Wrangler range is slated for launch in the first quarter of 2019 in Australia.