Jeep will be presenting three new models at next week’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show based around its existing Liberty and Wrangler off-roaders. Coming in for the 2010 model year, the lineup will include the new Liberty Renegade, Wrangler Islander and Wrangler Mountain--each offering their own rugged, versatile and innovative take on the classic Jeep design.
First off is the 2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade. Positioned between Liberty's Sport and Limited models, the new Renegade gets a unique Salsa Red Pearl Coat exterior paint option, 16-inch wheels, metallic wheel flares, side sills, and body side moldings.
Inside, standard appointments include new premium cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, plus more leather on the instrument panel grab handle and park-brake boot. There are also new driftwood accent bezels and the premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
The engine is unchanged, which means a 3.7-liter V-6 with 210-horsepower and 235-pound-feet of torque on tap.
2010 Jeep Wrangler Islander
Next in line is the 2010 Jeep Wrangler Islander, which is returning after a 20-year hiatus.
The limited-edition Islander is available on Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 models. Based on the Wrangler Sport model, the Islander's unique beach theme conveys open-air fun thanks to its unique Surf Blue Pearl Coat paint scheme, Tiki Bob" decal on the hood and 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires.
The beach theme continues inside with blue panel inserts and blue stitching, rubber floor mats and more "Tiki Bob” logos on the seat backs. Pricing for the Islander option package starts at $1,120.
2010 Jeep Wrangler Mountain
Finally, we have the 2010 Jeep Wrangler Mountain, which is based on the Wrangler Sport S package, and is available on Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 models.
It gets a unique "Mountain" decal, the same 17-inch wheels and 32-inch tires as the Islander, grille and bumper appliqués, tubular side steps, black tail lamp guards and a fuel-filler door from Mopar.
Interior features include an embossed seat insert with embroidered "Mountain logo," and custom air vent rings. Pricing for the Mountain option package starts at $1,820.
The new Jeep Liberty Renegade and Jeep Wrangler Islander edition will be available in Jeep showrooms in the first quarter of 2010. The Jeep Wrangler Mountain edition will follow in the second quarter.