Marking 80 years since the iconic Jeep debuted during World War II, Jeep Australia have released a series of ‘80th Anniversary Special Edition’ vehicles.
Offered on the MY21 Wrangler Unlimited, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, the 80th Anniversary Special Edition is defined by uniquely-finished alloys and commemorative badging outside, with upgraded trim inside. The Cherokee version is based on the Cherokee Limited 3.2 AWD, the Grand Cherokee based on the Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6 4x4 and the Wrangler Unlimited based on the Wrangler Overland 3.6 4x4.
“Since 1941, Jeep SUVs have been renowned for their unparalleled off-road capability and freedom. Today, the Jeep range continues to drive best in class 4x4 leadership, as well as leading safety and convenience features, premium craftsmanship and exceptional on-road dynamics,” said Kevin Flynn, Jeep Australia Managing Director.
“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.”
Each of the 80th Anniversary Special Editions feature a ‘Granite Crystal’ metallic finish on the wheels, selected exterior trim parts and badging, with a special ‘80th’ badge added, which bears a profile image of the original WWII Jeep. The Wrangler version also adds a Jeep 80th Anniversary swing gate plaque.
Paint choices are limited to Bright White, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black and Sarge Green for the Wrangler Unlimited, with Bright White, Granite Crystal and Diamond Black available on the Cherokee and Bright White, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black and Slate Blue for the Grand Cherokee.
Inside, black leather seat upholstery is standard on all three special editions, accented with Light Tungsten stitching and an 80th Anniversary tag on the front seats. On the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, Berber carpet floor mats add 80th Anniversary tags, too, while an 80th Anniversary badge graces the instrument panel of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, and the centre console of the Wrangler Unlimited.
Each Jeep 80th Anniversary Special Edition adds a “since 1941” graphic to the startup of the Uconnect touchscreen, with each model also gaining additional cosmetic touches over the specific 80th Anniversary identification, like body colour wheelarch flares, grille, bumpers, door handles and sills, Granite Crystal roof rails and mirror caps, smoked tail light lenses and darkened window trim, depending on model. Both Cherokee variants feature a panoramic sunroof as standard, while the Wrangler Unlimited adds the Sky-One-Touch power retractable fabric top.
Launched in late May, the 80th Anniversary Special Edition will be available in very limited numbers locally - just 80 units of the Cherokee and 160 each for the Wrangler Unlimited and Grand Cherokee.
See your Jeep dealer for availability and further details.
2021 Jeep 80th Anniversary Special Edition pricing*
Cherokee 80th Anniversary Special Edition (80 units) $51,941
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Special Edition (160 units) $66,941
Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary Special Edition (160 units) $71,941
*list pricing, excluding ORCs.