Three Mopar Jeep models are displayed at the Frankfurt MotorshowCherokee KrawLer, Wrangler Rubicon Sunriser and Renegade Trailhawk
Based on the Trailhawk version, the Jeep Cherokee KrawLer show car was created to tackle the toughest driving conditions, as the name suggests by hinting at ‘rock crawlers’ that are designed to climb over the harshest off-road obstacles. ‘KL’ is the code identifying the Cherokee family.
The ride is raised for extreme off-road use. This is why the show car is fitted with special Mopar equipment that includes special suspensions, BF Goodrich KM2 255/80/17 off-road tyres, wider wings, skid plates and platforms under the doors.
Sporting a special, Matte Green body pays homage to the Jeep brand’s heritage and tradition with quartz grey interior and exterior details, the KrawLer show car is fitted with a powerful 3.2 V6 Pentastar 272 HP engine, automatic nine-speed transmission and ‘Jeep® Active Drive Lock’ four-wheel drive with low range and rear differential lock.
Many eyes will also be on the Wrangler Rubicon Sunriser show car at the IAA Frankfurt. The Sunriser features exclusive Matte Orange paintwork, hence its original name, in addition to a host of Mopar accessories specifically designed for this vehicle. The bumpers, with a double tow hook on the front, are specifically designed for off-roading. The off-road wings, the 4″ suspension lift kit and the half doors make the Sunriser even bolder and more suitable for extreme use. LED lights fitted between the pillar and windscreen complete the look. LED technology is also implemented for the daytime running lights and the rear light clusters. The interior is in black leather customised with matte fluorescent orange trim which matches the colour of the bodywork.
The extreme abilities of this Wrangler, which is powered by a 2.8 CRD engine combined with a five-speed automatic transmission, are further emphasized by an engine skid plate and beadlock wheels. The latter is an accessory which fixes the tyre bead to the rim to prevent unintended tyre removal, particularly when running with very low pressure and tackling tricky surfaces, like rocks, sand or mud.
On the stand a special ‘Moparized’ version of the Renegade Trailhawk will also be on display. This special Trailhawk has 17″ aluminium alloy rims, underbody skid plates, two rear tow hooks and exclusive black mirror caps cleverly contrasting with the Anvil livery. Inside, the customisation includes sporty pedals and Jeep design mats. All Mopar accessories are specifically designed to enhance the adventurous spirit of this version of the Renegade which is most suited to off-roading.