The Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 has made a surprising return for 2024, defying expectations as the modern-day HEMI® era comes to a close. Despite the recent update to the beloved halo model in the previous year, the Rubicon 392 not only underwent cosmetic changes for 2024 but also received a host of new standard features, including the Xtreme 35 Package, acoustic front glass, thicker carpet, additional sound-deadening foam, and luxurious 12-way power adjustable front seats.
Introduced in 2021, the Rubicon 392, powered by a 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 engine, has solidified its place as the most capable, quickest, and powerful Wrangler ever. Limited to the four-door Unlimited configuration, this powerhouse delivers an impressive 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Coupled with a TorqueFlite 8HP75 8-speed automatic transmission and Selec-Trac® full-time active transfer case, the Rubicon 392 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and conquers the quarter-mile in 13 seconds flat.
What sets the Rubicon 392 apart is its Hydro-Guide air intake system, equipped with a ducting system and drains, allowing it to navigate water up to 34 inches deep with ease. The system efficiently separates water from the incoming air, ensuring worry-free water crossings even when a bow wake washes over the hood.
Adding to the excitement is the standard active dual-mode exhaust that produces a distinctive and exhilarating sound. The system, with its unique quad exhaust tailpipes, engages automatically under higher engine loads, reducing exhaust back pressure. Drivers also have the option to activate the system with a simple press of a button.
However, the thrill comes with a bittersweet revelation. News has surfaced that production of the Rubicon 392 will conclude later this model year. Dealer documents leaked on JLWranglerForums.com reveal that dealers must meet specific sales criteria to secure an allocation for the “Final Edition” models. Dealers exceeding January 2024 vs. January 2023 sales targets for the assigned Jeep brand vehicle will be awarded an allocation for this limited edition.
While details on the ‘Final Edition’ model remain undisclosed, it’s expected to generate high demand and swift sales, even with potential markups. For enthusiasts eyeing this beast, time is of the essence, as it marks the final opportunity to own a piece of Wrangler history. For those seeking a more budget-friendly option, around 193 units of the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 are currently available on dealer lots, offering a last chance to experience the thrill before it rides into the sunset.
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