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Jeep® Sends The Wrangler Rubicon Recon To China:

Special Edition Model Has Hefty Price Tag In China...

Earlier this year, the Jeep® brand is returned its popular Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition to the iconic SUV’s lineup and equipping it with the powerful and efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque mild-hybrid technology. While Jeep recently announced that it would release a limited number of the models to the European market with a diesel engine under the hood, it seems that the legendary American off-road brand is now letting the Rubicon Recon hit the shores of China as well.

China-Spec 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon. (Jeep).

According to Jeep China, the special edition model will only be available in a four-door Unlimited configuration. Like the North American model, it will be powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque mild-hybrid technology. This is due to the Chinese emissions regulations and import taxes based on the vehicle’s displacement. The 2.0-liter produces 195kW (262 horsepower) @ 5,000 rpm and 400 Nm (295 ft.-lbs) of torque @ 3,000 rpm in its Chinese form. It is mated to the same 850RE 8-speed automatic transmission as the North American units as well.

China-Spec 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon. (Jeep).

Exterior features for the Chinese version of the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon include heavy-duty rock-rails, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, Gloss Black grille with body-color surrounds, Recon fender badge, Matte Black fender vent decal, 17-inch aluminum wheels with a machined/black finish, a Matte Black hood stripe decals with red tracer, European Rubicon front and rear bumpers, as well as Rubicon Gray grille throats and headlamp inserts.

China-Spec 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon. (Jeep).

The Chinese-Spec Wrangler Rubicon Recon models feature next-generation Dana front and rear heavy-duty axles, enhanced off-road rock rails, and the Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Wrangler Rubicon Recon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, a disconnecting front sway bar, and 33-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires, taking the Wrangler to the highest level of capability.

China-Spec 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon. (Jeep).

When it comes to infotainment, the Chinese model is fitted with the same 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with navigation that Wrangler owners have come to love. There is also a large 7-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) screen located in the gauge cluster to let the driver know everything about what is happening with the vehicle when it’s off-road.

China-Spec 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon. (Jeep).

While it only is available in one color, the Chinese version ditches the “Sarge” green name beloved by North American fans, in favor of the “Jungle” green name.

The limited-edition Rubicon Recon has a starting Chinese Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of ¥559,900 (or about $82,453 USD). It is currently available for purchase in Jeep dealers across China.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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