It seems like every week we talk about some type of special edition or “buzz model” Jeep® on this site. But this latest one comes from Mexico and is focused on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Meet the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunrider Special Edition, a unique model made for the Mexican market, with popular options from the US and Canadian markets.
With a base 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, the Sunrider Special Edition adds the new Sunrider Flip Top for Hardtop that offers a front row soft top that quickly and easily folds back for an enhanced outdoor driving experience. The Sunrider Flip Top is constructed from the ultra-premium black twill fabric common on many luxury convertibles, making it capable of protecting against inclement weather.
As a Rubicon model, of course, you get unmatched off-road capability with 4×4 Command-Trac® and Rock-Trac® 4×4 systems, the latest generation of Dana axles, Tru-Lock electronic locking differentials front and rear, all-terrain tires, Rock Rails steel bumpers and steel skid plates, and a unique hood with functional Power Dome vents.
The Rock-Trac® 4×4 system includes the latest generation of high-performance Dana 44 front and rear axles, and a 4:1 final ratio (4LO) reduction gear. By default, the front to rear axle ratio is 4.10. Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials are also standard.
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunrider Special Edition offers improved articulation and overall suspension compared to the previous generation with the help of an electronically disengageable anti-roll bar. The Wrangler Rubicon has an impressive crawl ratio of 77:2:1. The system allows you to easily overcome any obstacle, no matter how complicated it may seem. The Rock-Trac system offers permanent torque management, enabling optimal grip in low traction conditions.
Outside, the Rubicon Sunrider Special Edition includes LED headlights and fog lights that provide crisp white light and add to the Wrangler’s distinctive appearance. It has familiar daytime running lights that form a halo around the outer perimeter of the headlights, and front indicators located at the front of the fenders. There is also the addition of a black grille as well.
With only 100 units produced for the Mexican market, the Sunrider Special Edition is offered in two exterior colors not offered in Mexico: Hydro Blue and Sting-Gray.
Inside the cabin, you’ll see your standard Rubicon interior. The Sunrider Special Edition includes the famous 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment screen with navigation. Two USB ports in the front and two more within reach of the rear passengers connect to the “media” center. Several additional 12-volt electrical outlets are found throughout the Wrangler’s interior. Black leather seats with 6-way manual driver’s seat adjustment, 2-way manual lumbar adjustment, and a 60/40 split folding rear seat are also included in the package.
Under the hood is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with an eTorque mild-hybrid (mHEV) system. The Pentastar delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to an 8-speed 850RE TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
The eTorque mild-hybrid system includes automatic engine stop/start (ESS), electronic power steering, extended injection cut-off, gear management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking. Both the engine and the fuel flow can be shut off during stops, downhills or deceleration phases.
The Sunrider Special Edition also gets enhanced safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic control, ParkView backup camera with dynamic grids, and electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll damping and four front-mounted airbags.
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunrider Special Edition has a starting price of $1,321,900 MXN (or approximately $65,796.25 USD). It is currently available to order at Jeep Mexico dealers.