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Jeep celebrates 60 years of 4x4 motoring

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Jeep has launched a special limited edition Jeep Wrangler now on sale to commemorate 60 years in the 4x4 market.

The Wrangler 60th Anniversary follows the first Jeep Cherokee 60th Anniversary commemorative model that was introduced earlier this year.

The soft-top Wrangler has been enhanced by the addition of body-coloured wheel arch flares, 16-inch Icon alloy wheels, all-terrain tyres and 60th Anniversary badging combined with two exterior colour options – Silverstone and Black. Inside the Wrangler, the 60th anniversary theme is continued with unique embroidered floor mats.

The Jeep Wrangler 60th Anniversary model is fitted as standard with Jeep's proven 174 bhp 4.0-litre six cylinder petrol engine. This engine produces a top speed of 108 mph, while providing acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds. Wrangler's Quadra Coil suspension is designed to give smooth on-road comfort and agile handling while a sturdy chassis, high ground clearance, standard skid plates (for the transfer case and fuel tank) and Jeep's Command-Trac 4x4 system is meant to ensure safety and security when driving off-road.

Standard safety and security equipment on the Wrangler includes driver and front passenger air bags, height adjustable front seat belts, a high-level rear brake light, locking wheel nuts and a Smart Key Immobiliser system. A tilt adjustable steering column, tinted windows and a radio cassette player with CD compatibility are included in the standard equipment package.

The Wrangler 60th Anniversary (pictured) costs £15,995 on the road.

As with all vehicles in the Chrysler Jeep range, this new Wrangler is covered by a three-year/60,000 mile warranty, and three years'/60,000 mile European roadside assistance.

In the first four months of 2001, Chrysler and Jeep registered a total of 6,396 vehicles, meaning that the UK has become the Chrysler Group's best-selling export market.

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