Dealer-modified 2013 Jeep Wrangler models in UAE
At the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee launch a couple of months ago in Dubai, we came across the Jeep Wrangler Renegade and the Jeep Wrangler Pickup models offered by the UAE dealer. The two unique models, modified by the dealer using original Mopar parts, have been on sale since the beginning of this year, if not longer, but this is the first time we got an up-close look at them.
The Renegade is a 3-door model with blacked-out wheels, fatter offroad tyres, a black front grille, extra driving lights and “Renegade” bonnet stickers. The price tag is Dhs 129,900.
The Pickup is a converted Unlimited model, built using a US$6,000 kit from Jeep. It involves changing every panel from the B-pillar backwards, and losing the rear seats and rollcage in the process. Fully converted, with driving lights, fender flares, offroad tyres, unique wheels and a lift kit thrown in, the dealer is asking for Dhs 196,900.
Interestingly, Chrysler is still debating whether to build a Wrangler pickup as a regular production model. That would bring down the price some.