Wrangler Rubicon Wins 4x4 of the Year
Date 2006/10/31 13:35:24 | Topic: Wrangler
|Chrysler Group's media only blog is reporting that the 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has won Peterson's 2007 4x4 of the Year award. There's no mention of it yet on the 4wheeloffroad.com web site, but here are some of the details:|
The 2007 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon beat out three Chevys, a Hummer, a Toyota, a Kia and a GMC to capture the coveted 4x4 of the Year award by 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine.
It's no easy task. Think of it as the 4x4 world's version of fraternity hazing. Competitors have to show their stuff on a grueling 1,000 mile test which looks at its suspension, engine, transmission and transfer case along with the style and creature comforts. The most important test though, is how well the beasts behave off-road
"This award is the ultimate pinnacle," said Mike Donoughe, Chrysler Group Vice President, Body-on-Frame Product Team. "We are honored that 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine selected the ultimate off-road icon, our new all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, as 4x4 of the Year."
Said Rick Pewe, Editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road: "The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon clearly won this year's test, despite being pitted against formidable challengers. The fine mechanical attributes and classic styling and new- found comfort lifted the Jeep well above the competition, and the incredibly capable off-road ability helped propel it into the winners circle."