Jeep’s press conference at the 2006 New York International Auto Show took place out in the sunshine, in the front lot of the Jacob Javits convention Center. The outdoor setting seemed appropriate, as we were seeing the world debut of a couple of all-new off-road vehicles. First up was the 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, a four-door version of the famous four-by-four that started it all. The Unlimited sits on a chassis that’s been stretched by 20 inches, giving impressive interior room. Still, the Unlimited has the same ground clearance as any Wrangler, and similar approach and departure angles. There’s also an axle locker and skid plates for the serious rough stuff.
Power for the Wrangler Unlimited is rated at 205 horses, with 240 lb.-ft. of torque. The interior uses pieces from the recently redone two-door Wrangler, which is a major improvement-and yet it can still be hosed out without damage.