Jeep Introduces the Wrangler Islander and All-New Jeep Adventure Academy

Jeep Wrangler Islander Returns

Jeep, an automaker with a storied history, is not one to ignore its past. In fact, the iconic Jeep Wrangler itself pays homage to its roots as a World War II utility vehicle with the current Willys trims — named after Willys-Overland, one of the three companies responsible for bringing the vehicle to fruition after a petition from the U.S. military. Now, Jeep is bringing back another iconic moniker — Islander — for the 2021 model year. After a decade-long absence, the Jeep Wrangler Islander returns to the Wrangler lineup with a special new aesthetic that evokes the tropical imagery of Hawaii and its beaches. 

The Islander trim is based on the Sport S trim and its most distinguishing features include Tiki Bob hood decals that say “Islander” and run across either side of the hood. The SUV also rides on 17-inch silver wheels, clad in all-season tires — Jeep skipped the all-terrain rubber for this particular trim. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler Islander also borrowed a pair of rock rails from the Wrangler Rubicon trim, but once again it is more about looking the part for this island cruiser. 

On the inside, the Wrangler Islander has special seat upholstery that includes Surf Blue accent stitching and “Islander” embroidered emblems in the front seat backs also in Surf Blue. The Tiki Bob logo can also be found on the Surf Blue tags on the front seat as well. A 7-inch Uconnect infotainment touchscreen display is standard, along with dual-zone climate control and a special Ceramic White dash that’s exclusive to the Islander trim. 

Jeep Adventure Academy

Jeep isn’t introducing new Wrangler trims only, the automaker also launched its first-ever Jeep Adventure Academy — a place where Jeep 4×4 owners can learn more about off-road driving and get hands-on experience as well. Beginning October (2020), Jeepers can participate in the Jeep Adventure Academy in select locations across the country. Sessions are led by prominent Jeep Jamboree USA instructors, as well as other off-roading experts.  

“Off-roading is a rite of passage for Jeep 4×4 owners and the new Jeep Adventure Academy will provide key knowledge every off-roader can use for hitting the trails. The new Jeep Adventure Academy underscores the Jeep brand’s commitment to delivering 4×4 vehicles that provide owners with a sense of capability, safety and security to handle any condition or adventure with confidence,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA – North America. 

The Jeep Adventure Academy classes focus on numerous essential areas of off-road instruction, including driving techniques, vehicle preparation, how to properly inspect and navigate terrain and challenging obstacles, 4×4 system basics, safety tips, trail etiquette and more. Those interested in learning more can head to jeepadventureacademy.com and learn more about the upcoming sessions in Michigan, Missouri, and California. A one day session starts at $99. 

If you’re interested in exploring parts unknown, visit us at Miami Lakes AutoMall to explore the latest Jeep Wrangler inventory before you head out on the road. If you’re in need of more utility, but just as much off-road prowess, the Jeep Gladiator is the answer. Stop by Miami Lakes Jeep and become a Jeeper today! Follow Miami Lakes Jeep on social media to stay up to date with the latest Jeep news.

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