Though off-road enthusiast and wildlife photographer, Shane Russeck only founded True North Collections in 2019, the Los Angeles-based 4×4 restoration and customization outfit has already built a name for itself in the greater automotive community with a series of beautifully restored classic trucks. And while TNC has previously focused mainly on breathing new life into 1970s models, the company’s most recent project takes things in a new direction with a ruggedized off-roader based on the latest Jeep Wrangler platform.
Dubbed the “True North Edition Jeep Wrangler,” the vehicle is powered by the customer’s choice of either a 285hp 3.6L V6, a 260hp 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel, or a monstrous 6.5L V8. Off-road upgrades include a multi-inch lift kit, bigger off-road-friendly wheels, flared fenders, a custom-vented hood, bespoke Defender-style rear roof windows, custom front and rear bumpers, rock sliders with side steps, a ladder-equipped roof rack, a winch and tow hooks all-around, and a roof-mounted LED light bar, front bumper-mounted HELLA auxiliary lights. On the inside, the interior has been treated to bespoke leather upholstery, True North Edition badging, and an optional luggage leather upgrade. The True North Edition Jeep Wrangler By True North Collections is scheduled for a release on February 1, 2021.