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Old 06-06-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
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Jeep Wrangler Sahara trim named after....? thoughts

Greetings jeepers,

today one of my friends was asking me, what is this sahara means??

so i started searching on the internet, all i found was that on 2005 there was a movie called sahara starred by Matthew McConaughey, but that was Sahara Edition Unlimited Rubicon.

anyhow, i tried.. but no resultes.

if there is some kind of history for this name, please share it

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:45 AM   #2
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I looked up Wkipedia, that Jeep has assembly line in Egypt since the 90s or 80s. and it's of course a very capable convoy on the samd dunes... so maybe the company got the nane from there... the same question can be asked on Rbicon, which is a river in Italy.

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I looked up Wkipedia, that Jeep has assembly line in Egypt since the 90s or 80s. and it's of course a very capable convoy on the samd dunes... so maybe the company got the nane from there... the same question can be asked on Rbicon, which is a river in Italy.
During the late Roman Republic, the Rubicon river was the boundary between Gaul (a province), and Rome proper. Any consul or praetor who headed troops from one province into another (or Rome) outside of his own province was automatically considered an outlaw, with his troops. The phrase "crossing the Rubicon" comes from Julius Caesar leading his Gallic legions into Italy, directly declaring war on Pompey and the Senate.

The Jeep Rubicon is named after the Rubicon Trail, though.
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I think the Sahara name is just a reference the the Sahara Desert and is meant as an homage to the Jeep's capability in the face of a rugged and challenging environment.

I think that line of reasoning can also explain the name Rubicon. As Tyler mentioned, it is a river in Italy, and long ago it served as the boundary between Gaul and Italy. The Roman Republic passed laws forbidding a general from leading an army across the Rubicon, and when Julius Caeser did that, it began the civil war that transitioned the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. When Caeser did this, there was "no going back" and the term "Crossing the Rubicon" came to mean passing the point of no return.

From a marketing standpoint, I can see Jeep wanting to convey the image of rugged capability, and that if you plan on passing the "Point of No Return" for most vehicles, you better be in a Jeep!
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yeah, when you think a out all the editions out there: arctic, moab, sahara, rubicon. thy are trying to remind us what the jeep is made for..
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You forgot about the Black Hawk edition. You guys can crawl your Rubicon, can cross your Sahara, but non of you can fire Hell fire missiles. I win. And, and, and, I can still cross the Sahara, because I have the sticker.
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yeah, when you think a out all the editions out there: arctic, moab, sahara, rubicon. thy are trying to remind us what the jeep is made for..
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