Just In: 2019 Jeep Wrangler launched

Jeep Wrangler Side

Finally, the latest generation of the Jeep Wrangler has arrived in India after its global debut back in 2017. It sports revised styling whereas retaining its rugged proportions and off-road capabilities. It is now powered by a new petrol engine and a new automatic gearbox, the new Wrangler is priced at INR 63.94 Lakh (Ex-showroom pan-India).

Features of Jeep Wrangler:

Only the five-door unlimited variant of the car will be offered in India. Wrangler gets a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 268PS of power and 400Nm of torque while mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. No diesel engine is offered in India.

The new Wrangler comes with Jeep’s Selec-Trac 4×4 drivetrain system with a low-range gearbox. Its 4-Low controls are situated next to the shift lever of the 8-speed auto in the central tunnel.

Talking about its new avatar, the Wrangler has grown in sizee as it is 130mm longer (4882mm), 17mm wider and 9mm taller than the outgoing version. Also, the wheelbase has grown in length by 61mm and  has a ground clearance of 215mm. But the car is lighter than before because of the extensive use of high strength steel and aluminum in its build.

Exterior:

The new Wrangler still feature the seven-slat front grille flanked by circular headlamps, except these are now all-LED units with integrated DRLs too. At the rear, it features new all-LED tail lamps along with a beefier rear bumper. Due to the front steel bumper it has handy 41.8-degree approach angle while the flared wheel arches house the 18-inch wheels.

Interior:

There are major differences inside the cabin as the car gets a redesigned dashboard. It has a new instrument cluster with a 7.0-inch colored multi-information display in between the two dials and the latest 8.4-inch Jeep Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Phone, media and navigation functions can be performed using voice commands at the push of a button. Other controls on the steering wheel include cruise control and the engine auto stop-start function.

Jeep has retained some of the traditional stylings such as round AC vents and robust-looking controls for the audio system, electric windows and dual-zone climate control as well. The car has all black leather interior along with soft-touch materials. Safety features that the car offer include ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, rearview camera, ESP, traction control and four airbags