New Jeep Wran­gler De­tails Out

Car India - - BULLETIN -

The next-gen­er­a­tion Jeep Wran­gler has arived, promis­ing to be the most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced one yet, pri­mar­ily sport­ing a new de­sign, a choice of 4x4 sys­tems, and new engines as well.

The new Wran­gler re­tains the es­sen­tial el­e­ments, help­ing it to be iden­ti­fied im­me­di­ately as a Wran­gler: the seven-slot grille, the round head­lamps which are now LED units, and the pur­pose­ful wheels and tyres that make rugged the most promi­nent of char­ac­ter­is­tics.

There are two ad­vanced four-wheel-drive sys­tems on of­fer: Com­mand-Trac and Rock Trac. Both sys­tems fea­ture the new SelecTrac full-time two-speed trans­fer case for a con­tin­u­ous drive mon­i­tor­ing and man­age­ment of the torque sent to front and rear wheels. Also on of­fer are Tru-Lock elec­tric front- and rear-axle lock­ers, Trac-Lok lim­ited slip dif­fer­en­tial and also an elec­tronic front sway-bar dis­con­nect, all of which add tremen­dously to its abil­i­ties.

Pow­er­ing the Wran­gler are a choice of new engines: a 2.2-litre four-cylin­der Mul­tiJet II turbo-diesel re­places the older 2.8-litre unit and makes 200 PS at 3,500 rpm, with a healthy 450 Nm of peak torque com­ing in at 2,000 rpm. Emis­sion man­age­ment is taken care of by a new multi-way ex­haust gas re­cir­cu­la­tion (EGR) sys­tem with an SCR (se­lec­tive cat­alytic re­duc­tion) sys­tem for NOx treat­ment em­ployed as well. In­tel­li­gent start/stop is also part of the pack­age.

Two petrol engines are also on of­fer: a 2.0-litre tur­bocharged four-cylin­der and the fa­mil­iar 3.6-litre Pen­tas­tar V6, the lat­ter of which should be of­fered here as it is now. A new eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion now comes in with all en­gine op­tions, re­plac­ing the old five-speed unit.

The in­te­rior also fea­tures sig­nif­i­cant up­dates, in­clud­ing the fourth-gen­er­a­tion Ucon­nect with easy-to-use func­tions on ei­ther a 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch high-res touch­screen, al­low­ing ac­cess to con­trol for var­i­ous car func­tions, in­clud­ing cli­mate, au­dio, and nav­i­ga­tion. It also in­cor­po­rates An­droid Auto and Ap­ple CarPlay. A slew of ac­tive and pas­sive safety aids also ar­rive, in­clud­ing a blindspot mon­i­tor, rear cross path de­tec­tion, and elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol with roll mit­i­ga­tion, apart from park as­sist and a re­verse cam­era with dy­namic guide­lines.

The new Wran­gler will be of­fered in both two- and four-door (Un­lim­ited) ver­sions, with as many as 180 orig­i­nal ac­ces­sories specif­i­cally de­vel­oped by Mopar also avail­able.

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