New Jeep Wrangler Details Out
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.