The Jeep brand’s most iconic vehicle, the Wrangler, has been thoroughly updated in the international market. The SUV sells in India as Completely Built Units (CBU) and the new model has been spotted in India. Jeep currently offers only the 5-door unlimited version of the SUV in the market. However, the new pictures show that both 3-door and 5-door Unlimited models have come to India.
The arrival of both the all-new variants suggests that Jeep may introduce the 3-door variant in the market, while the 5-door variant will be replaced with the all-new model. Both the variants of the Jeep Wrangler are spotted in Right Hand Drive (RHD) layout. The SUVs are speculated to have come to India for homologation, which is mandatory for every car that sells commercially in India. After the homologation, it may take a few weeks or months to launch the vehicle, which puts the launch time frame around the festive season or the end of this year. However, Jeep may also push the launch to early 2019 to gain on the surge in sales during that period.
The rejigged Wrangler is based on an all-new platform that is lighter than the current version. It is also larger in size and gets many visual upgrades. The changes include a new grille and new LED headlamps. There are now LED DRLs integrated into the front fender too. Jeep has also added new alloy wheels and new ORVMs with turn signals embedded in them.
The cabin of the Wrangler has been updated with a new dashboard and a new 8.4-inches infotainment screen. It gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The cabin also gets dual-zone automatic climate control among other things, such as a washable floor with drain plugs. It also gains features like keyless entry and a push-start button that is missing from the current model that is sold in India.
The all-new Wrangler is powered by a number of petrol and diesel engine options. There is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a mild hybrid system, which is a new offering. It also gets the 3.6-litre V6 naturally aspirated petrol engine in the top-of-the-line trim. The diesel line-up consists of 2.2-litre and 3.0-litre turbocharged units. It is not clear which engine options will come to the Indian market. However, there will be no manual option in India and it will only get the 8-speed automatic transmission.