The Jeep Wrangler is one of the best vehicles to buy if you are into off-roading. The rugged purpose-built utility vehicle is famous around the world for its off-road prowess and reliability. A few months back, Jeep launched the fourth-generation model of the Wrangler internationally and the same was launched in India this month. The UV is priced at Rs. 63.94 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The video below shows the first fourth-gen Jeep Wrangler of India being delivered to its buyer.
As seen in the video, the new generation model of the Wrangler improves upon the design of the previous model and looks more butch. In India, it is available in its five-door guise and in the top-spec trim level only. While a price tag upwards of Rs. 60 lakh can not be termed as cheap or affordable by any means, one must not forget that the Wrangler is bought here via the CBU route which means it is priced at almost double its original price.
In the video, we also see the red Wrangler climbing down the stairs of the dealership. While this is no big feat and even 2wd SUVs can do the same with some effort, one can see how easily the wrangler got down the steps using its meaty 18-inch wheels and the check the working of the suspension setup as well. The Jeep Wrangler has a 4-wheel-drive high and 4-wheel-drive low mode along with with a new 4-wheel-drive auto mode that that measure traction slip.
Talking about the fourth-gen Jeep Wrangler, the new model looks butch as ever but with modern elements added to it. The iconic seven slat grille is flanked by round headlamps with LED units while there are LED lights on the fenders as well as the bumper. The bigger change, however, is in terms of the cabin design and equipment level. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler comes with a revised dashboard dominated by an Uconnect 4C NAV 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control among other features.
The 5-seat cabin also gets features like passive keyless entry, push-button start, and much more. Premium leather upholstery can be spotted everywhere and the previous model of the car looks spartan compared to this one. The new Jeep Wrangler is also substantially lighter than the model it replaced and this certainly helps in the performance aspect. The doors, bonnet and fenders are now made out of aluminium and the SUV comes with differential locks that can now be activated by an electronic switch on the central console and a button to disconnect the sway bars for extra articulation.
Powering the new Jeep Wrangler is a single-engine option, which is 2.0-litre high power turbo petrol engine. This engine puts out 268 Ps of power along with 400 Nm of torque. The Jeep Wrangler will only be available with an 8-speed automatic gearbox – which is also brand new.