In India, Jeep is primarily surviving on the sales of the Compass SUV. Although not a high selling, mass market product, the Compass has made the Jeep a household brand, well relatively. Now, the iconic SUV manufacturer has launched the 4th generation of the Wrangler SUV in India priced at INR 63.94 lakh ex-showroom, pan-India. The new Jeep Wrangler will be available in the Sahara variant, only as a 5-door SUV at the moment.
The Jeep Wrangler is brought to India via the CBU route, and is built at the Toledo production plant in USA. The old Wrangler which was launched in India in 2017 was priced at INR 56 lakh, so the new one is clearly expensive. Also, the new Jeep Wrangler has a smaller engine compared to the 3.6L V6 petrol and 2.8L diesel engines offered before.
Powering the 2019 Jeep Wrangler in India is a 2.0L, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol motor producing 270 HP of power and 400 Nm of torque matched to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Of course, this is a Trail Rated SUV with Selec-Trac 4×4 system which allows customers to switch between 2WD to 4WD on the fly. The new and improved 4×4 system allows for better traction, better water wading, better maneuverability, better articulation and better ground clearance.
The Jeep Wrangler also comes with underbody armour, meaning it gets skid plates protecting the crucial components of the vehicle like fuel tank, transfer case, and the gearbox components.
In terms of safety, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler comes with high strength steel brams for side-impact protection, front and side airbags, all-four disc brakes, ABS, traction control, brake assist, park assist system, ESC, Hill Hold and more…
The front styling of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler stays true to the Jeep DNA with the iconic 7-slat grille. You now get modern bits like LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, lower positioning of the spare wheel on the tail gate for better visibility, new bumpers at the front & back, new alloy wheel design, new wing mirrors, quick fold windshield function and a subtle dose of chrome / silver finish.
On the inside, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler offers more space and features, You now get a touchscreen infotainment screen with a 8.4″ display and a 7.0″ MID. The system is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear AC vents, TPMS, ambient lights, satin chrome accents, black upholstery and the off-road controls placed on the dashboard. There is also the laltitude, longitude, latitude, pitch and roll angle display which assists in wandering off the road.