Iconic four-wheeler manufacturer, Jeep has launched the 5-door Wrangler Rubicon in India priced at INR 68.94 lakh ex-showroom, India. The deliveries on the Wrangler Rubicon are scheduled to commence from 15th March onwards. The Wrangler Rubicon is the tougher and more capable iteration of the Jeep Wrangler and demands around INR 5 lakh premium over the standard model. The ‘Rubicon’ moniker comes as a tribute to the famous ‘Rubicon Trail’ near lake Tahoe, California.
On the exterior, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon does not differentiate itself by much as compared to the standard model but comes with a higher ground clearance of 217mm which is 2mm more than the standard, 43.9-degree approach angle, 22.6-degrees ramp break-over angle and 37-degree departure angle which on the standard Wrangler are 41.8, 21 and 36.1 degrees respectively.
In terms of its powertrain, the Wrangler Rubicon is powered by the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 265 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque. The Rubicon gets a low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger mounted directly on the cylinder heads equipped with an electronically controlled wastegate. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and a 77.2:1 crawl ratio Rock-Trac 4X4 drivetrain which helps scale obstacles with ease.
The Trail-Rated Wrangler Rubicon also features an NV241 4X4 4:1 low range 2-speed transfer case that comes with Tru-Lok electronic locking differentials on both ends, electronically operated sway bar disconnect for improved articulation and a full-time torque management system that provides optimum grip in low traction situations.
On the inside, the Wrangler and the Wrangler Rubicon share the equipment and feature a soft-touch dashboard, leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient LED lights, 7-inch colour digital driver’s information display, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, steering mounted controls, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start/stop, power-adjustable heated ORVMs etc.
On the outside, the Wrangler Rubicon gets a large ‘RUBICON’ sticker on the hood, ‘Trail-Rated’ badging, automatic LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, LED front fog lamps, rear fog lamps, full-framed removable doors and 3-piece removable modular top.
In terms of safety, the Jeep Wrangler and the Rubicon features multiple airbags, electronic stability control, electronic roll-over mitigation, trailer sway control, hill start assist, hill descent control, tyre pressure monitor, rear park assist, rear parking camera etc.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon will be brought to India via the Completely Built-Up (CBU) route.