Following years of speculations and delays, the Jeep Wrangler has officially arrived in the Indian market. The tough looking off-roader was recently launched as a full imported model. Besides it, Jeep has announced that the company will add another vehicle to its line-up when it will begin local production at its Ranjangaon facility near Pune next year. Until then, here’s a little something of the tough-looking Wrangler.
The Wrangler is on sale in India in a single variant called Wrangler Unlimited 4x4. The vehicle is priced at Rs 71.59 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and is available in six colour options.
There is no doubt that the design of the Wrangler is iconic. Legendary Jeep styling cues here include the vertical seven-slot grille, flanking round headlamps and the trapezoidal wheel arches.
Being a hard-core off roader, the Wrangler’s body shell is protected by subtly inbuilt sport bars and it comes with wash-out interiors with drain plugs as well.
The Wrangler gets removable doors, a three-piece modular, removable hard top as well as with a soft top – a standard addition to the Wrangler package.
Under the muscular hood sits a 2.8-litre inline 4-cylinder diesel engine that’s good for 200bhp at 3600rpm and 460Nm between 1600 and 2600rpm. Its paired to a 5-speed automatic gearbox.
Inside, you get McKinley leather seats, a lockable centre console, a 9-speaker Alpine music system, a 6.5-inch Uconnect touch screen navigation system that is accessible through voice commands.
The Wrangler gets Command Trac all-wheel drive system with heavy duty solid axles, 18 bolt main case joint clamping for heavy off-road usage and to round it off, 17-inch Silent Armour Goodyear tyres.
Both the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee will be sold through 10 Jeep distribution outlets called Jeep Destination Stores, in 9 cities in India by the end of this year.