Jeep India will soon replace the current Wrangler with the fourth-gen model that could launch locally in both 2-door and 4-door guises
Test mules of the fourth-generation Jeep Wrangler were recently spied testing in India. The Sahara version of the new model has been spotted in both 2-door and 4-door format. Currently, Jeep India sells the Unlimited version of the last-gen Jeep Wrangler only in the 4-door body style.
The fourth-gen Jeep Wrangler (JL) retains the iconic Willys-inspired look but features evolved styling elements that make it look quite modern. The front-end gets round headlamps with signature seven-slot grille while the side profile has bold wheel arches and exposed door hinges. The rear gets a tailgate-mounted spare wheel for the decidedly rugged look.
The interior of the fourth-gen Jeep Wrangler has a traditional layout but comes loaded to its gills with various comfort and convenience-enhancing features like an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 7-inch TFT LED driver information display, 12-volt accessory outlets, 230-volt AC outlet, engine start-stop button and adjustable seat bolster and lumbar support.
The latest Jeep Wrangler is globally available with three engine options, which includes two new options. The one that is likely to be sold here is the 2.2-litre Multijet II diesel motor that produces a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 450 Nm.
There is also a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that outputs 272 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque. The third engine is a 3.6-litre Pentastar naturally-aspirated petrol engine that has been tuned to churn out 284 PS and 347 Nm.
All the engine options come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the bigger petrol engine even gets a 6-speed manual unit. The latest Jeep Wrangler gets two 4×4 options – Command-Trac and Road-Trac. Both the setups offer a Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case.
The new-gen Jeep Wrangler should launch in India in the coming months. The current version comes to us via CBU route and is priced at Rs 58.74 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The company could choose the CKD route to price its iconic SUV more aggressively in the Indian market.