New-gen Jeep Wrangler Sahara Spied On Test In India, Launch Nears

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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.

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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.

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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.