New Jeep Wrangler starts at £44,865 19 | 02 | 2019

    THE LATEST JEEP WRANGLER — which retains its iconic road presence — has gone on-sale at Scottish dealerships priced from £44,865, for the entry-level Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door version. The entry-level four-door starts at £46,865. (Related: New Jeep Wrangler bags special 4x4 honour)

    Branded “the most capable Wrangler ever” by Jeep bosses, the new Wrangler brings together Jeep's legendary off-road prowess, allied to a new, updated and improved level of on-road comfort.

    The new model boasts unmatched technical content which, depending on trim, includes two advanced four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full time systems — Command-Trac and Rock-Trac — plus Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited slip differential and electronic front anti-roll bar disconnect.


    Among the changes to the MY19 Wrangler are:

        •    New styling all round, giving a fresh appearance

        •    Refreshed and updated interior with increased storage capacity

        •    All-new engines – 2.2-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel and 2.0-litre turbo petrol

        •    New LED headlamps and rear lights

        •    New Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

        •    Improved safety content, including Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView reverse camera, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and four standard air bags


    Jeep says the latest model has been  engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, and the new Wrangler is the result of more than 75 years of leadership in the development of 4x4 systems.

    Two  four-wheel drive systems are available: Command-Trac, on the Sahara and Overland trim level, and Rock-Trac, standard on Rubicon trim. Both systems feature the new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case for a continuous monitoring and management of the torque sent to front and rear wheels.


    The 4x4 system operates in four driving modes:

        •    2H (Two-Wheel Drive High Range)

        •    4H AUTO (Full-Time Active On-Demand High Drive)

        •    4H Part-Time (Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive High Range)

        •    4L (Full-time Four-Wheel Drive Low Range)

        •    N (Neutral) is also available


    The Wrangler engine range is enhanced with the introduction of two new units – the 2.2-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel and the 2.0-litre turbocharged in-line four-cylinder petrol. All Wrangler engine options are linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission, new for this model.

    The new 2.2-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel engine features second-generation MultiJet technology, four valves per cylinder, a belt-driven Double Over Head Camshafts (DOHC), 2000-bar Common Rail injection system, solenoid injectors and a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT). It delivers 200bhp at 3500rpm and 450Nm of torque at 2000rpm.  It also features fuel-saving Engine Stop Start (ESS) technology.


    The 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine delivers 272bhp at 5250rpm and 400Nm of torque at 3000 rpm and features ESS.  The new 2.0-litre petrol is available now. Both engines make the vehicle compliant to the current Euro 6/D standards.

    The all-new Jeep Wrangler builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately recognisable with its traditional Jeep design cues: from the round headlights to the seven-slot grille; the trapezoidal wheel arches to the visible hinges; the folding windscreen to the sport bar; the removable doors to the open-air configurations with hard top or soft top.


    The new exterior design boasts a wide stance and lowered beltline with larger windows for better outward visibility, especially out on extreme trails. The only authentic full open-air 4x4 SUV available on the market, the all-new Jeep Wrangler offers various top combinations to ensure even more open-air freedom, including the Sky One-Touch powertop, new Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top and Freedom Top, a removable, three-panel hard top.

    Ten different exterior colours will be available on the new Wrangler: Black, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Granite Crystal Metallic, Hellayella, Ocean Blue, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito and Sting Gray.


    The interior of the new Wrangler combines authentic styling, versatility, functionality and intuitive feature use, in addition to a more stylish and comfortable cabin, thanks to the use of high-quality materials and finishes.

    Functional features, including climate and volume control knobs, Engine Stop Start (ESS) control and media charging and connectivity ports are all sculpted for quick recognition and are easily within reach of the front-seat occupants. Inboard and outboard circular HVAC vents are surrounded by a platinum chrome bezel for a precise and premium yet rugged appearance.


    The instrument cluster features a 7in thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. The display is full-colour and allows the driver to configure information in more than 100 ways. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice and speed functions, allowing the driver to keep his or her hands on the wheel at all times.

    “Wrangler is the undisputed champion off-road, and now it is even better for everyday urban on-road driving,” Andrew Tracey, marketing director, Jeep UK, said. “It’s a one-of-a-kind that has been completely renewed while remaining true to its original values, and I am delighted we are able to launch this most capable Wrangler ever, into the UK.


    “I am also pleased to confirm the car will be available with 5-3-5, our outstanding offer  which consists of a five year warranty, a three-year servicing programme, plus five years roadside assistance. If there was ever a time to own a Jeep Wrangler, it’s now.”


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    Jim McGill


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