Finally, India receives its very own Jeep. It indeed has been a very long wait and now that the prayers have been finally heard, it’s a feeling that cannot be expressed in words. Jeep Wrangler is among the first Jeep beasts to step its strong foot on the Indian land. Now, without any further lag we’d now like to disclose what 4-door Wrangler Unlimited has in store for the Indian buyers.
Overview of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Jeep has an undisputed aura to itself that speaks out loud for its heroic past and adventure full future. The brand has been in talks for quite sometime to greet its fellow Indian fans with some of its remarkable creation. But none of Jeep’s plans seem to work until now, when finally on 30th August 2016 at the world heritage site of Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhavan Palace the auto maker unleashed two of its beast. One of which is the world renowned Jeep kid, Wrangler Unlimited. The same car was also on display at the 2016 Auto Expo, where onlookers seemed highly impressed with its rugged yet highly finished aura. The following Jeep Wrangler review will give you a detailed analysis of what makes this classic beauty still intact and wanted. We think that Wrangler’s favouritism can be equally attributed to its old-school styling and the 2.8-litre monster that powers it. Well, the American off-roader is on sale in Indian market and is available at Jeep standalone dealerships across major cities.
Jeep Wrangler Specifications
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|Engine||2.8-litre 4-CYL Diesel|
|0-100 kmph||7 to 8 seconds|
4-Door Wrangler Unlimited Price
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Jeep falls under the premium car brands list and thus all its cars hold a whopping price tag. But the consumers don’t usually pay heed to the price factor especially when the package is this attractive and worthy. Fiat Chrysler Automobile India has set Jeep Wrangler price tag at INR 71.59 lakh that is both expected and deemed from a Jeep car. The interested buyers can catch hold of this Jeep SUV by visiting the Jeep Destination Stores, one of which was opened in Ahmedabad and New Delhi at the date of launch itself. Later, the dealerships will be opened in Chennai, Mumbai in October and Hyderabad, Kochi, Chandigarh and Bangalore by the end of the year.
Wrangler Unlimited Performance
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Jeep is the off-roading specialist of the auto world and is known to manufacture cars that can travel the most difficult terrains. Out of all Jeep kids, Wrangler Unlimited specifically wear the strongest armor that makes it undefeatable in the said category. The Jeep classic SUV has a Trail Rated badge on its body that signifies its strength to perform well under extreme pressure and highly twisted conditions. What makes it so strong and reliable are Jeep’s traditional traits like superb traction, maneuverability, water folding abilities and ground clearance.
Wrangler engine specifications reads a 2.8-litre diesel powered mill resting under its hood. The mill churns out a maximum power of 200 PS at 3600 rpm along with a peak torque of 460 Nm at 1600-2600 rpm. This engine is paired to a five-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to Wrangler’s all four wheels through the Command-Trac NV241 4X4 system.
Since Wrangler is an off-roader, it is important for it to hit the road with all the right angles. Keeping this in mind the car is blessed with 35 degree of approach, 18 degree of breakover and 28 degree of departure angles. The car also comes with an excellent ground clearance, allowing it to move over the biggest of hurdles with ease.
Wrangler Unlimited Exterior
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What else one can expect from the American classic Jeep Wrangler. This is one of its kind SUV that has it all, it is indeed a complete package with ruggedness and finished features blended in one mean machine. The very first look of Wrangler Unlimited exterior will remind you of yesteryears heroes ride in which they used to chase the villains to the hilltop. The 4-door Wrangler Unlimited is an all-weather SUV that goes hand-in-hand with its all-terrain nature. The ride in an Wrangler becomes all the more exciting with its removable top and door configuration.
Yes, it is true. Wrangler exterior can be easily modified according to the usability. One can opt for either a hardtop, soft top or a topless ride, matching his/her style and drive. Another area that can be modified in accordance to the journey’s nature are Wrangler’s wheels and tyres. Jeep gives a standard as well as numerous options on this front which the consumer can pick and match to his ride nature. In addition to all this, one also has the freedom to choose the door configuration, as the doors fitted in Wrangler are removable and are further blessed with aluminum-forged hinges, power windows, and map pockets.
Apart from all these Wrangler is fitted with all standard features that one expects. Like full-size spare tyre, automatic halogen headlamps, heated power windows, side steps and fog lamps.
Jeep Wrangler India Interior Spec
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Jeep Wrangler interior is full of comfort, convenience and storage compartments. Though the car is for the tough beings who like to explore the furthest of terrains, but this fact doesn’t spare it from the fact that it is a premium car. Keeping this fact in mind, and Wrangler’s on and off-road usability intact, Jeep has blessed the car with a superb cabin space that is available in two options – McKinley Black and McKinley Dark Saddle. Where the former option provides an all-black cabin with grey stitching, the latter option provides an black and saddle color interior. Further, both the options are blessed with bucket styled seats with McKinley leather wrapping and comes with heating option for front passengers.
As far as storage is concerned, Wrangler apart from securing a large boot area is blessed with many small utility compartments. The lockable easy-access storage compartment at the centre console allows one to keep all his valuables safely. In addition, it has illuminated cup holders, and storage nets on all doors making storage of necessities handy.
Wrangler Unlimited Features
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As known, Jeep Wrangler is a off-roader and is mainly used for the purpose that involves travelling through dusty and muddy roads. In such circumstances cleaning the car especially from the inside becomes a major issue. Jeep Wrangler comes with a washable cabin space with drain plugs, allowing you to clean this SUV thoroughly with worrying least about water clogging and smell. Another great feature of Wrangler is its lockable centre console and heated front seat that has been discussed above.
Moving on, this Jeep SUV displays a strong profile on the entertainment front too and is blessed with an Alpine Premium Sound System. What makes this 6.5-inch audio system more special is its all-whether nature with weather resistant tweeters and subwoofers.
Wrangler Safety Specs
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Being an off-roader a car becomes two times more vulnerable to accidents and so is the case with Jeep Wrangler. Keeping the same in mind, the car has been manufactured with high-strength steel and wide-spaced frame rails. Also, the fuel tank of Wrangler features a 2.5 mm skid plate design that keeps it safe during heavy off-roading phases. Moving on, along with body-on-frame construction, the car is equipped with multistage front airbags and side supplemental airbags.
But safety doesn’t end with strong body construction and timely deployment of the airbags, it deals with the driver’s confidence as well. Wrangler’s passive safety front includes features like Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, All-Speed Traction Control, Brake Assist System and Four-Wheel Disc Antilock Brake System.
Jeep Wrangler Competitors
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Frankly speaking, Jeep Wrangler is a distinct car and seems that no one is competing against it directly in its field of expertise. If we talk on the off-roading front, we have cars like Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Ford Endeavour in-line. They may have same or near under hood configuration as Wrangler but matches it no where on the price front. Plus, the capabilities that Wrangler offers is far better in comparison to the ones offered by Indian bound Jeep replicates. The nearest name that comes to our mind, when talking about Wrangler competitor is Mercedes-Benz GLE that houses a 3.0-litre mill and holds a +70 lakh price bracket.
Jeep Wrangler Verdict
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Jeep Wrangler is one of the two cars that will be representing the American brand for the first time on the Indian soil. The car is born for the adventure loving individuals but, with an ultra-expensive trip, all thanks to its +70 lakh price tag. Surely, meant for the elite class, the car offers all one could ask for in a perfect off-roader. It has got the perfect blend of rugged looks, apt dimensions, powerful mill, comforting cabin and best-in-class safety. In short, it is off-roader for the brave heart!