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What to expect from the 2018 Jeep Wrangler for India

What to expect from the 2018 Jeep Wrangler for India
Desirazu Venkat Desirazu Venkat Wednesday 29 November 2017, 20:08 PM

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has been revealed ahead of its offical debut at the 2017 LA Auto Show. We have already spoken in detail about the basic details of the car and in this story we are looking at what to expect from the India-spec car when it is launched here in 2018.


Visually, there will be no changes made on the car for the Indian market as the design is iconic and instantly recognisable. The signature elements will include the seven-slat grille, headlamps, tail lamps and the over boxy design that has defined the vehicle since it was launched in 1987.


The current Wrangler is offered with a 2.8-litre diesel or a 3.6-litre V6 petrol. The petrol has been carried over but the 2.8-litre diesel has been replaced with a 3.0-litre diesel which produces 260bhp/600Nm. Both engines will now be offered with an eight-speed AT as well as the whole off-roading package that Jeep has for its vehicles.

Massive off-road capability

This package includes a full-time 4x4 system, two-speed transfer case, low range gearbox and locking differentials. The heavy duty Rubicon model gets an electronic sway bar disconnect system for even better navigation over big obstacles. As far as the visual approach and safety go, this car comes with a heavy duty winch, skid plates and approach angle of 44 degrees, break-over angle of 27.8 degrees, departure angle of 37 degrees and ground clearance of 276mm.


The cars that will be offered in India will be top-of-the-line CBUs so they get all the options in the Jeep armoury. This lengthy list includes a touchscreen system, button start, digital display for instrument cluster, climate control, leather seats and many bits of shiny plastic to add to the premium factor.

We believe that this new Wrangler will launch here in 2018. Also, the prices may stay roughly the same as the current model to maintain the continuity and the relatively strong numbers that are coming from Jeep’s sales of its CBU models.


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