Attention, all the hardcore off-roading lovers! Jeep has just launched its Made-in-India Wrangler meaning it will now cost you a lot less to have a lot more fun. The Wrangler is still offered in the Unlimited and Rubicon variants as previously, along with a new 80th Anniversary Edition.
The Wrangler can be had only in a five-door guise and Jeep has kept the 2.0L, 4-cyl, turbo-petrol motor that churns out 268bhp and 400Nm of torque for the 2021 model. The gearbox is an 8-speed torque converter as standard.
Staying true to its potential, it gets the ‘Selec-Trac’ full-time 4WD system and heavy-duty suspension in its base-spec. For the Rubicon owners, they are welcomed to an even extreme ‘Rock-Trac’ full-time 4WD system that electronically locks the front and rear diffs, electronically operates the sway bar and performance suspension.
The Unlimited variant is home to 18-inchers alloys, while the Rubicon, although has smaller wheels but has tyres with thicker sidewalls. Additionally, as expected, the Rubicon also has higher ground clearance, ramp break over, and better departure angles.
On the feature-front, the Wrangler continues to get LED headlamps and DRLs, LED fog lamps, leather upholstery, 7-inch color MID screen in the instrument cluster, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, and keyless entry/start.
Jeep has also paid a lot of attention to the safety – front and side airbags, electronic stability control, hill start assist, hill descent control, electronic roll mitigation, automatic headlamps, tire pressure monitor and rear parking sensors and camera, all come as standard.
The Made-in-India Wrangler that is being currently assembled at Jeep’s Ranjangaon, Pune facility, can be had in either of the following five colors – Bright White, Sting Grey, Granite Crystal, Black, and Firecracker Red.
Which one would you rather pick – the Wrangler, the Land Rover Defender, or the Mercedes-Benz G-Class? And, let’s not forget, we also have the Mahindra Thar (does everything that is expected out of the Wrangler, looks almost identical to its NRI cousin, and is cheaper too, by some margin).