Jeep has suggested European specs for its latest Wrangler, that is due in Britain by 2019. Engines from launch will be a 2.2-litre, 197bhp diesel and a 2.0-litre, 268bhp petrol, nonetheless other markets get hybrid and V6 units.
The diesel produces 197bhp and 332lb ft of torque, and has an aluminium block, non-static geometry turbocharger and stop-start. The petrol, meanwhile, gives 268bhp and 295lb ft of torque, and is accessible exclusively with an 8-speed involuntary gearbox.
The car, that is already on sale in America and arrives in Europe in autumn, is also a initial Wrangler to get a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that uses a twin-scroll turbocharger and new eTorque technology.
This amiable hybrid complement outputs a limit of 270bhp and 295lb ft of torque, while also enabling poignant improvements to efficiency. Stop/start record is included, and a engine can switch off when a automobile is coasting.
The Wrangler is also offering with a 3.6-litre petrol engine with 285bhp and 260lb ft of torque, while a 3.0-litre diesel that produces 260bhp and 442lb ft will be combined to a operation from 2019. Both units use start/stop technology.
As standard, a Wrangler sends torque by a six-speed primer gearbox, though an eight-speed involuntary is also on offer. Drive is channelled to all 4 wheels, with low-ratio 4:1 locking differentials accessible (they’re customary on Rubicon cars).
The American SUV, initial shown during a LA engine show, has been given a large technical boost to move it adult to date, though designers have been certain to keep a informed demeanour of a forebears, that widen behind to 1986.
It’s offering in two- and four-door guises in Sport, Sport S, Sahara (exclusive to a four-door) and Rubicon trim. The indication gets new LED lighting and is accessible with some-more alfresco options, including one that enables a doors and roof to be removed.
Inside, Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment record facilities within a mainly mounted touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Base cars get a 5.0in screen, though 7.0in and 8.4in versions are accessible in aloft models. A 7.0in digital LED instrument cluster arrangement is also available; bottom cars make do with a 3.5in shade between a dials.
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Like a predecessors, a new Wrangler is formed on a body-on-frame framework design. It facilities five-link suspension, while a hurl centre tallness has been lifted and open rates retuned to boost a car’s off-road abilities and urge float quality.
Jeep claims that a automobile can wade by H2O adult to 760mm deep, only 40mm brief of what a incomparable Range Rover Sport can manage, and expostulate adult inclines with a 44 grade proceed and a depart angle of 37 degrees. The car’s belligerent clearway is 277mm.
Alongside a off-road hardware, a new automobile gets a raft of new reserve tech, with 75 active and pacifist systems available. These embody blind mark monitoring, electronic hurl slackening and rear-cross trail showing technology.
When a new Wrangler arrives in a UK, it will expected do so in aloft numbers than before. The UK volume of a stream Wrangler, that is still accessible to buy in Britain, is low but consistently stable, with 322 units delivered in 2016. Jeep UK is understood to be pulling for a boost in available numbers when a next-generation Wrangler arrives following requests from impending business for some-more cars.
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