Extremely loyal SUV lovers are the kind of buyers who eye something like a Jeep Wrangler. It looks colossal and butch, gets high quality interiors, sources power from a potent 3.6-litre V6 engine and has that raw appeal overall that makes it worth the buy. That said, all of that makes it quite an expensive buy and a Wrangler on the Indian road is still a rare sight, quite exclusive I must say. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler going on sale today, builds up on all qualities with all the updates it gets under the skin and in the looks department. Let's look into all the new elements and then we will tell how much it could cost.
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In essence it's still a true blue Jeep but is fitter than the outgoing Wrangler. It's spawned by a new platform which makes it lighter, despite the dimensions have grown. In the looks department, there are new LED headlamps with a subtle black theme on the diaphragm. The front bumper is new which house rectangular fog lamps which replace the circular units in the previous car and the fenders have been redesigned and sport the daytime running lamps (DRLs). Both models- the three door and the five door also get new alloy wheels, new tail lamps and the ORVMs have been tweaked to integrate the turn indicators. On the inside, it gets revised dashboard which sports the new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, start-stop button and keyless entry among others. Also expect it to get an all-black leather interior which will make the cabin look more upmarket.
Under the hood, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will feature the 3.6-litre V6 naturally aspirated Pentastar engine while the 2.2-litre diesel engine will also be a part of the range. Both engines will be mated to a brand new eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard and will be equipped with front and rear axle lock along with limited-slip differential. The approach and departure angle too have been improved to make it's already credible off-road abilities even better and it stands 277 mm higher from the ground with 30-inch water wading capability.
All the updates are likely to make the new Wrangler slightly more expensive and we expect the prices to start at ₹ 69.5 lakh going all the way up to ₹ 80 lakh.