Fiat Chrysler India has confirmed that it will be launching the new-generation Jeep Wrangler in India on August 9, 2019. But, it hasn't been confirmed whether Jeep will be launching the Rubicon or the Sahara or both, although, both new-gen models have been spotted testing in India in the last few months. So, It's possible for India, Sahara could be the range-topping model. Both the 3-door Wrangler and the 5-door Wrangler Unlimited have been imported to the country, and it is possible that the SUVs are here for homologation. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler models were first showcased in November last year, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, followed by its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show early this year in March 2018.
The new Jeep Wrangler now gets a new platform that is lighter, larger and at the same time, as capable off-road as the ones in the past. Some of the biggest visual upgrades include the new grille and LED headlamps. The LED daytime running lamps are integrated into the front fender and the bumper is also new. Both SUVs get a stylish set of alloy wheels and new ORVM's with integrated turn signal lights and new tail-lamps. 2018 Jeep Wrangler also comes with an updated cabin with a revised dashboard, while the centre stage is taken by an Uconnect 4C NAV 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control and more. The new Wrangler also comes with features like passive keyless entry, push-button start, and much more.
Under the hood, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will feature the tried and tested 3.6-litre V6 naturally aspirated Pentastar engine, and the 2.2-litre diesel engine. Globally, the Wrangler features a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that features mild-hybrid technology for the first time ever. The Jeep Wrangler will only be available with an 8-speed automatic gearbox - which is also brand new.