After more than ten years in the service of the Jeep Wrangler, the third Generation makes space for the fourth. And this next Generation of manufacturers now revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, 2017 (1. to 10. December). At first glance, does not seem to change much, but at a closer Look, the Wrangler makes a real leap in technology.
In terms of design changes, the Jeep touch the Wrangler so rather with kid gloves. We note that the front and rear lights have been redesigned. The turn indicators are now housed in the front fenders. There are still the classic grille with its seven slots. These are now designed to be wider than before. In addition, Jeep has employed the windshield slightly inclined, so that the aerodynamics could at least be a little bit improved. The Basis for the Wrangler, will continue to be as a Three - or five-door available, still delivers a robust ladder frame. The ground clearance is 277 mm, the fording depth is a Jeep with a whopping 76 inches. The approach angle in front is 44 degrees and in the rear it is 37 degrees.
Inside, the changes are even more noticeable: The dashboard was modified and is now more complete and tidier. New a touch screen, the size of which varies depending on the version and the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay can be here. In addition, Jeep is on request, a digital display between the classic round instruments.
Under the hood, there is a moderate Revolution: the 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar petrol engine. He now develops 284 HP and 347 Newton metres of torque, but comes on 289 HP and 353 Newton metres of torque and has in addition a Start-stop function. New to the program, a 264 HP and 600 Newton meters of strong 3.0-Liter V6 Turbodiesel as well as a 274-HP and 400 Newton meters of strong 2,0-Liter turbo diesel. The new four-cylinder is also supported by a Mild Hybrid System. The two new engines are coupled as standard with a new eight-speed automatic, the naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine can be ordered with a six-speed manual transmission.
Speaking of the order: The US market launch is planned for early 2018. In Europe we have to wait a little longer. A date, Jeep has not called here yet, we anticipate a market launch by the end of 2018. And even when the prices of the manufacturer is still covered. So far, a three-door Wrangler cost at least 36.900 Euro, while an Unlimited-called five-door has always had a fee of 3,000 Euro.(ml)