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The ultimate weapon of choice for the adventure enthusiast is finally here

The brand Jeep needs no introduction and the nameplate itself has already given you all a clear idea exactly what we we will be talking about here. Currently the Jeep brand is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and it offers five models however there are a total of 9 vehicles under the brand which includes some special and limited editions too.

The reason why we are interested in this particular brand is because Jeep has recently stepped in the Indian market after a long wait and as you already would have known by now that their Indian website has also gone live. Jeep as already planned has introduced three new products as of now which includes the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The Wrangler Unlimited being the entry level offering from the Sports Utility vehicle manufacturer.

Now the reason why the Wrangler Unlimited is a practical model is because of the fact that it offers 4 door accessibility and a comfortable rear seat. The Jeep Wrangler definitely is not cheap here in India and thus people other than the hardcore adventure enthusiast who plans to buy this SUV will definitely look for comfort factors and practicality as well inside the cabin and that is exactly where the Wrangle Unlimited will be able to deliver.

There is no doubt in the fact that apart from a powerful diesel engine and an impressive offroad capability which no other car can match the Wrangler Unlimited also offers a refined interior at the same time.

Under the hood the 2016 Wrangler Unlimited gets a 3.6 Liter V6 Penstar Petrol unit for some International markets which is capable of producing an impressive power and torque amount however it is offered with a 2.8 Litre diesel engine for the Indian market.

Update 30.08.2016:- Jeep launched the Wrangler Unlimited in India today. The entry level offering prices and details are provided with this article

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EXTERIOR

If you are buying a Jeep Wrangler then definitely you are getting your hands on it because either you are an ultimate adventure junkie or a hardcore Jeep brand fanatic.

The latest and updated Wrangler Unlimited looks identical to a classic Jeep, be its rough and tough appearance or those round headlamp designs. Nothing and we mean absolutely nothing has changed in this new Jeep. This is one vehicle which can actually provide you the combination of open air freedom as well easy drivability in any weather conditions. The Wrangler Unlimited is available with different trims as well which includes Sahara, Rubicon Hard Rock Edition, Willys Wheeler Edition, Black Bear and Sport editions.

Jeep decided to introduce the Wrangler Unlimited four door variant only in India as of now available in long wheelbase form. This variant is available with 6 colour options. It combines retro looks with few modern touches, big 17 inch wheels which comes fitted with Goodyear tyres.

Let’s be honest here the Jeep Wrangler is a no nonsense SUV which will definitely attract the adventure seekers because it has the word ‘Tough’ literally written all over it.

OVERALL DIMENSION

Wheelbase 2,947 mm
Length (includes spare tire) 4,696.5 mm
Width 1,872.9 mm
Height 1,844 mm
Ground Clearance 238.2 mm

INTERIOR

The interior of the Wrangler Unlimited won’t definitely fail to impress because believe it or not the updated Wrangler Unlimited gets what it looks like the most comfortable interior that Jeep has fitted in any of their products. To begin with the SUV gets seat upholstery finished in premium sedosa cloth while there is also an option to go for the McKinley leather trim which also gets the embroidered stitching as well. As for the entertainment of the passengers inside it gets a 6.5 inch UConnect touchscreen entertainment system with voice command. The infotainment comes fitted with nine speaker Alpine audio system.

The SUV provides flexible options to store luggage or gears, the rear seats of the vehicle can be split in 60/40 configurations and there is also a easy-access storage bin with a dual-stage lid tray which will keep all the valuables securely. The Wrangler Unlimited definitely won’t keep you wondering about how to keep your SUV clean because the SUV also gets durable and washable interior with drain plugs.

The dashboard looks rugged with all the controls and switches but the instrument cluster definitely gets premium appeal to it, the driver and the passenger seats towards the front are also heated for the comfort of the passengers.

DRIVETRAIN

Jeep thought that the petrol engine might not be too practical for the Indian market that is the reason why they introduced the 2.8 Liter, CRD turbocharged diesel unit under the Wrangler Unlimited hood which is capable of producing about 197 Hp of peak power at 3, 600 rpm and 460 Nm of torque in between 1,600-2,000 rpm. The engine comes paired to a 5 speed automatic transmission which channels all the power to the four wheels via the help of Command-Trac 4WD system which is available as standard. The ARAI rated fuel efficiency of the diesel unit is 12.1 km to a Litre.

OFF ROADING CAPABILITIES

The Jeep Wrangler as you all know gets a four wheel drive option which delivers unmatched offroading capabilities, the new car is built on body on frame design and uses a front and rear five-link suspension system. The Wrangler also gets live axles as well which is available with several gear ratios as well which helps in getting the best results without sacrificing the cars fuel economy.

The Wrangler Unlimited also gets 42.2 degree of approach angle, 25.8 degrees of breakover angle and departure angle of 32.3 degree.

PRICE

We all though that the Jeep will price the new Wrangler Unlimited within 30-40 Lakh rupee mark but to our surprise this entry level Jeep offering is priced steeply at INR. 71.59 Lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi).

COMPETITION

Honestly there are no direct rival for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited right now in the Indian market keeping in mind the fact its offroading capabilities. However Ford will be launching their new generation Endeavor SUV on January 15th and reports are that this SUV will be equipped with some new offroading tools.

CONCLUSION

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, however compared to the old generation cars the new and updated SUV provides plenty of comfort features and above all a proper and protected cabin which will shield the occupants inside against any weather conditions. When it comes to offroading there is no doubt in the fact that this is the most serious vehicle that is available in the auto market right now but keeping in mind its premium pricing and its positioning we hope there will be enough takers for this car apart from the adventure seeking enthusiasts.

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    • Fuel efficiency
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    • Will be Expensive

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