The all-new and completely redesigned Jeep Wrangler — the latest incarnation of the most capable SUV ever — will hit New Zealand showrooms in early July with prices starting from a recommended retail price of $67,990 plus on-the-road costs.
Showcasing a unique blend of contemporary design that also remains authentic to the Wrangler’s iconic history, the all-new Wrangler combines advanced safety and technological features with unrivalled 4×4 capabilities.
Powered by the class-leading 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 Petrol Engine paired with the new TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and feature Stop-Start (ESS) technology, the new Jeep Wrangler offers superb performance, fuel economy and towing ability on and off-road.
“The all-new Wrangler may have evolved, but its core DNA remains unchanged, making this the most capable production SUV on the planet. The Jeep Wrangler sets a new benchmark by offering renewed levels of style, advanced technology and safety features while remaining true to its rich heritage,” says Lawrie Malatios, Group Marketing and Sales Manager of Fiat Chrysler New Zealand.
“The new Wrangler range offers something for everyone; whether customers are looking for the fully loaded all-new Sport S, the refined yet rugged Overland model or the Rubicon variant for the ultimate off-roader,” Mr Malatios says. “There is, quite simply no better, no more capable vehicle in which to explore and enjoy New Zealand’s great outdoors while appreciating new levels of comfort and safety!”
The entire range comes with more than 70 standard and available active and passive safety features including Auto Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView Rear Backup Camera with Dynamic Grid Lines, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM).
The all-new JL Wrangler also boasts premium technological features, with 7.0” Uconnect touch screen display housing the fourth-generation Uconnect system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available as standard in the Sport S, and an 8.4-inch display standard on all other variants. LED headlamps and tail lamps also feature as standard on the Overland and Rubicon.
Significant improvements have been made to the on-road driving dynamics with subtle changes to the iconic features including a slightly tilted windscreen, a new tilted version of the iconic Jeep keystone-shaped grille, vented hood and a tapering C-pillar. These modifications have considerably reduced wind noise and improved fuel efficiency by over 13%, without straying from the classic instantly recognisable body for which Jeep Wrangler is globally renowned.
Customers will be able to enhance their new JL Wrangler with over 130 MOPAR accessories covering everything from exterior styling, storage versatility, vehicle protection and driver convenience.
Jeep Wrangler Sport S and Overland are all equipped with Select-Trac Full Time 4×4 System set for serious exploration. Sport S comes standard with the V6 Pentastar 3.6-litre Petrol Engine and ZF 8-Speed Automatic Transmission and replaces the previous “Sport” trim.
Sport S highlights include; 17” Alloy Wheels, Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel, 7.0” Uconnect Touch Screen Display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 8-Speaker Audio System, Black Sunrider Soft Top.
Moving up from the Sport S variant, customers looking for a more refined offering without compromising off-road capability should consider the Jeep Wrangler Overland which arrives standard with the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 Petrol Engine, ZF 8-Speed Automatic Transmission and Selec-Trac® 4×4 system.
Complimenting the features fitted to the Sport S, additional comfort and safety features in the Overland include: 18” Alloy Wheels, McKinley Leather Trimmed Seats with Overland Logo, Body Colour, Removable Hard Top with Freedom Panels, LED Reflector Head Lamps/Tail Lamps/Fog Lamps/DRLs, 9-Speaker Alpine Premium Audio System, Uconnect 8.4-inch Touch Screen Display, Satellite Navigation, 230V Power Outlet, Remote Start System.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Moving up from the previous variants, customers looking for the ultimate expression of 4×4 capability should consider the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The Rubicon is powered by the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 Petrol Engine with the ZF with 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with the Rock-Trac® 4×4 system standard. To provide the maximum space for the ultimate go-anywhere Jeep, the Rubicon comes as standard with the four door body. Further comfort and safety features include: Tru-Lock® Front & Rear Locking Differentials, Front Stabiliser Bar Disconnect, Heavy Duty Front and Rear Axles, Heavy Duty Rock Slider with Step Assist, Winch-Capable Steel Front Bumper.
Max braked towing capacity for all models is: 2,495kg (4dr) and 1,497kg for the 2 door variant. Max unbraked towing capacity: 750kg