Jeep is a relatively popular brand in the Indian automobile industry. Jeep is an American brand owned by the Italian- American corporation FCA (fiat Chrysler automobiles). Jeep is an American division of FCA. Other than jeep, The FCA group also include brands like Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, dodge, fiat, Maserati and ram with its headquarters located in Turin, Italy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, London, united kingdom. It is the world’s 8th largest carmaker that was created in October 2014 by merging Fiat and Chrysler.
The brand came into existence when willy’s were given a contract of building a general-purpose wagon for the American military during world war ll. The jeep was brought to India when the Mahindra brothers got the contract to assemble willy’s jeep in the country. On its own though, the jeep brand came to the Indian market in 2016. Jeep was initially designed for military purposes. It had to be light, efficient, strong and with exceptional off-road performance. Hence, even today, the brand is known for its ruggedness and specifically its performance on different terrains.
The recently launched jeep compass received a positive response in the Indian automotive market making it one of the most popular SUVs amongst the crowd. After the huge launch of the compass, the carmaker also decided to introduce the wrangler in the Indian automotive market. Wrangler was first built in 1986 and is currently in its fourth generation. In India, it is being introduced for the first time ever.
The one launched in India is just available in 1 variant for now. The new jeep will come with a 4x4 drivetrain. The new wrangler comes with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine with 8-speed automatic transmission. The unit produces 268ps of power with 400nm of torque. The car comes mated with 4-wheel drive and it gets jeep’s select track 4x4 off-road system and low range gearbox as well. The car comes with a trail-rated badge which confirms its ability to perform well in various off-road conditions. The wrangler comes with its legendary ground clearance, traction, manoeuvrability, articulation and water fording capabilities. The car has a ground clearance of 22.8cm front and 22cm rear which gives three bents to the lower body at 35 degrees of approach angle, 18 degrees of break-over angle and 28 degrees of departure angle which provide support in the most difficult of terrains.
Exterior wise, the jeep wrangler possesses the authentic trademark design along with an exterior suitable for any season or terrain. The car comes with 3 rooftop options, hardtop, soft top or no top. The car comes with 17 inches of wheels with different options. The good thing about this car’s exterior is also the available customization. The car comes with removable or full-framed doors and it also has an option of roll-up windows. For the people who are less adventurous and love more comfort, the car also comes with automatic windows and door locks. The car comes with heated power mirrors that give a better view even on colder icy terrain. It also consists of a spare tire, park turn lamps, headlamps and fog lamps. The 17-inch wheels come painted with Moab cast aluminium.
The jeep wrangler is available in 5 colours:
The jeep, just like its tough and bold exteriors, also hosts rugged and tough yet comfortable interiors. The car comes with a premium leather embroidered seats that give it a rich look. The architecture of the wrangler is designed In a way that it protects its passengers from outside noise, vibrations and harshness. The car comes with heated front seats, illuminated cup holders, lighting in the footwell and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated led map lights. The car has two instrument panels. It comes with a 6.4 inches instrument cluster with audio input jack that gets all-weather protection. The car also comes with a lockable centre console. Wrangler comes with durable and washable interiors that have drain plugs which enables you to literally wash the car with water.
The car also boasts about its storage space. You will receive ample storage space with the new wrangler. The car comes with 60/40 split with flat foldable seats. It also comes with dual-stage lid trays and the centre console that can be locked keeping your valuables safe. A rear storage bin and storage nets on all doors are also provided for the storage mimicking the authentic jeep look. The car features alpine premium sound system which has 6.5-inch speakers, weather-resistant tweakers and an all-weather subwoofer.