Recently, a couple of units of the new-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler SUV have been spotted in India. The 3-door Wrangler as well as the 5-door Wrangler Unlimited have been imported to the country, and it is quite likely that the SUVs have arrived here for homologation. Though currently, only the Wrangler Unlimited is on sale in the Indian automobile market, but the three-door version is expected to be launched soon. That both the SUVs are right-hand drive models has also been revealed by the images. Taking into account the fact that the Wrangler is sold in India as a CBU (completely built unit), Jeep might launch new-gen model by the end of 2018 or early 2019.
First showcased in November last year at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler models soon thereafter made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. According to the latest spy images, there is a silver 3-door Jeep Wrangler and a black 5-door Wrangler Unlimited. Going by some of the features, these are higher-spec models.
The new Jeep Wrangler now comes with a lighter and larger platform with off-roading capability. On the visual front, the major upgrades include the new grille and LED headlamps. The LED daytime running lamps are integrated into the front fender. A new bumper is also on offer. Both the SUVs flaunt a stylish set of alloy wheels and new ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights and new tail lamps. You can also expect an updated cabin with a revised dashboard for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler,. However, what steals the show is the UConnect 4C NAV 8.4 inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, and so on. the new Wrangler also boasts features like passive keyless entry, push-button start, amongst others.
Under the hood, the Jeep Wrangler will get a 2.2 litre, 4-cylindr, turbocharged petrol engine featuring mild hybrid technology for the first time ever. It will also be equipped with the tired and tested 3.6 litre V6 naturally aspirated Pentastar engine, which will be the top spec petrol model. The diesel variant for international markets will get a 2.2 litre diesel engine, while the United States for the first time will get a diesel engine in the Wrangler in the form of the 3-litre motor that also delivers in the Grand Cherokee in India. Currently, the Jeep Wrangler will be available with a brand new 8-speed automatic gearbox minus any manual option.