Prices announced for

new Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 2018, side
Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 2018, front

THE new Jeep Wrangler will be priced from £44,495 to £47,995 when the latest version of the iconic go-anywhere vehicle goes on sale.

It will be available in two and four-door body styles and initially will be powered by a new 2.2-litre diesel engine developing 200bhp.

A 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 272bhp on tap will be coming on stream later.

With revised styling all round, LED lights front and rear and a new look interior with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Jeep says that the latest Wrangler is its most capable ever.

Two four-wheel drive systems will be available - Command-Trac, on the Sahara and Overland trim level, and Rock-Trac standard on Rubicon trim.

Both systems feature the new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case which manages the torque sent to the front and rear wheels.

Safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alerts, a reversing camera and electronic stability controls.

The variable 4x4 set up used in the new Wrangler allows for the car to be set up in a variety of modes ranging from two-wheel-drive to full all-wheel-drive although low ratio gears are not available on the eight-speed automatic transmission fitted to all models.

Inside, Jeep says it has made the Wrangler more user-friendly and from a driver's perspective the instrument cluster features a seven-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) colour information LED display which can be configured in more than 100 different ways.

Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice and speed functions, allowing the driver to keep their hands on the wheel at all times.

The six model Wrangler range will cost from £44,495 for a two-door Sahara version and £46,495 in Overland or Rubicon trim. Four door versions cost £1,500 more.

Jeep claims the Wrangler is the only full open-air 4x4 on the market and the new model comes with a variety of roof combinations including the company's Sky One-Touch powertop, a new Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top and the Freedom Top, a removable, three-panel hard top.


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