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Jeep Wrangler designed to be the most capable ever

Staying true to its bloodline, the Wrangler retains its legendary go-anywhere off-road capability but offers improved on-road performance and comfort to meet the needs of 21st century users.

Every Jeep has a unique story to tell, with a rich heritage that links back to the original 1940s’ Willys MB. That’s why the current Wrangler was designed to be the most capable one ever, with two advanced four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full-time systems: Command-Trac and Rock-Trac.

Both feature a new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case for continuous monitoring and management of the torque sent to front and rear wheels.

Engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, Jeep Wrangler is the result of more than 75 years of leadership in the development of 4x4 systems.

Shift-on-the-fly technology allows for shifting between two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) High range at speeds up to 45mph.

In normal driving conditions, Command-Trac operates in 2WD and transfers 100% of engine torque to the rear axle, reducing fuel consumption. By shifting the dedicated lever to the 4WD High position, the driver can switch to four-wheel drive, ideal when driving on slippery surfaces such as sand, mud, snow or ice.

A new Auto mode provides automatic engagement and disengagement of the 4WD, as needed, to maintain traction. To tackle challenging and demanding off-road tracks, drivers can use the 4WD Low mode with a low-range gear ratio that multiplies the engine torque.

An available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip in slippery, low-traction situations.

Every Wrangler receives a “Trail Rated” badge that proves its legendary 4x4 capabilities.

Trail Rated performance is the result of a series of heavy tests performed in the following areas: traction, manoeuvrability, water fording, articulation and ground clearance.

The vehicle’s capabilities make it suitable not only for enthusiasts but also for businesses that require a rugged off-road vehicle.

Jeep is committed to working with converter partners to deliver Wranglers specified to fleet customers. They already has a number of interested organisations willing to trial an adapted Wrangler.

“It’s 2020, we need to communicate the real-world benefits of the Wrangler’s capabilities,” says Damien Dally, UK country manager for the Jeep brand. “We believe there are real opportunities out there for businesses that require the off-road capabilities the Wrangler can offer, but it also comes equipped with leather seats, a large infotainment screen and the latest assistance systems so it is great to drive and unexpectedly easy to live with.”

The Wrangler engine range features a 2.2-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel and a 2.0-litre turbocharged in-line four-cylinder petrol. Both are linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The MultiJet II diesel engine delivers 200hp at 3,500rpm and 450Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. The 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine delivers 272hp at 5,250rpm and 400Nm of torque at 3,000rpm.

Both engines make the vehicle compliant with current Euro 6/D standards.

The Wrangler remains immediately recognisable with its traditional Jeep design cues: from the round headlights to the seven-slot grille; the trapezoidal wheel arches to the visible hinges; the folding windscreen to the removable doors and the open-air configurations with hard or soft top.

The interior of the Wrangler is more refined, stylish and comfortable than previous models, thanks to the use of high-quality materials and finishes.

Functional features, including climate control and media charging ports are all sculpted for quick recognition and are easily within reach of the front-seat occupants.

The instrument cluster features a seven-inch full-colour digital display, which allows the driver to configure information in more than 100 ways.

There is also a new U-connect 8.4-inch touchscreen system, which offers sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system allows the driver to control many on-board features, including climate and audio, directly through the display.

It provides off-road pages that show pitch and roll angles and other vehicle 4x4 capability features, including 4x4 systems and differential locking, as well as Live services with infotainment: internet music and radio, news and live traffic information.

Improved safety content, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, ParkView reverse camera, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and four air bags enhances the package further.