The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has been launched in India along with the flagship Grand Cherokee. The iconic off-roader which will be imported into India as a completely built unit is positioned in a niche segment. It’s priced at INR 71.59 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Targeting the hardcore off-road enthusiasts, the Wrangler Unlimited is equipped with Command-Trac shift-on-the-fly part time 4WD system, Dana solid front axle and heavy-duty rear axle.
The Wrangler is powered by a 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine which is good enough for 200 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Mated to a 5-speed auto transmission, the motor returns an ARAI certified fuel economy of 12.1 kmpl. Jeep will also launch petrol derivative of the Wrangler in November.
Equipment list includes multi-stage front airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, Hill Start Assist, ESC, Electronic Roll Mitigation, remote keyless entry with anti-theft system, automatic headlamps, automatic climate control, leather seats, heated front seats, and 6.5-inch touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system with navigation, voice command, Bluetooth, and 40 GB hard drive.
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is available in six exterior color options – Firecracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic, Black, Bright White, Rhino, Granite Cyrstal Metallic. The seats can be specified in black or dark saddle (brown) leather upholstery.
The off-roader offers an impressive boot capacity of 884 litres which can be further expanded to 1,980 litres with the second row of seats folded. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has no direct rival in the Indian market. The company will inaugurate 10 Jeep Destination Stores across 9 cities in India by the end of this year.