Electrified and decidedly ‘less SUV’, the new Jeep Wrangler

All-new Jeep Wrangler models, expected in Europe from 2024, come with the “Trail Rated” badge, signifying their outstanding off-road capabilities supported by technical features that ensure durability in rugged use. This sets Jeep apart from the SUV competition.

The Rubicon variant, in particular, raises the bar even higher with its “floating” rear Dana 44 HD axle. This arrangement means the wheel’s hub is separate from the axle shaft, ensuring absolute reliability, durability, excellent performance characteristics, and easy maintenance.

Using a separate high-strength frame, the Wrangler is more capable than ever on all terrains, benefiting from improved suspension settings. Additionally, the use of high-strength aluminum in the doors, hinges, hood, fender flares, and windshield frame, along with a magnesium rear door, significantly reduces the overall weight.

This, in turn, is expected to have positive effects on fuel efficiency. Driver assistance and overall safety played a significant role in the evolution of the new Wrangler. Therefore, all new Wranglers will come with roof airbags as standard equipment, and for the first time, the two rear seat positions will feature seatbelts with pre-tensioners.

Structural improvements ensuring better performance and energy absorption in side impacts are also of particular importance. Up to 85 safety systems find their place in the vehicle’s equipment. Regarding advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and driver assistance, the equipment includes front crash warning and active cruise control with automatic braking.

The unmistakable aesthetic of the Jeep Wrangler is upgraded with a new grille featuring black and thinner elements. This change, besides being aesthetic, has a functional footprint as it aids in the better operation of the cooling circuit by channeling more fresh air.

With the most advanced propulsion system ever installed in a Jeep, the Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid delivers 380 PS and 637 Nm, achieving up to 51 km of pure electric driving in urban environments. For the new Wrangler, the 17 kWh Li-NMC battery can power external devices like smartphones and tablets through the Jeep 4xe Power Box, which includes four 230 V sockets.

The propulsion system offers three operating profiles, making it equally suitable for daily commutes and demanding nature exploration. The first Jeep Wrangler 2024 models will arrive at the European sales network in the first half of 2024, available in Sahara and Rubicon versions.

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