Pricing and specification for the all-new Jeep Wrangler have been announced today, ahead of official UK launch this weekend (13 October).
With a starting price that’s out of reach for a lot of 4x4 enthusiasts, the Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door version is £44,495 OTR, which Jeep say is ‘outstanding value for money’.
Granted, Jeep say that their new Wrangler, which is just as happy on city streets as it is off the beaten path, is the most capable Wrangler ever with unmatched technical content. This includes, depending on trim, two advanced four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full time systems – Command-Trac and Rock-Trac – plus Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited slip differential and electronic front anti-roll bar disconnect.
Among the changes to the MY19 Wrangler are:
New styling all round, giving a fresh appearance
Refreshed and updated interior with increased storage capacity
All-new engines – 2.2-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel and 2.0-litre turbo petrol
New LED headlamps and rear lights
New Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Improved safety content, including Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView reverse camera, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and four standard air bags
The 4x4 system operates in four driving modes:
2H (Two-Wheel Drive High Range)
4H AUTO (Full-Time Active On-Demand High Drive)
4H Part-Time (Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive High Range)
The Wrangler is available with two new engines – the 2.2-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel and the 2.0-litre turbocharged in-line four-cylinder petrol. All Wrangler engine options are linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which again is new for this model.
The new 2.2-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel engine features second-generation MultiJet technology, four valves per cylinder, a belt-driven Double Over Head Camshafts (DOHC), 2,000-bar Common Rail injection system, solenoid injectors and a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT). It delivers 200 horsepower at 3500 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. It also features fuel-saving Engine Stop Start (ESS) technology.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder petrol engine which will be available in the UK later this year, delivers 272 horsepower at 5250 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm and features ESS.
Both engines make the vehicle compliant to the new RDE Euro 6/D standards.
If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.
The all-new Jeep Wrangler retains a similar silhouette that is 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 sport bar; the removable doors to the open-air configurations with hard top or soft top.
Wrangler’s new exterior design is bold and rugged with a wide stance and lowered beltline with larger windows for better outward visibility, especially out on extreme trails. The only authentic full open-air 4x4 SUV available on the market, all-new Jeep Wrangler offers various top combinations to ensure even more open-air freedom, including the Sky One-Touch powertop, new Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top and Freedom Top, a removable, three-panel hard top.
Wrangler will be available in 10 different exterior colours: Black, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Granite Crystal Metallic, Hellayella, Ocean Blue, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito and Sting Gray.
The interior of the new Wrangler combines authentic styling, versatility, functionality and intuitive feature use, in addition to a more stylish and comfortable cabin, thanks to the use of high-quality materials and finishes.
Functional features, including climate and volume control knobs, Engine Stop Start (ESS) control and media charging and connectivity ports are all sculpted for quick recognition and are easily within reach of the front-seat occupants. Inboard and outboard circular HVAC vents are surrounded by a platinum chrome bezel for a precise and premium yet rugged appearance.
The instrument cluster features a 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. The display is full-colour and allows the driver to configure information in more than 100 ways. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice and speed functions, allowing the driver to keep his or her hands on the wheel at all times.
So there we have it, the new Wrangler has a lot of tech and still looks the part, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one.
UK pricing (OTR) for the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler is as follows:
Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door £44,495
Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 Automatic 8-Speed 4-Door £45,995
Overland 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door £46,495
Overland 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 Automatic 8-Speed 4-Door £47,995
Rubicon 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door £46,495
Rubicon 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4x4 Automatic 8-Speed 4-Door £47,995