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Friday 20 July 2018

New diesel JEEP Wrangler SUV due here in autumn

JEEP Wrangler
JEEP Wrangler
JEEP Wrangler
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

JEEP has outlined some details for its new Wrangler SUV, which is scheduled to get here this autumn.

It will major on a new 2.2-litre diesel to battle for buyers in its competitive market segment.

There will also be a 2-litre petrol.

Jeep claims the new SUV is the most capable on and off-road in its history, with two full-time four-wheel drive on-demand systems, depending on trim. They include the Command-Trac 4x4 and Rock-Trac 4x4 systems with high and low ratios.

Towing capacity is up to 1,500kgs (2dr models) and 2,500 kg (4dr versions).

All engine options have the new 8spd automatic transmission.

Whatever about rugged off-road ability, people still want their creature comforts and infotainment too.

The Wrangler gets a new Uconnect system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the choice of 5ins, 7ins or 8.4ins touchscreens.

Safety assistance includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross Path detection and a rear backup camera.

The new car is the latest in a long line - the Wrangler story began back in 1941. It will be interesting to see how it fares in 2018 and beyond - realistically it will be a 191-reg proposition.

Prices and spec have yet to be announced for Ireland.

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