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An undisputed off-road champion and a unique vehicle for everyday urban adventures, the  new generation of the iconic Jeep Wrangler offers excellent levels of comfort and superior driving dynamics.

The iconic Jeep Wrangler has been completely renewed whilst still remaining true to itself, with legendary off-road capabilities, authentic Jeep styling and advanced technology features.

The result is the most capable Wrangler ever, courtesy of unmatched technical contents, which, depending on the trim, include 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 sway-bar disconnect.

From the roughest terrain to more exclusive city streets, the all-new Jeep Wrangler is perfectly at ease, and delivers a more modern design, that stays true to the original, combined with more open-air freedom and advanced technology features in terms of safety and connectivity.

The fourth generation Jeep Wrangler is offered in two different trim levels: Sahara and Rubicon –available in two- or four-door configuration.

Improved legendary go-anywhere Jeep 4×4 capability

Engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, Jeep Wrangler is the result of more than seventy-five years of leadership in the development of 4×4 systems. Two  four-wheel drive systems are available: Command-Trac – on the Sahara trim level, and Rock-Trac – standard on the Rubicon trim configuration, the most rugged and capable model for off-road driving. Both systems feature the new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case for a continuous monitoring and management of the torque sent to front and rear wheels.

In details, Command-Trac four-wheel drive system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, heavy-duty next-generation Dana front and rear axles with 3.45 rear axle ratio for the petrol version, and 3.73 for the diesel versions.

The system operates in 4 driving modes (plus Neutral):

  • 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)
  • N (Neutral)
  • 4L (Four-Wheel Drive Low Range)

The new Wrangler features shift on the fly technology which allows for shifting between 2WD and 4WD High range at speed up to 72km/h.

In normal driving conditions, Command-Trac operates in two-wheel drive (2WD) and transfers 100 percent of engine torque to the rear axle.  By shifting the dedicated lever to the 4WD High position, the driver can switch to four-wheel drive mode ideal when driving on slippery surfaces, such as sand, mud, snow or ice. 4H mode can be selected to operate either in the new Auto mode – ideal for a confident and comfortable use in any driving condition thanks to the continuous monitoring and management of the torque and the automatic engagement and disengagement of the 4WD as needed to maintain traction -, or in the 4H Part Time mode that ensures the torque is always evenly distributed between front and rear axles. To tackle extremely challenging and demanding off-road tracks, drivers can use the 4WD Low mode with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio that multiplies the engine torque.

An available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models provide additional off-road prowess and are equipped with the Rock-Trac 4×4 system, featuring a two-speed transfer case with 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio and front and rear heavy-duty next-generation Dana 44 axles and Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle lockers to tackle the most extreme off-road trails. The standard equipment includes a front and rear axle ratio of 4.10 for the petrol models, Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle lockers to tackle the most extreme off-road trails.

Rubicon models also offer added articulation and total suspension travel with help from an electronic sway-bar disconnect. This system allows drivers to disconnect the front sway bar to deliver additional wheel travel for traversing the toughest trails. Wrangler Rubicon petrol models have a maximum and improved crawl ratio of 77.2:1 which makes scaling any obstacle on the trail easy.

Every Wrangler receives a “Trail Rated” badge that proves its legendary 4×4 capabilities. Trail Rated performance is the result of a series of heavy tests performed in the following areas: TRACTION, WATER FORDING, MANEUVERABILITY, ARTICULATION and GROUND CLEARANCE.

On the all-new Jeep Wrangler, the Trail Rated badge includes the following features:

  • Command-Trac 4×4 system with 2.72:1 crawl ratio standard on the Sahara model;
  • Rock-Trac 4×4 system with “4LO” ratio of 4:1 and Tru-Lok locking differentials standard on Rubicon models;
  • Skid plates and rear tow hooks;
  • Benchmark approach angle (2-door Rubicon) of 36.4 degrees, breakover angle of 25.8 degrees, departure angle of 30.8 degrees  and ground clearance of more than 25 cm;
  • Up to 76 cm of water fording
  • Up to 1,500 kg of towing capacity (2-door models) and 2,500 kg (4-door models).

Modern, authentic Wrangler design

The all-new Jeep Wrangler builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately recognizable with its traditional Jeep design cues: from the round headlights to the seven-slot grille; from the trapezoidal wheel arches to the visible hinges; from the folding windshield to the sport bar; from 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 Jeep design team gave the legendary seven-slot grille a more modern look that now shows both of the outer grille slats intersecting with the headlights, paying homage to the legendary CJ model. The top of the keystone-shaped grille has been gently swept back for improved aerodynamics.
 

In the Sahara and Rubicon versions, the available headlights and LED fog lights feature crisp white lighting and add to the Wrangler’s distinctive look. The daytime running lights are positioned on the front of the trapezoidal wheel flares. From behind, traditional square tail lamps feature available LED lighting.

The windshield is tilted to an optimal degree to improve aerodynamics, and features a new four bolt design at the top of the windshield’s frame to allow the windshield to fold down quickly and easily. The new header bar now connects the A-pillars and remains in place even when the windshield is folded down. This allows the rear-view mirror can remain in place even when the windshield has been folded away. Two-piece body-color fender flares with a black lower insert are standard on Sahara.

New lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors feature the size of the Torx bit tool size stamped directly onto the hinge to easily remove the doors.

All Wrangler models now feature body-colored sport bars, which are welded to the body and feature integrated grab handles.

Jeep Wrangler is a unique vehicle thanks to the several combinations offered to owners to enjoy open-air adventure, and features different windshield and top solutions that allow customers to choose multiple configuration possibilities.

As the only authentic full open-air 4×4 SUV available on the market, the all-new Jeep Wrangler offers various top combinations to ensure even more open-air freedom.

Two roof configurations are available on the all-new Wrangler: a new Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top and a removable three-panel hard top.  Specifically, the Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top has been improved by adding two additional bows to manage the fabric. This new design helps to quieten wind noise and allows for easier access to partial and full open top positions.

The modular Freedom Top hard top features an easy to use three-piece structure and has been improved with the introduction of lighter Freedom panels and improved latches that enable a quicker removal and installation of the hard top. Depending on the version, Freedom Top is available either as a body-color or black hard top. The hardtop is standard on the two-door and the Dual Top (hard and soft top) is standard on the four-door.

Last but not least, the position of the spare wheel support on the rear of the Wrangler is also new, as it has been lowered by approximately 300 mm, for better visibility of both driver and passengers.

The Sahara version rides on standard 18” aluminum wheels. The all-capable Rubicon sports standard 17” painted polished aluminum wheels

The all-new Jeep Wrangler will be available in 10 different exterior colors: Black, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Granite Crystal Metallic, Hellayella, Ocean Blue, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito and Sting Gray.

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New interiors offering comfort and functionality

The interior of the new Jeep 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. 

The heritage-inspired center stack features a clean, sculpted form that compliments the horizontal dashboard design and sports a finish dictated by the model choice. A hand-wrapped instrument panel features a soft-touch surface with accent stitching on Wrangler Sahara models.  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.

Jeep functionality and versatility are celebrated in the completely restyled center console which houses the gear shift selection, transfer case and parking brake. Real bolts featured on the shifter, grab handles and frame the infotainment screen highlight genuine construction methods. Making its debut on the all-new Jeep Wrangler, a push-button starter, featuring a weather-proof surround is easily located within the driver’s reach. The fabric or leather upholstered seats feature accent stitching, and now offer adjustable bolster and lumbar support. Available comfort options include heated front seats and steering wheel.

The driver and front passenger vinyl-wrapped door trim panels are soft to the touch, and feature lengthened arm rests for better comfort.

The instrument cluster features a 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. The 7-inch LED display, offered as standard on the Sahara and Rubicon versions, is full-color and allows the driver to configure information in more than 100 ways. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice, and speed functions and allow the driver to keep their hands on the wheel at all times.
The central console also features a 8.4-inch touchscreen (both with Android auto Car Play connectivity) – the largest and most advanced UconnectTM display ever offered on a Wrangler. The fourth-generation UconnectTM system enhances the user interface and system performance with quicker start up times and improved screen resolution. Directly below the touchscreen are functional features such as climate and volume control knobs and media connectivity ports.

Two USB ports up front and two in reach of occupants in the back seat connect to the media center. Standard 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the all-new Wrangler and a 230-volt AC outlet is also available.

Jeep Wrangler has always stood out for its functionality and the ability to grant its customers the possibility to enjoy any adventure in the utmost ease. The all-new Wrangler makes no exception, and offers a host of clever storage solutions, durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors, cup holders and numerous phone storage areas. The glove box is now damped and like the center console, can be locked to safely secure valuables when the top is down. An under-floor storage area behind the rear seat provides room to secure small items out of sight. The available all-new Trail Rail cargo management system allows easy access to the contents in the cargo area and provides additional storage options to organize and secure cargo. There is also a functional new screws and bolts organizer at the bottom of the trunk, to store away individual screws, and a tool kit with instructions inside the central armrest. Both tool kit and organizer were designed to stock screws and bolts of the Wrangler’s tops, doors and foldable windshield when driving open-air, and underline how everything  onboard the iconic Jeep has been engineered  for easy, practical usage.  One of Wrangler’s unique characteristics are the entirely washable interiors and the protective rubber cover for the infotainment system screen, that allows easy clean up in complete peace of mind.

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Reliable body-on-frame design at the heart of the legendary Jeep capabilities

Thanks to its body-on-frame design and featuring a superbly engineered five-link suspension system, Wrangler delivers benchmark 4×4 capability, with improved on-road driving dynamics, passenger safety and a more comfortable driving experience. The use of light-weight, high-strength aluminum closures  – including doors, door hinges, fender flares, windshield frame and magnesium swing gate – contributed  to reduce the overall vehicle weight, improving its fuel efficiency.

To protect critical vehicle components while on the trail – including the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan – Wrangler employs four skid plates and bars. Rubicon models benefit from the use of heavy gauge tubular steel rock rails to curtail potential body damage inflicted while out on the trail.

All-new Wrangler suspensions have been tuned to optimize on-road handling and ride comfort without sacrificing off-road capability. Wrangler continues to utilize the proven five-link coil suspension configuration. Front suspension features a lateral control arm and four longitudinal control arms, while the five-link rear suspension features two upper and two lower forged steel control arms for longitudinal control, and a track bar for lateral axle control.

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New powertrain for the all-new Jeep Wrangler

The Wrangler 3.6-litre V-6 Pentastar engine upgraded for the new Wrangler and already available in its engine offer. This engine option is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, an absolute new for this model.

3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine already available in the Wrangler engine range, the 3.6-litre delivers 212 kW @ 6,400 rpm and 347 Nm of torque @ 4,100 rpm, and now features Stop-Start (ESS) as standard equipment. It was engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque – an essential trait a vehicle with extreme off-road performance levels such as the Wrangler. The 3.6-litre petrol engine will be available only in specific markets outside Europe, such as the Middle East.

New eight-speed automatic transmission: all Jeep Wrangler engine options are mated to the new eight-speed automatic transmission enabling the vehicle to optimize engine output while on the trails or enjoying smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds. Uniquely suited to the requirements of the all-new Wrangler, the new automatic gearbox delivers unmatched off-road capabilities.

New Uconnect system ensures the best in terms of user-friendly technology

The all-new Jeep Wrangler can be equipped with fourth generation Uconnect 8.4-inch NAV, which include easy-to-use features, a more powerful and performing processor with improved response capability and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. The system allows the driver to control many onboard features, including climate and audio, directly through the Uconnect display, resulting in additional safety while driving. The new generation Uconnect system also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features (on Uconnect 8.4-inch NAV) for hands-free phone, navigation and voice texting. 

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An array of advanced safety systems

Driver and passenger safety were key elements in the development of the all-new Jeep Wrangler, which offers an array of active and passive safety features, front and rear Park assist, rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation) and four standard airbags.

Jeep Wrangler and Mopar: more than 180 exclusive accessories complement the individual lifestyles of all-new Jeep Wrangler owners in the EMEA region

For the launch of the all-new Wrangler, Mopar – the FCA brand in charge of after-sales services and products – is in the front-line, confirming its strong bond with the Jeep brand in exploring the world of customization. Owners of the new Jeep Wrangler in the EMEA region will be able to choose from more than 180 Original Accessories developed by Mopar and specifically designed and engineered to offer the most comprehensive and extensive customization possibilities and suit the various Wrangler customers’ lifestyles.

Pricing:

Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4×4   2 Door                                                            R860 000

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4   2 Door                                                         R900 000

Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4×4   4 Door                                                            R890 000

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4   4 Door                                                         R915 000