During the last several years we have seen a series of interesting concept-cars that played around with the traditional military image of Jeep Wrangler. And now… the trusted soldier gets some new cool updates.
It may not be evident from the first sight at this looker that it is in many ways different from the previous model. But the careful study will reveal that it is 4 inches wider, and its wheel base increased by an inch and a half. The wheels have also got to be a bit larger, and the new bumpers gave it a modern look, more in line with our time.
There are changes on the inside as well. The place of the standard 4 liter in-line six is taken by a 3.8 liter V6 producing 205 raw horse powers. And the manual gearbox now has 6 steps. From the safety stand point there are improvements also – the vehicle cab equipped with lateral airbags, not counting the standard frontal bags. For the first time in the history of Wrangler, its detachable plastic top can be taken down by parts, so that the proud owner could decide on how much air he wants in.
To sum it all up, the new Wrangler has all the modern updates. Some of the conservative admirers of this outstanding off-road vehicle may turn out to be not overly happy that the new Jeep became larger, heavier and requires more sophisticated maintenance than its predecessor. But it is premature to judge the new Jeep. One of the things we know for sure is that the uncompromising version of Wrangler – Jeep Wrangler Rubicon continues to be part of the line – and it doesn’t back off in case of the extreme adverse conditions. And in the same time even the base model comes equipped with possibility of engaging the front steer drive axle, and two-step transfer case. Meet the new Jeep Wrangler!