The next Jeep Wrangler’s official unveil is still some time away. However, leaked scans of its user manual have revealed the SUV and its powertrain details. Predictably, Jeep has chosen to keep the car’s traditional styling, with subtle tweaks to the headlights, grille and indicator cluster.
Under the bonnet, there’s either a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder or 3.6-litre V6 engine; the current Wrangler’s 2.8-litre powerplant has been dropped, at least from the US-specification model. The smaller engine has a 907kg towing capacity, while the 3.6 can pull a trailer of up to 1,587kg. It also has a system designed to stop trailer snaking.
Inside, it’s also similar to the current-generation Wrangler, although there’s a choice between a 7.0-inch and an 8.4-inch infotainment display. The larger of these has sat-nav, while both systems have climate controls integrated.
The screens can also display a host of off-road-focused information including axle status, steering angle and the car’s altitude, longitude and latitude. There is also a separate display for pitch and roll angles.
In addition to the adjustable electronic stability control, the new Wrangler will have automatic emergency braking and Rain Brake Support, which assists braking when wet weather is detected. Adaptive steering weighting is also available and can adapt to different driving conditions. More hardcore off-roading Rubicon models are more likely to get the advanced off-roading technology, however.
As with the current-generation Wrangler, the 2018 model will get both two and four-door variants. For the new generation, the windscreen can be folded down.
For India, Jeep sells the four-door Wrangler Unlimited with options for both petrol and diesel engines. The company also has the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the new Jeep Compass on sale in our market.
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