Jeep Wrangler Unlimited review, test drive

    We take the legendary Jeep Wrangler Unlimited off the tarmac to see whether it truly lives up to its name.

    Published on Aug 30, 2016 11:01:00 AM


    Make : Jeep
    Model : Wrangler

    Fiat-Chrysler is bringing iconic American brand Jeep back to India. The first two models to arrive in our showrooms will be the Grand Cherokee SUV and the Wrangler off-roader.

    The Wrangler Unlimited, right from the chassis to the plethora of equipment, is a thoroughbred off-roader. Jeep plans to offer the five-door version of the Wrangler powered by a 2.8-litre diesel motor paired to a five-speed automatic gearbox.

    We got our hands on the Wrangler Unlimited Overland Sahara. As its incredibly cool name suggests, it is an unashamedly rugged off-roader that has plenty of character. By that we mean it can be crude but completely lovable, in a Harley Davidson, Zippo lighter kind of way.

    What we loved about it the instant we laid eyes on it, though, are its timeless looks – you’ll see all the Jeep design traits we know and which have influenced so many SUVs today – seven-slat grille, big fenders – front and rear, clamps to hold the bonnet down, exposed door hinges and a tailgate-mounted spare.

    Under its rugged exterior is a body-on-ladder-frame chassis that has live axles at both ends. Suspension is by way of coil springs and leading arms and, unlike the Cherokee, there’s a reassuringly mechanical four-wheel-drive setup.

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