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2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon will be called Moab in India - to be launched by the third quarter

Team OD  | Updated: July 12, 2019, 11:50 PM IST

The next generation Jeep Wrangler, three-door and five-door variants have been spotted in India a number of times. This time, OVERDRIVE's sources confirm that the Jeep will bring the 2020 Wrangler by the third quarter of 2019 (Mostly by the last week of August). However, this time, the Wrangler Rubicon which is a top-of-the-line, off-road-oriented variant will be dubbed 'Moab' in India. Internationally, the Jeep Wrangler Moab gets cosmetic updates to set it apart from the Rubicon - such as the blacked-out alloy wheels, off-road-oriented tyres. The Moab gets a decal on the side of the hood.

Picture of the Jeep Wrangler in the international market for reference

The 2020 Wrangler uses the newly developed JL platform that is lighter than the current JK platform. The platform improves the approach and departure angles and gives 30 inches of water fording ability and a ground clearance of 227mm.

Picture of the Jeep Wrangler in the international market for reference

Internationally, the Wrangler is available in both petrol as well as diesel engines, The new Jeep Wrangler is available with a new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol turbocharged unit and the 3.6-litre V6. The all-new 2.0-litre turbocharged engine makes 274PS and 400Nm of torque with a mild hybrid and is mated to a new, 8-speed automatic transmission. However, the engine that could interest the Indian market is a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 200PS and 488Nm of torque.

Picture of the Jeep Wrangler in the international market for reference

The pricing of the new generation Jeep Wrangler is expected to be around Rs 65 lakh, ex-showroom. Although the Moab variant could be dearer to its customers by a margin.

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India bound 2019 Jeep Wrangler scores one star in ANCAP

Next-Gen Jeep Wrangler Unlimited likely to debut by the third quarter of 2019

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 63.94 Lakhs
Displacement
1995cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
274
Max Torque(Nm)
400
Mileage
8.43 Kmpl

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