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OD SUV Slugfest: Jeep Wrangler

Bob Rupani  | Updated: September 10, 2018, 08:54 AM IST

Traces its DNA to the WWII model Willys MB, also known as Jeep. This makes the Wrangler the direct descendent of the first real SUV ever.

Styling and street presence

Design is clearly from the original Jeep, with modern additions and adaptations. The harmonious fusion of old and new gives it a lot of character. The street presence is enormous and only matched by the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Like the G63, it has round H4 headlights from the 70s with halogen bulbs.

Seating and visibility

You have to climb in and the upright windscreen offers a good view that is only partially obstructed by the A-pillars. Old style wipers clean a fair area.

All-terrain capability

One of the most capable off-roaders in the world. It has 4WD with low ratio and the heavy duty axles and suspension give it go anywhere capability.

Practicality

Strong skid plates for transfer case and fuel tank, but limited space, especially in the two door version.

Touring ability and performance

On road performance is fairly decent.

Stage timing

3m 53.54s

Four-wheel drive works well and braking is confident too. But not meant for fast stage times.

Specifications

Price: Rs 78.07 lakh (on-road, Mumbai)
Engine type: 2.8D/200PS/460Nm
Fuel Economy: 12.1kmpl
Fuel capacity and Range: 85l/1,075km
2WD/AWD/4WD: 4WD
4WD lock: Yes
Diff Lock: Yes
Ground Clearance: 186mm
Dimensions (LWH) mm: 4,583 x 1,877 x 1,829
Wheelbase: 2,947mm
Weight: 2,119kg (gross)
Off-Road Driving Modes: No
Headlight Washers: No
Boot Capacity: 884l

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 63.94 Lakhs
Displacement
1995cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
274
Max Torque(Nm)
400
Mileage
8.43 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 2.19 Crore
Displacement
3982cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
585
Max Torque(Nm)
850
Mileage
-NA-

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