Spied – A roadside tree photobombs our Jeep Wrangler spyshot


Anjan Ravi,

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Apologies for the title, but, as you can see from these images there is a tree and a flyover blocking out the Jeep Wrangler. We’ll use this conspiracy to our advantage though.

Jeep Wrangler spyshot photobombed againJeep Wrangler spyshot photobombed

The message this picture sends out is that the iconic shape of a Jeep will be easily recognizable by every auto enthusiast (come tree or flyover), even though the brand hasn’t even entered the market here to begin with.

IAB- 1; Tree- 0.

These pictures were sent in by our reader, Mr. Skyline. Skyline says that the 5-door Wrangler here was part of the 3 member Jeep convoy, which we’ve shown you earlier this morning.

The Jeep Wrangler will be the most affordable Jeep model in India, and is expected to come late 2013. It will be accompanied by its bigger brother, the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition frontJeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition front three quarters right

Internationally, the Wrangler you see here is called the ‘Wrangler Unlimited’ and was first shown at the New York Auto Show in 2006. It is a stretched version of the original Wrangler, although it shares engine and transmission options.

The Wrangler Unlimited also sports 4-doors and this would be the ideal Wrangler for the Indian market. The images around this story are from the 2013 North American International Auto Show where a special edition of the Wrangler Unlimited was unveiled.

The Unlimited version of the Wrangler has seen subsequent updates internationally. In 2011, Jeep updated the interiors with a new steering wheel and better quality plastics along with larger windows.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition rearJeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition dashboard

The Wrangler is expected to be powered by a 2.8-liter 4 cylinder diesel engine which produces 197bhp of power and churns 460Nm of torque. However, Jeep CEO Mike Manley told the Detroit Free Press recently that the American “Wrangler customers really want a diesel. It’s a target vehicle for a diesel once we see the reaction to the Grand Cherokee diesel.”

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition rear three quarters rightJeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition side

This could mean that the 3.0-liter V6 diesel (which debuts on the new Grand Cherokee), would power the Wrangler as well and we can only hope that the Indian models would also benefit from the advanced technology.

[Credits to Detroit Free Press for Mr. Mike Manley’s quote]

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