Nearly two years after its debut, the Jeep Wrangler JL has been finally launched in India. The lighter, longer, wider and taller Jeep Wrangler with extra wheelbase is available at 10 dealerships in the country.
The Jeep Wrangler JL is available in many different configurations internationally, but in India, there's only one on offer. Our market gets the 5-door version 'Unlimited' in a single equipment line. Compared to its predecessor, it's 130 mm longer, 17 mm wider and 9 mm taller. The fourth-gen model has 61 mm of extra wheelbase. The ground clearance has improved by 29 mm to 215 mm. The approach angle, break over angle and departure angle are measured at 41.8 degrees, 21 degrees and 36.1 degrees respectively.
The Indian-spec Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JLU employs the newly developed 2.0-litre GME T4 turbocharged petrol engine that produces 268 HP and 400 Nm of torque. This engine features stop/start function and is linked to the 8-speed 850 RE automatic transmission. The SelecTrac 4WD system with 2.71:1 crawl ratio is standard in the fourth-gen model sold in our market.
On the outside, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited features LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, LED DRLs, 18-inch alloy wheels with Granite Crystal spokes and LED tail lamps. Interior highlights include black leather upholstery, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and sat-nav, 7-inch driver information display, 'Grillz' finish on bezels, handles and knobs, weather-proof push-start button, dual-zone climate control and 9-speaker Alpine music system with an overhead soundbar, all-weather subwoofer and 552-watt amplifier.
On the safety front, the fourth-gen Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is equipped with features like reverse parking camera, ESC, dual-front and front side airbags.