2021 Jeep Wrangler will be built in India in two trims; Rubicon and Unlimited
2021 Jeep Wrangler will be built in India in two trims; Rubicon and Unlimited

2021 Jeep Wrangler launched at Rs 53.90 lakh

Made in India Jeep Wrangler is significantly more affordable than the CBU variant it replaces

Prices for the locally assembled Jeep Wrangler have been announced, the SUV began local production in India last month at Jeep's Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra. The locally built Jeep Wrangler is priced at Rs 53.9 for the Unlimited variant and Rs 57.9 lakh for the Rubicon variant (ex-showroom, India). This makes it Rs 10-11 lakh more economical than the full import model. The fourth-generation Wrangler was launched in India in 2019 and now becomes the second made-in-India Jeep after the Compass.

Powering the locally made Jeep Wrangler is the same 2-litre turbo-petrol engine as the outgoing model, which produces 264bhp and 400Nm torque. This engine is paired to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission, that sends power to all four wheels via Jeep's ‘Selec-Trac’ full-time 4WD system. Revered for its off-road credentials, the Wrangler gets heavy-duty suspension and low ratio gearing.

The Rubicon takes it a step further with the company’s ‘Rock-Trac’ full-time 4WD system, boasting electronically locking front and rear differentials and an electronically operated sway bar and performance suspension. Additionally the Rubicon gets even better approach, breakover and departure angles and the new for 2021 Off-road+ driving setting for sandy and rocky surfaces. The Wrangler Rubicon also sits 3-inches higher than the Wrangler Unlimited. You can customize the Wrangler with over 120 optional add-ons through Mopar's-original accessory suite department. No matter the variant though, you can still only get the Wrangler in the five-door body style.

In terms of equipment, the 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control and keyless entry/start is carried forward from the outgoing model. On the safety aspect, the Jeep gets dual front and side airbags, electronic stability control, hill start assist, hill descent control, electronic roll mitigation, automatic headlamps, tyre pressure monitor, and rear parking sensors and camera as standard.

The locally assembled Jeep Wrangler is available in five colors – Bright White, Sting Grey, Granite Crystal, Black and Firecracker Red.

Fiat Chrysler India has committed an investment of USD 250 million (Rs 1827 crore) , towards local production of four new Jeep SUVs, the India plant is the only the second location worldwide to churn out the Wrangler now, with production being earlier limited to just the company’s Toledo factory in Ohio, USA.

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