Believe it or not, the Jeep Wrangler is among the Philippines’ most popular off-roading SUVs. You see a good number of them on the roads, and with good reason. The Jeep Wrangler is a legitimate off-roader, and with the Philippines being a great setting for such adventures, it’s no surprise that cars like the Jeep Wrangler are popular here, especially to adventure-seeking types.
On the outside, the all-new Jeep Wrangler looks familiar, but it is actually completely new from the ground up. Underpinning its aggressive body is an all-new ladder frame chassis coupled with upgraded suspension and aluminum body panels. As a result, the Jeep Wrangler is not just more rigid, but it also 200 lbs lighter than its predecessor. The body panels now have a leaner and more modern look, especially at the front, in which the details have all been made for it to have better approach angles, resulting in a design that has less clutter up front, and now looks cleaner and more integrated with each other. There are also the signature round headlights and the vertical grille with seven bars, while the tail lights are now done in LEDs.
Of course, one thing that made the Jeep Wrangler popular is its ability to be flexible in many ways for different types of adventures. This hardtop version consists of a number of removable panels. As ever, each door and roof panels can be configured in a number of ways, and the windshield can, of course, be dropped down.
Designers spent heavy amounts of effort to improve the car’s interior. While it still looks rugged, it has substantially more plush materials now, with even many of the dashboard panels receiving stitching details. Buttons and switches feel weightier, and now have better tactile feel than before. Also new to the Jeep Wrangler is Chrysler’s latest version of their UConnect infotainment system, consisting of a 5.0-inch TFT LCD touch screen display. It also includes two USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and two 12V sockets.
Powering the Jeep Wrangler is an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine producing 268 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The powertrain is actually a mild-hybrid system for better fuel efficiency. The electric motor consists of a 48-volt battery and belt-starter generator, which assists the engine for more power and more torque for less fuel.
The Jeep Wrangler will officially go on sale tomorrow with two variants. The Wrangler Sport retails for P3,390,000 while the Wrangler Unlimited Sport retails for P3,590,000.