Fiat Chrysler owned Jeep just sold a record number of redesigned Wranglers in March. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler features an updated design along with new high-tech features.
The FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) has just released the sales figures for March of 2018. The figures reveal that Jeep has sold 27,829 Wranglers in the last month. That is a 70% jump in sales from March of 2017. It also makes it the best Wrangler sales month of all time. Wrangler sales constitute 28% of all the Jeep brand sales last month.
The Jeep Wrangler is a rugged SUV that bears a resemblance to military vehicles. It has a big history for enthusiasts using the car for offroading purposes. The company had updated the Wrangler for 2018 and had not only made it more comfortable but still kept its unique styling along with its key off-road features. This includes a roll cage and locking differentials.
Let’s start with the body where the SUV gets a tweaked grille. The headlamps, fog lamps, turn signals and tail lamps all now get full-LED treatment and have also grown more prominent. It also gets LED daytime running lamps which are placed on the fenders.The Wrangler is available in two and four-door models.
It had also made the car more modern by adding features such as a push-button ignition along with an 8.4-inch multi infotainment system powered by UConnect. The driver console gets a 7 inch TFT LED Display.The updated version was first unveiled at the LA Motor Show last year. This is the 4th Generation of the SUV.
Powering the SUV are three different engine options. A 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol producing 270 Bhp and 400 Nm of torque mated to a new 8-speed transmission. It also has a mild hybrid system which helps in improving the fuel efficiency. A 3.6 litre naturally aspirated V6 producing 286 Bhp and 352 Nm of torque coupled to either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. A 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel is also available which produces 260 Bhp and 598 Nm of torque. All models will feature start-stop technology to improve fuel efficiency.
The Wrangler has also been caught testing in Goa last month. Jeep was testing the 4-door version of the SUV. We expect the SUV to launch in India in the second half of 2018. The SUV will be imported to India from the US.