Jeep Plans a Revolt for Rocky Wrangler

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Jeep Plans a Revolt for Rocky Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler 2016

Jeep plans to offer new engines and body in the next-generation Wrangler SUV

 

A high tech engineering future is necessary for Jeep models in order to compete in the market where rivals like Land Rover, Range Rover and Toyota spare no place for average SUVs. So Jeep has planned to revitalise their Wrangler with new engine line-up and body style at first stage. Jeep boss thinks that such kind of initiative can generate a technical lead over its rivals like Defender.

This plan has been revealed by the chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobile group, Sergio Marchionne, which is the parent company of Jeep. He also referred to Ford’s 150 using aluminium to decrease weight. In a statement he said: “Discussions about moving to alloy from steel for the Wrangler are going on now. The plan centres around modern powertrains that require a complete rethink of the architecture”.

He also said that Jeep wants to revitalise the Wrangler, but its capabilities would never be sacrificed. New Wrangler will come with significant improvements in its capabilities and overall performance.

In the European markets, Wrangler comes with 2.8 Litre four cylinder Jeep engine while in the US markets, Wranglers are sold with 3.6 Litre V6 engine. Both these versions will be standardised by introducing new 2.0 Litre twin turbo engine. This engine will be available in both petrol and diesel variants, for all customer bases and will offer more power and torque than its predecessors. It is expected that the new engine will offer better fuel economy and lower fuel emissions because it has lower body weight.

Details about new platform are not confirmed yet, that the Wrangler would change its Body-on-Frame construction. Any new Wrangler trail, if there is any, must pass the strict demands of the off-road market to make an exclusive entry.

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