The Jeep Wrangler was formally unveiled at the 1986 Chicago Auto Show as a replacement for the Jeep CJ series. The second-generation model was launched in 1996 complete with tweaks such as rounder headlights and is now powered by a 4.0-liter engine.
In 2006, its third generation was developed and released under German multinational automotive giant, Daimler AG.
Locally, its fourth generation was launched at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show.
The Rubicon variants share the same dimension of 4,683mm long, 1,872mm wide, and 1,800mm tall while the standard model measures 4,237mm x 1,877mm x 1869mm. The Unlimited Sports version is the most muscled, flaunting a bigger body measuring 4,785mm tall, 1,877m wide, and 1,869mm tall.
Its front features the iconic seven-slot grille paired with automatic headlamps and fog lamps. Its body is well-equipped with details such as two or four full metal and removable doors, diamond-patterned side steps, premium sunrider (soft or hard top depending on the variant), heavy-duty rock rails, deep-tinted rear and quarter glass, accent-colored fender flares, more. Supporting this renowned off-roader is a set of 16-inch to 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Its roomy cabin can comfortably accommodate five fully grown adults. Some highlights include the leather-trimmed, heated front seats, foldable and removable rear bench seats with a head restraint, leather-covered steering wheel with speed control, automatic air conditioning control system, removable ashtray slots with lighter, and many more.
Technology & Safety Features
It is fitted with the company’s fourth-generation Uconnect system that provides entertainment, navigation, and other essential features for a convenient ride.
In terms of safety, it comes with a generous number of airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, hydraulic assist brake, hill descent control, hill start assist, and antitheft engine immobilizer.
Platform & Chassis
This rugged vehicle is built using high-strength steel guaranteed to protect its rider during sudden impact.
Also, it is affixed with a performance suspension system that comes with tunable valves and high-pressure monotube shocks that provides a smooth cruise anywhere.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Sport models run using a 2.0 Direct Injection Turbo engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Rubicon variants also run using the said motor but it can also be availed with a 3.6-liter V6 engine matched with an automatic transmission.