Collaborations between auto and film makers are always an exciting feat to watch especially for car enthusiasts. Audi starred in various Marvel movies, showcasing the R8 used by Tony Stark. Of course, who wouldn’t have known of the impact Aston Martin has brought into James Bond movies with its DB models.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe enters the Jurassic world
While all those collaborations are spectacular, Jeep has been long making its brand grow in a film series, particularly in the world of Jurassic Park. And for the last time, the American automaker teamed up with Universal Pictures to help conclude the franchise with the upcoming ‘Jurassic World Dominion.’
The silhouette of a Jeep Wrangler probably has already been painted in our minds as a kid as the off-road SUV first appeared in Jurassic Park almost 30 years ago.
“Almost 30 years ago, moviegoers saw Dr. Ian Malcom escape danger from dinosaurs in the original ‘Jurassic Park’ film while riding in the back seat of a 1992 Jeep Wrangler,” said Stellantis Global Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois.
Jeep and Jurassic World go at it for one last movie
The Jurassic world saw the evolution of the Wrangler as the model is now offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain with the Wrangler 4xe. It is the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to offer front and rear locking differentials, which are handy on off-roads especially when dinosaurs are on the hunt.
Powering the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a 2.0-liter PHEV turbocharged engine good for 375 horsepower and 639 Nm of torque. It is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission, a regenerative braking system, and a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Creeks won’t stop the SUV thanks to its 762 mm of water wading capability.
“The Jeep brand has substantially expanded in the three decades since the first appearance of the Wrangler in the original ‘Jurassic Park’ film,” said Jeep brand CEO Christian Meunier. “We have entered into new SUV segments, we have increased our global production footprint.”
The Wrangler 4xe can sneak past dinosaurs with its Electric mode
Don’t miss the Jurassic World Dominion which will arrive in theaters everywhere on June 10. The Jeep Gladiator and a vintage Wagoneer will also join the Wrangler for one last run in the world of dinosaurs.
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Know more about Jeep Wrangler 2023
The Jeep Wrangler 2023 is an off-roader SUV that is considered one of the most iconic in its market, with the 2-door as a compact SUV and the 4-door as a midsize. Jeep Philippines is offering this model with three variants. These are the Unlimited Sahara, Rubicon, and Unlimited Rubicon priced at Php 5,290,000, Php 5,490,000, and Php 5,690,000 respectively.
Powering the Wrangler is a 2.0-liter inline-4 DOHC DI Turbo Engine with an Electronic Start Stop (ESS) function, making 268 hp and 400 Nm of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission is connected to the engine as standard.
Dimensions-wise, the Wrangler is 4,785 mm long, 1,874.52 mm wide, and 1,869 mm high. This American SUV is competing against the likes of the Land Rover Defender and Toyota FJ Cruiser in the local market.
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