Believe it or not, but the current generation of the Jeep Wrangler dates from 2017. We don’t say that this time because you might think it is younger, but rather because the off-roader looks like something from deep in the last century. However, even dinosaurs like the Jeep Wrangler have to keep up with the times, so after six years on the market it is high time for a major facelift.
No V8 or V6, but a plug
Although you can leave out the “significant” one, because you have to be an alert Jeep aficionado, to say the least, to recognize the differences. The grille goes under the knife and it comes out slightly more compact than before. The bumpers then grow again and take on a silhouette of old-fashioned bumpers, as it were. Jeep further points out that the classic antenna has been replaced by one integrated into the windshield — because yes, the Wrangler still had a classic antenna — and that is not the only high-tech on the Jeep, oh no. For example, the off-road vehicle gets a new 12.3-inch touchscreen, and traffic sign recognition that now taps you if you dare to go over the speed limit… Nice and European.
To the extent that this information may seem familiar to you, because Jeep previously unveiled this facelift for the American market. What does differ significantly, however, is the range of engines. For example, we will not find a 6.4-liter V8 monster or 3.6-liter V6 gun here and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder does not dare to cross over… Or at least not if it wants to do it without electrical assistance, because every Wrangler remains a plug-in with us. inhybrid. That Wrangler 4XE combines a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total of 380 hp, while it gets an electric driving range of about 50 kilometers from a 17.3 kWh battery. We don’t yet know how much you will have to pay for it after the facelift, but the first copies will arrive early next year.