Marcus De Guzman / Jeep | July 09, 2018 16:50
All-new Jeep Wrangler receives new MultiJet II turbo-diesel
After making its world debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, it's now the European market's turn to receive the all-new Jeep Wrangler. Designated as the JL, the fourth-generation 4x4 has received an evolutionary redesign and comes with plenty of new technologies.
During its initial launch in the US, the JL Wrangler was only available with either a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four. Now, the company has revealed an all-new diesel powerplant for Europe.
Gone is the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel for the JL Wrangler. Replacing it is a new 2.2-liter MultiJet II four-cylinder aluminum plant. While it's significantly smaller than its predecessor, the engine generates a healthy 200 PS at 3000 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. In Europe, the Wrangler is only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission that is connected to a 4WD system. For improved fuel efficiency, the engine also comes with auto stop-start technology.
As for specs and features, the Euro Wrangler also gets the same level of equipment as the US version. This means it can be specified with LED headlights and taillights, as well as a wide variety of wheel designs that are available in 17- and 18-inch sizes. Providing in-car entertainment is the fourth-generation Uconnect system. It comes standard with navigation, climate control management, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will arrive in Europe this September and will be available in three trim levels; Sport, Sahara and Rubicon. In addition, the Wrangler can also be specified in either Limited or Unlimited body styles.
It is highly likely that the diesel-powered JL Wrangler will also be offered in other markets besides Europe.