A turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine could join the diesel and petrol sixes in the new Jeep Wrangler
New Jeep Wrangler customers will have the choice of – presumably entry level – 2.0 litre turbo petrol power as well as the tried and test 3.0 litre turbo diesel V6 and the naturally aspirated 3.6 litre V6. It is unclear which engines will make it to Oz.
The news of the new 2.0 litre turbo Wrangler has surfaced on JLWranglerForums.com, along with details of a high spec Wrangler “Sahara” model which will offer a new full-time four-wheel drive system and will only be available on the four door model. We doubt Jeep will be badging their flagship Wranglers with the “Sahara” trim level in Australia, as that may clash with the Toyota LandCruiser Sahara. And Toyota has had rights to that name here for years…
Sport and Rubicon trim levels will be available on two and four door versions of the Wrangler along with Jeep’s traditional part-time four-wheel drive system.
A six-speed manual will be available, along with two five-speed automatics, although we don’t know which transmission will be paired to which engine. Countless option packs are said to be available to new Wrangler customers, and there are rumours circulating that there’ll be an electric soft top on some models.
Jeep is keeping quiet on the new Jeep Wrangler launch date, but there is speculation that the new 4×4 will make an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December.