Jeep PH reveals all-new Wrangler

By Alvin Uy Philippine Daily Inquirer March 20,2019

Auto Nation Group, the official distributor of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram (CJDR) vehicles in the country, unveiled the all-new generation Jeep Wrangler last week at the CJDR showroom located along Edsa, Greenhills to members of the media, VIP customers and members of the Jeep Club of the Philippines as it celebrated 15 years of being in the Philippine market.

The all-new Jeep Wrangler will also have its public debut at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) this coming April 4 to 7 at the World Trade Center.

Auto Nation gave a sneak preview of the new Jeep Cherokee during the event, which will be sold to the market later this year.

The Wrangler is the brand’s most iconic model, and still retains a number of the styling queues from the original military Jeep. It is also recognized as Jeep’s most capable SUV.

Over the years, Jeep still retained its instantly recognizable seven-slot grille, and for the all-new Wrangler, they did not even bother to put the Jeep badge on the hood.

After all, this vehicle needs very little introduction. The seven-slot grille is a homage to the classic Jeep CJ model, and to make the styling more current, the grille top is swept back for better aerodynamics.

The all-new generation Wrangler, however, has been redesigned to keep up with today’s modern SUVs, from its overall exterior and cabin design to its fuel-efficient powertrains and advanced safety and technology features.

“The Jeep brand is well-recognized around the world, and there is no vehicle that represents the essence of Jeep the same way the Wrangler does. Its comeback is also timely for us as we mark our 15th anniversary with the brand as its official importer and distributor in the Philippines,” said Francis Jonathan C. Ang, chief operating officer of Auto Nation Group.

Since 1941, when the original Jeep was first introduced as a wartime workhorse, the latest generation of the Jeep Wrangler has preserved its DNA but with a clear vision of its journey into the future.

It is not surprising that the all-new Wrangler has been hailed 2019 Motortrend’s SUV of the Year.

At first glance, the new Wrangler’s most obvious difference is its new angular roofline, more muscular fenders, and a more current profile.

It still maintains its bold and rugged looks with a wide and lowered beltline, and is fitted with larger windows for better visibility especially when used for off-road trailing.

The new Wrangler sports a new set of square LED tail lamps which are slightly offset on the Wrangler’s body to integrate one of the technological advancements of the vehicle—blind spot monitoring.

Thanks to its new lightweight aluminum sheetmetal, the Wrangler is now easier to convert into an open-air off-roader since key parts such as the hood, fenders, swing gate, doors and hinges can be easily removed in less than 20 minutes.

The windshield can quickly be folded down while retaining the rearview mirror in place.

Additionally, the all-new Wrangler comes with body-colored sport bars, which are welded to the body and feature integrated grab handles.

Even the start-stop engine button is waterproofed to ensure reliability during all-weather off-road activities.

Inside, the all-new Wrangler’s interior still combines authentic styling, versatility, comfort, and intuitive feature use.

Its modern cockpit retains its iconic design with signature Jeep design elements, but adding soft touch high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology that make it equal and comparable to luxury SUVs.

From the new steering wheel to the reconfigurable driver cluster, the all-new Wrangler is designed for intuitive use.

For vehicle connectivity, the center console is built with a third-generation Uconnect system, which features a 5-inch screen display with a customizable drag and drop feature in the menu.

Alongside it is the 3.5-inch instrument cluster that displays reconfigurable information such as media, tire pressure, and speed, among others.

Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice, and speed functions, allowing drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times.

With utility features in mind, it is designed with generous space including an underfloor storage, durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors, and numerous phone storage areas.

Powering the all-new Wrangler is a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with engine stop-start (ESS) feature in its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine.

Rated at 284 horsepower, the engine has a maximum torque of 400 Nm, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

“We are introducing a best-in-class 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine on the all-new generation Jeep Wrangler, mated with an 8-speed transmission, as an option to the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine which Jeep fans and aficionados have grown to love. The combination of a 2.0-liter engine with an 8-speed transmission offers optimal engine output, improved highway economy, and reduced noise and vibration, giving you a worry-free journey in any adventure, be it in the city or on the most challenging of terrain,” said Vincent Gaviño, sales and marketing head for CJDR.

Jeep also included a suite of safety and security upgrades, with over 75 available active and passive safety and security features that includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, park view rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control, and multiple airbags.

Currently, there will be two available variants, the all-new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport priced at P3.59 million, and the Wrangler Sport priced at P3.39 million.

For more information about the all-new Jeep Wrangler, visit any of its dealerships located in Edsa, Greenhills, and in Alabang, Clark (Pampanga), and Cebu.

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