Specifications and pricing for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler have been announced with the off-roader set to arrive in showrooms from early April priced from $48,950 plus on-roads.
The new Wrangler arrives with price rises of between $8460 - $10,460 depending on the variant. Also worth noting from the outset, all 2019 Wrangler models arrive with an appalling one-star Euro NCAP safety rating. It’s not really off to the best of starts.
While the Wrangler retains its shape, subtle changes have been made to improve the driving experience including a slightly tilted windscreen, tilted keystone-shaped grille, vented hood and a tapering C-pillar. Combined these changes are said to reduce wind noise and improve fuel efficiency by more than 13 per cent.
The Wrangler will be available in two body styles across three trim levels. For 2019, there's a new entry-level Sport S grade along with Overland and Rubicon models available in two- and four-door configurations.
The Sport S gets 17-inch alloys, Daylight Running Lamps (DRLs), automatic headlamps, rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, push-button start, leather steering wheel and 7.0-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A black soft top is also standard.
Disappointingly, the Sport S misses out on autonomous emergency braking, it’s not a good look in a car nudging $50K.
Moving to the Overland adds autonomous braking, 18-inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors, LED headlamps and tail lamps, fog lamps, leather trim, a 9-speaker Alpine premium audio system, larger 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen display, satellite navigation, remote start, 230V power outlet and body coloured, removable hard top and freedom panels.
The top-spec Rubicon features 17-inch polished alloy wheels with Black Pockets, Tru-Lock front and rear locking differentials, front stabiliser bar disconnect, heavy duty front and rear axles, heavy duty rock slider with step assist, Rubicon hood decal, 32-inch BFGoodrich off-road tyres, winch-capable steel front bumper, an upgraded Rock-Trac 4x4 system and unique off-road pages in the infotainment system.
All Wrangler variants can be had with a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine boasting 209kW of power and 347Nm of torque mated with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission sending drive to all four wheels.
The range-topping Rubicon gets the option of a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine producing 147kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s also paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic with four-wheel drive.
Braked towing capacity is rated at 1497kg for two-door models while the four-door variants can pull 2495kg.
More than 130 accessories will also be available for those wanting to enhance their new Wrangler with an accessory available for everything aspect of the vehicle from exterior styling, storage versatility, vehicle protection and driver convenience.
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler will be available across Australian dealerships from early April.
2019 Jeep Wrangler pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Sport S two-door - $48,950
Sport S four-door - $53,450
Overland two-door - $58,450
Overland four-door - $62,950
Rubicon four-door petrol - $63,950
Rubicon four-door diesel - $68,950
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