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Updated 4x4 gets an improved terrain system, cleaner petrol engine and more safety systems
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22 July 2021

The Jeep Wrangler has gained an updated engine, improved off-road capability and enhanced safety features as part of a mid-life update. 

All UK-bound Wrangler models will now be fitted with an updated version of the firm’s 2.0-litre 268bhp petrol engine, which produces 10g/km less in CO2 emissions than the previous engine and is compliant with Euro-6d emissions rules. 

Sahara, Overland and commemorative 80th Anniversary trims are available, producing between 243-251g/km of CO2, while the rugged Rubicon specification will emit between 261-271g/km. 

Off-road driving has also been improved with the addition of an Off-Road+ mode for the top-of-the-range Rubicon model. Jeep says this enhances capability over sand and rocks, adjusting the ABS, ESC, accelerator pedal, traction control and transmission calibrations. 

Selec-Speed, Jeep’s off-road cruise control system, will now be standard across the range. It “allows the driver to maintain a steady speed during rock-crawling and other types of low-speed manoeuvring,” according to the American firm. 

The Wrangler also gains a selectable tyre fill alert, which indicates when tyres have been deflated to the desired pressure. Adaptive cruise control, engine start-stop technology, automatic emergency braking and automatic high beam are now standard features. 

Jeep’s flagship also receives new exterior paint options, including Hydro Blue, Snazzberry and Sarge Green, which the firm says pays homage to its history, while the Nacho colour will return with limited availability on the Rubicon model.

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xxxx 23 July 2021

Just to many bad reviews for this for this FIAT, then there's the economy with even the old diesel version returning poor mpg.

nickbowman 23 July 2021

I always love to see comments whenever the Wrangler is written about.  They are always full of ignorance and prejudice.  Hands up I'm in the process of getting my third Wrangler.  I did consider a Land Rover (I wanted a hybrid and the Jeep hybrid is not available over here, yet), but three things made me decide against it...reports of truly terrible reliability, significantly more expensive than the Jeep and around here you don't buy a Landie/Rangie...you merely store it until it is stolen.  The Landie may be more comfortable...but it's a marginal thing at best.  Most tellingly the Wreangler remains a fun vehicle to drive....ask any Jeep driver, they will always get have crease lines on their face where they smile so much on every journey.  The Landie is a worthy car, and a modern looking vehicle, but let's not allow prejudice to dismiss the Jeep which positively shouts heritage from the hilltops

sabre 23 July 2021

Enhance off-road capability may easily mean lower reliability, by Jeep