The new Jeep Wrangler official goes on sale in the UK this weekend, with prices starting for Jeep’s rugged new off-roader at £44,495.
The Land Rover Defender may be no more – and even when it returns it won’t be what it was – but there is still a proper old school SUV you can buy, and you can now buy it in an all-new version.
The new Jeep Wrangler debuted more than a year ago in the US, but it’s finally going on sale in the UK this weekend (13 October) with prices starting from £44,495 for the Wrangler Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4×4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door version.
The new Wrangler comes with new styling, a better interior, new engines, new Uconnect 8.4″ Infotainment and much more safety stuff, and although it won’t drive like a modern soft-roader, it’s undoubtedly the most ‘real’ SUV you can buy.
The two new engines are the 2.2-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol, with the diesel offering 200bhp and 332lb/ft of torque, and the petrol 272bhp and 295lb/ft of torque.
There are seemingly umpteen options for opening the Wrangler up to the skies, folding windscreen, removable doors, a choice of ten different colours and enough in the way of rufty-tufty to keep any buyer happy.
That also includes, depending on which model and spec you choose, four-wheel drive Command Trac or Rock-Trac, plus locking axles, limited slip diff and front anti-roll bar disconnect.
Andrew Tracey, Jeep’s UK Marketing director, said:
Wrangler is the undisputed champion off-road, and now it is even better for everyday urban on-road driving,” says Andrew Tracey, Marketing Director, Jeep UK. “It’s a one-of-a-kind that has been completely renewed while remaining true to its original values, and I am delighted that we are able to announce pricing and specification details as we launch this most capable Wrangler ever, into the UK.
Available in Sahara, Overland and Rubicon guises, the new Jeep Wrangler can be ordered at Jeep’s UK dealers from Saturday
2019 Jeep Wrangler UK Price List
Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4×4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door – £44,495
Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4×4 Automatic 8-Speed 4-Door – £45,995
Overland 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4×4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door – £46,495
Overland 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4×4 Automatic 8-Speed 4-Door – £47,995
Rubicon 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4×4 Automatic 8-Speed 2-Door – £46,495
Rubicon 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp 4×4 Automatic 8-Speed 4-Door – £47,995