FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobile) will finally launch the long-awaited Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in the Indian market in March 2020. The company is also readying 2 all-new made-in-India SUVs, which are scheduled to be launched in 2021. Jeep will introduce a 7-seater SUV to rival the likes of the Fortuner and Endeavour, and a sub-4 meter SUV to take on the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300.
Previous media reports claim that the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon will be called the Wrangler MOAB in the Indian market. It looks largely identical to the Rubicon, but has subtle changes in the form of black alloy wheels shod with off-road tyres and Moab decals on the sides of the bonnet.
In the International markets, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is available with 2 petrol engines – a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged and a 3.6-litre V6. The turbocharged petrol engine with a mild hybrid system is capable of producing 247PS of power and 400Nm of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The India-spec model is likely to be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that is good for 200PS of power and 488Nm of torque.
The new Wrangler is based on the newly developed JL platform, which is claimed to be lighter than the previous JK platform. It is fitted with a Rock-Trac part-time 4WD system and performance suspension system as standard. The SUV has a ground clearance of 227Nm.