most capable and one of the most technologically packed Jeep models ever made –
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, has debuted in India at Rs 68.94 lakh
(all-India price). Indian market gets the five-door model and deliveries
begin on March 15, 2020.
imported Rubicon – sibling to the Wrangler Unlimited with extreme off-roading
capability, is the most capable SUV ever and exemplifies Jeep’s legendary 4x4
capability. Like all Wrangler models across the world, the Rubicon is Trail
Rated with a badge indicating that the vehicle is designed to perform in a
variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key
consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance,
manoeuvrability, articulation and water fording. Rubicon is the most powerful
and the most efficient Wrangler ever made with vastly improved on-road manners
for everyday driving.
the roll out of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Dr. Partha Datta – President and
Managing Director, FCA India said, “Discerning Indian customers generally know
what they want to purchase next and there are many who have waited to own the
most recognised vehicle in the world. The Wrangler Rubicon has caught the
attention of many such connoisseurs who know their Jeep well. We already have
an unprecedented order bank of eager customers ready to purchase our iconic
off-roader. We are poised to complete delivery of our entire Rubicon import
shipment to customers sooner than anticipated. Jeep Wrangler has been a really
successful flagship product for us in India and it commands almost 67% our
India CBU sales, since its launch in 2016.”
Rubicon is equipped with Jeep RockTrac 4x4 all-wheel drive (AWD) system features
a two-speed transfer case with a 4:1 “4LO” low-range gear ratio, full-time
torque management to ensure optimal grip in low traction conditions and also
features heavy duty, next generation Dana 44 front and rear axles. A 4.10 front
and rear axle ratio is standard as are TruLock electric front and rear axle
lockers or differentials.
Rubicon offers significantly improved articulation and total suspension travel
versus the previous generation, with the help of an electronically operated
Sway Bar disconnect which enhances its capability especially in extreme
off-roading conditions. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s 4x4 hardware is designed,
synchronised and tested to ensure it never fails to crawl out of the most
adverse challenges one could possibly experience in the remotest of locations.
to the Wrangler Unlimited, the Rubicon stands taller with a ground clearance of
217 mm and has larger approach, breakover and departure angles; black,
trapezoidal fender flares, hood decal, rock rails, 17-inch alloys with off-road
spec tyres and an abundance of heavy duty 4x4 hardware under its signature Jeep
retro exterior, which is the real deal to customers who will own the Rubicon.
The legendary SUV is packed with a long list of intuitive features which will keep
occupants safe, connected and comfortable.
Rubicon builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately
recognizable with its traditional Jeep design cues. The keystone-shaped
legendary seven slot grille that pays homage to the Jeep CJ, is gently swept
back for improved aerodynamics and its outer slats intersect with the round
reflector LED headlights. Forming a halo around the headlights are the LED
Daylight Running Lamps (DRL). The lighting package also features LED front fog
lamps and traditional square tail lampswith LED lighting.
Rubicon is designed to offer open-air freedom with a fold-down windshield and
removable hard roof and doors that can be as easily dismantled and refitted, a
feature that has remained constant on every Wrangler ever made.
Rubicon comes with17-inch alloy wheels with mid-gloss black pockets, which are
shod with 255/75R 17 Mud Terrain tyres. The SUV is offered in five colours:
Firecracker Red, Billet Silver, Black, Bright White and Granite Crystal.
heritage-inspired centre stack features a clean, sculpted form that complements
the horizontal dashboard design. Jeep functionality and versatility are
celebrated in the centre console and distinguished with metal-plated accents.
The redesigned centre console houses the leather-wrapped gear selector,
transfer case and parking brake. Real bolts featured on the shifter, grab
handles and frame of the infotainment highlight genuine construction methods.
can enjoy Jeep branded leather seats, a soft touch premium leather dashboard,
ambient lighting, a fourth-generation 8.4-inch UConnect Infotainment touch
screen with a drag-and-drop menu, including Apple Car Play, Android Auto and a
built-in, pinch-to-zoom navigation feature. Phone, media, climate and
navigation can be controlled by voice at the press of a button on the
leather-wrapped steering wheel.
features like engine stop / start and cruise control can also be controlled
from the steering wheel. The 7-inch driver multi-information display in the
centre of the instrument cluster shows scrollable data that can be accessed
from the steering wheel. The Rubicon also comes with weather-proof push button
start, dual zone air conditioning and remote key ‘Enter and Go’ features.
is delivered by an Alpine music system with nine speakers enhanced by an
overhead sound bar, all-weather subwoofer and 552 watt amplifier.
Responsive Engine, More Refinement and Better Efficiency
Wrangler Rubicon comes with a 4-cylinder, DOHC, inline, turbocharged 2.0-litre
268 HP 400 Nm petrol engine, which is tuned to perform like a V-6, deliver
torque like a diesel engine and at the same time, ensure much better fuel
efficiency than a larger capacity engine. It features a twin-scroll, low
inertia turbocharger with an electronically actuated waste gate for exceptional
responsiveness and performance while traversing on different terrain. The turbo
is mounted directly on to the cylinder head to improve durability. A dedicated
cooling circuit lowers the temperature of the intake air, throttle body and
efficiency is aided by the engine stop / start function, electric power assist,
extended fuel shut-off along with a smart transmission shift management system.
This 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine is matched to an 8-speed automatic
transmission which enables the vehicle to optimize engine output while
off-roading or enjoying smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds.
Uniquely suited to the requirements of the Wrangler Rubicon, the 8-speed automatic
transmission delivers a crawl ratio of 77.2:1.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s intrinsic purpose is off-roading, in which case, the
SUV should be driven at speeds required to crawl over tough terrain. However,
the SUV is also tuned for urban driving and is equipped with 75 passive and
active safety and security features. Some key features are: driver and front
passenger airbags, supplementary seat-mounted passenger side airbags, park
assist system, rear back up camera, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and
Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Hill Start Assist
(HSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) and Tyre
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