It doesn’t take long before the memory goes back to the Vietnam War or even the Second World War if you mention the iconic marque: Jeep. The Jeep was the vehicle of choice for the American army. The classic Jeep styling has been preserved in the fun and sporty 2010 Jeep Wrangler.
Modern advancements have made the ride and comfort of the Jeep Wrangler solid, grippy and comparatively comfortable. Stylish switchgear, and ergonomically designed instrumentation and driver’s positioning have given the Wrangler a nice dollop of refinement and taste. Being a convertible, the Jeep Wrangler offers hours of great off-road excitement and showing off. This is a 4WD that will leave all but the Land Rover Defender for dead off-road. And if you get really muddy, the interior can be washed out with the hose.
Luxury and interior features offer good refinement. Multimedia technology, a radio media centre, a high output audio system, an MP3 auxiliary jack, air bags, an accident avoidance programme, rugged safety cage and theft deterrents add up to a very handsome package that not only is a load of fun but very funky on glitzy city streets during the night life.
There’s something about the Jeep Wrangler that makes it a real classic. It begins with the styling. This is the archetypal off-roader that is just built for exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. Soft-top or hard-top, the Jeep Wrangler is just made for heading out into the wild and appreciating it. The Jeep Wrangler looks like a safari car, and that’s exactly what it is.
The Jeep Wrangler has stayed true to its tough military origins in the design of the exterior. This doesn’t mean that it still comes in khaki only (khaki’s still in the colour range under the name “Rescue Green” but so is a bold, bright red). But the Jeep Wrangler has kept the capacity for open-air driving for maximum visibility and fun along with the seven-slot grille. Both the four door and two door models of the hard-top Jeep Wrangler have removable doors, and the soft-top versions have removable half-frame doors with a detachable plastic curtain – figure out how many combinations of off and on you can get with this.
But the inside of the Jeep Wrangler has well and truly departed from the Spartan military fittings of the past. Inside the Jeep Wrangler, you’ll find four-way manually adjustable seats with durable cloth trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a compass, a radio/CD/audio DVD sound system, driver and front passenger airbags, and tinted power windows. The luxury Jeep Wrangler Rubicon also features protective heavy-duty rock rails, remote locking and superb seven-speaker sound system.
But it’s what the Jeep Wrangler can do off road that really counts. Whether you’ve got the Jeep Wrangler Sport, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Sport Unlimited or the Rubicon Unlimited (the Unlimited versions are the four-door models), you’ve got a serious bush-basher. Both the Jeep Wrangler Sport’s Command-Trac system and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s Rock-Trac system have part-time four-wheel drive, and the Rock-Trac also features an upgraded two-speed transfer case. Combine either of these 4×4 systems with the Tru-Loc differential system and you’ve got a beast that can tackle the toughest of terrains. Mud, rocks, rivers and sand – the Jeep Wrangler will take them all in its stride.
The Jeep Wrangler offers a range of engine choices so you can select the right amount of oomph for your needs. The 3.8 litre V6 engine has been engineered for quiet running so you don’t just hear engine noise when you’re driving with all the doors and the top off. This little unit delivers a maximum power of 146 kW at 5000 rpm and a top torque of 315 at 4000 rpm. But if serious torque is your thing, then the 2.8 litre CDR turbodiesel is what you want, as it delivers a massive 400 Nm from 2000 to 2600 revs (automatic; the manual delivers an even better 410 Nm) and a maximum punch of 130 kW at 3800 revs. The 160 V alternator in the petrol engine and a 180 V alternator in the diesel enables you to fit the Jeep Wrangler with all those offroading extras like winches and spotlights.
The Jeep Wrangler means serious fun and serious offroading. It’s a real offroad classic.
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