Jeep Wrangler to be locally assembled, launch on 15th March

By autoX Editorial | on February 23, 2021

Bookings for the locally assembled Jeep Wrangler have commenced already and prices are expected to be announced on 15th March. At the time of its launch in August 2019, the Wrangler was priced in the Rs 64-69 lakh range

Earlier in the year, Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA), announced a $250 million investment in India with an aim to locally assemble some of the upcoming Jeep products for India. The American carmaker announced that subsequent to the launch of the 2021 Compass, three new locally assembled SUVs will be launched in the country by 2022. Taking a first step in that direction, Jeep has announced that the locally assembled Wrangler will be launched on 15th March. Bookings for the new Wrangler have already commenced and prices will be announced on the aforementioned date.

Jeep brought in the current-gen Wrangler to Indian shores in August 2019, and followed it up with the launch of the Wrangler Rubicon in March 2020. The Wrangler was sold in India in the top-end Sahara trim and came fully equipped with an 8.4-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7.0-inch driver display, ambient lighting, automatic climate control and more. On the outside, the Wrangler sported the signature design cues with a touch of modernity, thanks to the vertically stacked grille, the LED headlamps and DRLs, and more. Powering the Wrangler is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor that pushed out 268bhp and 400Nm. This engine was paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive was offered as standard. Details of the locally assembled Wrangler are not out yet, but expect them to be somewhat similar.

At the time of its launch in 2019, the standard Wrangler was priced at Rs 64 lakh, and the Rubicon was launched in March 2020 at Rs 69 lakh. With the Wrangler now being locally assembled, expect prices to go down. Jeep also has plans to launch locally assembled iterations of the Grand Cherokee and a new 7-seater SUV in India.

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