FCA India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the seventh largest automaker in the world, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, rolled out the petrol version of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in India. This SUV is priced at INR 56 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The award-winning 280 bhp, 3.6 litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine, which powers more than 5 million Jeep SUVs worldwide, is now available in India as well, in this vehicle. This petrol version of the Wrangler expands the Wrangler Unlimited portfolio in India along with the 2.4 litre, 4 cylinder, 197 bhp, Wrangler Unlimited diesel, which was launched in August 2016. This petrol engine features an all-aluminium construction in a 60 degree layout. It has been designed with lightweight components to keep the overall weight of the engine to a minimum to deliver better performance. Its two-step variable valve timing system and eight-holed fuel injectors makes it a very capable engine that delivers power to all four wheels seamlessly through a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The Pentastar V6 also features a new thermal management system and a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system to deliver better fuel efficiency in off-roading situations as well. The Wrangler Unlimited comes with legendary Command Trac 4WD system, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), heavy duty suspension with gas shock absorbers and wash-out interiors with removable carpet and drain plugs, besides McKinley leather seats, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, auto headlamps, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Electronic Roll Mitigation, full-framed removable doors, remote keyless entry and so forth.