Jeep Wrangler updated and received two special versionsSeptember 2, 2020
The American automaker is updating the technology of its flagship SUV and adding new special editions to beat the Ford Bronco.
When deliveries of the 2021 Ford Bronco begin next year, it will pose a major threat to the Jeep Wrangler. Aware of the upcoming competition, Jeep has redesigned the rugged SUV with updated technology, enhanced features and two new special edition models.
All 2021 Wrangler models now feature a TrailCam front-facing camera with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, accessed through a window with dedicated off-road settings. The Wrangler Rubicon now comes standard with an Off-Road Plus mode that adjusts throttle, gear shift points and traction control for improved off-road performance.
Jeep is also launching two new special editions of the 2021 Wrangler. In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Wrangler 80th Anniversary SUV, it features leather seats, granite crystal interiors, a three-piece black hardtop, 18-inch granite-trimmed wheels and a commemorative exterior badge. Joining him is the Wrangler Islander, which features improved beach-themed styling, including a Jeep Tiki bonnet decal, 17-inch wheels with 32-inch tires and black side steps. A white hardtop is optionally available.
In addition, Sport models are now available with the optional Selec-Trac permanent all-wheel drive two-speed transfer case with a lower ratio of 2.72: 1, while Rubicon models can be equipped with the Rock-Trac 4×4, permanent all-wheel drive system and number 4: 1. What’s more, two additional USB ports are available in the cabin for charging smartphones, and Jeep Select Tire Fill Alert is now standard.
Engine options carry over unchanged, including a 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged with 270 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 producing 260 hp. and 600 Nm and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 285 hp. and 352 Nm of torque.
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