2021 Jeep Wrangler gains enhanced off-road capability

2021 Jeep Wrangler gains enhanced off-road capability

The Jeep Wrangler has gained an updated engine, improved off-road capability and enhanced safety features as part of a mid-life update. All UK-bound Wrangler models will now be fitted with an updated version of the firm’s 2.0-litre 268bhp petrol engine, which produces 10g/km less in CO2 emissions than the previous engine and is compliant with Euro-6d emissions rules. Sahara, Overland and commemorative 80th Anniversary trims are available, producing between 243-251g/km of CO2, while the rugged Rubicon specification will emit between 261-271g/km. Off-road driving has also been improved with the addition of an Off-Road+ mode for the top-of-the-range Rubicon model. Jeep says this enhances capability over sand and rocks, adjusting the ABS, ESC, accelerator pedal, traction control and transmission calibrations. Selec-Speed, Jeep’s off-road cruise control system, will now be standard across the range. It “allows the driver to maintain a steady speed during rock-crawling and other types of low-speed manoeuvring,” according to the American firm. The Wrangler also gains a selectable tyre fill alert, which indicates when tyres have been deflated to the desired pressure. Adaptive cruise control, engine start-stop technology, …
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