Jeep Wrangler Rubicon test just for connoisseurs

For someone who has always enjoyed riding off the road at the wheel of pure and hard jeeps, the world today seems unfocused and senseless. Luckily there are brands that conserve your DNA and offer us true climbers that delight people like me. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon rehearsal. For someone who has always enjoyed riding off the road at the wheel of pure and hard jeeps, the world today seems unfocused and senseless. Luckily there are brands that conserve your DNA and offer us true climbers that delight people like jeep wrangler cover to protect paint. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon rehearsal. The end of the Land Rover Defender leaves the Jeep Wrangler as the ultimate off-road hero. Brilliant off-road thanks to the enormous amount of support and the excellent ground clearance, the Wrangler is at the other end of the road when we walk on tar most of the time. This Wrangler Rubicon is even a case apart and as it happens with the almost defunct Land Rover Defender, only serves for connoisseurs. They are the last two Mohicans and in the future it will even be the Wrangler to flaunt the all terrain flag as we always know it, from carded boots, dirty pants and sweaty t-shirts and not like the current SUVs, bow, high heels and blazer of fashion, that do not go further than the end of the street if this has some holes and lancis to ride to overcome. Anyway, an all terrain to serious.This means that the Wrangler Rubicon is uncomfortable on the road, it is not a boy to walk on the asphalt and he likes to make himself heard. It has gearbox and differential lock and in this particular version, it is full of options such as the Dana axles, electronic uncoupling of the stabilizer bar, Rock-Trac system and Tru-Lok differential lock. I mean … a little treat! AH! I’m sorry that I did not explain these things the Jeep put on the Wrangler Rubicon. Well, Rock-Trac is the Jeep’s gearbox system that offers a 4: 1 ratio to overcome the most feared obstacles, while rock-climbing and climbing walls offers a 73.1: 1 ratio. Amazing! This system has the help of the Tru-Lok, self-locking differentials and the Dana axles. These are “aftermarket” parts that Mopar and Jeep have come to use in the more radical versions of the Wrangler. In Portugal, this version of the Rubicon – commercial two-seat – is equipped with these systems, namely the Dana 44 axles. These are more robust and with more links between the wheels and the differentials, promote better off-road behavior, on floors trialeiros. A very complete equipment in this particular.

See how much this Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can cost you.

For all this and for its chassis and engine characteristics – a 2.8-liter turbodiesel with 200 hp and 460 Nm of torque at 1600 rpm – the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is virtually unstoppable off-road with the huge advantage of all systems that I mentioned above that they are mechanical, that is, nothing electronic that could decide not to collaborate. The other side of the coin, of course, is in the vague direction and with the traditional all-terrain clearance (even though much smaller than in other eras) and smooth suspension, but with the characteristic roughness of the rigid axles.The experience aboard the Wrangler has to be understood within what is proposed by the Jeep. If you want a refined car that bends very quickly, comfortable and whose engine is refined and quiet, then look for other proposals in the Jeep configurator. The turbodiesel block is powerful and makes you feel this power when you load deeper into the inaccurate accelerator pedal. Inaccurate because it forces too much force to get to the point where the engine starts delivering more power and torque. Of course, the inaccuracy of the accelerator has a reason: when we are riding on a more radical off road, it is not advisable to have a “slip” and load more on the accelerator than necessary. Therefore, the pedal and the mechanism that connects it to the engine is designed to be off-road and we can dose the same depending on the terrain. The Rubicon that served as the basis for this test, is the commercial version of the Wrangler, with only two seats and bulkhead to split the passenger compartment from the rear. This can be unscrewed to “undress” the Wrangler, since it allows the doors and the hood to be removed, showing a robust roll bar and a cargo box without benches.Outside, the most extensive wheel arches, high ground height and the typical Wrangler front, the most faithful to the beginning of the American house range. A simple style, yet one that continues to captivate all-terrain lovers. Going back inside, say that the quality is enough to withstand rough climates and extreme use, with the interior being able to be washed (at least part of the floor). However, this does not dispense with the use of the most modern technology, namely in the on-board computer and connectivity, using the known Uconnect system of the FCA group. There is also automatic air conditioning and a few more important details that complete the equipment of this, the starting, spartan vehicle that, after all, is nothing like that.

Verdict

The end of the Land Rover Defender leaves the Jeep Wrangler as the ultimate off-road hero. Brilliant off-road thanks to the enormous amount of support and the excellent ground clearance, the Wrangler is at the other end of the road when we walk on tar most of the time. If you do not intend to go off-road and have family, the Wrangler Rubicon is of no use to you. So this is a car that is aimed at all-terrain lovers who do not mind sacrificing comfort and refinement on the altar of off-road effectiveness. The biggest problem is the price, because it is a “toy” too expensive, above 53 thousand euros …

The combination of Wrangler off-road capability with bucket versatility for 725 kg

The name Gladiator is not new in the Jeep. In the 1960s and 1970s, the brand produced a pickup truck on the Wagoneer SUV chassis with this name – which later became Jeep Truck until 1988. At the Los Angeles Show, the American company introduced the new Gladiator 2020, an unprecedented jeep-based pickup truck Wrangler. This release is expected since 2005, when the Jeep conceptally presented a Wrangler pickup at the Chicago Show. Except for the differences of generations, that’s exactly what we found in Gladiator. As in the jeep, the pickup uses a chassis body separate from the body and is produced in Toledo, Ohio, with all the new features presented in the new generation Wrangler.In a market with historic truck pickups, the Gladiator is launched as an average with unique off-road performance and the best towing and cargo capacity in the category. According to the Jeep, more than 3,000 kg of trailer and 725 kg of cargo. Except for the bucket, the rest of the design is the same as the Wrangler, which has retained the genetics already known to its ancestors, but at the same time brings modern items such as full-LED headlights and aluminum construction. As in the jeep, the roof can be removed from Gladiator.  The Gladiator will be available with V6 3.6 petrol engine Pent star, with 289 hp and 35.9 kg fm of torque, and V6 3.0 turbo diesel, with 263 hp and 61.1 gem of torque. The gasoline engine can come with the six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, while the diesel only offers automatically. There will be four finishing versions: Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon. The Jeep features a variety of off-road items such as a locking rear differential, a detachable stabilizer bar and 33 “tires, among other items. Like the Wrangler, Gladiator invests in connectivity, bringing the Connect multimedia with a 7 “or 8.4” screen and a 3.5 “or 7” screen instrument panel, depending on the version. For Rubicon, a front camera shows the way in off-road situations.

Jeep Wrangler arrives until March with unprecedented engine

The Jeep will launch the new Wrangler in Brazil in the first quarter of 2019. Earlier, the new generation of the Jeep will be at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November.For now, the Rubicon version is confirmed, with two or four doors. It will bring the 2.0 turbo gasoline engine, unheard of on the line. This propeller, which has 270 hp, debuted in the Cherokee (model that is no longer sold in Brazil). The price has not been set. However, it will be above the R $ 210,000 charged by the current generation, which still has units in stock in Brazil. Also under study are the Sahara and 2.2 turbo diesel versions. The other option available in the US, 3.6 V6 gasolines.

New Wrangler Changes

Visually, the main change is in the front grille more pronounced. The hood got creases and became more robust. Another novelty is in the removable canvas ceiling. Now it has electric drive and can be opened on several levels.  The new Wrangler has also gained improvements in angles of attack and transposition. In addition, to make it lighter, it has several aluminum parts (including the doors).The Jeep Wrangler arrives in the US with the new Moab version. Designed to be even more adventurous, it brings more equipment and accessories that reinforce these airs. Among them, 17-inch wheels painted matte gray, with 32-inch off-road tires, iron bumpers, extra protection on the bottom of the body against stones, LED lights, more winch points , version logos and optional changes from steppe to side, as well as two different types of sunroof: double or panoramic.Among the technologies embedded inside the entire 2018 Jeep Wrangler line , the multimedia system, with 5.7-inch screens and an 8.4-inch option, includes Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Wi-Fi hotspot with two inputs USB and two 12V outlets. The steering is an evolution of the previous model and the central console now has a larger multimedia screen as well as the repositioning of the air vents that were previously positioned below the sound system screen. The dampers are monotone of the Wrangler line are adjustable. They incorporate a system of low-speed valves thought to be firmer in the stones and more flexible at greater speeds. According to the manufacturer, the front axle stabilizer bar disconnection system allows better articulation for off-road use.The Jeep Wrangler arrived with its adventurous proposal for the trails in 1986, as one of the attractions of the Chicago Saloon (United States). At the time, the car was produced by the American brand AMC and was very successful because of the robust mechanical set to meet any challenge. However, the Jeep Wrangler never excelled in Brazil. With the new generation scheduled to be presented at the Auto Show in November, the model is currently still sold in the old model. Part of R $ 194,490 and can reach the $ 204,990 in its four-door version. In all versions, comes equipped with a 3.6 V6 Pentastar engine, 285 hp and 35.4 kgfm of torque. The Jeep says that in the future, will make available the new engine for the line, composed by a diesel engine, with 3 liters of displacement.