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Jeep only offers a single powerplant option for the Wrangler. There’s no Pentastar diesel yet, but we do have a Hurricane 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that was just created. It produces 268bhp and 400Nm of maximum torque and comes standard with a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission. Because this is a Jeep, and a Rubicon model at that, there’s a lot of off-road equipment standard and all-in-all the car feels powerful taking on off-road obstacles.
The Rubicon now has knobby tyres, which means that even on buttery smooth roads, jittery movements will be noticed at any speed. Look past that, and the JL Wrangler boasts a well- balanced ride quality that easily overcomes every obstacle in its way. When the going gets tough, the Wrangler’s smooth ride quality comes into its own.
 

You have to yank yourself into the Wrangler; there’s no graceful way to do it because there’s no footboard here. Even walking out has become more of a hopping-out. The matte-red inlay that runs across the upright dash adds some funk to the otherwise practical cabin once you’re inside. The cabin area isn’t particularly enormous for such a massive footprint. There will be enough space for everyone to be comfortable just not enough to stretch your legs and relax.
 Other features include dual-zone climate control, push-button start with keyless entry, auto-dimming IRVM, auto headlights, cruise control, and steering-mounted controls. Cabin practicality is a mixed bag, with a large armrest pocket, two cup holders, and a decent-sized glove box. With all these features and a 60 lakh ex-showroom price tag, this is a car that can handle any blizzard.
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