Jeep has launched the most hardcore version of the Wrangler, the Rubicon in India for a price of Rs 68.94 lakh. It is Rs 5 lakh more expensive than the standard Wrangler.
Jeep India has launched the hardcore Wrangler Rubicon in India for a price of Rs 68.94 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon costs about Rs 5 lakhs more than the standard version of the SUV. Deliveries will only commence from March 15. The Rubicon is the most capable version of the Wrangler.
It is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that makes 268hp and 400Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox and Jeep’s RockTrac 4×4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. This is the most hardcore version of the Wrangler and it of course comes with upgraded running gear and Rubicon badges and stickers.
It even features the ‘Trail-Rated’ badge on the front fenders and no other Jeep SUV deserves this badge more than the Wrangler Rubicon. The Rubicon features a two-speed transfer case with a 4:1 ‘4LO’ low-range gear ratio, full-time torque management, electronic locking differentials at the front and rear axles and an electronically operated sway bar that enhances articulation and travel. The ground clearance stands at 217mm and the approach, departure and breakover angles stand at 43.9, 22.6, 37 degrees respectively. That’s an improvement over standard Wrangler’s by 2.1-degrees, 1.6-degrees and 0.9-degrees, respectively.
In terms of design, apart from the Rubicon stickers, this version of the Wrangler does not differentiate itself much from the standard Wrangler. It comes in the same five colours – Firecracker Red, Billet Silver, Black, Bright White, and Granite Crystal. However, the Rubicon is shod with smaller 17-inch alloy wheels with wider profile 255/75R 17 Mud Terrain tyres. Like the standard Wrangler, the Rubicon comes with a fold-down windshield, a removable hard roof, and doors that can be dismantled and refitted.
In terms of features, the Wrangler Rubicon gets 8.4-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and navigation, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and go, an engine start-stop system, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering with controls for a variety of functions, and a 9-speaker Alpine sound system that comes with an all-weather sub-woofer and 552W amplifier.
On the safety front, the Rubicon shares its kit with Unlimited variant of the Wrangler. It gets four airbags, front and rear parking sensors, a rear camera, electronic stability control (ESC), trailer sway control (TSC), an anti-lock braking system (ABS), hill-start assist (HSA), hill descent control (HDC), electronic roll mitigation (ERM) and a tyre pressure monitoring system are all standard fitment on both models.