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Jeep Australia has announced today that it will launch an updated 2008 model Wrangler with a host of additions to the standard vehicle line-up. The biggest update is the much anticipated CRD off-road group which can be optioned to any turbo diesel model.

The Wrangler range starts from $30,990 for the two door and goes all the way to $45,990 for the 3.8-litre V6 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.

2008 Jeep Wrangler

The petrol variant are powered by a 3.8-litre V6 with 146kW and 315Nm of torque while diesel lovers are satisfied with a 2.8-litre four cylinder turbodiesel with 130kW and a massive 400Nm of torque.

2008 Jeep Wrangler

Standard features for the 2008 Jeep Wrangler:

  • Standard tyre pressure warning lamp
  • Standard 17 inch alloy wheels across the entire range
  • 2.8L CRD with automatic transmission now has 460Nm of torque (2.8L CRD with manual transmission remains unchanged at 410Nm)
  • 3.73:1 axle ratio (replaces 4.10) on automatic models
  • Unlimited models now receive an 85L fuel tank
  • New colour added called Detonator Yellow
  • Dual Top Standard on Rubicon and Rubicon Unlimited (Rubicon axle ratio remains unchanged)

2008 Jeep Wrangler

The CRD off-road group pack is an optional extra ($3,000) on Diesel models and includes:

  • Rear axle differential locker
  • 3.73 Axle ratio (Manual and Automatic)
  • Electronic front sway-bar disconnect

2008 Jeep Wrangler:

  • Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.8L V6 Petrol 6M $30,990
  • Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.8L V6 Petrol 4A $32,990
  • Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.8L I4 Diesel 6M $35,490
  • Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.8L I4 Diesel 5A $37,490
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8L V6 Petrol 6M $39,990
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.8L V6 Petrol 4A $41,990

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited:

  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 3.8L V6 Petrol 6M $34,990
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 3.8L V6 Petrol 4A $36,990
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 2.8L I4 Diesel 6M $39,490
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 2.8L I4 Diesel 5A $41,490
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L V6 Petrol 6M $43,990
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L V6 Petrol 4A $45,990

OPTIONS PRICING – Recommended retail pricing listed below

2008 Jeep Wrangler (2/4-Door):

  • Premium paint (Sport and Rubicon) – $300
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags (Sport and Rubicon) – $600
  • MyGIG unit, DVD/20GB-HD and satellite navigation – $ 2,500
  • Renegade pack (Sport only) – $2,500/$3,000 for four door
  • CRD off-road group – $3,000