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Jeep Wrangler: outdoor icon updated for 2014

The Jeep Wrangler has been updated for 2014, with performance increases joining two special-edition models in the updated line-up. Again powered by the Chrysler Group’s 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar petrol engine,power and torque in the refreshed Jeep Wrangler rise 3kW and 5Nm respectively to 212kW and 352Nm. Claimed combined cycle fuel consumption of 11...

Jeep Wrangler Ute dream still alive

The Jeep Wrangler Ute is still very much under consideration, according to Jeep’s global boss, Mike Manley. Following on from CarAdvice’s report on the Wrangler ute back in August, it appears that discussion for a utility version of the iconic Wrangler SUV continues deep inside Jeep headquarters...

Jeep Wrangler only musters four stars in ANCAP safety test

The Jeep Wrangler SUV has scored only four stars in the latest round of crash tests by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), falling short of a possible five. The results, based on the two-door 3.6-litre V6 Jeep Wrangler, highlighted the fact that while the SUV provides dual front airbags for front seat passengers, chest and head-protecting side airbags – the latter required to achieve a five-star ANCAP safety rating – are an optional extra...

Jeep Wrangler ute a chance for 2015

A Jeep ute could hit the road in as little as three years. Jeep president Mike Manley told CarAdvice the company would make a decision on whether to build a ute version of the Wrangler “pretty soon”. The American off-road brand has been playing with the idea of a Wranger ute for some time, presenting a two-door load-hauling concept called the Gladiator back in 2005 (pictured above and below in green)...

Jeep Wrangler reaches new heights

Jeeps are renowned for their go-anywhere ability but this Wrangler may have had a bit of help for the US 4x4 brand's latest promotional stunt. Jeep calls it the ‘JOLE’ (that’s ‘Jeep on a pole’ for those of you wondering) and it will make its first public appearance at the Jeep-sponsored Portsea Polo event in Victoria on Saturday, coinciding with the launch of the updated 2012 Jeep Compass...

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: On the Rubicon Trail with CarAdvice

When it comes to rock crawling on the off-road capability meter, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon sits at the top of the totem pole. And it needs to, when we're talking about trying to conquer the infamous Rubicon Trail with Jeep’s big hitter, the aptly named Rubicon. This is a hardcore trail, which has broken almost as many 4x4 vehicles that have attempted to tame it...

2012 Jeep Wrangler gets 209kW Pentastar V6 engine UPDATE: Australia confirmed

Chrysler has released details of the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler. It will get the new Pentastar V6 engine, offering more power and torque and improved fuel economy, as well as the option of a new five-speed automatic transmission. Visually, the Jeep Wrangler received a facelift last year, so the biggest change for the 2012 model is the introduction of the Pentastar 3...

Jeep Wrangler JK8 Independence package - video

Mopar in the US has just announced a new Jeep Wrangler JK8 Independence pack which transforms the Wrangler into a pick-up. The special conversion pack was recently revealed at the 45th Annual Moab Jeep Safari. A team of Mopar representatives at the event demonstrated the conversion by taking one normal Jeep Wrangler and transforming it into a ute in around one hour...

2012 Jeep Wrangler to get Pentastar 3.6 V6: report

Rumours from the US suggest that the upcoming 2012 Jeep Wrangler will get Chrysler's well-received 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine. The engine will replace the current 3.8-litre V6 petrol. The current V6 isn't regarded as one of the most refined engines around, with various reviews pointing out a somewhat weak low- to mid-range...

2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave unveiled at New York show

Jeep has unveiled the all-new Jeep Wrangler Mojave at the New York International Auto Show in the US. It comes with a number of rough-and-ready features which improve the car's off-road ability. Sitting on large 32 inch tyres, the Jeep Wrangler Mojave is like a bush version of the already capable Jeep Wrangler...

Jeep Wrangler Renegade and Pork Chop concept teasers

Jeep has released early teaser previews of a couple of new Wranglers it plans to unveil at the 45th annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah, US. A total of six new concepts will also be unveiled at the show alongside these two, the Jeep Wrangler Renegade and the Jeep Wrangler Pork Chop...