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2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon coming to Australia in two- and four-door forms

Jeep Australia has announced its first limited-edition version of the JL Wrangler, confirming the Wrangler Rubicon Recon for a run of 100 vehicles. While the lower-grade Sport and Overland versions of the new Wrangler have been available with a choice of short-wheelbase two-door, or long wheelbase four-door ‘Unlimited’ bodies, the Rubicon range-topper has so far been available in four-door form only...

Jeep teases plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4Xe

US off-road icon Jeep appears to be having an each-way bet on what will drive its future vehicles, teasing fans with images of a plug-in hybrid Wrangler barely a day after it showed off a gas-guzzling V8. A video of the upcoming Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid was posted on Instagram, and shows the vehicle gliding silently on an off-road track, without any sound of a combustion engine running...

It’s real! Jeep Wrangler V8 concept unveiled

Well this ought to get the front wheels off the ground. A Jeep Wrangler V8 concept has been unveiled within hours of the covers coming off the new Ford Bronco in the US – and the company says fans “may soon get their wish”. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept is powered by a 6...

Jeep blocks Mahindra over copycat design

Jeep has won its bid for an order to block the sale of Mahindra off-road vehicles that were alleged to be copycat designs of its iconic Wrangler, the Bloomberg news agency has reported. The International Trade Commission ruled that the Mahindra Roxor – an off-road buggy that cannot be road registered in North America as it does not meet the latest approval standards – is a copy of the Jeep Wrangler and that it cannot be sold in the US...

Is there an electric Jeep Wrangler on the horizon?

Plans for an electric Jeep Wrangler are still under wraps, but the off-load icon appears to be edging closer to a battery-powered model. A senior Jeep executive believes electrification could even make for a better Wrangler – and the option is probably inevitable...

CarAdvice podcast: 85,000kms in a Wrangler around Africa, and the latest on Holden

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Nissan Patrol Warrior is looking good for Australia, Volkswagen is seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy, 2020 Ford Escape pricing and specs, and a study reveals ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars...

Jeep Wrangler recalled in Australia due to potential fire risk 

Jeep Australia is recalling 544 examples of the current generation Wrangler made in 2018 and 2019 because a battery cable could spark a fire or cause the engine to stall. A recall notice issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today said the transmission harness “may have insufficient clearance” to the catalytic converter...

Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid EV revealed at Consumer Electronics Show

The rugged Wrangler will be the next Jeep to be electrified as the brand marches toward its goal of offering electrification across its range by 2022. The Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid was revealed at CES 2020 this week, sharing the spotlight with the previously revealed Compass 4xe and Renegade 4xe...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Jeep Wrangler safety upgrade from 1 star to 3 stars, weak structure still in the way of a 5-star score

The Jeep Wrangler's "poor" one-star ANCAP rating has been improved to a "marginal" three-star rating for 2020 with the addition of active safety technology – but the structural shortcomings that prevented it from getting a five-star rating remain...

CarAdvice podcast 160: Mike Costello's Suzuki Jimny mingles with the big boys

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Evie Networks is planning an EV charge station expansion for Australia, Europe has mandated EV sound generators, the 2020 Land Rover Defender specs have been leaked, and the 2020 BMW X6 and Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA45 have been revealed...