Thought you knew the iconic Jeep Wrangler? Well, we are here to surprise you with facts about Jeep Wrangler that many don’t know.
This article contains seven random facts about the Jeep Wrangler that will surprise and intrigue you.
Whether you already own the Wrangler or are planning to buy one in Nepal, these readable facts will keep you excited.
In the end, we’ll also give you short info on the available model lineup and color option of the soon-to-be-launched 2021 Jeep Wrangler in Nepal.
First, let’s get to know the Wrangler facts!
1. Jeep Wrangler got its Design Idea from Ford
It will be quite inappropriate to say that the Wrangler got its whole design idea from Ford given that Jeep has always been an innovative brand. However, Ford Company’s input proved vital for Jeep to design the original military Jeep that paved the way for designers and engineers to manufacture new and unique brands to meet the ongoing standards.
Even the “Bantom” Won the US Army Contract to manufacture the military vehicle; their design was not that appealing.
Ford’s saw the need to redesign bug eyes, round fenders, and a curved nose of Bantom trucks to flat fenders and slotted grille, which inspired the Jeep to add a signature look to its vehicles.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has stayed true to its heritage on the design front, providing iconic styling, round headlamps, seven-slot grille and smooth fender flashes.
2. Purist Complained When Jeep Wrangler Announced Four-Door Model
Since the mid-’80s, Wrangler has enjoyed the success of being one of the most desirable SUVs in the world. When success follows, it is usual for any brand to face criticism because it is challenging to keep up with the standards and meet consumers’ demands. The same happened with the technically compact SUV, Jeep Wrangler.
When Jeep announced that Wrangler would be available in a four-door model, the purist became all ears and spilled their dissatisfaction over the internet.
However, the radical 2003 Jeep Wrangler with a 4×4 door took the industry by storm, and ten years later, this off-road icon becomes one of the bestselling SUVs in the world.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler comes with a Rock-Trac 4×4 system equipped with a full-time four-wheel drive and a “4LO” ratio of 4:1 optional, especially on Rubicon models.
3. Wrangler didn’t exist until 1987
Wrangler model came into the limelight only after 1987. Before that, the Jeep was called CJ that stands for Civilian Jeep. If the Jeep Brand had continued with this naming system, its successive model would likely be CJ-14, CJ-15 and CJ-16 respectively. With this system, the all-new JL (Jeep Wrangler) would be the CJ-17. Interesting right?
Presently, the Wrangler comes with many different model configurations that share a common heritage while holding their unique personality and characteristics. The Wrangler lineup includes Jeep Wrangler Sport, Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
4. Jeep Unveiled the First Plug-in Hybrid Wrangler in 2008
Showing the commitment to environmental protection, the Jeep unveiled the Prototype Plug-in Hybrid Wrangler in 2008. Uninterestingly, it was overshadowed by the popularity and efficiency of Chrysler’s plug-in Vehicles. The 2008 Jeep’s Plug-in Hybrid model covers only 40 miles with electricity and 400 miles with an internal combustion engine.
The Chrysler’s Range- Extended promises range to 400 miles with the internal combustion engine and integrated generator. But this one got more attention in the market than the Jeep plug-in Hybrid.
The Jeep engineers were working to refine the efficiency of the model, and luckily in 2021, they came up with the Jeep® Wrangler 4xe, which won the Hybrid Technology Solution of the Year, awarded at the program called AutoTech Breakthrough Awards.
5. You won’t find a 1996 Wrangler
The TJ Wrangler was Jeep’s attempt to blend in with suburban living while still returning to the vehicle’s heritage.
The then-new Wrangler debuted with a more civilized coil-spring suspension based on the more prominent Grand Cherokee.
It also reintroduced round headlights, replacing the YJ’s rectangular ones.
Because all of these improvements required time, Chrysler opted to forego the 1996 model year for the Wrangler.
The YJ manufacturing stopped in late 1995, and the first TJ was introduced in the spring of 1996 as a 1997 model.
The Jeep Wrangler is built for extraordinary journeys keeping the 80 years of legendary heritage alive. This wonderful 4-wheel drive can conquer the challenging Nepalese terrain and adapt to different weather, no matter the trail’s condition.
The Jeep brand delivers authentic, versatile, and excellent craftsmanship on its SUV lineup, and Wrangler Unlimited is one of them.
Jeep Nepal is the authorized dealer of Jeep Wrangler and other Jeep’s SUVs in Nepal, endorsed by many happy riders.
Presently, our pre-launch booking is open for Wrangler Unlimited and Rubicon Model, which is available in five different colour options – Bright White, Black, Granite Crystal, Sting Grey and FireCracker Red.
If you want to bring home this wonderful SUV, please check the offers to exchange with jeep.
You can also book a test drive if you want a close inspection of the vehicle to see if it suits your style.
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