2021 Jeep Wrangler gains enhanced off-road capability

26 July 2021 - autocar

2021 Jeep Wrangler gains enhanced off-road capability

Updated 4x4 gets an improved terrain system, cleaner petrol engine and more safety systems

The Jeep Wrangler has gained an updated engine, improved off-road capability and enhanced safety features as part of a mid-life update. 

All UK-bound Wrangler models will now be fitted with an updated version of the firm’s 2.0-litre 268bhp petrol engine, which produces 10g/km less in CO2 emissions than the previous engine and is compliant with Euro-6d emissions rules. 

 Sahara, Overland and commemorative 80th Anniversary trims are available, producing between 243-251g/km of CO2, while the rugged Rubicon specification will emit between 261-271g/km. 

Off-road driving has also been improved with the addition of an Off-Road+ mode for the top-of-the-range Rubicon model. Jeep says this enhances capability over sand and rocks, adjusting the ABS, ESC, accelerator pedal, traction control and transmission calibrations. 

Selec-Speed, Jeep’s off-road cruise control system, will now be standard across the range. It “allows the driver to maintain a steady speed during rock-crawling and other types of low-speed manoeuvring,” according to the American firm. 

The Wrangler also gains a selectable tyre fill alert, which indicates when tyres have been deflated to the desired pressure. Adaptive cruise control, engine start-stop technology, automatic emergency braking and automatic high beam are now standard features. 

Jeep’s flagship also receives new exterior paint options, including Hydro Blue, Snazzberry and Sarge Green, which the firm says pays homage to its history, while the Nacho colour will return with limited availability on the Rubicon model.

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