Jeep is going to launch its Wrangler Overland range, two- and four-door models with more goodies than the standard line-up.
The company says the Overland’s extra equipment – satellite navigation, internet connection, automatic headlights, and so on – will help the Wrangler to compete with soft-road rivals while retaining its off-road ability.
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand director Clyde Campbell says the
Wrangler Overland offers a combination of styling, features and ability that is unique in the market place.
“The substantial saving over buying the extra equipment separately makes the Overland attractive to buyers who want to combine luxury and refinement with genuine off-road ability in a car that could only be a real Jeep,” he said.
Features the Overland offers above the base-model two-door Wrangler Sport and the four-door Wrangler Unlimited are:
• Leather trim
• Heated front seats
• Automatic headlights
• Bright interior accents
• Body colour flares
• Body colour three-piece hardtop
• 18in polished silver wheels
• Alpine audio system and media centre, Bluetooth
• Reversing camera
• Black Sunrider soft top
• Tinted glass
• Tubular side steps
The Jeep Wrangler Overland range arrives next month. The two-door is priced from $59,990 and the four-door Unlimited model from $64,990.
Under the bonnet is the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and delivering 209kW at 6350 rpm and 347Nm of torque at 4300 rpm.
Chrysler says 90 per cent of maximum torque is available between 1800 and 6350 rpm. Fuel consumption for the combined cycle is a claimed 11.7 litres/100 km, or around 24mpg.