The 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL model range has been confirmed, with pricing and specifications set for the three-model, six-variant line-up.
The all-new Wrangler model is set to arrive in showrooms in April 2019, ahead of the rollout of the much-anticipated Wrangler-based ute, the Gladiator.
The Wrangler range kicks off with the entry-level Sport S two-door model priced at $48,950 (all prices before on-road costs), while the four-door Sport S model lists at $53,450.
The Sport S model replaces the existing Sport version of the JK, and is equipped with the following standard gear: 17-inch alloy wheels; auto headlights with daytime running lights (DRLs); a reversing camera with rear parking sensors; push-button start; leather-wrapped steering wheel; 7.0-inch 'Uconnect' media screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; eight-speaker sound system; and a black ‘Sunrider’ soft top. Dual front and front-side airbags are standard.
This version (and the models above) are offered with a 3.6-litre ‘Pentastar’ V6 petrol engine producing 209kW of power and 347Nm of torque. It comes only with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and Jeep’s 'Selec-Trac' 4x4 system.
Next up the range is the Overland, which comes as a two-door at $58,450 or a four-door at $62,950.
The Overland builds on the equipment levels offered in the Sport S, with a particular focus on additional safety gear. It has auto emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front parking sensors, and up-spec LED headlights/tail-lights/fog-lights and DRLs.
There’s also more gear for the Overland: 18-inch alloy wheels; leather-trimmed seats with Overland logos; a body-colour hardtop with ‘Freedom Panels’ that can be removed; a nine-speaker Alpine stereo paired to a larger 8.4-inch Uconnect screen with sat nav; a 230-volt power outlet; and engine remote start.
Overland models are petrol-auto only.
The flagship rough-and-tumble Rubicon model only comes as a four-door, but has the option of the petrol engine ($63,950) or a diesel drivetrain ($68,950).
The diesel is a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged unit with 147kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It, like the petrol, is paired exclusively to an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission. Both Rubicon versions get the more hardcore 'Rock-Trac' off-road 4x4 system fitted.
In terms of gear, the Rubicon takes the Overland and adds hardcore. It rides on 17-inch wheels with more aggressive 32-inch BF Goodrich off-road tyres, and has 'Tru-Lock' front and rear locking differentials, plus a disconnectable front stabiliser bar, heavy duty front and rear axles, rock rails that double as side steps, a removable black hardtop, Rubicon bonnet decals, a winch-ready steel front bumper and off-road data screens for the driver.
Fuel consumption is claimed at between 9.6 and 10.3 litres per 100 kilometres for the petrol version (depending on spec and body style), while the diesel model is claimed to use 7.5L/100km.
Towing capacity for both models is rated at 750 kilograms for an un-braked trailer, while braked towing capacity for the two-door is 1497kg, and the four-door version can tow up to 2495kg.
Jeep Wrangler 2019 list pricing
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