Jeep enthusiasts across Europe can now rejoice as the 2024 Jeep Wrangler breaks cover. The Jeep Wrangler promises a blend of off-road prowess, classic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced powertrain technology, top-notch on and off-road performance, and a host of cutting-edge safety and tech features.
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is claimed to offer unparalleled off-road capabilities, thanks to a combination of a robust front combustion engine and a rear electric propulsion system that delivers torque on demand. It features two advanced 4×4 systems, namely the Rock-Trac full-time transfer case and the Selec-Trac full-time transfer case, along with crawl ratios of up to 77:1 and the ability to ford water depths of up to 30 inches at a maximum speed of 5 mph. With excellent approach, departure, and breakover angles, as well as generous ground clearance of up to 253 millimeters, this Wrangler is engineered to conquer rough terrain.
Each Wrangler model wears a Trail Rated badge, underscoring its off-road pedigree, with features including the Dana solid front and rear axles, a two-speed transfer case, traction control, tow hooks, and four-wheel disc brakes. The 2024 Wrangler elevates this standard by introducing the next-generation Dana 44 HD full-float rear axle for Rubicon models, a feature typically found on heavy-duty commercial trucks. This design enhances strength and durability by transferring vehicle weight to the axle tube rather than the axle shaft itself.
The Wrangler relies on a body-on-frame design and a finely tuned five-link suspension system to deliver capability, refined on-road dynamics, and advanced safety features. The Wrangler comes equipped with four skid plates to safeguard vital vehicle components during off-road excursions, including the fuel tank, transfer case, and automatic transmission oil pan.
The strategic use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum components, such as the doors, door hinges, hood, fender flares, windshield frame, and magnesium swing gate, reduces weight and enhances fuel efficiency. The 2024 Wrangler continues to employ the proven five-link coil suspension setup, with the front suspension featuring two upper and two lower high-strength steel control arms for longitudinal control and a cross-car track bar for lateral axle control. The rear suspension follows a similar layout, featuring two upper and two lower high-strength steel control arms for longitudinal axle control and a track bar for lateral axle control. Both the front and rear full-width high-strength steel track bars are strategically positioned to control the lateral movement of the axle with minimal angle change during suspension travel.
To ensure a comfortable and controlled ride, the shocks are tuned to strike a balance between on-road handling and off-road capability, providing optimal ride comfort, body-roll control, and dynamic handling. Wrangler Rubicon models are equipped with an electronic front sway-bar disconnect, enhancing wheel travel for tackling challenging terrains.
The Wrangler offers multiple open-air freedom options, including two standard hardtops (black and body color), an exclusive Sky One-Touch power top, Sunrider for Hardtop, and a dual-door group with half doors. This extensive range of door, top, and windshield combinations allows Wrangler owners to customize their off-road adventures according to their specific preferences.
Inside the cabin, the 2024 Wrangler boasts a refined interior with premium features and cutting-edge technology. The interior’s centerpiece is the all-new 12.3-inch touchscreen, the largest and most advanced display ever offered on a Wrangler. It hosts the fifth-generation Uconnect 5 system, renowned for its speed and flexibility due to its Android operating system and over-the-air (OTA) update capability. Uconnect 5 promises continuous evolution with new content, features, and services.
Notably, the 2024 Wrangler 4xe is set to play a pivotal role in Jeep’s ambitious goal of achieving Zero Emission Freedom, as the brand aims to become the world’s greenest SUV manufacturer. Jeep’s commitment to sustainability aligns with the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, aiming to reduce global carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieve net carbon neutrality by 2038. By the end of this decade, all Jeep vehicles in Europe are slated to be fully electric.
For European consumers, the 2024 Jeep Wrangler will be available in two trims: Sahara and Rubicon. The first shipments are expected to roll into European Jeep dealerships in the first half of 2024.
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