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More kit and capability for Jeep Wrangler

Serious: A rear diff lock and electronically disconnecting front swaybar makes Wrangler even more formidable off-road.

Jeep adds new kit to Wrangler, diesel versions of which get new hard-core options

3 Jun 2008

CHRYSLER Australia has announced a host of new standard equipment for its redesigned Jeep Wrangler, turbo-diesel CRD versions of which are now also available with a number of hard-core off-road features in response to customer demand.

Despite selling in record numbers since its March 2007 launch here, a host of new standard additions for the 2008 model year Wrangler four-wheel drive includes a tyre pressure warning light, 17-inch alloy wheels and a new colour dubbed Detonator Yellow available for all variants.

Further, Unlimited versions now come with an 85-litre fuel tank, a 3.73:1 axle ratio replaces the shorter 4.10:1 final drive ratio on automatic variants, the 2.8-litre CRD automatic now offers 460Nm of torque (CRD manuals remain unchanged at 410Nm) and a “Dual Top” roof becomes standard on Rubicon and Rubicon Unlimited versions (in which the axle ratio remains unchanged).

Now available as an option on all diesel Wranglers is the “CRD off-road group”, which costs an extra $3000 and comprises a rear differential lock, 3.73 axle ratio (manual and automatic) and an electronic front anti-roll bar disconnect function.

2008 Jeep Wrangler pricing:
Sport 3.8 V6 petrol $30,990
Sport 3.8 V6 petrol (a) $32,990
Sport 2.8 I4 diesel $35,490
Sport 2.8 I4 diesel (a) $37,490
Rubicon 3.8 V6 petrol $39,990
Rubicon 3.8 V6 petrol (a) $41,990
Unlimited Sport 3.8 V6 petrol $34,990
Unlimited Sport 3.8 V6 petrol (a) $36,990
Unlimited Sport 2.8 I4 diesel $39,490
Unlimited Sport 2.8 I4 diesel (a) $41,490
Unlimited Rubicon 3.8 V6 petrol $43,990
Unlimited Rubicon 3.8 V6 petrol (a) $45,990
2008 Jeep Wrangler options:
Premium paint (Sport and Rubicon) $300
Front seat-mounted side airbags (Sport and Rubicon) $600
MyGIG unit, DVD/20GB HD and navigation $2500
Renegade pack (Sport only) $2500 ($3000 for Unimited version)
CRD off-road group $3000

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