The first batch of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has been sold out in less than two weeks after its launch in India, which is a new record for the company.
The Rubicon is the more robust and off-road capable version of the Wrangler Rubicon with some extra features and higher ground clearance. Going to India as a CBU (Complete Built-Up) unit on March 4, the Wrangler Rubicon has a price of INR 68.94(ex-showroom). The vehicle keeps under its hood a 2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol motor which can deliver 265 BHP against 400 Nm and is mated to an 8-speed AT unit. The power is sent to the four wheels via the RockTrac 4×4 AWD system.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is one of the most capable off-roaders in India.
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The automatic gearbox allows the vehicle to travel on the steepest hills while the turbocharger supplies more power when going off-road. In comparison with the standard version, the Rubicon has a higher ground clearance by 2 mm, measuring 217 mm. Its departure, break-over and approach angles are 37, 22.6 and 43.9 degrees, respectively. Moreover, the SUV also offers an electronically controlled sway bar and mud-terrain tyres. Its RockTrac full-time AWD system also gets TruLock locking differentials and two-speed transfer case. All of these help the Rubicon has great off-road capabilities.
The Rubicon looks largely identical to the standard Wrangler except for the rock rails under the door sills, knobbly tyres and Rubicon badging on the two sides of the bonnet. As regards the interior, the Rubicon is equipped with a wide array of top-notch features which include an 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system which supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice command, an Alpine sound system, a digital instrument console, two-zone temperature control, leather-wrapped dashboard, leather seats and keyless entry. In the safety front, the Rubicon is packed with multiple airbags, autocruise, ABS, ESC, electronic roll mitigation, park assist, tyre pressure monitoring unit, hill mode descent control, trailer stability assist, hill hold control and a rear-view camera.
The Rubicon looks almost the same as the standard Jeep Wrangler.
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In the Indian auto market, the only direct competitor against the Rubicon is the Land Rover Defender. This impressive achievement has shown that even in such a competitive SUV segment like that in India, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon still manages to attract many enthusiasts.