Jeep Unveils First-Ever Four-Door Wrangler
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18th April, 2006
Jeep has unveiled the first-ever four-door Wrangler at the New York International Motor Show. Featuring a one-of-a-kind, four-door open-air design, the Wrangler Unlimited expands the Jeep experience to new dimensions.
Yet to be confirmed for sale in Australia, the Unlimited has room for five adult passengers – a Wrangler first – the most cargo space ever offered in a Wrangler and combines off-road capability with everyday practicality.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited grows to mid-size SUV proportions, offering even more comfort and space, even more versatility, even more open-air options, even more off-road capability, even more on-road refinement, even more convenience and safety features, and even more power and fuel efficiency.
“Combining four-door convenience with Wrangler’s unique open-air design and unmatched off-road capability, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the only four-door convertible on the market,” said George Murphy, Senior Vice President – Global Brand Marketing, Chrysler Group. Wrangler Unlimited expands the Jeep experience and core values – freedom, adventure, mastery and authenticity – to a broader range of customers who always wanted a Wrangler, but also more space and versatility.”
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited features a 2,946 mm wheelbase, achieved by adding 523 mm to the standard all-new 2007 Wrangler’s 2,423 mm wheelbase. The additional length allows for a larger rear seat that features three seating positions, as well as more hip, leg and shoulder room. In addition, Wrangler Unlimited offers nearly triple the rear cargo space.
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited utilises the same five-link solid-axle suspension configuration as the standard 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited also retains Wrangler’s coveted removable full-framed or half doors, exposed hinges, fold-down windshield and innovative removable and convertible tops.
Jeep is planning an even greater presence in Australia in 2006 with two all-new models arriving; the Grand Cherokee SRT8 arrives in the fourth quarter and the seven-seat Jeep Commander joins the fold in May.
Even more space, comfort and versatility
“No other vehicle in the world can replicate the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited’s unique combination of best-in-class off-road capability, open-air fun and everyday convenience and versatility,” said Mike Donoughe, Vice President – Body-on-frame Product Team. “Whether it’s used as a daily driver or for extreme rock crawling, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has the ability to turn mountains into mole hills, while comfortably carrying passengers and gear.”
Providing easy entry and exit, all four doors on the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are front-hinged, with inside and outside handles, and windows that travel all the way down. Rear doors feature exposed forged hinges, open a full 90 degrees, and provide a 67.3 cm wide opening.
Rear seats split 60/40, and easily fold flat, providing 2.35 cu. metres of total storage volume. A new lockable underfloor storage area secures personal items out of sight.
Identical to the standard all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited features an all-new instrument panel, centre stack and high-back front bucket seats.
Even more open-air fun for even more passengers
“Whether removing one of the Freedom Top panels or flipping back the Sunrider soft top, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited provides owners the flexibility to conveniently experience open-air driving in less than 30 seconds,” said Donoughe.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited also features a standard Sunrider™ soft top, which includes a “sun roof” feature as well as the full top-down option. This soft top provides a second open-air option by folding the soft top back completely over the first- and second-row occupants, making a 139.7x152.4 cm sun roof opening.
Even more legendary off-road capability
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited features a best-in-class approach angle of 44.4 degrees, breakover angle of 20.8 degrees, and best-in-class 40.5 degree departure angle – all more than worthy of negotiating extreme obstacles. Additionally, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers an available electronic-disconnecting front stabiliser bar – Active Sway Bar System (ASBS) – delivering a 28 per cent increase in wheel travel.
“A long list of proven 4x4 hardware – essential components among off-road enthusiasts – underscores the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited’s off-road capabilities,” said Donoughe. “From beefy axles and heavy-duty transfer cases with low gear ratios to locking differentials, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has more mettle than any other vehicle, and more than enough to conquer a variety of off-road challenges, right out of the box.”
Providing armour for the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited’s underbody components are three skid plates – protecting the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan.
Even more on-road refinement
In addition, new steering and suspension geometry provides precise ride and handling characteristics, while new sound-deadening techniques reduce cabin noise by more than 20 per cent.
Ride balance in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited achieves minimal body lean when cornering and braking due to the five-link coil suspension’s new upper and lower control arms and full-width forged-steel track bars. Also, lower suspension spring rates provide a softer, more comfortable on-road ride.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited’s new recirculating-ball steering configuration features a robust cross-car steering linkage system, providing the stiffest possible steering linkage in a solid-axle vehicle. A decreased scrub radius significantly reduces steering wheel inputs, such as bump steer from uneven road surfaces.
Standard on the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), which aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability in severe driving manoeuvres on any type of surface. ESP features three modes – “full on”, “full off” and “partial on”.
Even more powerful and fuel-efficient engine
Even more safety and security features
Available safety and security features in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited include an advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System, Anti-lock-braking System, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Seat-mounted Side Air Bags.
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