EURO-SPEC JL HINTS AT OZ OPTIONS

THE EUROPEAN media launch of the Wrangler revealed the engines for the first right-hand-drive JLs for the UK market, giving us an indication of what we might expect when the latest Wrangler lands here in January 2019. The JL Wangler will be launched in Europe and the UK in September, with a choice of three engines and two 4x4 systems. There will be two petrol engines – a new turbocharged petrol four-cylinder and the familiar V6 Pentastar engine – plus a single turbo-diesel. The latter is a 2.2-litre Multijet II turbo-diesel engine that’s also found in the Jeep Cherokee and some Alfa Romeo vehicles. The Euro launch information only mentions the new eight-speed auto transmission, with no word of a manual option. FCA says it is not ready to reveal details of the Australian JL Wrangler range just yet and will do so closer to the launch in 2019.