Hills, Mich - Jeep®
Wrangler continues to be the true, original Jeep that delivers
unmatched open-air fun and freedom with the ability to go anywhere,
do anything.The Wrangler offers a lot of fun to a very diverse
group of customers, said Tom Marinelli, Vice PresidentChrysler/Jeep
Division Global Brand Center, DaimlerChrysler Corporation.Not
only does the vehicle appeal to younger buyers for whom the Wrangler
is their only vehicle, but we also see older buyers making a long-time
wish come truetheyve always wanted one. For them,
Wrangler is a second or even third vehicle in their garage.
The all-new X model, with unique badging, will expand
the scope of Wrangler, attracting a younger buyer in search of
affordability as well as power in the 4.0-liter engine. The X
model features the powerful 4.0-liter engine with 190 horsepower
and 235 lb.-ft. of torque and cloth seats standard, and will be
available at a compelling price. A new option package, including
the new Ecco cast-aluminum wheel, P225/75R15 OWL tires and CD
player with the premium sound system rounds out this new product
For the 2002 model year, Wrangler offers a premium sound system
by adding two instrument panel tweeters to the optional subwoofer.
New for 2001, the subwoofer is located in the redesigned center
console with rear cup holders. This new sound system, standard
on the Sahara model, provides added enjoyment of the standard
radio/cassette combination or optional stereo/CD combination.
The Wrangler also has two speakers located in the dashboard and
two in the overhead Sport Bar.
The 30" Tire and Wheel Group, always a popular Sahara option,
becomes standard for 2002, along with hard doors with full roll-up
windows, speed control and sentry key. These items will truly
complement our premium model. The Sport will also have a new look
with hard doors with full roll-up windows, fog lamps and tow hooks
New to the
Wheel and Tire lineup is the Ecco Wheel and Tire Group. It is
comprised of the Ecco cast-aluminum wheel and the P225/75R15 OWL
tire, as stated above. In addition to being available on the new
X models, it is also available on SE and Sport.
As part of the continuous improvement process, Wranglers
heating, ventilating and air condi-tioning (HVAC) controls have
been modified for increased air flow. While being five pounds
lighter, this system is also quieter than previous generations.
The fun-to-drive soft-top Jeep Wrangler lineup for 2002 includes
SE, X, Sport and Sahara mod-els. Reengineered for 2001, a new
soft-top for enhanced quietness and durability is sure to please
Jeep Wrangler owners. Hard tops are optional on all Wrangler models.
Dual tops (hard top and soft top in matching colors), offering
the most flexibility, are available on Sport and Sahara.
the success and popularity of green, Shale Green will replace
Forest Green on Wranglers exterior color palette. Solar
Yellow, first introduced in 2000, is currently Wranglers
most popular exterior color.
Wrangler SE is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder
engine that develops 120 horsepower (89 kW) at 5200 rpm and 140
lb.-ft. (190 Nm ) of torque at 3500 rpm. X, Sport and Sahara
models are equipped with the 4.0-liter I-6 engine that produces
190 horse-power (142 kW) at 4600 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 Nm)
of torque at 3200 rpm. Safety features standard on Wrangler include
next-generation air bags(a), an on/off switch for the front passenger
air bag, self-adjusting low tension three-point seat belts and
height-adjustable shoulder belts. Child seat tether anchorages
were made standard for 2001. These anchor points in the rear floor
pan add an important element of safety for child seats. A new
chapter was added to the Jeep legend with the introduction of
the all-new Wrangler for the 1997 model year. With the most significant
changes in its half-century-plus history, Wrangler retained its
original character and rich heritage while offering superior off-road
capability and improved on-road ride and handling.
Sold in 100
countries around the world, Jeep Wrangler is available in left-
and right-hand drive versions. It is built at DaimlerChryslers
Toledo (Ohio) assembly plant.