The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler crosses the Atlantic this weekend for the official UK launch that takes place on October 13.
British fans of the rugged off-roader will be able to get one from £44,495 (about $58,870) OTR. That’s roughly double the US-spec model’s starting MSRP of $29,240.
The base version in the UK is the two-door Sahara 2.2 MultiJet II 4×4 Automatic powered by the 200PS (197hp) diesel engine. The Wrangler is also available with the 272PS (268-hp) 2.0-liter turbocharged-four cylinder petrol unit.
However, Jeep UK hasn’t released prices for gasoline-powered Wranglers yet asthey will arrive later this year. Whichever engine customers choose, there is only one transmission choice, the new eight-speed automatic.
Besides the entry-level Sahara, buyers can have one of two trim levels: Overland and Rubicon. Both start from £46,495 ($61,510) in two-door configuration, with the four-door model commanding a £1,500 ($1,985) premium.
As everywhere else on the planet, the 2018 Wrangler sold in the UK offers two on-demand full-time 4WD systems. Command-Trac is standard on the Sahara and Overland trim levels, while Rock-Trac is standard on the Rubicon. Both systems feature the new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case.
The off-roader also offers Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, a Trac-Lok limited slip differential, and electronic front anti-roll bar disconnect. Besides the updated exterior and interior styling, the 2018 Wrangler also comes with improved safety content.
New features include Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView reverse camera, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation, and four standard airbags.
Note: European-spec left-hand-drive model shown