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2012 Jeep Wrangler: A New Heart

It was known spellings YJ, TJ, JK, J8 or even in its military version.

He debuted in 1987. The second version was released in 1997 while the third only dates from 2007.

Today, Chrysler Canada presents us his legendary edition 2012 Jeep Wrangler always ready to face the worst obtacles who dare stand in front of him.

Many Enhancements have been made to the new model and at all levels. However, the most important is found under the hood as the vehicle is propelled from now by the new Pentastar V6 3.6 liter for the occasion an output of 285 horsepower with a torque of 260 lb-ft. Increased 40% power for a couple increased by 10% compared to data from the 3.8-liter V6 engine.

It goes without saying that both versions Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited beneficient of this new engine is both more powerful and more economical than the old engine.

According to the data of the manufacturer, the Pentastar V6 enables Jeep Wrangler to offer a fuel consumption level of 9.5 li/100 km on the road.

Here are the contents of the press release issued by Cheysler Canada:


New Jeep ® Wrangler Chrysler Canada

The vehicle off road series the most competent in the world is getting better: ideally adapts to the Canadian landscape, it combines on-road performance has radically improved even more off-road agility.

A new powertrain will thrill the upper category of passionate Jeep ® and will attract new customers with its on-road performance improved for daily displacements.

The new 3.6-liter V6 engine improves fuel economy up to 9.5 L/100 km (30 mpg) highway, while developing 285 horsepower (a 40 percent improvement) and 260 lb- ft of torque (an improvement of 10 percent).

The Jeep Wrangler powertrain now includes new five-speed automatic transmission - as the Jeep Grand Cherokee - that provides changes refined speed and better performance.

With its all-new powertrain combined with the new interior refinement introduced in 2011, the new Jeep Wrangler offers a new experience.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon now shares with Sahara models a modular hardtop Jeep Freedom TopMD wing and body color optional Flares.

Windsor (Ontario), August 22, 2011 - The Jeep ® Wrangler - the most competent and most recognized vehicle in the world - becomes even more competent in 2012, all on and off-road, thanks to a new Pentastar V6 3 6 liters more powerful and more fuel efficient VVT, and a new five-speed automatic transmission - as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a vehicle premium.

The all-new Pentastar V6 3.6 liter VVT and the new five-speed automatic transmission has radically improve the performance road Jeep Wrangler, to achieve 9.5 L/100 km (30 mpg) while by developing an improved power by 40 percent and torque improves by 10 percent; the skills of the legendary off-road vehicle also reach a new level.

"Whether you choose two doors or four doors for your Jeep Wrangler, this legendary vehicle remains faithful to itself with its famous design, its off-road skills unsurpassed and feel of freedom it provides," said Ed has Broadbear, vice-president of marketing for Chrysler Canada. "Now propelled by an all-new Pentastar V6 engine with our new five-speed automatic transmission has a shift gears smoothly and our proven manual six-speed transmission, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Trail Rated counterpart now offers a significantly superior power and consumption improved fuel. "

The PentastarTM V6 3.6 liter VVT Chrysler Group - winner of the prestigious top ten engines by Ward's - develops 285 horsepower (209 kW) and 260 (353 N • m) lb.-ft. of torque, with a consumption improved fuel. Compared to the 3.8-liter V6 engine precedent, this represents an improvement of 40 per cent power and torque improvement of 10 percent. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler goes from a four-speed automatic transmission has a five-speed automatic transmission with changes more refined reports and better performance. With the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is also the first time in the history of the company that manual transmission is coupled with a Pentastar V6 VVT.

Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will remain available in four models: Sport B (Wrangler only), Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon. With the new interior introduced in 2011, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is almost entirely renewed two years compared to anterior-models, and it will inspire the passionate Jeep while pleasing to new buyers.

Technical development

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler offers off road UNEQUALLED skills and competences legendary four-wheel drive, and its manufacture is based on more than seven decades of off-road and 4x4 vehicles design expertise. Jeep Wrangler continues to offer a frame architecture and independent body, a suspension system front and rear five arms, axles, an electronic locking device, and it is one of the few SUVs offer a manual transmission has six speed - in addition to its new five-speed automatic transmission.

The new automatic transmission improves the 2012 Jeep Wrangler as much as the new engine with more refined reporting changes. Increasing the number of reports of four to five, the transmission gives the engine more efficient beaches diet, thereby improving fuel consumption. This also allows the engine to remain in the torque curve, which improves the acceleration. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler shows an improvement of 25 percent of the time of acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h, which is now 8.4 seconds. In addition, the shorter first report of the new automatic transmission Jeep Wrangler gives it better off-road skills thanks to a very strong report shorter gearing.

The Jeep Wrangler is now available with more axle ratios, which allows the driver to optimize fuel consumption and / or skills of the vehicle. The Jeep Wrangler is available with ratios of 3.21, 3.73 or 4.10, depending on the model. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler now offers a towing capacity of 907 kg (2,000 lb), an improvement of 454 kg (1,000 lb) compared to 2011. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers a towing capacity of up to 1588 kg (3,500 lb).

With an attack of 44.3 degrees angle (the best category), a ramp angle of 25.5 degrees and an angle of 40.4 degrees overhang, the Jeep Wrangler can climb Canada's most land harsh.

The competent transmitting Sport and Sahara models includes a front axle and a DanaMD 30 Dana 44 rear axle. The transfer box Command-Trac NV241, has taken temporary and has two speeds, offers a lower ratio of 2.72 to 1. In Furthermore, the locking rear differential Trac-Lok ® option provides extra torque and grip on the low-adhesion surfaces such as sand, mud or snow.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has front and rear axle Dana 44 heavy-duty and transfer box TracMD Rock-NV241 has two speeds with lower ratio of 4.0 to 1. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon also includes front and rear differential lock is electric, a front sway bar has electronic disconnection and large 32-inch tires BFGoodrich - Jeep Wrangler and reaches the top of its competences.


In 2011, Jeep endows the Jeep Wrangler a completely new interior combines style, versatility, comfort, and easier to access features. Highlights: improved materials, automatic temperature controls, heated seats in cloth or leather uppers, the exterior mirror heating is electric control and audio controls and cruise speeds montees driving. The rear window and tailgate opening were enlarged to provide better visibility and easier access. The Jeep Wrangler also has a USB plug attached to the system Media Centre, auxiliary 12-volt outlets and a 115 volt AC outlet for powering certain domestic electronic devices has two pins.

The characteristics specific to Jeep Wrangler include classic round headlamps, a seven-slot grille, wheel arch extensions trapezoides, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative hoods and removable half doors that allow the Jeep Wrangler to retain the look and famous own functionality to the mark. Another novelty in 2012, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models now share with Sahara models a modular hardtop Jeep Freedom TopMD wing and body color optional Flares, giving them an appearance of superior category.

Seating for five adults, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited remains the only 4x4 convertible available on the market.


Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2012 feature a range of technological and safety features. The Electronic Stability Program, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Sway device of the trailer, assistance departing sloping brakes and traction control - serial - are among two dozen available safety features. The safety devices are designed Jeep to improve handling and prevent accidents while protecting the occupants, allowing owners of a Jeep Wrangler "go anywhere and do anything" in safely.


The 2012 Jeep Wrangler is branch thanks to UconnectTM systems including voice recognition, Bluetooth ® streaming audio, a navigation system and satellite radio Sirius XM ™. The systems connectivity Jeep Wrangler offer superior ergonomics by placing orders at the driver's fingertips. Intuitive buttons in the front seat and the back of the steering wheel controls several functions, allowing drivers to keep hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.


The 2012 Jeep Wrangler underwent millions of durability testing kilometers during its development in the laboratories of the company, its proving grounds and on public roads in various climates.

The PentastarTM V6 3.6 liter VVT Jeep Wrangler has undergone dynamometer tests equivalent to 19 million kilometers traveled by customers before going into production. The tests have been increased by 50 percent compared to previous Chrysler Group V6 engines, to guarantee its durability in harsh conditions and for towing heavy loads. The reduction of noise, vibration and harshness was part of the objectives for each engine component and was achieved thanks to advanced technology computer aided design.

While the Jeep Wrangler approached it into production, the company has also experimented day and night, on and off road, to submit the vehicle has the equivalent of three years of use over a period of approximately three months. This accelerated testing occurred on public roads, asphalt and non-covered products, to identify and resolve issues before the first SUVs are books to customers. The test drivers checked all the functional aspects of the vehicle, such as heating and cooling, the operation of glasses, handling the top and removable hardtop, and navigation system functions.


Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are built in 2012 has the Toledo Supplier Park in Toledo (Ohio), USA factory. This factory has the necessary flexibility to integrate the all-new powertrain and new carriers engines and equipment to raise the transmission group.

The Pentastar engine and five-speed transmission are both built in the United States; the 3.6-liter V6 engine is a factory engine plant in Trenton, Michigan, and a five-speed automatic transmission is made Kokomo, Indiana (ITP2). The six-speed manual transmission is produced in Gaggenau, Germany.

The models Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon offer a hardtop same color as the body. A new paint process was developed for the body color is matched to that of factories hardtops with a mixture a sheet molding (SMC); this process exceeds the quality standards of the company in terms of adhesion of paint and UV resistance in the harshest conditions. The body and roof are painted separately with mixed paints and matched to ensure continuity of color.

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