The only soft-top SUV
Wrangler completes Jeep range Ultimate in luxury: The facelifted 4.7-litre V8 Grand Cherokee Overland costs $240,000 with COE

THE Jeep brand will be relaunched in Singapore tomorrow with the introduction of what the American icon claims is the only soft-top SUV - the Jeep Wrangler.

With the addition of this macho-looking four-wheel-drive vehicle, distributor Chrysler Jeep Automotive of Singapore will add to the existing Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland available here.

A price revamp also accompanies the complete range of models as Jeep hopes to increase its appeal among 4x4 enthusiasts, the young as well as young at heart, and those eyeing a specialty vehicle as their second or third car.

The four-litre Wrangler has an in-line six-cylinder engine with 177 hp and 296 Nm of torque. It costs $130,000 with COE and comes with a standard four-speed automatic gearbox and twin airbags. Like all Jeep vehicles, it has legendary off-road abilities and can tackle most types of terrain.

The Cherokee Sport and Grand Cherokee also have Jeep's renowned off-road capabilities, but with luxurious interiors and a more practical hardtop design.

Both are five-door SUVs, but the Cherokee Sport's nose and round headlights are a throwback to the original Willys jeep. It was first introduced here late last year but not formally launched because the company was waiting for the full range to arrive. Despite that, two units have been sold so far.

The Cherokee Sport costs $145,000 with COE and has a 3.7-litre V6 engine with 210 hp and 312 Nm of torque. Twin airbags, ABS and four-speed auto transmission are standard.

But the most luxurious Jeep is the Grand Cherokee Overland. This facelifted flagship costs $240,000 with COE. It has a 4.7-litre V8 engine and five-speed automatic transmission. The Overland also boasts a traditional wood and leather interior and features such as electric seats and climate control air-conditioning.

From tomorrow, Chrysler Jeep Automotive of Singapore will invite prospective customers for what it calls The Jeep Experience. Little hills and bunkers, along with an 'obstacle course', have been created at Marina South to simulate off-road terrain for a mini 4x4 drive in the city.

For more details, contact Chrysler Jeep Automotive of Singapore at 6479-3333.