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There is something charming about the Wrangler and the limited edition Altitude III model's special features add a little more charisma to it.

23 Oct 2015

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The Jeep Wrangler is arguably older than anything beyond pickup trucks, tracing its original roots to military duty some 74 years ago.

And, while the world has changed greatly since the 1940s, the Wrangler has carried the prestige of its predecessors. It marries modern high-tech electronics with old-world mechanical machismo.

There are two wheelbases and six models of the Wrangler available, but our tester, the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Altitude III, lays in between the Diesel and the range-topping Rubicon in the Wrangler lineup. It is also a limited edition model, with only five in Singapore (four as of press time).

The Wrangler Altitude III is available with a body-coloured hard-top only

Up close and Personal

The Wrangler is one of the few cars on the road that isn't expected to change how it looks. In fact, Mark Allen, Jeep's design head, ever claimed that the Wrangler will look pretty much the same year after year.

That isn't a bad thing as the Jeep can be considered one of the most recognisable cars in the world with its timeless design. Round headlamps, a seven-slot grille, separate fenders are examples of proven Jeep cues.


Based on the Sahara trim, the limited edition Altitude III Wrangler features a number of cosmetic tweaks that set it slightly apart from other Wranglers.

For starters, the grille inserts are blacked out, an aggressive bulge called the Power Dome takes centre spot on the hood, and a set of black 18-inch wheels accentuates the extra style.

Regardless of where they sit, passengers may experience a high climb into the vehicle. So while the Altitude III's standard rock rails offer protection to the lower body off-road, they also double up as assistance for entry and exit.

Outdoor gear and equipment will be taken care of by 498 litres of boot space

Leather seats and a few pieces of piano black trim lend a dressy air inside and the traces of hard plastic on interior surfaces look like they will last longer than the 10-year COE lifespan.

It's a very handsome place to spend time in, and is made all the more enjoyable by a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, navigation, and Bluetooth connectivity. In short, it's certainly a more luxurious Wrangler than what we're experienced thus far.

Car Information

This model is no longer being sold by local distributors

Price

: -

Engine Type

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V6 24-valve DOHC Dual VVT-i

Engine Cap

:

3604cc

Horsepower

:

212kW (284 bhp) / 6350 rpm

Torque

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347 Nm / 4300 rpm

Transmission

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5-speed (A)

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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8.9sec

Top Speed

:

180km/h

Fuel consumption

:

9.6 km/L

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