10/09/2018
Behbehani Brothers Presents the All-new Jeep® Wrangler: Undisputed Off-Road Champion
  • Undisputed off-road champion, the all-new Jeep® Wrangler, is the most capable ever, delivering the highest levels of comfort and handling for everyday use.
  • Offering two four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full time systems - Selec-Trac and Rock-Trac, next-generation Dana axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and electronic front sway-bar disconnect.
  • A modern design that retains all the authentic styling cues of the iconic Wrangler with several new top combinations that ensure more open-air freedom.
  • 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar is standard with new eight-speed automatic transmission and Stop-Start (ESS) technology.
  • Advanced technological contents include new LED headlamps and tail lamps, new UconnectTM system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the choice of 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-zoom capability.
  • An array of safety and security systems, including Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and four standard air bags.
  • Now available from Behbehani Brothers in Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trim levels with 2- or 4-door configuration.
  • More than 180 exclusive Mopar® accessories increase all-new Jeep Wrangler customization possibilities and complement the individual lifestyles of its owners.

The undisputed off-road champion and a unique vehicle for everyday urban adventures, the new generation of the iconic Jeep® Wrangler offers excellent levels of comfort and superior driving dynamics. The all-new Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that is ready to write a new exciting chapter in the legendary history of the Jeep brand, a story which began in 1941.

“It is with this clear objective that the iconic Jeep Wrangler has been completely renewed while remaining true to itself, with legendary off-road capabilities, authentic Jeep styling and advanced technology features,” said Sam Yacoub, General Manager of Behbehani Brothers, the sole authorised distributor of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram vehicles in the Kingdom.

“The result is the most capable Wrangler ever, courtesy of unmatched technical contents, which, depending on the trim, include two advanced four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full time systems - Selec-Trac and Rock Trac, plus Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited slip differential and electronic front sway-bar disconnect.”

“From the roughest terrain to city streets, the all-new Jeep Wrangler is perfectly at ease, and delivers a more modern design, that stays true to the original, combined with more open-air freedom and advanced technology features in terms of safety and connectivity.”

Now available in Bahrain from Behbehani Brothers, the fourth generation Jeep Wrangler is offered in three different trim levels: Sport, Sahara and Rubicon - all available in two- or four-door configuration.

Improved legendary go-anywhere Jeep 4x4 capability

Engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, Jeep Wrangler is the result of more than seventy-five years of leadership in the development of 4x4 systems. Two four-wheel drive systems are available: Selec-Trac - on the Sport and Sahara trim levels, and Rock-Trac - standard on the Rubicon trim configuration, the most rugged and capable model for off-road driving. The new Selec-Trac is a full-time two-speed transfer case for continuous monitoring and management of the torque sent to front and rear wheels, featured also in the Rock-trac system.

In detail, the Selec-Trac four-wheel drive system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, heavy-duty next-generation Dana front and rear axles with 3.45 rear axle ratio.

The system operates in 4 driving modes (plus Neutral):

  • 2H (Two-Wheel Drive High Range)
  • 4H AUTO (Full-Time Active On-Demand High Drive)
  • 4H Part-Time (Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive High Range)
  • N (Neutral)
  • 4L (Four-Wheel Drive Low Range)

The new Wrangler features shift on the fly technology which allows for shifting between 2WD and 4WD High range at speed up to 72km/h.

In normal driving conditions, Selec-Trac operates in two-wheel drive (2WD) and transfers 100 percent of engine torque to the rear axle.

By shifting the dedicated lever to the 4WD High position, the driver can switch to four-wheel drive mode ideal when driving on slippery surfaces, such as sand, mud, snow or ice. 4H mode can be selected to operate either in the new Auto mode - ideal for confident and comfortable use in any driving conditions thanks to continuous monitoring and management of the torque and automatic engagement and disengagement of 4WD as needed to maintain traction -, or, in the 4H Part Time mode that ensures the torque is always evenly distributed between front and rear axles. To tackle extremely challenging and demanding off-road tracks, drivers can use the 4WD Low mode with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio that multiplies the engine torque.

The Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models provide additional off-road prowess and are equipped with the Rock-Trac 4x4 system, featuring a two-speed transfer case with 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio and front and rear heavy-duty next-generation Dana 44 axles and Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle lockers to tackle the most extreme off-road trails.

The standard equipment also includes a front and rear axle ratio of 4.10.

Rubicon models also offer added articulation and total suspension travel with help from an electronic sway-bar disconnect. This system allows drivers to disconnect the front sway bar to deliver additional wheel travel for traversing the toughest trails.

Wrangler Rubicon models have an improved maximum crawl ratio of 77.2:1 which makes scaling any obstacle on the trail easy.

Every Wrangler receives a "Trail Rated" badge that proves its legendary 4x4 capabilities. Trail Rated performance is the result of a series of heavy tests performed in the following areas: traction, water fording, maneuverability, articulation and ground clearance.

On the all-new Jeep Wrangler, the Trail Rated badge includes the following features:

  • Selec-Trac 4x4 system with 2.72:1 crawl ratio standard on the Sport and Sahara models;
  • Rock-Trac 4x4 system with "4LO" ratio of 4:1 and Tru-Lok locking differentials standard on Rubicon models;
  • Skid plates and front and rear tow hooks;
  • Benchmark approach angle (2-door Rubicon) of 36.4 degrees, breakover angle of 25.8 degrees, departure angle of 30.8 degrees and ground clearance of more than 25 cm;
  • Up to 76 cm of water fording;
  • Up to 1,500 kg of towing capacity (2-door models) and 2,500 kg (4-door models).

Modern, authentic Wrangler design

The all-new Jeep Wrangler builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately recognizable with its traditional Jeep design cues, from the round headlights to the seven-slot grille; from the trapezoidal wheel arches to the visible hinges; from the folding windshield to the sport bar; from the removable doors to the open-air configurations with hard top or soft top.

Wrangler’s new exterior design is bold and rugged with a wide stance and lowered beltline with larger windows for better outward visibility, especially out on extreme trails.

The Jeep design team gave the legendary seven-slot grille a more modern look that now sees both of the outer grille slats intersecting with the headlights, paying homage to the legendary CJ model. The top of the keystone-shaped grille has been gently swept back for improved aerodynamics.

On the Sahara and Rubicon versions, the available LED headlights and fog lights feature crisp white lighting that adds to the Wrangler’s distinctive look. The daytime running lights are positioned on the front of the trapezoidal wheel flares. From behind, traditional square tail lamps feature available LED lighting.

The windshield is tilted to an optimal degree to improve aerodynamics and features a new four bolt design at the top of the windshield’s frame to allow the windshield to fold down quickly and easily. The new header bar now connects the A-pillars and remains in place even when the windshield is folded down. This means that the rear-view mirror can remain in place even when the windshield has been folded away. Two-piece body-colour fender flares with a black lower insert are standard on Sahara.

New lightweight, high-strength aluminium doors feature the size of the Torx bit tool size stamped directly onto the hinge to easily remove the doors.

All Wrangler models now feature body-coloured sport bars, which are welded to the body and feature integrated grab handles.

Jeep Wrangler is a unique vehicle thanks to the several combinations offered to owners to enjoy open-air adventure and features different windshield and top solutions that allow customers to choose multiple configuration possibilities.

As the only authentic full open-air 4x4 SUV available on the market, the all-new Jeep Wrangler offers various top combinations to ensure even more open-air freedom.

The all-new, easy-to-use Sky One-Touch power top strengthens Wrangler’s promise of utility and adventure by allowing occupants to retract the full-length open canvas roof with the push of a button. It will join two additional roof configurations available on the all-new Wrangler: a new Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top and a lighter and easy-to-use Freedom Top, a removable, three-panel hard top.

The Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top has been improved by adding two additional bows to manage the fabric. This new design helps to quieten wind noise and allows for easier access to partial and fully open top positions.

The modular Freedom Top hard top features an easy to use three-piece structure that has been improved with the introduction of lighter Freedom panels and improved latches that enable quicker removal and installation of the hard top. Depending on the version, Freedom Top is available either as a body-colour or black hard top.

A wide variety of wheels designs is available on the all-new Wrangler. The Sport version rides on standard 17” black painted steel wheels with two different optional 17” aluminium wheels featuring unique designs. The Sahara version rides on standard 18” aluminium wheels. The highly capable Rubicon sports standard 17” painted polished aluminium wheels with 32-inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tyres and optional 17” aluminium wheels with a dedicated design and black polished finish.

The all-new Jeep Wrangler will be available in 10 different exterior colours: Black, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Granite Crystal Metallic, Hellayella, Ocean Blue, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito and Sting Gray.

New interiors offer comfort and functionality

The interior of the new Jeep Wrangler combines authentic styling, versatility, functionality and intuitive feature use, in addition to a more stylish and comfortable cabin, thanks to the use of high-quality materials and finishes.

The heritage-inspired centre stack features a clean, sculpted form that compliments the horizontal dashboard design and sports a finish dictated by the model choice. A hand-wrapped instrument panel features a soft-touch surface with accent stitching on Wrangler Sahara models.

Functional features, including climate and volume control knobs, Engine Stop Start (ESS) control and media charging and connectivity ports are all sculpted for quick recognition and are easily within reach of the front-seat occupants. Inboard and outboard circular HVAC vents are surrounded by a platinum chrome bezel for a precise and premium yet rugged appearance.

Jeep functionality and versatility are celebrated in the completely restyled centre console which houses the gear shift selection, transfer case and parking brake. Real bolts feature on the shifter and grab handles and frame the infotainment screen, highlighting genuine construction methods.

Making its debut on the all-new Jeep Wrangler, a push-button starter featuring a weather-proof surround is easily located within the driver’s reach. The fabric or leather upholstered seats feature accent stitching, and now offer adjustable bolster and lumbar support. Available comfort options include heated front seats and steering wheel.

The driver and front passenger vinyl-wrapped door trim panels are soft to the touch and feature lengthened arm rests for better comfort.

The instrument cluster features 7-inch / 177.8 mm thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. Offered as standard on the Sahara and Rubicon versions, the display is full-colour and allows the driver to configure information in more than 100 ways. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice, and speed functions and allow the driver to keep their hands on the wheel at all times.

The centre console features a standard 7-inch / 177.8 mm touchscreen for Sport, Sahara and Rubicon - also available for Sahara and Rubicon is an 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm touchscreen - the latter being the largest and most advanced UconnectTM display ever offered on a Wrangler. The fourth-generation UconnectTM system enhances the user interface and system performance with quicker start up times and improved screen resolution. Directly below the touchscreen are functional features such as climate and volume control knobs and media connectivity ports.

Two USB ports up front and two in reach of occupants in the back seat connect to the media centre. Standard 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the all-new Wrangler and a 230-volt AC outlet is also available.

“Jeep Wrangler has always stood out for its functionality and the ability to give drivers the possibility to enjoy any adventure with the utmost ease,” said Yacoub. “The all-new Wrangler is no exception, offering a host of clever storage solutions, durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors, cup holders and numerous phone storage areas.” The glove box is now damped and like the centre console, can be locked to safely secure valuables when the top is down. An under-floor storage area behind the rear seat provides room to secure small items out of sight. The available all-new Trail Rail cargo management system allows easy access to the contents in the cargo area and provides additional storage options to organize and secure cargo.

There is also a functional new “screws and bolts” organizer at the bottom of the trunk, to store away individual screws, and a tool kit with instructions inside the central armrest. Both the tool kit and organizer were designed to hold the screws and bolts of the Wrangler’s tops, doors and foldable windshield when driving open-air, and underline how everything onboard the iconic Jeep has been engineered for easy, practical usage.

One of Wrangler's unique characteristics is the entirely washable interior and the protective rubber cover for the infotainment system screen, that allow easy clean ups in complete peace of mind.

Reliable body-on-frame design at the heart of legendary Jeep capability

Thanks to its body-on-frame design and superbly engineered five-link suspension system, Wrangler delivers benchmark 4x4 capability, with improved on-road driving dynamics, passenger safety and a more comfortable driving experience. The use of lightweight, high-strength aluminium closures - including doors, door hinges, fender flares, windshield frame and magnesium swing gate - contribute to reduce the overall vehicle weight, improving its fuel efficiency.

To protect critical vehicle components - including the fuel tank, transfer case and automatic transmission oil pan - while on the trail, Wrangler employs four skid plates and bars. Rubicon models benefit from the use of heavy gauge tubular steel rock rails to avoid potential body damage inflicted while out on the trail.

The all-new Wrangler’s suspension has been tuned to optimize on-road handling and ride comfort without sacrificing off-road capability. Wrangler continues to utilize the proven five-link coil suspension configuration. Front suspension features a lateral control arm and four longitudinal control arms, while the five-link rear suspension features two upper and two lower forged steel control arms for longitudinal control, and a track bar for lateral axle control.

Powertrain for the all-new Jeep Wrangler

The upgraded 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine delivers 285hp @ 6,400 rpm and 347 Nm of torque @ 4,100 rpm, and now features Stop-Start (ESS) as standard equipment. It was engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque - an essential trait a vehicle with extreme off-road performance levels such as the Wrangler.

New eight-speed automatic transmission: the new eight-speed automatic transmission enables the vehicle to optimize engine output while on the trails or enjoying smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds. Uniquely suited to the requirements of the all-new Wrangler, the new automatic gearbox delivers unmatched off-road capability.

New UconnectTM system ensures the best in terms of user-friendly technology

The all-new Jeep Wrangler can be equipped with fourth generation UconnectTM 7-inch / 177.8 mm or UconnectTM 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm NAV, which include easy-to-use features, a more powerful and performing processor with improved response capability and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. The system allows the driver to control many onboard features, including climate and audio, directly through the UconnectTM display, resulting in additional safety while driving. The new generation UconnectTM system also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features for hands-free phone, navigation and voice texting.

An array of advanced safety systems

Driver and passenger safety were key elements in the development of the all-new Jeep Wrangler, which offers an array of active and passive safety features, including Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense rear park assist, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation) and four standard airbags.

Jeep Wrangler and Mopar®: more than 180 exclusive accessories complement the individual lifestyles of all-new Jeep Wrangler owners

For the launch of the all-new Wrangler, Mopar® - the FCA brand in charge of after-sales service and products - is in the front-line, confirming its strong bond with the Jeep brand in exploring the world of customization. Owners of the new Jeep Wrangler will be able to choose from more than 180 Original Accessories developed by Mopar and specifically designed and engineered to offer the most comprehensive and extensive customization possibilities and suit the various Wrangler customers’ lifestyles.

With over six decades of automotive experience, Behbehani Brothers has built a strong reputation over the years, becoming one of Bahrain’s leading automotive distributors. From July 1st 2018, the company further consolidated its leading position in the Bahraini market by becoming the sole authorised distributor of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram vehicles in the Kingdom and also has the distinction of being the only authorised service provider for the brands in Bahrain, offering customers world-class Mopar® service, genuine spare parts and accessories.

“As one of the market leaders in the Bahraini automotive sector, we have invested heavily in infrastructure to meet the increasing demands of customers that have resulted from growing vehicle sales in the Kingdom,” said Yacoub.

“Our modern facility in Sitra is designed to meet and exceed customer expectations, and for added convenience, the showroom has a workshop attached which is fully equipped with all of the specialist tools and technology needed to service today’s sophisticated vehicles and staffed by a team of technicians who are trained to exacting factory standards.”

The Mopar service network in Bahrain is continually being expanded and enhanced. A key part of this programme is the Mopar ExpressLane quick service centre which guarantees that even the smallest jobs (from lube, oil and filter changing, brake pad and disc inspection, tyre rotation, multi point inspection, windshield wiper blade replacement and filter replacement to all kinds of fluids, batteries, bulbs and spark plugs) are completed quickly and in line with factory guidelines.

The Sitra facility also includes a large parts warehouse, a state-of-the-art vehicle refinishing centre and a high-tech training academy which is accredited by the UK’s Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

“Fully aware that customer excellence is not just about facilities, we also make significant investments in quality people, employing a highly skilled and motivated team who work together to deliver a one-stop quality experience when it comes to meeting the motoring needs of its customers,” added Yacoub.

For further information or to arrange a test drive of the all-new 2019 Jeep Wrangler, call Behbehani Brothers on 1745 9955.