Australian pricing and specifications for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler have been announced ahead of April showroom arrivals. An extensive mid-life update for the current ‘JL’ Wrangler, which has been in production since 2017, the updated Wrangler has been given a new turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, subtle exterior styling updates and new equipment across the lineup. The updated Wrangler’s value has improved and the new entry-level Wrangler S four-door is actually priced $5,500 less expensive than the previous Night Eagle at $75,950 plus on-road costs.

According to the company, “Stellantis Australia is excited to announce the 2024 Jeep Wrangler has increased the spec across the 2024 MY and will arrive in Jeep dealerships from April starting at $75,950. The world’s most capable and iconic SUV adds enhanced styling, new technology and safety features; all while delivering the freedom only a Jeep Wrangler can offer.”

“The 2024 Jeep Wrangler range is made of four variants, all of which have more added value than the previous model year for no additional cost: new Sport S 4DR (replaces Night Eagle 4DR), Overland 4DR, and Rubicon 2DR and 4DR.”

Under the bonnet of the 2024 Jeep Wrangler is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 200kW of power and 400Nm of torque, which is 9kW less power but 53Nm more torque than the 3.6-litre ‘Pentastar’ V6 in the pre-updated Wrangler. The new engine is rated at 9.2L/100km for combined fuel consumption for the Sport S and Overland and 9.9L/100km for the Rubicons, which are improvements of 0.5L/100km and 0.4L/100km respectively on the pre-updated model.

The new engine, however, must run on 95RON premium unleaded fuel – the previous engine runs on cheaper 91RON fuel. All models use an eight-speed automatic transmission and are four-wheel drive.

Inside the 2024 Jeep Wrangler is a new 12.3-inch touchscreen with the brand’s ‘Uconnect 5’ infotainment software, with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. Other interior changes include new materials, new dashboard trims (including more soft touch materials), a new instrument cluster and an accessory rail on the dashboard. Importantly, side curtain airbags are now standard across the Wrangler range, as is auto high beam.

The entry-level Sport S now receives a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and ambient lighting, while the upper-spec Overland and Rubicon now feature 12-way electric adjustment for the front seats (just the driver’s seat on the two-door) including four-way lumbar adjustment. ‘McKinley’ synthetic leather trim features in the Overland, while the Rubicon adds new Nappa leather trim.

Other mechanical improvements for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler include an HD Dana ‘full-float’ rear axle which “separates the wheel hub assembly from the axle shaft, enhancing weight distribution to the axle tube. This design allows for improved lateral force camber compliance and facilitates easier customisation for tyre upsizing”, according to Jeep.

Exterior updates include a revised grille, new lighting units, an antenna integrated into the ‘Gorilla Glass’ windscreen and new alloy wheel designs. Jeep has also revised the Wrangler’s colour palette with ‘Bright White’, ‘Firecracker Red’, ‘Sarge’ army green, ‘Hydro Blue’, ‘High Velocity’ yellow, ‘Silver Zynith’, ‘Earl’ light blue’, Granite Crystal’ grey and ‘Anvil’ blue grey on offer at launch, and ‘Tuscadero’ pink to be added from March 2024 production.

2024 Jeep Wrangler pricing (plus on-road costs):

  • Sport S four-door: $75,950 (-$5,500)
  • Overland four-door: $84,950 (-$2,000)
  • Rubicon two-door: $83,950 (unchanged)
  • Rubicon four-door: $90,450 (unchanged)

The 2024 Jeep Wrangler is on sale now in Australia with local deliveries due to commence next month. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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