In a major setback to the American Automaker, the latest Jeep Wrangler has received only one-star rating. The one-star Euro NCAP rating holds true for the entire Wrangler range. As per the agency, the poor rating was mainly because of missing safety features. These features are now part and parcel for standard modern cars. But were surprisingly absent in the Jeep Wrangler. Safety Features which were missing include:
Reportedly, Jeep claims that Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) will be part of safety feature list by early 2019 was found to be hollow. Every Wrangler model used during the test was without AEB feature. Here’s the Jeep Wrangler Euro Ncap test report card.
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|Adult Occupancy||50 Percent|
|Child Occupancy||69 Percent|
|Vulnerable Road Users||49 Percent|
|Safety Assist Features||32 Percent|
Key Standard safety features on the Wrangler include six airbags, a speed assist system (which includes speed warning and speed limiters), a belt pre-tensioner.
Reportedly, the Jeep Wrangler carries a premium Rs 58.74 lakh price tag in India. While the Jeep American Automaker claims that Wrangler is best suited for adventure, the lack of safety features surely adds some undesired twist to the adventure-plot.
The nest-gen Wrangler is slated for a mid-2019 launch. This time it will be powered by all new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines. Transmission duties will resty on an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Following the NCAP results, we hope Jeep will tighten all lose ends with a more safety focused approach on the next-gen Jeep Wrangler.