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Jeep wins best off-roader award


The Jeep Wrangler has won the Best Off-roader title for the third year running from Australia’s Overland magazine

The iconic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has just been voted Best Off Road Vehicle in Australia for the third consecutive year in Overlander Magazine’s Best of the Best 2010 awards.

Not just limited to vehicles launched in 2010, the award was up for grabs to any 4WD currently on the market.

“We wanted to nominate the vehicle that can be driven straight out of a showroom into a difficult off-road environment and perform better than any others,” said the team at Overlander Magazine.

“And since we initiated this award, nothing has managed to topple Jeep’s iconic Wrangler Rubicon.”

This latest award comes on the back of the Wrangler being named the Best and Most Significant 4x4 of the last Decade by American magazine Four Wheeler.

Todd Groves, Divisional Manager, Chrysler Group at Sime Darby Automobiles NZ, says the Jeep Wrangler continues to go from strength-to-strength and remains one of the most popular models in the line-up.

“There isn’t another vehicle in the marketplace that compares with the Jeep Wrangler ,” says Groves.

“It’s a testament to the design and popularity of the Wrangler that it delivers a such a unique blend of freedom, adventure and capability in a vehicle that just seems to suit the lifestyle of New Zealanders so well."

The latest Wrangler is available in 2-door and 4-door variants, powered by either a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine or 2.8-litre diesel, both matched to automatic transmissions. All Wrangler models come with a capable four-wheel-drive systems that enable this Jeep to go explore off-road trails.

The top-of-the-range Rubicon features the off-road-designed ultra-low ratio Rock Trac transfer case, locking front and rear Dana 44 axles, an electronic sway bar disconnect, improved suspension and tougher tyres.

All Wrangler models feature an advanced Electronic Stability Control programme that makes them safer to drive on tar sealed roads.

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