An old favourite, reimagined; we review the Jeep Wrangler Overland 

Carl Thompson took the new Jeep Wrangler Overland for a spin and discovered why it remains the ultimate summer vehicle.

The Jeep Wrangler has long been an iconic silhouette of the New Zealand open road, so it was a relief to hear that the new Jeep Wrangler Overland remains true to its heritage by combining leading capability with updated design.


Putting the hype to the test, I took the all-new Jeep Wrangler Overland for a drive on the open road to experience how it will stack up for Kiwi roadies this summer. As well as boasting the most premium features within the Wrangler family, it turns out the Jeep Wrangler Overland remains the most capable off- road SUV.


Incorporating Jeep’s signature styling cues, the Jeep Wrangler Overland boasts a design evolution, including modern lines and contemporary curves that update the classic silhouette.



Complete with more than 70 standard and available safety features, including autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, front and side airbags, electronic roll mitigation, adaptive cruise control and speed limiter.


Technological features include advanced LED headlamps and tail lamps, new Uconnect system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the choice of 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with the pinch-and-zoom capability. The Jeep Wrangler Overland is highly customisable with more than 130 exclusive MOPAR accessories.



Offering plenty of grunt to roar along the open road, the Jeep Wrangler Overland arrives standard with the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 Petrol Engine, ZF 8-Speed Automatic Transmission and Selec-Trac® 4x4 system. 

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