2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash check
European crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star ranking Wednesday. Europe‘s New Automobile Evaluation Program mentioned the off-roader earned the poor ranking due partly to its lack of recent energetic security gear.
The brand new Jeep Wrangler did not provide automated emergency braking on 2018 variations.
The ranking comes even after 2018 Wrangler aced the side-impact crash assessments, nevertheless. A Fiat Chrysler Cars spokesperson informed The Drive that the Wrangler is protected sufficient to be offered all over the world, and that the “JL received an ideal rating on one of many side-impact assessments—what number of automobiles with detachable doorways can declare that?”
Michiel van Ratingen, secretary normal of Euro NCAP, mentioned it is “disappointing” to see a brand new automotive on sale with out energetic security options equivalent to automated emergency braking and energetic lane management.
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“It’s excessive time we noticed a product from the Fiat Chrysler group providing security to rival its rivals,” he added.
The 2019 Jeep Wrangler will add automated emergency braking on Sahara and Rubicon trim ranges starting early subsequent yr, in line with FCA.
If the Wrangler examined featured automated emergency braking, it is possible the SUV would have obtained a a lot greater ranking as a substitute of its measly one-star efficiency. General, the SUV captured 50 % of the utmost factors out there within the crash check.
Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has examined the brand new Wrangler within the U.S.