Chrysler Group will unveil the all-new Jeep Wrangler at the Paris Motor Show this week, ahead of its on-sale date of April 2007.

The production version of the two-door Jeep Wrangler and four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are being shown in Europe for the first time, and will be in dealers in the UK by April next year.

Peter Lambert, Managing Director of Chrysler Group UK, said: “This new Wrangler offers drivers the ‘rugged’ Jeep look and feel without letting its extreme off-road ability compromise on-road dynamics. The new model is a significant step forward from the old vehicle, as it offers a diesel engine for the first time, a choice of short and long-wheelbase, much better road manners, reduced noise levels, a host of safety features, a convertible hard top and an all-new interior with space for five adults and their luggage.

“We expect the new Jeep Wrangler to attract attention from families that currently buy the Land Rover Defender. We will offer impressive value for money and fuel economy plus a diesel auto option and convertible hard roof not available on the competition.”

While 99 per cent of Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited sold in the UK in 2007 will be powered by a new 2.8-litre diesel engine, a handful of Jeep ‘Wrangler Rubicon’ models will be sold with a new 3.8-litre petrol engine and a host of additional off-road features that will make this the best off-road Wrangler ever.