2012 Jeep Wrangler New Car Launch in USA




jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender split the voting when it comes to the ultimate reputation for four-wheel-drives (4WD) which can ‘go-anywhere’. Thing is you can’t fake a reputation. 4WD fans would never allow that. In a history dating back to the second World War, the Jeep Wrangler joins the Harley Davidson motorcycle as being American ‘Icons’.
Now, for 2012, Jeep debuts the Wrangler with a new, more powerful 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine which is also more fuel-efficient. In a few months Jeep will introduce a new, luxury version of the Wrangler called ‘Sahara’ which will feature a body-colour three-piece hardtop roof and matching wheel-arch flares, leather interior, six-disc audio and 18-inch alloy wheels.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Overview

Big news for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is underneath – as well as the new 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine, Jeep has ditched the optional four-speed automatic transmission and gone for a five-speeder with driver-select manual changes. The excellent 2.8-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine remains unchanged.
Jeep is sticking with the two model grades for the Wrangler – ‘Sport’ and ‘Rubicon’. The extra coin for the Rubicon spec brings extras like Command-Trac 4WD system, Dana axles, Tru-Lok front/rear differential locks, front swaybar disconnect system, 17-inch alloy wheels and seven-speaker Infinity audio with a 360-watt amplifier.

The full range is:

Wrangler 2-door
Sport V6 petrol (6-speed manual) $32,000
Sport V6 petrol (5-speed automatic) $34,000
Sport turbo-diesel (6-speed manual) $38,000
Sport turbo-diesel (5-speed automatic) $39,000
Rubicon V6 petrol (6-speed manual) $42,000
Rubicon V6 petrol (5-speed automatic) $44,000

Wrangler 4-door
Sport Unlimited V6 petrol (6-speed manual) $36,000
Sport Unlimited V6 petrol (5-speed automatic) $38,000
Sport Unlimited turbo-diesel (6-speed manual) $42,000
Sport Unlimited turbo-diesel (5-speed automatic) $43,000
Rubicon Unlimited V6 petrol (6-speed manual) $46,000
Rubicon Unlimited V6 petrol (5-speed automatic) $48,000

2012 Jeep Wrangler Engine

Gone is the 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine, replaced by a much better 3.6-litre 60-degree 24-valve 3.6-litre Pentastar V6. Lighter and more compact, the new V6 delivers much better driving dynamics extending beyond the obvious performance and fuel consumption improvements.
Not that they’re insubstantial. Power is up to 209kW at 6350rpm and torque is up to 347Nm at 4300rpm (with 90 per cent available from as low as 1800rpm). The V6 petrol Jeep Wrangler Sport two-door now accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds – 27.7 per cent faster than the equivalent outgoing model.

Cadillac next generation SRX at the 2012 New York Auto Show- Amicars



Cadillac, the American luxury vehicle brand owned by General Motors has presented the facelift version of its bestselling model, SRX, a mid-size crossover SUV at the ongoing 2012 New York Auto Show that is said to be incorporating enhanced safety and user friendly attributes.

With the upgraded safety features such as inclusion of Cadillac's new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist technology packages in the 2013 Cadillac SRX that consists of Adaptive Cruise Control, Safety Alert Seat technology, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic Front and Rear Braking among others proving the automaker’s inclination towards taking the safety standards to a whole new level.

One of the most innovative features embodied in the new SRX is the CUE (Cadillac User Experience) that operates through the 8 inch LCD touch screen to effectively blend vehicle control and connectivity with the 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system.

The new generation Cadillac SRX embodies redesigned front upper and lower grilles and new LED light pipes and front fender vents that gives the SUV a much refined appearance.

The interiors of the new SUV will accommodate features such as UltraView power sunroof, ambient lighting, keyless access, heated steering wheel along with power-adjustable pedals.

The automaker will be offering this facelift version of SRX in three vibrant colours - Evolution Green Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic. The SUV is loaded with a powerful 3.6 liter Direct Injection V6 engine that delivers a top power of 308 hp and a top torque of 358 Nm.