2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash check
The newest Wrangler is one in every of few new automobiles not accessible with automated emergency braking, a function that may forestall wrecks completely by stopping the automobile if it senses an impending collision.
The score comes even after 2018 Wrangler aced the side-impact crash checks, nonetheless. A Fiat Chrysler Cars spokesperson instructed The Drive that the NCAP score has no impact on regulatory compliance, and to underscore its engineering, mentioned the “JL acquired an ideal rating on one of many side-impact checks—what number of autos with detachable doorways can declare that?”
Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary Normal of Euro NCAP, mentioned it is “disappointing” to see a brand-new automobile on sale with out energetic security options comparable 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 opponents,” he added.
The 2019 mannequin 12 months will usher in a expertise the NCAP believes the Wrangler desperately wants, nonetheless. The FCA spokesperson mentioned automated emergency braking will come to the off-road SUV in “early 2019” and the system “combines the advantages of digicam and radar applied sciences.”
If the Wrangler examined did function automated emergency braking, it is doubtless the SUV would have obtained a a lot greater score as an alternative of its measly one-star efficiency. Total, the SUV captured 50 % of the utmost factors accessible within the crash check
Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has examined the brand new Wrangler within the U.S..