Coming soon from Jeep: new version of the iconic Wrangler
Chrysler Group >
25th August, 2010
The new Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited will be
here in Q1 2011. Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining its legendary,
benchmark capability with an all-new interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded
touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility.
"The iconic Jeep Wrangler keeps getting better," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep
Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "While retaining unmatched, legendary capability, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler
boasts an all-new interior that delivers a host of comfort, convenience and versatility
New 2011 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a redesigned instrument panel and new storage
areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A new lockable console and upgraded door
armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned centre stack is easier to reach and
operate. Heated, power mirrors are now available, and drivers and passengers will enjoy enhanced
visibility courtesy of larger rear windows.
All-new steering-wheel controls allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free
phone and other vehicle functions while keeping hands on the wheel. A new USB device interface
connects to storage devices (thumb drives and most MP3 players) for use with the vehicle’s Media
Centre, which now includes streaming Bluetooth audio. Twelve-volt accessory outlets have been added
and a new 110-volt outlet is available to provide power similar to AC outlets in the home.
In line with traditional Jeep design, hex-head bolts are utilised throughout the interior, and are
used to mount a “Jeep, Since 1941” inlay onto the new passenger grab handle.
Jeep engineers increased acoustical treatment in the 2011 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited,
resulting in significantly reduced interior noise.
Specifications for the local versions will be announced closer to the Australian launch in quarter
one, 2011. Stay tuned to Next Car for further details.