Jeep cars have been known for their rugged off-road prowess rather than modern tech, but the 2018 Wrangler looks to be changing that.
Posting a brace of fresh pictures on social media, Jeep’s upcoming Wrangler has a significantly re-designed interior with a rugged but modern Uconnect infotainment unit from FCA sat amongst a striking red dashboard that corresponds with the 2018 Wrangler’s exterior colour.
It’s likely that the Wrangler’s dash will match whatever the exterior colour of the car is when it’s released.
The 2018 Wrangler, according to CNET, also sports controls for locking differentials, electronic sway bar disengagement, and controls for the windows – all using physical buttons rather than being activated through the touchscreen on the Uconnect system.
Jeep’s new Wrangler still has a few old school touches, notably the dual gear sticks – one to control gears for the main transmission, and another for managing the low-range gears for serious off-road use.
Jeep also looks to have stuck with analogue dashboard dials rather than adopt the digital driver information systems seen in some of the latest cars from the likes of Audi and BMW.
Judging by the trim and premium look of the 2018 Jeep’s interior, we’d suspect that this specification is reserved for the more expensive models, and that those with more modest price tags will not be quite as feature-rich.
However, the new pictures show that Jeep is just as keen to embrace 21st century technology as any other car company out there, though it could be argued the car maker took a little longer to get there than the likes of Land Rover.
More will be revealed about the 2018 Wrangler at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 28.
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