2011 JEEP WRANGLER
The most noticeable changes to the beloved Wrangler are on the inside, the drab utilitarian dash, steering wheel, seats and doors all benefiting from a significant makeover. According to Chrysler, the interior materials are also greatly improved.
Interior highlights include a redesigned instrument panel, a new centre stack and upgraded door armrest areas. Replacing the outdated steering wheel, the new tiller gets steering-mounted audio, cruise-control and hands-free phone controls.
Other features include heated and powered side mirrors, a new lockable console, USB and Bluetooth audio connectivity, along with 12v and 110v power outlets.
There are also larger rear windows for improved visibility, and the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Sahara models feature a new body-coloured hard-top.
No mechanical or powertrain updates are expected, with Jeep holding off on major changes until the all-new Wrangler arrives in late 2012 or early 2013.
Speaking with TMR today, Chrysler Australia spokesperson Dean Bonthorne confirmed the updated Wrangler's local debut for next year.
"Being one of the top markets for Wrangler, we're delighted to confirm that the updated models, in two-door and Unlimited four-door form, will indeed be making it to Australia. We anticipate a first-quarter 2011 arrival."
Mr Bonthorne added that pricing and release date will be revealed closer to the updated Wrangler's launch.