Official pics of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler line have now been released and while the exterior styling on the most iconic member of the family is largely carryover, the interior has undergone a comprehensive upgrading that brings a whole new level of comfort, convenience and quiet to both the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models.
In addition to boasting a host of upgraded materials, increased soft-touch surfaces and more user-friendly control layouts, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler benefits from a redesigned instrument panel and center stack plus a new locking console, additional 12V powerpoints and an available 110V AC outlet. A new multifunction steering wheel gives driver's hands-on control of the radio, cruise, and phone while a new USB interface makes it easier to link personal media devices to the Wrangler's revamped Media Center -- which now includes streaming Bluetooth audio. In keeping with the division's tradition, hex-head bolts are used as a styling touch throughout the interior, and affix a "Jeep, Since 1941" inlay onto the new passenger grab handle.
A welcome departure from Jeep tradition involves the use of substantially more acoustic sound deadener, a change that reportedly will result in a significant reduction in results in interior noise levels at all speeds. Two other nice additions to the Wrangler menu include slightly larger rear windows which increase outward visibility and optional heated power mirrors.
While its exterior basics remain virtually unchanged, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler has added Detonator Yellow, Deep Cherry Red, Sahara Tan, Cosmos Blue and Bright White to its color palette. The only other upgrade of note involves the availability of an all-new, body-color premium hard top for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara model. Expect the new Jeep Wranglers to arrive in dealers this fall. No word yet on pricing.