Jeep Wrangler 2011 gets new interior
Fiat-owned Chrysler, on a roll since coming out of bankruptcy, has released information on the “new” 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. The barebones Jeep gets an all-new interior with “upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility”, as well as an all-new body-colour hard top for the Sahara model.
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler interior include a redesigned instrument panel and new storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials, though still largely hard plastics in keeping with its roots. A new lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas have more comfortable “touch” points, while a redesigned centre stack is easier to reach. Heated power mirrors are now available, as well as larger rear windows. More sound-deadening has also been fitted.
Newly-added steering-wheel controls allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehicle functions. A new USB device interface connects to flash drives and MP3 players for use with the vehicle’s Media Center, which now includes streaming Bluetooth audio. More 12-volt accessory outlets have been added and a new American-spec 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.
Several new Jeep Wrangler colours are available for 2011, including Detonator Yellow, Deep Cherry Red, Sahara Tan, Cosmos Blue and Bright White.
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler is now in production and should reach UAE, Saudi and other GCC showrooms in a few more months.
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