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For the next generation Wrangler there will obviously be differences from its interior to the current JK, but what do we know so far to expect? Also, what do you want it to have?

To start, what we know for a fact is the JL Wrangler will have an 8-Speed Transmission sourced from ZF, similar to the 2016 Charger, also similar to the charger is this shifter a JL test mule was spotted with recently:




 

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As far as I know, the prototype interior looks like that of the Jeep rubicon with similar steering wheel , passenger dashboard handle, etc. Not much seems to have changed besides the shifter.
 

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The Wrangler interiors don't really change too significantly.

Side note, wasn't there a big issue in regards to that shifter design? The NHTSA said that it violated several basic design guidelines. Also heard that people were leaving their vehicles in gear and it's not really easy to see when it's in park or not because it always returns to the center.
 

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Like mentioned above don't expect too many changes but the sort of changes we should expect are along the lines of that different shifter. The overall design should remain in tact, in the end looking more like a face lift than what other brands do with complete next generation overhauls. On that point the change in exterior design is a reflection of the interior. With a redesigned exterior, odds are the interior will get similar treatment.
 

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Just thought of this, seats will be easy to change and when it comes to topics like this starting with what easy is often whats likely. Much harder to redesign a dash which has to tie into all the other panels and fit a design language.
 

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Seats will be a very easy change thankfully! But things like that dash are generally harder just because it's a large piece that requires a fair bit of disassembly. You could still do some cool simpler custom things with the dash like adding gauges and what not though
 

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That's what I would like to see as well since with more and more features being moved to that as our main access point it helps to have that extra real estate.

UConnect 12.1 from the Pursuit Charger will be game changing in the JL:

 

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That's just too large, you may as well mount an iPad there at that point. I just need something large enough to display a map clearly, maybe around 7-8 inches is good enough. For everything else like temperature control, I'd prefer the old knobs and buttons.
 

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That is hella large. Reminds me of the screens in a Tesla :|

As it is they (Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram) offer a 8.4" screen I believe? May just be on the Journeys come to think of it. But they do have them available. Pretty good size as well.
 

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Even just running with the concept of this and offering a bigger screen than what we've been used to will be a good idea undoubtedly.

But with a recipe as good as the Wrangler, changing it drastically isn't exactly the answer, so an incremental bump from what the JK has is a safe expectation.

Maybe the new Wagoneer will have a screen as big as this. Only Jeep model I have the most confidence in getting it.
 

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I think the current Wrangler has a 6.5-inch screen as standard, that's a bit on the small side compared to today's models from other manufacturers. 7-8 inch isn't a large jump and it'll offer buyers something larger.
 

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The Wagoneer I would hope would have a nice large screen, that's supposed to be like $140k no? Something like the Wrangler, we've already discussed that we won't see any significant interior changes from looking at the minimal changes they've made over the years. Maybe the placement of things could be moved around slightly with some different knobs but can't really expect anything more than that lol.

What do you think would be the most interesting or noteworthy changes on the interior though?
 

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We all hope it will. That's what some speculation out there suggests and I don't think it will be that much, maybe once they release the highest spec Wagoneer but to start it should be around the price of an Escalade. That's the segment it competes in. Being priced above that it takes them into Range Rover pricing, not a practical move.
 

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Honestly, I can't imagine Jeep making all that many changes to the interior aside from different trims and a slightly larger infotainment screen.
 

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Maybe throw some colors on the interior and some fancier seats or something. Seat covers probably opposed to complete re-bolstered seats.
 

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Wouldn't mind seeing a larger armrest cubby for all my junk. The current space in the JK is a tiny square. ANd more trim options for accent pieces like the air vents and handles.
 

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If nothing else, at least we know we probably won't be getting the horrible JK headlamps, we'll may get optional LED headlights instead. That's what they're doing for the current gen Wrangler before it dies off.

But, this is about the interior so maybe we'll see a slight improvement in seat comfort with larger bolsters.
Jeep can't make too many changes or risk alienating enthusiasts.
 

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Lol that meme is perfect.

Either way in regards to headlamps, those will be getting replaced with full LED versions anyhow, so that I'm not too worried about. I always end up doing some sort of lighting overhaul on any vehicle I get my hands on just because I frequent an area that doesn't have many lights at all so I need some real brightness.
 

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Which trim do you guys think it will come standard on because with the mass appeal Jeep is aiming for I really don't see it coming standard on a base trim. From a cost perspective and what consumers need and don't need, it just won't make that much sense.
 
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