Creature comforts and dash design wasn’t really the Wrangler’s forte and after 10 years, the JK’s interior can look a bit dated. With the new Wrangler JL, Jeep looks to be making small exterior tweaks whilst giving the interior an overhaul.
AutoBlog spy photographers were able to take the first ever spy shots of the JL’s interior and it looks to be much improved from its predecessor’s hard plastics and outdated infotainment interface, more akin to a normal SUV. The dashboard is still shallow and largely vertical, but this time around it’ll be colored with a large infotainment screen taking center stage.
Most likely, the Wrangler JL will use Fiat-Chrysler’s Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system to control vehicle navigation, music and heated seats, and displays information on vehicle settings and climate control. Sitting under the screen is an array of buttons and knobs, which interestingly includes window controls, meaning the doors could still be fully removable. There are also four auxiliary control buttons for all your winching, light bar, and off-road modding needs.
The overall quality of materials used seems to be of nicer quality, but we do wonder if it’ll still be as weatherproof as its predecessor’s dashboard. In the Wrangler’s previous iterations, there are drain plugs in the floor for easy cleaning after a muddy ride and owners won’t have to worry about sudden downpours damaging the infotainment system.
There’s plenty to see if you take your time and zoom into the Wrangler JL spy shots. Let us know what you think of the new interior.