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We’ve been teased with an aerial glimpse of the 2018 Wrangler's interior through the open top of a red two-door model and now Jeep has released official, close-up shots of the JL’s cabin.

They’ve managed to modernize the interior whilst keeping in touch with the model’s traditional styling to produce something unique. There’s definitely more colorful than its predecessor, the new dashboard features more red trim pieces compared to the outgoing JK’s. Even the sway bar and locker buttons are red.

Noticeably different is the redesigned gauge cluster featuring a driver information screen right between the two analog gauges. Perhaps the missing temperature and fuel gauges has been integrated into the center screen.

There’s also a new touchscreen infotainment system mounted in the middle of two large HVAC vents, presumably packing more connectivity options.

Sitting under it is a heavily updated center console area with an abundance of new buttons to play with. The climate control panel is more high tech and the sound system get a few additional knobs. There’s also a small area labeled ‘media’, but zooming in reduces picture quality so we can only assume it’s hiding a few USB ports and maybe an auxiliary jack.

This is just a glimpse of the Wrangler JL’s interior and we should see the cabin in its entirety at its the LA Auto Show debut.
 

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Biggest perk for me is the fact we get the latest and greatest from UConnect, which is the all-new 8.4" system. Even just how it looks in the interior amazes me let alone the features in it. Being someone that will depend on Andriod Integration for my Note 8, this puts the JL on par with other new SUV's I could be considering right now.
 

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No everyone will be a fan of the linear dash setup, but it certainly looks a lot cleaner this way compared to the JK's layout, a lot less bulky. And the steering wheel received a much needed update as well with a slimmer design and more intuitive button layout.
 

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I really like how exterior design works with an interior in the new Wrangler. As for me, the previous steering wheel wasn't bad at all, but they made it even better. Here is a comparison between 2017 and 2018 models' interior design. Check it out.



Well, it does help that the JL's interior isn't that far off from what the JK had going on, when looking at the JL, in the back of our minds the JK is still their, just now with better interior trim and a next-generation infotainment system.
 

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There's still an abundance of knobs and buttons, which I'm grateful for because everyone else seems to be moving towards a touchscreen controlled interior. Jeep has kept a lot of what made the JK interior so unique (passenger grab bar, center mounted window controls, etc) while giving it a much needed update. I can't wait to see it in person soon.

If this is what the gas powered interior looks like, I assume the hybrid version will be similar but with an extra eco mode button.
 

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There's still an abundance of knobs and buttons, which I'm grateful for because everyone else seems to be moving towards a touchscreen controlled interior. Jeep has kept a lot of what made the JK interior so unique (passenger grab bar, center mounted window controls, etc) while giving it a much needed update. I can't wait to see it in person soon.

If this is what the gas powered interior looks like, I assume the hybrid version will be similar but with an extra eco mode button.
Great point! I think if Jeep (Wrangler) will move toward all these modern interior features, it may cause some commotions in Wrnagler's community. This car is supposed to be like this, nothing too fancy, performance first!
 

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There's still an abundance of knobs and buttons, which I'm grateful for because everyone else seems to be moving towards a touchscreen controlled interior. Jeep has kept a lot of what made the JK interior so unique (passenger grab bar, center mounted window controls, etc) while giving it a much needed update. I can't wait to see it in person soon.

If this is what the gas powered interior looks like, I assume the hybrid version will be similar but with an extra eco mode button.
As far as interior goes they will probably include some special interior trim for the Hybrid and just about anything else that's easy and cheap to do. By default the Wranlger's interior allows for easy changes, much like what other car makers are up against.
 

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All I can imagine Jeep offering is small things like an Eco button and maybe another interior trim color like green. Something to show that it's a hybrid vehicle and environmentally green.
 

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I think what might happen in the future is that we start seeing recycled materials being used if that's not already the case. These days people are more open to the idea of owning something with that sort of history behind it and on a government level there might be some incentive for car makers and manufactures of products in general.
 
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