2018 Jeep Wrangler Interior Revealed Ahead Of LA Debut [w/Video]

Jeep’s all-new 2018 Wrangler is one of the most eagerly anticipated cars of the year, and with the LA Auto Show just weeks away, we’re inching closer to learning everything we need to know about it.

These images show an interior design that combines traditional styling with new technologies, as the 2018 Wrangler will surely pack more safety features and connectivity options than ever before.

FCA tells us to also expect improved versatility, more high-quality materials and better overall comfort for drivers and passengers. For example, leather with contrast stitching on top of the dashboard wasn’t something Wrangler owners previously expected from their cars.

The overall design of the cabin has also been changed, even though it remains instantly recognizable as Wrangler-ish. The steering wheel is an evolution of the one found on the previous model, whereas the center console now features a larger screen flanked by two air vents. On the old car, the vents were positioned below the sat-nav display and the climate control switches looked like they belonged on something from the early 2000s. Now, everything looks more modern.

There’s also a display between the two main gauges, plus a lot more buttons and switches for taking your Wrangler off-road – something purists will certainly appreciate.

The rest of the car, we’ve already seen. It still features the keystone-shaped grille, round headlights, square taillights, better aerodynamics, a fold-down windshield and lots of customization options.

Jeep will release more images as well as complete vehicle info on November 29th, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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  • Adi

    Too many circles IMO. But it’s definitely an improvement.

  • Rocc E. Normyss

    Ok, it’s nice, but…. they’re turning it into a grocery getter… too much soy. Jeeps are supposed to be simple, inexpensive and fun. Ok, layer on the hate in 3, 2,…

    • JaredTheGeek

      Who decides that the Wrangler is supposed to be simple and inexpensive? Its been neither for over a decade.

      • WTF

        lol based on the comment he or she was just looking for some attention through responses pretty sad but hey everyone has their own thing i guess

        • JaredTheGeek

          I know, I was in it regardless.

    • paulgdeaton

      Damn, that’s a lot of buttons! A driver better not spend much time off-road, or he’ll be so distracted he will miss the giant rock cutting into the underbelly.

      I remember when Jeep CJ’s has a painted dashboard, a floor shifter, and not much else. That not only tells you how things have changed… it tells you how old I am, too…

    • Holmer_k

      I’m sure they will still have a base model so you won’t have to pony up for the worst of the excess. And these are not pictures of it. Of course, they usually leave out the best of the good stuff too in those base models.

    • SteersUright

      Who knows, they may release a bare-bones base model for true Jeep off-road enthusiasts. Should be easy enough.

  • That gear lever position is perfect for us Right Hand Drive markets.. always loved Jeeps and this one is no exception!

    • SteersUright

      Where are you from? Cool to see some overseas love for American cars/trucks as opposed to the usual criticism!

      • ..from South Africa, the Jeep brand is established here. A mate of mine has a 2015 Grand Cherokee CRD, my Aunt has the current Cherokee V6 and in 2003 we got the Cherokee 2.8 CRD. Don’t get me started on the SRT8 and confirmed Trackhawk!!

  • Nordschleife

    It’s a bit busy in my opinion but the material quality looks so much better.

  • roy

    That’s a lot of buttons…. Plus I can almost feel the plastic

    • PK

      i thought people like more buttons than touchscreens in the interior.

      • roy

        Yes they do but not that many

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Yes, a bit busy.

      • PK

        what do you mean by busy?

        • Obsequious Lickspittle

          A lot going on in a small space.

          • PK

            oh you’re right. the interior looks kinda narrow to. not much wide spaces.

          • SteersUright

            What do you mean a small space?

          • Obsequious Lickspittle

            A space that isn’t large?

  • Six_Tymes

    looks good. could not have been easy working with the shape they were forced to design in. nice job!!!

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Nice job indeed. I think they hit a homerun style wise with this. The last Wrangler was a looker but not a driver. If this is a driver as well, then it will be a full homer and they’ll sell more than they can make.

  • TrevP

    Hey look! A manual gear box!

  • ediotsavant

    Easy for Jeep to offer it in right hand drive markets.

  • Bash

    I like too many buttons.

  • Andrew Ngo

    Why is the shifter so far away from the diver? Should have switch around for left hand drive.

  • SgtBeavis

    Man, Jeep is going to have a huge home run on its hands. I can’t wait to see the pickup.

  • Victor Ferreira

    They finally have a decent interior on the Wrangler. I now find myself wanting one.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I grew up with these. They just had one metal plank for a dash – how times change.

  • TheBelltower

    Seems like they could have substantially reduced the number of cut-lines, buttons, curves, vents and dials with a bit of additional intelligent design. But as messy as this dashboard is, I don’t think it will hurt the sales of the Wrangler in the slightest.

  • Michelin

    I can bet …… if this car will be a success the merit will be of Jeep engineers, if it will be a flop the fault will be by Marchionne and FIAT. Wait and see ….

  • LWOAP

    If you like pressing buttons, you’ll like this interior.

  • Zeuster

    Land Rover, take a good hard look. This is how you redesign an Icon. Keep it relatively simple while retaining its heritage visual cues. Land Rover look like appliances now-a-days and I’m afraid what they’re going to do with the poor Landy. Hoping its not going to look like a bulldog in a tutu.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Maybe i am biased because i never managed to own one. But i insist that if i were to buy one of these cars it would be a Wrangler. And i love this iteration.

  • TheHake

    Still a lever for the 4L? What is this? 1985?

  • Knotmyrealname

    Blimey, could they fit any more switches and knobs on that thing?

  • SteersUright

    Holy plastic fantastic, I feel like Im looking at the interior of a Toys R’ Us electric mini-truck for kids. The thick plastic surrounding the infotainment screen is particularly appalling. The rest just looks like a hacked together parts bin special from late 90’s GM interiors.

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