FCA To Showcase 2018 Jeep Wrangler And New Tech Features At CES

Chrysler introduced the Portal concept at the Consumer Electronics Show last year and the company is returning in 2018 to showcase of host of new features.

The main attraction will be the 2018 Jeep Wrangler which recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is bringing it to CES to highlight the model’s high-tech features which include 4G LTE connectivity and an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

The brand will also be showcasing their new Jeep Adventure Reality app for late model iOS devices such as the iPhone 7, 8, and X as well as the iPad Pro. The app is currently available and it’s an augmented reality configuration tool which allows users to build their own 2018 Wrangler and then see what it would look like in their driveway.

Besides the Wrangler, FCA will be touting their new Uconnect smartwatch app which is available for Apple Watch and Android Wear devices. The app allows users to remotely start their vehicle, lock / unlock doors, and honk the horn if they need to find their vehicle in a crowded parking lot.

Another new technology feature is FCA’s Family Alerts which allow owners to monitor their vehicle from the Uconnect smartphone app. Owners can set a variety of alerts including a Boundary Alert, a Curfew Alert, and a Speed Alert. There’s also a Valet Alert which will notify owners if their vehicle is driven outside a 0.25-mile radius of its drop-off location.

Another new feature is called Drive ‘n Save and it is available on 2018 models equipped with Uconnect Access or SiriusXM Guardian. The system collects data on how the vehicle is being driven and owners can then use that information to try to get a discount on insurance.

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  • MarketAndChurch

    I don’t know how I feel about automakers splitting their debuts between both CES and Detroit. Feels like this tech show is really going to steal the NAIAS’s thunder. Geneva, NYC, and China’s shows are all in the same window of time (late March through late April) but at least they’re a couple of weeks apart.

    Maybe they should have dual debuts in two locations, and move both shows so that they take place at the same time. Just like Mazda when it debut its Mazda3 at different locations around the world at the same time, and other automakers who have done the same.

    • I once read Car’s editor opinion in this, beside CES has become more important for car manufacturer, the lack of presence in major car show is become major issue. The cost of having launch there has ballooned and that multiple manufacturer try to steal media spotlight during exhibition.

      That is why they turning into online and self-launch like what Jaguar did with F-Pace. They can reach more audience using social media and influencer rather than attending expensive car show. Which is great shame really.

  • ME

    They better build that Portal soon as they need more of a line up.

  • Six_Tymes

    They sure did this vehicle right.

  • YUGE

    JUNKY & UNRELIABLE FIAT/CHRYSLER S HIT.

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