New Jeep Wranglers get USB interface, reworked interiors

Posted by Mark Raby

Automotive group Chrysler has shown off what new features will be incorporated into the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models, which include a completely overhauled and technologically updated interior.

 

Automotive group Chrysler has shown off what new features will be incorporated into the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited models, which include a completely overhauled and technologically updated interior.

One of the best features included in most minivans has made its way to the Jeep line - built-in radio controls from the steering wheel. The new wheel console also allows drivers to operate a connect cell phone.

The dashboard has been updated with a USB interface and a specific port for 12-volt power devices. Production of the new models is currently underway.

"While retaining unmatched, legendary capability, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler boasts an all-new interior that delivers a host of comfort, convenience and versatility features," said Jeep CEO Mike Manley.

In addition to the interior updates, the new Jeeps also pack in a removable hardtop cover and an updated color selection.

It can't help but seem like a potential over-domestication of the Jeep brand, but the bare-bones rugged vehicle can't relly survive in this market. Besides, the new features should be a welcome addition for those who like the idea of a more compact vehicle with more frills available.

Expect to start seeing them in your local showroom soon.