The current generation Jeep Wrangler has been given a facelift as it approaches the middle of its lifecycle along with a host of new technology and safety features.
Part of its update also sees the addition of a new full-float Dana rear axle, a factory Warn winch and an increased 2268kg towing capacity on specific models. There are also changes to the interior too.
To someone who haven’t looked at the Wrangler in a while, it may not appear as if much has been changed but we assure you there are subtleties at play here.
The biggest difference on the 2024 model is the seven-slot grille which now has a body coloured surround as well as slimmer vertical slots.
It’s appearance has also been streamlined thanks to a hidden antenna integrated into the windscreen which does away with the old steel mast unit.
There are also ten new wheel designs to choose from ranging from 17- to 20-inch in size that can support tyres anywhere between 32 to 35 inches in diameter.
Jeep has also introduced a new standard premium soft top to go along with its multiple “open-air freedom options” which include two hardtops, a power retracting top, and more.
A new exterior colour option called Anvil is also available to go along with the other nine on offer.
Updates are continued inside with the infotainment touchscreen now growing to 12.3 inches while also being updated with Jeep’s Uconnect 5 software. The system now offers five customisable user profiles, as well as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Another new feature of the updated Wrangler’s infotainment system is Trails Offroad, a built-in adventure guide which contains detailed routes and information for 62 Jeep Badge of Honor trails in the United States. This can be upgraded to 3000 trails if owner opts for the premium subscription.
As for models, the new Rubicon X boasts an upgraded four-wheel drive system including a Rock-Trac full-time transfer case, an off-road camera, steel bumpers, a body-coloured hard top and fender flares.
A new Wrangler Sport S 4xe model also joins the lineup with Jeep’s 279kW and 637Nm of torque plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The Wrangler model lineup in the US now consists of the Sport, Sport S, Willys, Sahara, High Altitude, Rubicon, Rubicon X, and Rubicon 392.
We await to hear about pricing and availability for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler facelift from the brand’s New Zealand arm.