Jeep has officially lifted the covers off its 2024 Wrangler, with the famous seven-slot off-roader gaining new technology, subtle design tweaks and improved safety features.
This new model is currently only confirmed for the North American market, so we’ll have to wait for confirmation from Jeep’s Australian arm. Confirmed models for the North American market are Sport, Willys, Sahara, High Altitude, Rubicon and Rubicon 392.
The biggest boon for off-roaders with the 2024 model is the addition of a full-floating Dana rear axle on all Rubicon models - a first for the Jeep brand - which will strengthen the vehicle’s rear end and something we’d love to see here. A 100:1 crawl ratio has also been confirmed.
The Wrangler will also be available with a new Warn winch from factory, and an increase in towing capacity to 5000lb (2268kg). Interior upgrades will include a larger 12.3-inch screen, and safety has improved thanks to the addition of standard side curtain airbags in the first and second rows.
“The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler is an illustration of how powerful the Jeep community is and how they keep driving improvements based on their expectations of greater capability, advanced technology and more refinement,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America.
“With the plug-in 4xe playing a lead role in the lineup, the new Wrangler takes the best and makes it better, with even more legendary 4x4 capability, thanks to our first full-float Dana rear axle that makes it possible for Wrangler owners to easily upsize tires; a more advanced and comfortable interior with a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen and available power seats tested for water fording; more safety and technology, including standard side-curtain airbags; and a stylish, fresh take on the iconic seven-slot grille that keeps the overall design true to the original.”
In Australia, Jeep currently only offers the 209kW/347Nm 3.6-litre V6 diesel engine for both the two-door and four-door Wrangler.
More details for Australian-delivered 2024 Wranglers are expected later this year.