All eyes may be on the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco at the moment, but Jeep is not letting its competitor hog the spotlight for long as the automaker gears up for an updated Wrangler for the next model year.
According to a report published by Mopar Insiders, sources privy to the latest happenings at the Jeep headquarters said the automaker is working on a set of upgrades for the prized model.
The upcoming updates are said to make the Wrangler more competitive, especially with the arrival of the new Ford Bronco.
Among the new features that will reportedly be added to the 2021 Jeep Wrangler are a new powertrain and new technology. The Sport model is said to be getting the Selec-Trac transfer case that gives it the ability to shift from two- to four-wheel drive depending on road conditions, while the Rubicon models will get an improved Rock-Trac setup.
In terms of interior features, the new Wrangler’s 7-inch Uconnect infotainment screen will include tire-fill alerts that honk the horn when tires are given enough air pressure. This feature is targeted at off-road enthusiasts who might find the need to add pressure on their tires after a day of rough-road driving.
Rubicon models will also be given the Off-Road Plus mode that allows higher speeds while the rear locker remains engaged. The same feature is also found on the Gladiator.
The Wrangler Sport S, the report further claims, will get the Technology Group package as standard equipment instead of just optional. On top of the 7-inch infotainment screen, it will include a SiriusXM satellite radio, smartphone mirroring, a color display in the gauge cluster, as well as automatic climate control.
Meanwhile, the forward-facing camera of the Gladiator Rubicon will also be added to the Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon variants.
If these upgrades turn out to be true, it would be interesting to watch the competition between the 2021 Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. But until the new Bronco arrives and Jeep confirms the updates, everything remains as mere speculation.