From these new interior shots offered up to us by Allpar.com it seems that Jeep has some interesting plans for their new 2011 Jeep Wrangler. For over 50 years the open top Jeep has been a staple for off-roaders and thrill seekers. Part of what makes the Jeep Wrangler great is that it temps you to get it dirty. This new interior however seems more at home in a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee than in their hardcore, go anywhere mini-ute. Take a look at the steering wheel for instance and you’ll notice such things as integrated phone and stereo controls. There is also a very nice center mounted navigation screen, brushed vent bezels and leather seats, stuff that in my opinion has no place in a Wrangler.
Is this really an interior that you’d want to take off-road? Jeep Wranglers are beautiful because they are simple machines. You can fix them with a screw driver and hammer and because of their bulletproof drive trains they’re capable of going places that would scare a normal SUV back to their suburban garage. I really hope that Jeep doesn’t water down what in the end is probably the purist off road machine that is still left in existence. Even the door panels are too frickin’ nice… bleck!