Jeep® enthusiasts, get ready for the upcoming mid-cycle action (MCA) or refresh for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler (JL). According to reports, Stellantis has released an informational video to its dealer network on what to expect for the new vehicle. Although the video did not reveal the exact look of the 2024 Wrangler, it did give dealers a strong idea of the changes and improvements to anticipate.
One of the biggest news for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler lineup is the continuation of the 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI® SRT V8 under the hood of the Rubicon 392 model. It will come standard with 35-inch tires and 4.56 gears, providing drivers with a powerful off-road experience.
Another exciting change is the return of the Sahara-based High Altitude luxury trim for the 2024 Wrangler 4xe. This time, it will be its own stand-alone trim, no longer falling under the Sahara trim, with the Sky-One Touch power top as standard equipment.
To streamline production, Jeep is looking to cut down on the number of configurations it currently offers. The company will be offering two different Rubicon packages, with a new Rubicon 2TY trim providing full luxury options, such as leather seats, forward collision warning, and body-color fenders, for Rubicon customers.
In addition, the 2024 Wrangler lineup will have a new Sport S 4xe model, an entry-level version of the popular vehicle that enthusiasts have been anticipating for years. The Willys model will also receive an update, with more ground clearance and added traction, likely featuring a new off-road tire package.
While there won’t be any new powertrain options, the Pentastar V6, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder, and the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain with the turbocharged 2.0-liter will all be returning. However, a new Heavy-Duty axle option will allow customers to tow even more, although it is unclear which engine it will be offered on or how much it will tow just yet.
Stellantis has told dealers that the 2024 Wrangler’s design remains unchanged, except for a new grille design similar to the Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and Rubicon 392 20th Anniversary Editions. However, all trim packages will receive new wheel options.
Inside the vehicle, the Jeep Design Studio has laid out an entirely new instrument panel that will now house a 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as new Off-Road Pages and Maps. A digital cluster is also expected, as Stellantis has been making them standard across its portfolio of vehicles. The interior will also have a new Seat Comfort and Convenience Enhancement Group package and Premium Cabin package, with the latter offering a quieter driving experience on select trims.
According to the information provided to dealers, the 2024 Jeep Wrangler will also come with a new “recovery package” (sales code XE5). While there are no details available yet, it is believed that the package will include a power winch to help recover the vehicle from difficult terrain. This is great news for off-road enthusiasts who may find themselves stuck in challenging situations while exploring the great outdoors. The addition of a recovery package is sure to enhance the off-road capabilities of the already impressive Jeep Wrangler lineup.
The 4xe models will now allow owners to use their 4xe battery to power external items, making it a great feature for camping and overlanding enthusiasts.
With pre-ordering already open to dealers, the official unveiling of the 2024 Jeep Wrangler lineup should happen very soon, with pricing to be released after the debut.