Detroit, Jan 9, 2006 - The refined, yet 'not afraid to get dirty' authentic Jeep® styling of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler
is precise with clean, crisp lines and improved fit and finish. More than five inches wider overall, 3.5 inches wider in track, and 5.1 inches longer, Jeep Wrangler boasts greater stability, better interior ergonomics and takes on a brawnier appearance.
"When people think of Jeep, they immediately think of the Wrangler," said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Design, Chrysler Group. "So it was crucial to give the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler a modern, yet evolutionary design that communicates the brand's heritage as well as the vehicle's ultimate capabilities."
"The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler features the same taut lines, angles and surface details, along with a wider, brawnier stance that creates a unique and authentic on- and off-road Jeep presence," added Creed.
Instantly Recognizable as the Original Jeep
With one glance, several Jeep-signature design cues - hallmark seven-slot grille, round headlamps and an upright rectangular windshield - make it clear the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is a Jeep.
Flanking the grille are all-new headlamps that are sealed and utilize a 20-percent brighter halogen bulb. Below the grille is a new blow-molded bumper with integrated fog lamps. The bumper provides improved energy absorption and combined with a new air dam underneath, better aerodynamics.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler's flat, clam-shelled hood intersects new trapezoidal fender flares, which appear as separate fender components - similar to some of the first civilian-model Jeeps. More resistant to dents and corrosion, new fenders are bolted on and may be removed for customization.
Retaining its classic, rugged and purposeful appearance, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler features Wrangler-signature exposed hardware including hood latches, footman loop and folding windshield bumpers. Forged door and windshield hinges are exposed and feature a precise, modern and machined look.
For the first time in the Wrangler lineage, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler features a curved windshield - meeting a key objective to reduce wind resistance and improve interior sound levels. In addition, the interface between the windshield and the top is repositioned to improve airflow, reduce wind noise and create a better weather seal.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler features new sheet metal with a slight crown, resulting in a stronger, more robust appearance. Full-framed or half doors are removable and feature available power windows and door locks - a Wrangler first. Doors include the traditional check straps, which also house wiring for optional power door features.
The all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is equipped with new blow-molded step assists that are mounted to the body and feature a diamond plate texture on the surface. For added body protection, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models come standard with heavy-duty rock rails.
From the exposed gas-filler cap to the externally mounted spare tire, the rear of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler maintains its rugged appeal. New taillamps are mounted separately from the body - a traditional Jeep Wrangler trait - and are reminiscent of the 1941 Jeep Willys' taillamps.
An all-new, three-piece modular hardtop system features three panels - left- and right-passenger panels and a rear panel - providing more options for open-air driving in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The hardtop's sharp angles and taut lines create a clean, modern form.
Also available in the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler is the innovative Sunrider™ soft top, which includes a "sun roof" feature in addition to the full top-down option. This soft top gives a second open-air option by folding the soft top back completely over the driver and front passenger.
With nine exterior colors offered and available 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides a customized appearance for a variety of customers.
Rugged, Yet Refined Interior
The interior design of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler draws from the exterior, with a straightforward, athletic expression that delivers a new level of comfort, spaciousness and convenience. The use of round elements and crisp chamfered surfaces is evident throughout the cabin, creating a consistent and precise appearance.
Featuring a front-seat area with 54.6 cu. ft. of space - an increase of 4.8 cu. ft. - the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides 5.1 inches more shoulder room and 4.6 inches more hip room. New front seats that are more sculpted and conforming to the body provide substantial support and a driver’s seat height adjuster is available for optimized seat position and comfort. Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models feature cloth seats with YES Essentials® fabric - an easy-care, soil-repellant textile.
Rear seats comfortably seat two adults with 3.9 inches more shoulder room, 1.6 inches more hip room and 1 inch more leg room than the 2007 Jeep Wrangler’s predecessor. A fold-and-tumble feature frees up additional storage capacity.
Featuring a gray or khaki interior, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler utilizes new grain patterns delivering a technical appearance with geometric themes, complementing its rugged exterior. Jeep Wrangler's doors include an armrest for comfort and the trim covers only the mechanical sections of each door. Sills feature a black kickboard with a diamond plate texture, and sheet metal on the doors is carried through to the inside of the vehicle.
The instrument panel includes four round airflow registers, four speakers and a 32-percent-larger locking glove box. Jeep Wrangler's tweeter speakers are located on top of the instrument panel and face each opposing occupant for optimal left-and right-channel clarity. An all-new analog instrument cluster with four gauges encompasses a technical aviation appearance.
With the technical appearance of a stereo rack, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler's center stack provides easy-to-reach controls for audio system, HVAC, power windows and an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) switch. An available 368-watt Alpine stereo with optional navigation system is located high on the center stack for better visibility. Radios feature an auxiliary jack for portable MP3 compatibility.
The center console continues with a similar technical approach established by the center stack with a centralized parking brake handle, lockable storage bin with lid and adjustable cup holders for front- and rear-seat passengers.
In the cargo area, the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler provides a lockable, under-floor storage bin, which may be used to stow rope, gloves, a small first-aid kit or other items.