In the Jeep it's not the number of speeds that is the problem, but rather the design of the ZF transmissions. I had one in my Jeep Cherokee, and it was a horror.Factory installed roof rails should be standard equipment on all trims above Sport. This is an SUV...not a Mazda 6. CX-30's higher trim have it as standard equipment now.
Would have been nice to have kept the 8.5 inches of ground clearance the Gen1 had.
An 8 speed transmission would be nice.....but I had a 9 speed in my former Jeep Renegade and it hunted constantly at highway speeds between 7-9 which made highway driving annoying with all its shifting....so more gears would have to be implemented better then competitors.