Just went through my WK2 owner’s manual. It seems you can only partially turn off the ESC.
In my old '06 WK, it was possible to either turn it off only partially or also to turn it off completely. This made a HUGE difference in sand driving. The vehicle is twice as capable in sand with ESC FULLY off. I know this from experience. With the WK you could turn it off partially by just momentarily pressing the ESC switch, and fully off by pressing it for a few seconds. It seems this is not possible with the new WK2?
Can anyone confirm this?