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July 24, 2014

Chrysler 300 SRT's Days Are Numbered, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT to Stay

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Now that Chrysler has decided to role up the SRT brand under the Dodge badge, what does that mean for the Chrysler 300 SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT? Originally it was believed that both models would go away, since they are not Dodge vehicles, but at least one of them is expected to stay around.

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June 24, 2014

2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Grand Cherokee Get Stop-Start Technology

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Chrysler has announced that the 2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available with a new engine Stop-Start technology that can improve fuel-economy results by three percent and reduce emissions by up to three percent.

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May 9, 2014

Next-Gen Jeep Wrangler Could Get Aluminum Body Panels to Cut Weight

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A new report claims that Chrysler may give the next-generation Jeep Wrangler aluminum body panels, in an effort to reduce its weight.

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May 6, 2014

Fiat-Chrysler Five Year Plan Revealed: Dodge Swallows SRT Brand, Maserati Alfieri Approved and Chrysler 100 Announced

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Today Fiat Chrysler Automobiles released the details of its five year business plan, which includes several changes for the Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati brands.

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April 1, 2014

Jeep Teases Two Concepts for the 2014 Moab Easer Jeep Safari

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Jeep has released two teasers of two concepts that it is bringing to the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari that takes place in Moab, Utah, April 12-20. The Jeep Wrangler MOJO and the Jeep Cherokee Dakar are two of the six new vehicles that will head to Moab.

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March 14, 2014

2015 Jeep Renegade Pricing to Start at $18,595?

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The 2015 Jeep Renegade small SUV was only unveiled a few weeks ago in Geneva and even though it's not expected to arrive in the U.S. until early next year, Jeep may have already released the initial pricing. A quick Google search for the 2015 Renegade reveals that the Renegade is going to start at $18,595 according to Jeep's website, the "as shown" price for the Renegade Trailhawk model is listed at $25,895.

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March 6, 2014

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Will be Jeep's Next Introduction

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Now that Jeep has taken the wraps off the 2015 Jeep Renegade small SUV, the next step is for Jeep to focus on the other end of its lineup, by introducing a model above the Grand Cherokee. The new model is set to bring back the Grand Wagoneer name.

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March 3, 2014

2015 Jeep Renegade: More Photos Crawl Out Ahead of its Debut Tomorrow

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Following the first round of photo leaks of Jeep's new baby Renegade SUV, we now have even more photos of the 2015 Renegade, which is scheduled to debut tomorrow in Geneva.

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March 2, 2014

2015 Jeep Renegade: Jeep's Small SUV Leaks Ahead of its Debut in Geneva

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We're just a few days away from the kick off of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and although Jeep hasn't announced what it's bringing to the show, photos of the 2015 Jeep Renegade have leaked online.

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January 23, 2014

Jeep Adds the Altitude Treatment to the 2014 Cherokee

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Jeep has unveiled its new Altitude special edition models and this year the Cherokee also gets the treatment. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Altitude features a blacked out appearance with gloss black grille surrounds, roof rails, front fascia lower applique and badging. It also features eighteen-inch gloss black painted aluminum wheels and a black interior.

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November 18, 2013

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition Debuts in LA

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Jeep has unveiled the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition, which is inspired by the classic CJs of the 1940s. The Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show and is based on the Wrangler Sport model.

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October 30, 2013

Chrysler Unveils Its Mopar-Modified Lineup for the 2013 SEMA Show

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Chrysler is going to unveil twenty customized vehicles at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, and Fiat vehicles will be customized with Mopar parts and accessories. Chrysler has revealed five of the vehicles that will debut at the show.

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October 29, 2013

2014 Fiat 500L and Jeep Cherokee Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

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Both the new 2014 Fiat 500L and Jeep Cherokee have been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. Top Safety Pick testing simulates a side impact, front moderate-overlap impact, roof-crush consistent with a rollover, and a rear collision capable of inducing whiplash. The 500L and Cherokee recorded the highest-possible rating of "good."

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October 28, 2013

Next-Gen 2016 Jeep Wrangler May Lose its Solid Axles

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The Jeep Wrangler continues to be one of the most off-road capable SUVs on the market. One of the reasons its continued to hold that title is because of its solid axles, but will it still work as well without them? There's a chance that the next Wrangler could lose its solid axles in exchange for a new lighter independent suspension.

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October 23, 2013

2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition Arrives Just in Time for Winter

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Jeep has announced that the 2014 Wrangler Polar Edition that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will arrive in the U.S. next month. The new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition takes inspiration from the severe climate and extreme conditions that characterize the Antarctic region.

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October 22, 2013

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Named Esquire "SUV of the Year"

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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has just been named "SUV of the Year" by Esquire magazine in this year's Esquire Car Awards. "The one sonic experience of the year that I will not forget is engaging the ignition on the [Grand Cherokee] SRT," said David Granger, Esquire magazine editor-in-chief. "This is the sweetest-sounding most reasonably priced engine note of our time."

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2014 Jeep Cherokees are Finally on Their Way to Showrooms

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After several months the wait is finally over. Jeep has finally worked out the software issues that prevented thousands of 2014 Jeep Cherokees from being shipped to dealers. The Cherokee was scheduled to arrive about two months ago, but Chrysler delayed the launch while it worked on new software to smooth out the way the engine and nine-speed transmission interact.

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October 9, 2013

Chrysler Plans 20 Mopar-Modified Vehicles for SEMA

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Chrysler is going to unveil 20 Mopar-modified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat and SRT vehicles at the SEMA show next month. Chrysler has released some early sketches of four of the vehicles and in addition, the automaker will highlight Jeep Performance Parts developed by its newly created Mopar Off-Road Division at the show.

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September 23, 2013

Uh Oh! Chrysler Halts 2014 Jeep Cherokee Production

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The 2014 Jeep Cherokee hasn't even reached showrooms yet and now Chrysler has reportedly halted production at its Toledo, Ohio plant. Chrysler has idled the second shift of workers at the plant that were hired to build the 2014 Cherokee. The shut down is expected to last two weeks, in which 500 works have been laid off.

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September 12, 2013

2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition Unveiled

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Since Jeep received such a positive response to the Wrangler Dragon Design Concept last year at the Beijing Motor Show, Jeep has decided to is introducing the new 2014 Wrangler Dragon Edition. The exterior features gloss-black appliques on the front and rear bumpers, and a Dark Charcoal dragon decal that starts on the hood and runs along the driver's side of the vehicle. It also gets a black spare tire cover with dragon decal.

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September 6, 2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee Rated at 31 MPG

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After several delays the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is finally here. In June Chrysler announced the pricing, which starts at $22,995, but the fuel economy specs were not released. Now we've learned that the most fuel-efficient version of the Cherokee is rated at 31 mpg on the highway.

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August 7, 2013

Chrysler-Fiat Place a Higher Priority on Diesel and Turbocharged Engines than EVs

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Chrysler and Fiat currently only offer one electrified model in the US, the California only Fiat 500e. If you're hoping for more hybrid and electric models from Chrysler, unfortunately it won't happen anytime soon. Bob Lee, head of Fiat and Chrysler global powertrain recently stated that there are no plans to invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to pay for the technology.

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July 31, 2013

Chrysler Delays the Media Launch of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee

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Chrysler has already announced plans to delay the arrival of the controversially styled 2014 Jeep Cherokee and now the automaker has delayed the media launch. Next month Chrysler was supposed to hold the media event for the Cherokee in Seattle, which would give journalists their first experience behind the wheel of the Cherokee, but the event has now been delayed until sometime in September.

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July 25, 2013

Chrysler Extends the Lives of the Avenger, Grand Caravan and Wrangler

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The Detroit News is reporting that Chrysler is going to extend the lives of the current Dodge Avenger, Grand Caravan and Jeep Wrangler. The new report is a big change from the earlier product plan.

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July 10, 2013

Jeep Cherokee SRT in the Works?

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According to sources that spoke with Allpar, Chrysler is working on a hotter version of the new Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee SRT is supposedly in the works and will feature a more powerful engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel-drive.

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July 6, 2013

Fiat and Chrysler to Build 280,000 Small SUVs in Europe, Jeep Version Looks Like a Mini Wrangler

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Fiat and Chrysler are currently working on a new small SUV for the Fiat and Jeep brands that will be built in Italy and share the same platform as the Fiat 500L. Fiat has already revealed the Fiat version that will be dubbed the 500X, but it's reportedly been tweaked a bit to give it more curves. Chrysler has yet to unveil the Jeep version, but according to sources it will look like a baby Wrangler.

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June 25, 2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee: Plant Issues Delay its Arrival Further

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Last month it was reported that production of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee had been delayed by at least a month due to some early production issues at Chrysler's Toledo plant. Now the launch has been delayed further as Chrysler continues to tweak the plant. Sources say that fit and finish issues and the new nine-speed transmission are the main cause for the delays.

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June 19, 2013

Chrysler Gives into NHTSA's Request and Recalls 2.7 Million Jeeps

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Earlier this month Chrysler received a recall request from NHTSA that requested that the automaker recall 2.7 million Jeeps. Chrysler responded with an absolute no following NHTSA's investigation into fire risks on Jeep Grand Cherokee models built from 1993 to 2004 and Jeep Liberty models built from 2002 to 2007.

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June 10, 2013

All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee Starts at $22,995

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Jeep has announced the pricing for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which starts at $22,995. The polarizing Cherokee is the replacement for the Liberty and is built on an all-new platform that is also shared with the Dodge Dart. Although it is now based on a new car platform, Jeep claims that it will still offer the off-road capability that we expect from the brand, while also more fuel economy, more advanced safety and technology features.

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June 5, 2013

Chrysler Says No to NHTSA's Request to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps Due to Fire Risk

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Chrysler has declined a proposed recall following the letter it received from NHTSA proposing that Chrysler Group recall the Jeep Grand Cherokee in model years 1993 to 2004 and the Jeep Liberty in model years 2002 to 2007. NHTSA conducted a year long investigation in which it determined that certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty models are prone to a fire risk from a faulty fuel tank design.

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May 17, 2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee Production Delayed

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Chrysler has delayed the production kick for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee by at least a month, but remains confident that inventory will be strong by the fall. We did start with an initial scheduled plan of the third week in May, and now we are into mid-June," Mark Chernoby, Chrysler's senior vice president of engineering, told the Free Press. "That is just due to a wide range of issues."

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March 27, 2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee Officially Arrives in NYC

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After all the controversy of its new styling, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has officially arrived. The 2014 Cherokee is the replacement for the Liberty and features an extremely polarizing exterior, which has put many Jeep enthusiasts on edge.

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March 20, 2013

Jeep Unveils its Six Concept Vehicles for 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari

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Jeep has unveiled its six new concept vehicles that will debut at this year's 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. "Off-road enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised by the range of Jeep models we're bringing to this year's Easter Jeep Safari," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "We go to this extremely popular event in Moab each year to showcase the latest production vehicles from Jeep, as well as a host of new customization and personalization ideas. In doing so, we connect with and receive a tremendous amount of feedback from our most loyal customers."

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March 19, 2013

Jeep Previews its Concept Vehicles For the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari

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Jeep and Mopar have joined forces to create a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the upcoming 47th annual Easter Jeep Safari, which takes place in Moab, Utah, in a few days. Jeep will unveil six new vehicles at the event, but has released teaser photos of two of them, the Jeep Grand Cherokee "Trailhawk II" concept and the Jeep Wrangler "Slim." The event runs from March 23-31.

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February 28, 2013

Chrysler's Design Chief Ralph Gilles Defends the 2014 Jeep Cherokee

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Last week leaked shots of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee basically forced Chrysler to unveil the Liberty successor ahead of its scheduled debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The 2014 Cherokee's polarizing design has sparked so many comments, mostly negative that have now prompted Chrysler to go on the defensive. Chrysler design chief Ralph Gilles recently spoke to WardsAuto about the new Cherokee, which he described as "very contemporary."

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February 23, 2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee Officially Unveiled... Does That Nose Look Any Better?

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Following yesterday's spy shots of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Jeep has quickly responded by releasing the first photos and details for the Liberty's replacement. It's actually quite interesting since the first photos that were sent to Jalopnik were obviously not very flattering photos of a few prototypes in a factory. Of course the new polarizing design raised quite a few responses, most of them not so flattering, so Jeep has responded by releasing the first set of official photos of the new Cherokee.

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February 22, 2013

Early 2014 Jeep Cherokee Shots Show Off Its Aggressive Face

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Next month Chrysler is expected to debut the replacement for the Jeep Liberty, which will reportedly revive the Cherokee name here in the U.S. It looks like a facotry insider managed to grab some shots of a few prototypes that were then sent over to the guys at Jalopnik.

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February 20, 2013

2014 Jeep Liberty Successor Will Be Unveiled Next Month in New York

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Jeep already ended production of the current Jeep Liberty, but we won't have to wait too long to see its replacement. Jeep's boss Mike Manley has confirmed that the Liberty's successor is going to be unveiled next month at the 2013 New York Auto Show. Although the new Liberty is going to be unveiled in just over a month, it still hasn't been confirmed if it will be called the Liberty, Cherokee or something entirely new.

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February 11, 2013

Jeep May Give The Wrangler a Diesel in the US

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Jeep officially unveiled the diesel powered 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Detroit last month. If sales of the new diesel Grand Cherokee are a success, then chances are high that Jeep may offer a diesel powered Wrangler.

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January 28, 2013

Jeep May Revive the Cherokee Name For the Liberty Replacement

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Jeep is hard at work on a replacement for the Jeep Liberty, with its replacement due to be unveiled at the upcoming 2013 New York Auto Show in March. According to Wards Auto, although the D-segment SUV is a direct replacement for the Liberty, Jeep may decide to revive the historic Cherokee nameplate in the US.

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