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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jeep has announced the upgrades to the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot models. The biggest news for the new model year is the introduction of a new six-speed automatic transmission, which should significantly reduce the noise, vibration and harshness from the previous models. The six-speed automatic can be mated to either a 158-horsepower 2.0L or 172 horsepower 2.4L engine. Both engines can also be mated to a five-speed manual.
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Chrysler is updating the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee for the 2014 model year. In addition to a facelift, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets a new available 3.0L diesel engine and an eight-speed automatic for its entire engine lineup.
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Last year was a great year for Jeep as it recorded global sales of 701,626 units, setting a new, all-time high - bettering the brand's previous high of 675,494 units sold in 1999. Last year Jeep vehicle sales increased 19 percent globally and 13 percent in the United States with a total 474,131 units sold.
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It's been 10 years since Jeep originally released the Wrangler Rubicon and to celebrate the past ten years, Jeep has announced the release of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition. Jeep says that it is the most capable Wrangler ever produced.
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Jeep has unveiled the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition, which joins the Wrangler Freedom Edition as a tribute to U.S. military members past and present. Available in red, white or blue with military-inspired features, the limited edition Patriot model starts at $21,445.
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This year's 2012 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show kicks off in Las Vegas on Oct. 30. Chrysler is bringing 24 custom "Mopar-modified" models to the show. Unique Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT and FIAT brand vehicles outfitted with more than 500 Mopar performance parts and accessories will be on display.
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Jeep has announced the production of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, which is the production version of the concept that was unveiled at the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.
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Next week, Chrysler will reportedly end production of the Jeep Liberty SUV after 11 years and two model changes. Chrysler will replace the Liberty with a yet to be named new SUV early next year, that will share its platform with the Dodge Dart.
Chrysler hasn't released a lot of details about the jeep Liberty's successor, but it's expected to be powered by a 3.2L V6 mated to a new nine-speed automatic.
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Jeep has announced two special-edition versions of its high-performance 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, the bright white "Alpine" edition and brilliant black "Vapor" edition. Both models feature the addition of Black Vapor Chrome finish to the standard split 5-spoke, 20 inch wheels along with unique gloss black exterior appointments including: Jeep hood badge, Grand Cherokee door badge, front grille surround and inserts, and the rear light bar and step pad.
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. According to Jeep, the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in the mid-16 second range, can cover the quarter mile in the mid-13 second range, has a top speed of 160 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 feet.
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Chrysler has unveiled the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition as a tribute to U.S. military members. Available in red, white or blue, the new Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition features a military-inspired star decal on the hood and rear quarter panels, along with an "Oscar Mike" (military jargon for "on the move") fender badge.
The new limited-edition 2012 Jeep Wrangler Freedom model is based on the Jeep Wrangler Sport model, and is available as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited model. It features unique Mineral Gray-painted 17-inch alloy wheels, Mineral Gray-painted grille and front and rear bumper inserts, body-color wheel arches and side steps, prominent "Oscar Mike" star-in-circle fender badges and decals on the hood and rear quarter panels, black sidesteps with matching black tail lamp guards and a Mopar fuel fill door, and a Sunrider soft top with deep-tint rear windows.
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