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03/07/2018 02:28 PM
3 BIG 2018 ADDITIONS FROM THE JEEP® BRAND

 Jeep® SUVs are legendary for their ability to travel anywhere, and that includes into the not- so- distant future. Climb into the passenger seat, take hold of the grab handle, and come along for the ride as we take you on a tour of 2018 and three of the new, exciting rollouts the Jeep brand has in store for off-road enthusiasts and forward-looking drivers.   1. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk     The future hasn’t yet fulfilled its sci-fi promise of vehicles that fly, but the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk gets pretty darn close. The most powerful and quickest SUV ever1, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. This speedster leaps from 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, conquers the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and achieves a top speed of 180 mph.2     The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk also boasts an upgraded TorqueFlite® eight- speed automatic transmission and driveline components engineered to handle additional torque output, plus added stopping power courtesy of a new Brembo® braking system that includes the Read More

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06/07/2017 12:27 PM
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE 2017 EASTER JEEP® SAFARI

Ready for a little off-road inspiration? Take a look at the extreme trail riding photos and video from the 2017 Easter Jeep® Safari in Moab, Utah. Remember, when it comes to the most difficult trails, the key is to stay calm and remain focused … and that’s a tall order when you’re tackling the inclines at Moab. Fortunately, the iconic Jeep Wrangler 4×4 is built for the challenge. And no matter how hardcore your 4×4 credentials, a good spotter is essential when choosing the correct line and conquering the most daunting obstacles. See how the guides at the Easter Jeep Safari help to instill confidence and calm nerves in the most precarious situations. After all that excitement on the trail, it’s important take a deep breath and reflect. And when it comes to watching the world go by, it doesn’t hurt to have the best seat in the house. Let’s sit back and enjoy the view from the Top of the World. Can’t get enough of Moab? Check out the Jeep brand concept vehicles that showed their 4×4 prowess at the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari. It’s never too early to Read More

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04/24/2017 12:24 PM
THE 2017 CONCEPTS FROM MOAB EASTER JEEP® SAFARI

Trust us … these 2017 Jeep® brand concept vehicles are no mirage. This year the Jeep brand arrived in the Utah desert ready to turn heads and tackle trails with a lineup of off-road-ready concept vehicles. The one-of-a-kind 4×4 vehicles, built in partnership with Mopar® using Jeep Performance Parts, were introduced to off-road enthusiasts at the 51st annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, and set off on a week-long desert adventure on some of the toughest, most challenging trails in the world. The 2017 Jeep brand concept vehicles were put through the paces in Moab, displaying legendary Jeep brand capability and their own unique design and style. Here’s a rundown of the concept vehicles and their inspiration: The Jeep® Grand One concept celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Grand Cherokee ZJ. The Jeep® Safari concept delivers optimal views for all passengers while providing protection from the elements. The Jeep® Quicksand concept is a hot rod-inspired Wrangler built for sand dunes. The Jeep® Trailpass concept delivers Compass Trailhawk capability with added utility and cargo. The Jeep® Switchback concept boasts added capability with 4-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires and Dana 44 axles. Read More

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04/21/2017 07:42 AM
INTRODUCING THE JEEP® WRANGLER CHIEF

The Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Chief Limited Editions take open-air freedom to the next level. Built for off-road performance and designed with beach-ready styling, the Jeep Wrangler Chief is one cool customer. From the NEW 17-inch five-spoke high-gloss silver wheels to the LED headlamps and fog lamps to the NEW Millennium Topography fabric sport bar cover, the Jeep Wrangler Chief is in charge of the trail and takes the lead on four-wheel-drive style. Here’s a look at everything the Jeep Wrangler Chief can bring to your next beachcombing adventure. Performance Components | Jeep Wrangler Chief When it comes to 4×4 performance, the Jeep Wrangler Chief Edition doesn’t just conquer the sand — the Chief owns every obstacle and challenge. Performance components include 32-inch BF Goodrich® KM off-road tires; Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle; 3.21 axle ratio standard, 3.73 axle ratio optional; Command-Trac® transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio; and standard front and rear black tow hooks. Exterior Features | Jeep Wrangler Chief The Jeep Wrangler Chief knows how to handle itself near the surf, and looks every part of a leader in off-road performance. Exterior features Read More

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04/21/2017 07:36 AM
INTRODUCING THE JEEP® WRANGLER SMOKY MOUNTAIN EDITION

For off-road adventure in the Smokies, the Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Smoky Mountain Edition takes trail riding and adds a touch of elevated performance and style inspired by the ever-present Smoky Mountain mist. The Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain conquers inclines with the best of them on NEW 18-inch polished High-Gloss Black wheels, and cuts through the night with NEW LED headlamps and fog lamps. As an added touch, NEW Millennium Topography sport bar fabric gives the interior a distinctive Smoky Mountain attitude. Here’s a look at everything the Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain brings to the trail. Smoky Mountain 4×4 Performance When it comes to off-roading, the Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain is equipped for some of the toughest 4×4 obstacles and challenges. Performance features include Bridgestone® Dueler A/T OWL tires; Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle; standard 3.21 axle ratio and optional 3.73 axle ratio; Command-Trac® transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio; and standard front and rear black tow hooks. Smoky Mountain Exterior Features Style and performance go hand-in-hand with the Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain Edition. Scale mountains with confidence and look good doing it with exterior Read More

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04/04/2017 08:21 AM
CELEBRATE 4×4 DAY ON APRIL 4 WITH THE JEEP® BRAND

Spring has arrived, and with it the sweet smell of open-air freedom. The second annual April 4 tradition of 4×4 Day is upon us, and it’s the perfect occasion to kick off another year of off-road exploration — time to shift your Jeep® Wrangler into four-wheel drive, drop the top and hit the trail. Who’s ready for a 2017 off-road adventure? In celebration of 4×4 Day 2017, we’ve created a Jeep® Hair, Don’t Care Snapchat lens to capture that feeling of cruising with the top down and breaking boundaries. Add a layer of wind-whipped hair and Jeep® brand adventure to your photos today, and show off your off-road attitude for 4×4 Day. The lens is available in the Snapchat lens gallery all day on April 4. After April 4, use the Snapcode below to access the lens. Simply point your Snapchat camera at the Snapcode, scan and unlock to add the lens to your gallery for up one hour. Are you ready to tackle spring in an off-road icon? Learn more about 4×4 adventures and the entire 2017 Jeep® lineup at jeep.com.

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03/01/2017 12:45 PM
OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY OF THE NEW 2017 JEEP® WRANGLER RUBICON RECON

The legendary off-road icon is getting even more capability to tackle the most demanding trails — introducing the new 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition. Designed for improved off-road prowess with  an upgraded front axle, enhanced rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers, the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition is equipped with even more protection for die-hard 4×4 enthusiasts who seek the most severe, rugged terrain. The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition also looks every part of a four-wheel-drive icon, with new exterior and interior enhancements and unique color options. Performance Upgrades Based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition ups the off-road ante with a front axle upgrade that features strengthened tubes and heavy-duty end forgings, heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers and enhanced off-road rock rails that are shortened to accommodate up to 35-inch tires. Distinctive Design The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition is one dominant 4×4 vehicle, and it comes complete with a toughened exterior appearance to match. A Low Gloss Black grille with Low Gloss Granite Crystal inserts and headlamp rings, Low Gloss Black off-road bumpers Read More

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03/01/2017 06:19 AM
CAMP JEEP® 2017 AUTO SHOW SCHEDULE

Are you ready for an off-road adventure in a new Jeep® vehicle? You don’t have to venture too far off the beaten path for the complete 4×4 experience. The Jeep brand will be on-site in five different cities this winter and spring for Camp Jeep demonstrations and four-wheel-drive ride-alongs. Camp Jeep will make appearances at auto shows across North America from now through April. Look for the interactive display at the following locations: Cleveland Auto Show                                    February 24 to March 5 Twin Cities Auto Show                                  March 11 to 19 Houston Auto Show                                      April 5 to 9 New York Auto Show                                    April 12 to 23 All the icons will be open for ride-alongs, including the legendary Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Cherokee Trailhawk and Renegade Trailhawk. Just sign up and climb in for Camp Jeep Mountain and its 18-foot-tall peak with 35-degree approach and departure angles. You can also experience boulders, logs, dirt and more in the 24,000-square-foot interactive exhibit. Since the debut of Camp Jeep in 2004, more than 1.5 million people have experienced the interactive off-road experience at over 100 events in the Read More

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02/28/2017 06:25 AM
THE JEEP® BRAND SETS UP CAMP AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

As it turns out, Chicago is the perfect city for a camping trip, and this year’s Chicago Auto Show made for one great campsite. The Jeep® brand recently set up our full interactive Camp Jeep exhibit of logs, dirt, boulders and water at McCormick Place, where visitors could experience all the off-road capability of the Jeep® brand lineup. Here is a collection of pictures from our adventures in the Windy City. Over the course of the show, we tested ground clearance, maneuverability and more. Best of all, we shared some great stories with our fellow off-road enthusiasts. Vehicles on-site in Chicago included the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit in Granite Crystal, 2017 Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk® Limited Edition, 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in Redline, All-New 2017 Jeep Compass in Billet Silver, and 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Edition in Rhino. Now we’re headed for new campsites where we can share the Jeep brand experience. Here’s a list of upcoming auto shows where you can visit Camp Jeep in the coming months. https://www.facebook.com/jeep/posts/10156749758411515 Learn more about the full Jeep vehicle lineup at jeep.com, and visit us wherever Camp Read More

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