FCA US LLC (as they are now officially known) released images of two modified Jeep Renegades ahead of their Detroit reveals this week. The two Jeeps are a bit heavy on the decals, but the modified Trailhawk shows some promise for the future of the little Jeep. Continue reading
In addition to a trio of lifted Wranglers, Jeep and Mopar revealed two specially built Cherokees, and a Diesel Grand Cherokee today prior to shipping them out to Moab for the 48th annual Easter Jeep Safari. Continue reading
April has become one of my favorite months for Jeep releases. Between the New York Auto Show and the Easter Jeep Safari; there are typically some cool things to talk about. Continue reading
Around this time every year, Jeep reveals concept vehicles to showcase at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah. the EJS is most likely the largest single gathering of Jeep vehicles on the planet, and is certainly a great place for the Chrysler heads to acquire some customer feedback from the core of their customer base; the enthusiasts. This year, like the past few years, there is a nice mix of realistic production potentials, and outrageously awesome pipe-dream concepts. One trend we’ve seen over the last few years is the presence of Wrangler based pickup trucks – this year Jeep built two of them.
Prior to 2003, there were few factory options available that would increase the offroad ability of your YJ or TJ Wrangler. Lift kits, rock sliders, heavy duty transfer cases, heavy duty axles, selectable lockers, sway bar disconnects, and lower axle gearing (among other things) were reserved for aftermarket manufacturers, or ambitious do-it-yourself-ers.
Less than two days after posting here that Jeep had yet to confirm if the Call of Duty or Mojave special editions would continue for 2012; Jeep released information confirming a 2012 Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition Wrangler. It is still unknown if Jeep will be sending me a 2012 Crush Orange Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with a black hard top, 6 speed manual trans, leather, and all the geeky navigation and phone connectivity do-dads for a long term (permanent) performance evaluation. (I’ll wait for them to call me over the weekend, to discuss delivery.)