Vehicles that morph into icons over time tend to be a hassle when it comes to changes as the model years roll by. Automakers often struggle deciding what needs fixing, what needs enhancing, and just how many alterations can be made to a vehicle before it loses what made it an icon in the first place, but this is not the case of the latest Wrangler. Now in its second year since its last complete redesign, the Wrangler is a textbook example of how to improve a vehicle without losing its essence. Here are four things to rejoice about in the latest JL generation Wrangler: [click to continue…]
Jeepers know that one of the best things about owning a Jeep vehicle is the ability to travel off the beaten path – especially when it’s in a Jeep Wrangler. As one of the best off-road vehicles on the market, the Wrangler is a perfect choice for overlanding. What’s overlanding? Well, it’s a more extreme version of off-road travel that’s comparable to backpacking, but in style with a Jeep! [click to continue…]
If we had to describe what kind of year the Jeep brand had in 2018 we’d have to label it as one of exponential growth. Record-breaking sales, the introduction of new models, plans for expansion, and the ongoing programs that work to foment that Jeeper sense of community are just the tip of the iceberg for the brand. Let’s review what Jeep had to offer in 2018 and what the future holds. [click to continue…]
Basic warranties are often par for the course when a new vehicle is purchased – they range from three to five years of bumper-to-bumper coverage, with some additional longer warranties available on drivetrains and roadside assistance packages. When owners start running into trouble as their cars age, they often learn the hard lessons about what a warranty truly covers. A very proactive way to avoid these headaches-turned-nightmares is to purchase other optional protection plans that’ll provide owners with additional peace of mind down the road. For those who drive any vehicle from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – meaning any Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram vehicle – there are plenty of factory-backed protection plans from Mopar. [click to continue…]
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is closing out this year (2018) with a bang – a shelf full of awards, best-selling SUVs, sales growth, and the introduction of the all-new Jeep Gladiator as a serious pickup truck. As the automaker looks to the future, there are rumors of a seven-passenger SUV in the works for the Jeep brand, while an existing engine plant in Detroit is slated for a renovation and conversion to accommodate future production. While nearby neighboring automakers are closing their own plants in the city, FCA’s future plans are proof that the automaker has been ahead of the curve these past few years and is now ready to reap the benefits. [click to continue…]
By the time Spring of 2019 rolls around, Mopar will have introduced a portfolio with over 200 parts and accessories for the all-new Jeep Gladiator. Ranging from mild to wild, the parts are intended to help Jeepers personalize their rides. No surprise there, as the Gladiator is a Wrangler-based pickup and no other vehicle is open to customization the way the Wrangler is. [click to continue…]
Part SUV-inspired, part pickup, the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator is designed to catch the attention of those potential buyers that are searching for something more than an SUV or a traditional truck. With this latest introduction into the Jeep lineup, the brand is hoping to tap into America’s growing demand for larger vehicles and cater to those lifestyle buyers who need a smaller pickup truck – those buyers aiming to make use of the flatbed functionality. Every automaker knows that if they want to make a statement with a new model, then they’ve got to take risks, and that means designing vehicles with bold (and sometimes polarizing) looks. When the 2020 Gladiator debuted at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, it was very clear that Jeep had been unapologetic with their design.
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Sales of the Jeep Wrangler topped 190,000 units in 2017 alone, and have been skyrocketing for the past decade thanks to the introduction of the four-door Unlimited Wrangler in 2007. The popularity of such a peculiar vehicle may be puzzling to some, but it’s not hard to understand the Wrangler’s wide appeal when you take into account the Jeep brand heritage, the on- and off-road capabilities, and the vehicle’s own authenticity. “Go Anywhere, Do Anything” is the Wrangler’s slogan that drivers and passengers alike embody when they’re riding in one. And with a slogan and lifestyle appeal like that – well, it’s easy to see why the competition is outsold year after year. [click to continue…]
It turns out that the highly-anticipated Jeep pickup truck will not be called a Jeep Scrambler after all. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) media department has been slowly letting details about its Wrangler-inspired truck trickle out ahead of the LA Auto Show, where the Jeep pickup is expected to make its debut if a leaked dealership presentation is to be trusted. According to an online Jeep forum, it’ll be a Jeep Gladiator making the rounds this late November (2018). Several forum users claim that official pictures and a specs sheet were on FCA’s official media site for a short time before being taken down. So what can we look forward to on this Wrangler-inspired midsize pickup? If the name is anything to go by there’ll be plenty of tough goodies in store. [click to continue…]
Italian criminals better watch out as there’s a new patrol in town now that the Carabinieri (Italy’s gendarmerie force) is set to receive 19 armored Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs for their anti-terrorism unit. The specially-prepared vehicles are slated to arrive by the end of the year, with the first few already on their way to officers in Rome. What makes the Carabinieri Grand Cherokee special? Not only its exterior but also its unmatched (and shall we say altered) capabilities.
Flashing blue lights on the grille and roof, combined with the classic Carabinieri blue paint scheme with red accents, adorn this Grand Cherokee SUV that takes crime-fighting seriously. An extra tablet powered by Android on a sliding rack allows the Carabinieri additional communication access, including the ability to access various different Italian Police databases while on the go. These SUVs will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine capable of generating up to 190 horsepower and paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Bad guys hiding out on some rugged hills? That’s not a challenge for this SUV, as its four-wheel-drive can conquer any rugged terrain. [click to continue…]