Five Generations of the Jeep Wrangler

A quick rundown of Jeep history tells us that it all started with a Willys MB model that was developed for use in World War II. Although the official military name of the Willys MB was “US Army Truck, ¼-ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance, the vehicle quickly became known as a Jeep by the soldiers who affectionately shortened the “general purpose” moniker. Once the war was over, Jeep manufactured vehicles for everyday civilian use, but the Wrangler nameplate wasn’t born until 1986. [click to continue…]

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Earns a Spot on Autotrader’s 10 Best Car Interiors List

The Jeep Gladiator has been named to Autotrader’s 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for the 2020 list. Each year, the editors over at Autotrader review the latest models and nominate 10 vehicles to their 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 rankings. The Jeep Gladiator was awarded a slot in its first year of availability, while the Ram 1500, from Jeep’s sister brand, was awarded a place on the list for the third year in a row. Both the Jeep Gladiator and the Ram 1500 are the only two trucks to earn a spot on the highly-coveted list.  [click to continue…]

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Introducing the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

Jeep broke new ground at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show thanks to its all-new Jeep Gladiator Mojave model, the brand’s first vehicle to sport a Desert Rated badge. Designed to traverse grueling desert terrain and other sandy environments, the Jeep Gladiator Mojave is a fitting vehicle to represent what the brand deems as the ultimate in off-road capability. It will arrive in Jeep showrooms sometime during the second quarter of 2020. [click to continue…]

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Jeep Gladiator Shines in the Brand’s Super Bowl Ad

Sunday (2/2/2020) wasn’t only the Super Bowl LIV, it was also Groundhog Day and Jeep went all in with its big game commercial that starred eclectic actor Bill Murray. In a nostalgic ode to the 1993 film “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray, Jeep treated viewers to a nostalgic spin on the classic. The ad features an all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator as Murray, reprising his role as Phil Connors, lives out the same day over and over while behind the wheel of the Gladiator. Unlike in the film, Phil is self-aware and points out that the Jeep Gladiator is what’s different this time around as he goes on numerous adventures with his furry groundhog friend.  [click to continue…]

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Jeep Now Offers the 2020 Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition

Jeepers will be excited to learn that Jeep is bringing back the Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition to the SUV’s iconic lineup. The 2020 Wrangler Rubicon Recon is powered by an efficient and powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque mild hybrid technology. Although the Recon edition is based on the Wrangler Rubicon trim, it also features its own unique exterior and interior perks. [click to continue…]

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Jeep Vehicles Shine at the FOUR WHEELER Awards

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel have landed awards from the leading off-road publication FOUR WHEELER. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel was named the “2020 SUV of the Year,” while the Gladiator Rubicon is the “2020 Pickup of the Year” in its debut year — quite a feat!  [click to continue…]

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Jeep Gladiator Earns 2020 North American Truck of the Year Honors

This latest accolade is one for the record books, the all-new Jeep Gladiator earned top honors as the 2020 North American Truck of the Year. No small feat for the midsize pickup considering it won the award its debut year after the Jeep brand experienced a 27-year absence in the segment. The award is often thought to be one of the most prestigious in the automotive world thanks to its diverse panel of 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada that form the voting body. As the self-appointed most capable midsize truck ever, the Jeep Gladiator is truly one-of-a-kind in a segment filled with clones. [click to continue…]

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Jeep Debuts 4xe Vehicles at CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off on January 7th (2020) and is the designated place to be for new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry. Attendees have the chance to explore three of Jeep’s upcoming plug-in hybrid models: the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the Jeep Renegade 4xe, and the Jeep Compass 4xe. All three models are scheduled to launch sometime in 2020, but aren’t quite ready to be driven just yet, so Jeep is offering attendees a virtual reality (VR) based test drive instead.  [click to continue…]

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FCA is Making Changes to Its Development Process

Jeep customarily waits about a decade between the generations of its lineup, but if the next revamped models arrive in showrooms sooner, Jeep will have to thank its parent company — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) — for that. It appears that in the midst of its current merge with French automotive giant Peugeot, FCA is looking to reorganize and refine its development process to get updated or new vehicles in showrooms faster. Harald Wester, Chief Technical Officer and executive chairman of Maserati, has been tasked to lead the FCA’s streamlined product development organization project. Mike Manley, the current FCA CEO, mentioned during a conference call with industry insiders that the new plan is designed to help FCA and its brands rapidly adapt to the ever changing automotive technology.  [click to continue…]

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Coming Soon: A Jeep Museum

In the spirit of gifts and giving this holiday season, the non-profit organization ProMedica announced it had something in store that would surely lift the spirits of Jeep enthusiasts. ProMedica announced that there’s an all-new Jeep museum dedicated to the brand’s history in Toledo, Ohio, in the works. Referred to as The Jeep experience, the museum is slated to open in 2022 and will feature a massive display of historic artifacts and other pieces that make up Jeep history in a 56,000 square-foot facility located in Toledo’s downtown area.  [click to continue…]

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