The iconic American off-road vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler, is iconic in more countries than America. The off-roading Jeep lineup that we all love, is the perfect vehicle for traversing tough terrains in all countries.
Jeep is located in six of the seven continents and is available in over 75 countries. The newest country to join the Jeep Wrangler family is India. The Indian city of Ahmedabad opened the first Jeep dealership in India in August 2016 and ten more are expected to open this year. Now, Indians can purchase a few different Jeep models including the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
So, why is Jeep in so many countries? You wouldn’t expect an American brand like Jeep to be popular in a place like India or even Japan and China, but a mid-size off-roading 4×4 SUV, like the Jeep Wrangler, is pretty useful in any country around the world. From rock to snow to sand and rain, there are always conditions and people who need a 4X4 that can trek through any condition. Plus, Jeep has a plan.
Michael Manley, Jeep’s CEO, revealed his business plan aimed at increasing the sales of Jeep vehicles, specifically the Jeep Wrangler, internationally. Manley and the FCA’s goal is to increase to 2 million sales worldwide by 2018 and he estimates that 500,000 of the annual sales will come from India and China. Read the rest of this entry
A Jeep Wrangler 6X6 sounds like a dream. With a higher towing capacity and even more off-roading badness than before, what could be better? Maybe a Dodge Power Wagon 6X6? Read the specs below and you decide.
Jeep Wrangler 6×6
The Jeep Wrangler 6X6 made by the Chinese company, G. Patton, might be one of the coolest Jeep Wranglers that we have seen. The vehicle debuted at the Chengdu Auto Show sporting the name, the Jeep Wrangler Tomahawk.
Basically, G. Patton created the Tomahawk by taking the four door Unlimited, and cutting it at the c-pillar. From here, they added a truck bed with a cover. This added truck bed created the extra space so four wheels can sit in the back, and two in the front. To make sure the extra weight can be supported by the engine, the unique Wrangler is powered by a supercharged version of Jeep’s 3.6-liter V6 engine.
Dodge Power Wagon 6×6
So unlike the Jeep Wrangler 6×6, the Dodge Power Wagon 6×6 was mass produced at one time. For those of you who don’t know what the Dodge Power Wagon is, it was used in the World War II days for combat purposes. Read the rest of this entry
In March 2016, the Jeep brand started a special campaign as a way of celebrating the brand’s 75th anniversary. The campaign is called #myjeepstory and it is a year-long marketing campaign that uses stories submitted by Jeep owners and drivers. Throughout the year, Jeep will highlight entries each month that focus on certain themes, like the annual Jeep event, the Moab Easter Safari, military appreciation and summer fun and exploration.
The first story to kick off the #myjeepstory campaign was from the popular musician, Ciara. In her story, she talks about how she grew up in a Jeep family, and how her Dad drove a Jeep in Iraq during the first Gulf War, Desert Storm.
Since the campaign began, there have been hundreds of entries submitted. Some are tearjerkers, others are funny, but they are all personal and unique. Below, are three particular stories that stood out to us.
Noah Galloway’s story is a touching one. He comes from a military family, and after 9/11 he joined the military himself. On his second deployment he was badly injured (watch the video to find out how). This was for obvious reasons very hard on him, and the worst thing he had ever had to deal with. He was struggling to get through life, until his Jeep helped save him. We don’t want to give away any details, but without his Jeep he may have never survived. This is a must see! Read the rest of this entry
2017 Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot
Aside from the exterior style, the 2017 Jeep Patriot and Compass models have similar specs and very few changes were made to the 2017 models. The Jeep Patriot has a more boxy and rugged look, whereas the Jeep Compass looks similar to the Grand Cherokee, but it is a smaller compact SUV.
Both models are equipped with a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter I-4 World gas engine, that give both models an excellent fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The 2017 Patriot and Compass lineups have been condensed from five trims to two, the Sport and Latitude trims. Since buyers have different needs, the Patriot and Compass models are available in three drivetrain configurations – standard front-wheel drive, available Freedom Drive I or Trail Rated Freedom Drive II 4×4 systems.
2017 Jeep Renegade
For the 2017 model year, all Jeep Renegade trims have received a couple upgrades. The Jeep Renegade is still equipped with a standard 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo engine and the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission is also an available option to buyers, but it is standard on the Renegade Trailhawk. That engine configuration makes the Jeep Renegade the most fuel-efficient Jeep available with an average of 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Since the Renegade Dawn of Justice Edition and 75th Anniversary Editions are no longer available in 2017, the Renegade lineup will now only consist of four trims, including the off-road Trail Rated Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. All 2017 Renegade trims will have Keyless Go standard on all trims (late availability) and HID headlamps (late availability) and automatic high-beam headlamps will be an option to buyers. Finally, the Renegade Limited will have standard passive entry.
2017 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited
As one of the most popular models made by Jeep, the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited haven’t received many upgrades or changes for the 2017 model year. The Wrangler is a two-door SUV with seating for four people, and the Wrangler Unlimited is a larger four-door model with seating for up to five people. Read the rest of this entry