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Jeep Isn’t Tapping Out With the All-New Wagoneer

Miami Lakes AutoMall Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer transition into a luxury market. Jeep progresses with the intention of a potential sub-brand for premium SUV buyers. 

Just as Nike owns Jordan (the shoe that is), Stellantis looks to unleash additional features that will subsequently lead to the new brand-within-a-brand. Of course, nothing is officially set in stone, but the next phase of the Wagoneer will take some time. As eager as consumers may be, even the caterpillar took time to be a butterfly. Likewise, the Wagoneer needs time to grow before adding volume. 

Premium Future

Tall side windows and upright pillars are just one of many amenities envisioned in premium variations of the SUV. Leather and wood greet consumers with the beautiful integration of the McIntosh audiophile sound system and Amazon’s streaming Fire TV technology. Amazon Technology is the first video screen providing the front seat passenger to browse the market. 

Premium Horsepower

The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are equipped with Jeep’s most powerful engines ever. But the automotive world is gearing toward an electric future, and Stellanis is no different. 

Future Jeep’s will see electric technology, and it doesn’t matter if the vehicles are conventional plug-ins, plug-in hybrids, or fully electric. Jeep intends for 70% of its models to be electrified by 2025. 

With the SUV’s fuel economy numbers for the city being a young teen, the Wagoneer should see a plug-in drive system. 

The Wagoneer will also transition platforms to the new Stellantis STLA frame. The skateboard style frame will face customization, which is needed to endure Jeep’s infamous off-road capabilities. The customization won’t be an easy task for the skilled automaker as Jeep will look to incorporate the SUV’s premium features when creating the Wagoneer sub-brand. 

Premium Market 

A subbrand was always within the foreseeable future for Jeep, similar to Jaguar Land Rover with its Range Rover. Finally, JJeep is reaching out to the consumer that isn’t afraid to above six figures. A Jeep sub-brand seems natural, but an iconic brand with such a heavyweight name, Jeep must be cautious not to let it dissipate.

The difficulty Jeep faces moving forward is carrying the legacy of the traditional Jeep badge. It won’t be too hard for the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer since the vehicles are the most extensive and most expensive by far. 

Other Jeep vehicles have spiked in price as the all-new top-of-the-line 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve midsize SUV debuted around $65,000. 

Premium Rolls 

Successful sub-brands exist, like the Land Rover Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz with Maybach, AMG, and future all-electric EQS family. Unfortunately, many have failed to generate a successful sub-brand, such as Chevrolet’s Geo and Toyota with Scion in 2016. Jeep is heeding the precautions and making sure it doubles down on grand success with this premium SUV.  

Jeep Awaits You 

 For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Just take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today. Your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow. 

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There’s Nothing Small About the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

Miami Lakes Auto Mall Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep alleges as far as driving; it has the smallest big car amongst the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. But the smallest should be removed anytime anyone refers to the Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer. The premium SUV stretches 214.7-inches long. The SUVs are constructed on a full-size pickup frame, and it includes a V-8 powertrain that makes for a powerful box. 

No vehicle this grand is ever as simple. The big Jeep is built on the same frame as the Ram 1500, but the Wagoneer gains privilege from placement, the independent rear suspension employs a large amount of aluminum. The Wagoneer’s also implement a few chassis tweaks, which work to improve its on-road capabilities. 

The Wagoneer is not a lightweight truck. With a composite liftgate, aluminum hood, fenders, and doors, the driver is lugging around 6200 pounds of beauty. Additional features on the Grand Wagoneer will move the weight of the SUV upward of 6450 pounds, which makes for nothing small on the voluptuous beauty.   

Around town, the Wagoneer climbs some structural bumps, especially on twisting roads. Letting the Wagoneer settle in a specific position is recommended before transitioning in the opposite direction. The Wagoneer demands a lot of attention. But if life is a highway, the Wagoneer is the perfect vehicle to ride it all night long, simply smooth sailing. 

The Wagoneer provides some reminiscing with the two-spoke steering wheel, and it offers an opaque connection to the tires and a feel that is light as air. There are a combined seven trims for the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. 

The Wagoneer comes in three variations, all of which are powered by Chrysler’s Hemi 392-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8. The Wagoneer’s system is supported by Chrysler’s 48-volt eTorque hybrid system and the eight-speed automatic transmission. The preliminary throttle application powered by an electric assist provides 130 lb-ft of torque, providing a flawless start-stop system experience. An optional 3.92:1 axle ratio provides the Wagoneer mass to maneuver intelligently.

The Grand Wagoneer is equipped in four variations and a beautiful 6.4-liter V8. The Grand Wagoneer carries 471-horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque; that’s 14 horses and 20 lb-ft less than the infamous Scat Pack Challenger. But, unfortunately, the Grand Wagoneer has no hybrid system. As a result, the Wagoneer jumps from 60-mph in less than 6 seconds. However, the Wagoneer with electric assist claims 60-mph in 7.3 seconds. 

The fuel economy numbers carry a reading of 15 mpg within the city and 20 on the highway. That’s a combined total of 17 mpg combined. The Grand Wagoneer reads 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined. 

Standard with the Wagoneer, a load leveler setup for the rear suspension. Quadra-Lift air springs come standard on the Grand Wagoneer Series III. The springs lift the truck by 1.7 inches giving the SUV 10-inches of ground clearance and 24 inches of water traversing capabilities. But, of course, what goes up must come down, and the SUV lowers while driving 0.6 inches to enhance its aerodynamics. The SUV can also be reduced by an inch when parked for ingress and egress.

The Grand Wagoneer provides a captivating experience not just in comfort but an exceptional interior design. Wood flows through the dash and center console. Not interested in the American Walnut? Don’t worry, there’s also the aluminum trim. The seats are spacious, and every row is easily accessible. The start button is also leather-wrapped along with coat aluminum gear-selection knobs. 

The box shape of the SUV it’s sure to leave guests and onlookers astounded. The SUVs’ headroom and legroom are so spacious. If anyone throws anything from the backseat, the optional camera for the front row will catch it all.    

There are four screens located at the front of the Grand Wagoneer. There’s also a digital gauge cluster accompanying a 12.3-inch for the Grand Wagoneer and a 10.3-inch touchscreen for the Wagoneer. Below the touchscreen is a smaller screen for secondary controls for the heater and massage. The bottom screen can also flip to reveal a storage area with power outlets. 

Jeep’s titan of a vehicle offers bountiful surprises that will continue to leave Wagoneer consumers surprised every time they push the leather start. Each trim provides a unique experience—Amazon Fire TV integration provided in the middle row screens and two quality McIntosh audio systems. 

Referring to the SUV as a big small car is a step in the wrong direction, especially with the pricing structure. The Wagoneer Series II and III arrive within the next few weeks, and pricing begins at $72,995 and $77,995, not including destination fees. The Grand Wagoneer will start at $88,995, with the Series III starting at $105,995.  

 For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Just take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today. Your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow. 

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Sharing a Wealth of Knowledge on the Grand Wagoneer

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What to Know Before You Know

The Jeep Wagoneer first launched in 1962, but its production came to an end by 1991, eclipsed by the rising popularity of minivans at the time. Without the creation of the Wagoneer, many luxury SUVs of today would not exist. SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, and Porsche Cayenne would be mere blueprints. Just thinking of a Ferrari or Lamborghini SUV would’ve been a laughable matter in 1991. 

Two decades later, many brands offer the top-tier luxury SUV of the moment. Jeep is ready for a comeback with the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Jeep Wagoneer for the 2022 model year. As technology continues to evolve, so does innovation. The Wagoneer is looking to appeal to a new consumer. Here are five things to anticipate with the new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. 

  1. Let’s Talk Engine and Models

When 2022 rolls around, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will make their grand debut on the same platform as the Ram 1500 pickup, the Wagoneers will also incorporate a rear suspension for a tranquil ride for the people in the back. In addition, both vehicles will accommodate a V8 engine. 

The Wagoneer will receive a 5.7-liter V8 with 392 horsepower. A 6.4-liter and 471 horsepower power the Grand Wagoneer. With the V8 engines, the powerful SUV catapults to 60 mph in only six seconds. 

Where the two Wagoneers differentiate is on the inside. The Wagoneer’sWagoneer’s interior teeter-totters on luxury while the Grand Wagoneer pushes into opulent territory. 

  1. The Inside that Counts 

Emphasis on luxury here, but many customers were saddened to find no option to include the infamous faux wood trim from the previous Wagoner. Anticipation builds as Jeep may have a change of heart for the Wagoneer as the faux wood meshes into the interior of the Grand Wagoneer. The burnished walnut provides a look that integrates the seats to the door and heightens the look and feel of being inside a warm chestnut. Just open the doors, and seven interior screens will span the dashboard and the rear seats. 

  1.  Wagoneer Destinations

Three variations of the 4×4 system are available, and they can traverse through 24 inches of water. The Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension adds inches in height to the Grand Wagoneer’sWagoneer’s 8-inch ride height. The approach angle is 25 degrees, 24 departure, and 22 breakover. 

The Wagoneer can’t receive a trail-rated badge because it’s too big. 214.7″ long by 83.6″ wide, the Wagoneer’sWagoneer’s tire print obscures the Yukon and the Navigator’sNavigator’s. In addition, the Wagoneer provides a towing capacity of 10,000-pounds. Who said heavy lifting couldn’t be luxurious. 

  1.  Movie Theatre On Wheels 

The Wagoneers will both feature the Amazon Fire TV for Auto. Passengers will be allowed to stream content from several interior screens. McIntosh provides quality, equipping the Wagoneer with 23 speakers and a 1375-watt amplifier controlled with Jeep’s Uconnect system. Once Wagoneer consumers find themselves at home, they can walk inside and continue exactly where they left off. 

  1. Where’s the Jeep? 

Look anywhere, and the Jeep logo won’t be there. Look at the steering column, doors, tailgate, even the grille; you won’t see Jeep anywhere. Jeep’s ambitious when it pertains to familiarity, with its picket-fence and grille as settle reminders. Jeep will begin with the production of both Wagoneer’s and work to expand into the Wagoneer sub-brand.

What the future holds for Wagoneers has not been confirmed. No official announcements were declared, but speculation builds on the potential of a larger model and a plug-in hybrid. 

Ready to Off-Road? 

 For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Just take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today. Your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow. 

Prepare for an Electric Jeep Model in Every Division

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Bringing the Big 8-0, Jeep commemorated 80 years of providing customers with the ability to “Go Anywhere. Do Anything”. For its anniversary, Jeep also dared to desire a zero-emission, fully electric Jeep 4xe in every SUV segment by 2025. 

That’s right; several Jeep models will see the likes of an electric variation four years from now. The first battery-operated electric vehicle model will debut less than four years from now. 

“We are fully committed towards a vision of a zero emission future, and by 2025 we will be offering a zero-emission fully electric Jeep 4xe in every SUV segment”. -Jeep Brand Chief Executive Officer, Christian Meunier 

The Jeep Magneto EV Concept was also introduced during the celebration, confirming Jeep’s electrifying future. 

The bustling automaker, preoccupied with the expanse of the plug-in hybrid lineup. The 4xe consists of – Jeep Renegade 4xe, Jeep Compass 4xe, and the Jeep Wrangler 4xe. China also exclusively received the 2019 Jeep Commander PHEV. 

The Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe were produced and sold in Europe. While the Wrangler 4xe is made in the US and also sold in Europe. 

The next strides for Jeep will be onward into the future of the fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, the PHEV Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. But, unfortunately, the plug-in hybrid that would’ve premiered at the 2021 New York International Auto Show was canceled due to the Delta variant. 

“Next in our exciting global product pipeline is the introduction of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee, which will be equipped, for the first time, with plug-in-hybrid 4xe technology.” -Jeep Brand Chief Executive Officer, Christian Meunier 

Below are the specs for Jeeps future 4xe: 

Wrangler 4XERenegade 4XeCompass 4Xe
RangeAll ElectricAll ElectricAll Electric
0-60 mph 6 seconds7.5 seconds7.5 seconds
WLTP31 miles26 miles
Battery 17 kWh11.4 kWh11.4 kWh

For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Just take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today. Your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow. 

Anticipation Builds for the Newest Jeep Gladiator

Jeep continues to persevere as pioneers in a constantly evolving market. For example, Jeep now builds a desert racer in a market where the meanest off-road race machines can range from $500,000 to $1 million to make. 

To be clear, the Gladiator does not compete with the likes of the 4×4 truck Larry Roeseler or “Mr.Baja,” used in the Baja 500. But the Jeep Gladiator Mojave is the first to don Jeep’s new Desert Rated badge. The Mojave withstands extreme heat and also the sands of desert racing. 

While it is easy to compare the Mojave and the modified Rubicon, the upgrades are of two different worlds. Frames and axles are reinforced—the suspension system is designed for hard landings, and the suspension system includes a 1-inch front lift to support colossal wheel wells. Additionally, there are 33-inch Falken Wildpeak tires that enable climbing at accelerating speeds. The Rubicon only runs up to 30 mph in 4-Low, the Mojave up to 50 mph. 

Even with the Mojave’s stamp of off-road durability, it’s still an incredible ride for commutes and weekend fun too. Mojaves steering is also pretty silent compared to the Rubicon, and that’s because the tire treads are designed specifically for sands.

Consumers shouldn’t be afraid of not turning heads as the midsize pickup displays a beautiful hood with faux scoop, the Mojave decal, orange tow hooks, and orange accents (similar to the blue accents on the new Wrangler 4xe). 

The Mojave contains the same engine as the Gladiator, a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. There are also different transmissions available: the 6-speed automatic and the 8-speed automatic. The 4-low also receives extra assistance from the 4WD transfer case by providing a taller ratio of 2.72:1. The Diesel variation of the Mojave was recently released, and it provides a 3.0-liter V-6 with 260 hp and a massive 442 lb-ft of torque. 

Give the Mojave a little time, about 8.3 seconds worth, and she can go from 0 to 60 mph. Not the best, but don’t forget to add the sand. Shift into 4-Hi and tap the Off-Road+ button, and the sandy trail and dunes don’t stand a chance. Instead, consumers can coast as the system automatically adjusts the throttle, transmission, shift points, and traction control. 

For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Just take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today. Your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow. 

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Autonomous Off-Roading Anyone? Jeep Says Yes!

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On July 8th (2021), the parent company of Jeep, Stellantis, organized an EV day event. On this day, Jeep declared it would electrify every single model by 2025. Jeep already maintains the number 1 best-selling PHEV, the Jeep Wrangler 4Xe. But Stellantis stated the Wrangler would need to morph into an electric vehicle to survive far beyond this decade. Jeep didn’t unleash any fully EV vehicles for the event, but they did provide a detailed release video that promised an array of Electric Jeep’s. 

The video begins with the very first Jeep; the 1945 CJ then comes the love story. In 2021, viewers follow two Jeep lovers hit with love at first sight at a solar charging station in the wilderness. Fast-forward to 2025, and the boyfriend proposes in a beautiful lake with an even more beautiful electric Wrangler in the background. 

Two variations of the Jeep were presented during the video, the four-door and two-door Wrangler. When the two-door model receives some solo shine, viewers can see the words “Freedom” inscribed on the side of the hood. In addition, the text “Concept BEV model shown” is also captured at the bottom of the screen, which coincides with Jeep’s new slogan “Zero Emission Freedom,” which implies the vehicle has an electric powertrain. 

There is a lot to take away from the 2025 scene. To begin, the future Wrangler will be equipped with biometric recognition. The lovely couple walks towards the vehicle, and it recognizes the boyfriend’s face, unlocks, and the Wrangler starts up. Peer-to-peer charging is also demonstrated when the girlfriend plugs the two-door into the four-door. The 2025 segment ends with the couple’s drone flying above, providing extra light on the nighttime off-road travel—another monumental scene to promote the future of Wrangler’s drone pairing capabilities.

After 2025 comes 2030, where the couple camps with the accompanying four-door model. While the couple is hiking, the four-door Wrangler is seen piloting through the off-road trails, to the amazement of a fellow Jeep owner driving in the opposite direction. This scene suggests the Wrangler will be proficient in autonomous off-roading by 2030. The final clip is the EV Jeep promoting flat-seat stargazing with the couple engulfed in each other watching the sky while the Jeep drives them to their destination. 

“Future models and features may vary,” this is what Jeep annotates at the bottom of the screen to inform viewers that futuristic technology is not promised. Nevertheless, the video provides some insight into what could potentially be next for the Wrangler EV and gives viewers a taste of what off-roading may look like for the future. 

For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Just take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today. Your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow. 

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Say Hello to the No.1 Best-Selling PHEV In Q2, The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4Xe

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Reports are in 

The second quarter of 2021 has been kind to the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe, or at least that’s what the Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) report states. 

“The Jeep brand continues its trailblazing performance, recording a 19% increase in total sales year-over-year, and its second-best ever the second quarter for U.S. retail sales. Wrangler recorded its best quarter ever for U.S. retail sales, while Gladiator posted its best quarter ever for U.S. retail sales, as well as U.S. total sales with 29,962 vehicles. – FCA 

The Jeep lineup continues to evolve since the launch of the Wrangler 4xe in March. The 4xe quickly soared to the best-selling hybrid on the market. But the FCA hasn’t provided a number for the number of plug-ins sold. The amount of 4Xe’s sold may be surprising, but customers are eager to take advantage of an electric drive off the road with a long-standing brand. 

About the Jeep Wrangler 4Xe

The 4Xe has 375 horsepower, 470 pounds of torque, 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four, and an electric motor lodged between the engine and transmission. The hybrid can jump from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds and earned a 49 MPGe rating from the EPA. The powertrain gives drivers the option of choosing from hybrid, EV, or battery-save modes. The Jeep Wrangler 4Xe is only the beginning for Jeep, with the 2022 Grand Cherokee set to launch at the end of the year. The toe tag on the 4Xe begins at $49,805 (excluding destination fees). But the Wrangler 4Xe is merely a stepping stone with Jeep set to unveil an all-electric lineup by 2025. 

For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Just take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today, your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow. 

Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk? Yes, please!

 

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It feels as if it was so many moons ago when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) introduced the idea of reviving the Jeep Wagoneer. While consumers have waited a long time for the arrival of the Wagoneer, it’s becoming hard to deny that it’s closer than we think. The concept Wagoneer was introduced earlier this year at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab – a physical concept car meant Jeep was at the very least seriously considering the possible development of this vehicle! As if the Easter Safari was not enough to drum up excitement, a leaked document that possibly indicates a Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk might be in the works will definitely get consumers going. If all goes according to plan, FCA confirmed that the Wagoneer lineup will be making its debut in 2022.

A recently leaked document from German transmission maker ZF mentions a model dubbed the “Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk.” All the details and equipment specs found in this leaked document point to the Grand Wagoneer having an eight-speed transmission – the very same automatic high-torque gearbox that can be found in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The document also lists a 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 718 horsepower, nearly identical to the powerful engine of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer also defy expectations in terms of their underpinnings. Consumers expected that the vehicles’ architecture would mirror that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, however, it seems that FCA has been retooling the Warren Truck Assembly plant with intentions to manufacture the Wagoneer lineup there. It should be noted that the plant currently serves as the assembly facility of Ram pickup trucks, further indicating that it is likely the Wagoneer trims will have Ram underpinnings.

FCA has plenty of experience with the continuous innovation of their vehicles, the upgraded Dodge Durango being a perfect example. The Dodge Durango SRT, outfitted with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, is the most powerful and fastest three-row SUV in America. FCA clearly figured out a winning formula, so it’s not too far fetched to think that Jeep could follow in Dodge’s footsteps.

Consumers have very little to go on, and it doesn’t help that the leaked document is dated from 2017, but hope springs eternal thanks to all of the coincidences. It feels only natural that Jeep continues their winning streak with an introduction of a high-powered trim of their Wagoneer. Of course, this is all speculation at the moment seeing as to how we have no direct confirmation from FCA. As is to be expected a request for comment from FCA went unanswered.

While consumers wait for the Wagoneer to make its arrival, there’s no reason a Jeep model can’t be enjoyed right now. Here at Miami Lakes Automall, we have a large inventory of vehicles from Jeep’s latest lineup. Our friendly sales staff will stop at nothing to make sure you drive off in style.

Already a Jeeper? We’re happy to announce that our service department is now open on Sundays for your convenience! Feel free to avoid the lines and schedule an appointment online today.

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How the Jeep Wrangler Got Even Better

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Photo credit: Jeep

 

Among the many reasons customers love to own a Jeep® Wrangler is the ability to go almost anywhere. In the future, it will be easier than ever to take a Wrangler out and off road thanks to the newest technology that will be infused into the Jeep product. From the craftsmanship and high level engineering provided by the manufacturing company Arconic, the Jeep Wrangler will be produced with highly formable aluminum. This special aluminum will help reduce weight and provide a greater strength in the material for consumers to have a better and safer product overall.

“Arconic is proud to develop solutions that increase performance and decrease weight, which are strong selling points for Jeep buyers…Consumers continue to demand stronger, safer and smarter vehicles,” said Mark Vrablec, Vice President of Commercial Business Development for Arconic’s Global Rolled Products.

How Much Lighter Will the Wrangler Become?

The addition of these high-strength aluminum front and rear doors are 12 and 10.5 pounds lighter, reducing the total weight by 45 pounds with the new doors alone. Overall, about 75 pounds have been shaved off with the work of Arconic. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) shed a total of 200 pounds compared to the 2017 model. Even with a lighter, yet more durable vehicle, there’s no drop of strength expected. In fact, they are said to be the strongest doors the Wrangler has ever had.

Experts say the aluminum components should be safer than other materials. According to the 2017 Ducker Worldwide survey, aluminum content in North American passenger vehicles has increased by over 40 percent over the last three years, from 397 pounds per vehicle to 565 pounds per vehicle by the year 2028, generally replacing the steel material. Steel is more than twice as dense as aluminum, so this will only benefit automakers going forward.

What Else to Look Forward to With the Next Wrangler?

While the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is still months from being available in showrooms, the Wrangler JL will add a diesel-engine option and a new trim option may be added at a later date. Jeep is expected to add a plug-in hybrid powertrain by 2020 as well. The new-generation JL Wrangler provides a nicer drive and newfound interior quality that sets itself apart from the Wrangler JK of just the previous model year. Look for Jeep to continue pushing the envelope with their 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL later this year.

Stop By For a Test Drive

You’ve probably wanted to test drive a Jeep Wrangler JL since they debuted less than a year ago and now is your chance at Miami Lakes Automall. Find out for yourself what it’s like to have the enjoyment of being able to drive off road and handle adventure with ease. For any buying, leasing, selling or trade-in offers, our professional staff is equipped to make your customer experience remarkable.

We welcome you to visit our friendly staff and helpful service team. Our lineup of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler is wonderful and we hope you’ll come in to see the lineup or touch up your current vehicle with servicing. Even if you didn’t buy with us, we’ll provide you the same great service we do all our customers and take care of your vehicle promptly. And, our service department for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram is open on Sundays!

Mark A Smith: Aka Jeep Off-Road Man

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Jeep® recently lost a person, a fellow die-hard Jeeper, who helped the brand grow immensely, especially in the off-road realm. Mark A. Smith passed away at 85 years old on June 9th, 2014 and he was a large reason the 4×4 Jeep vehicles became what they are today. As a pioneer who was one of the first drivers to handle the Rubicon Trail, Mark became a beloved figure for the Jeep brand. He was considered a legendary four-wheel driver, a former United States Marine during World War II who shared his experiences and mentored many people along the way. Mark traveled to over 100 countries across six continents while being an advisor for auto manufacturers, including Jeep.

Mark even had a dog named “Jeep”, which goes to show how much love Mark had for the Jeep brand. He recalled his first adventures in a Jeep during the first Jeepers Jamboree in 1953, which only had 55 Jeeps and 155 people Today those numbers have grown to include thousands of Jeepers around the world. After the first Jeepers Jamboree was a success and a boost to the town’s economy, the Georgetown Rotary Club bestowed Mark with his “Jeepmaster” nickname that would last for over 40 years. His adventures would continue as he traveled on many expeditions. His longest expedition was to embark on a six-month stretch to go from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and cross the Darien Gap. He succeeded.

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Mark began hosting and training fellow Jeepers each year at Jeep Jamboree USA in 1983, He also lead Jeep trips all over the U.S., and held Jamborees in Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe. His moniker developed from “Jeepmaster” to “The Father of Jeeping”. Smith said the only continent he had not driven a Jeep through was Antarctica and revealed he even got the word “Jeep” tattooed on himself. He said he loved to go on Jamborees to build friendships and experience the power of exploration in a Jeep.

The Jeep brand appreciated Mark and what he brought to the Jeep team so much they have a dedicated page to him. A 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was made in his honor, dubbed the Mark A. Smith edition, which was presented to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the patrol and maintenance of the Rubicon Trail. Mark helped raise the standards of what it means to have a Jeep branded vehicle and his impact will be everlasting for the Jeep brand.

What Makes Jeep So Special

Jeep is a brand that has gained fans and followers all around the world simply due to the Jeep brand’s appeal and ability to go almost anywhere. The off-road ability of a Jeep attracts people like no other vehicle brand, as it did with Mark A. Smith decades ago.

At Miami Lakes Automall, we hope to turn you into a Jeep enthusiast as well. With a test-drive, you can experience first hand how a Jeep handles and we’ll do our part to share the knowledge, like Mark did for so many years, about all the capabilities of a Jeep vehicle.

To find a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will be as rewarding as it is powerful, visit Miami Lakes Automall. We welcome you to test drive any of our new or pre-owned vehicles.

If you’re looking for any modifications to your Jeep vehicle or just want to have some routine maintenance done to your current vehicle, we’ll be happy to help. With an easy to make appointment, our service team can be prepared to handle your vehicle properly and return your vehicle back to you in a timely manner. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall today!