Jeep's all-new Renegade compact crossover will arrive a bit sooner than expected, following its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. It was widely believed that it would hit Europe during Q4 of 2014, , followed by the US in 2015, but New York auto show officials have revealed that the baby Jeep will be "available at the end of the year."
The Renegade is meant to replace the Compass and Patroit, and will have a 1.4L Turbo engine, with a 2.4L upgrade available, and 4x4 available. Base price of $18,595.
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II is a follow up to last yearís Trailhawk concept, except now it packs a diesel engine.
The 2013 Trailhawk II is powered by the brandís EcoDiesel V6 engine that makes 420 lb-ft of torque, and is fitted with off-road ready features such as 35-inch tires on 17-inch aluminum wheels, larger wheel openings, flared fenders, front and rear skid plates, duel rear tow hooks and rock rails.
For more info on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II Concept, check out our full article and video at AutoGuide.com
Going for an upscale look, Jeep unveiled the Wrangler Flat Top Concept for the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari.
Predictably, the biggest change that comes to the Jeep Wrangler Flat Top concept is the addition of a new one-piece windowless hard top, which along with the absence of a b-pillar gives this concept an open air feel. The Flat Top gets a sandstone, copper and brown theme that can be seen throughout, along with other enhancements such as a custom hood and bumpers lifted from the Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary model.
For more info on the Jeep Wrangler Flat Top Concept, check out our full article and video at AutoGuide.com
With weight savings as the priority, Jeep has unveiled the Wrangler Stitch Concept at the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab.
The Wrangler Stitch Concept has a curb weight of about 3,000 lbs, giving it a similar power-to-weight ratio as the Grand Cherokeoo SRT8. To shave off the pounds, the audio system, heating and air conditioning, rear seats, doors, and sections of the body were all removed from the Wrangler Stitch. The Stitch sits on 35-inch off-road tires and 17-inch aluminum wheels, and is fitted with a chrome moly roll cage.
For more info on the Jeep Wrangler Stitch concept, check out our full article and video at AutoGuide.com
This project started last winter when I was asked by a friend why I never took the hardtop off of my jeep. I told him that it took three people to get it off and guaranteed that it would rain the next day. Now I have a hardtop, a soft top, and a Bimini top; plus hardtop and soft top doors. I realized that none of this is what I wanted. I wanted a lightweight top that would keep the rain off yet allow me to see through it as if I didn't have a top on at all.
So this is what we came up with: A lightweight, semi-transparent top that matches the factory front cap line to within a couple of thousandths. It weighs in at around 65 pounds, uses three stainless steel clamps to seal the front edge to the top of the factory windshield frame, a rear support brace attached to the factory roll ba
The good folks at Jeep have lent us some Jeep Engineers for the night to answer any questions you might have about the Patriot and Compass. The event starts tonight at 5:00PM EST and usually lasts for about an hour or two. At 5:00PM EST they will create a thread in the following forum that you can post in; http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=144
I have always been fond of the CJ7 since I was a child. I owned a CJ5 and then two different Wranglers but the CJ7 never lost its appeal. So when it came time to decide on which platform to use for the JeepForum Promotional Jeep Project I knew it had to be the CJ7.
Texas isnít kind on Jeep prices but after looking for several months and a half dozen CJís later I finally found a 1982 CJ7 in my small neighborhood of all places. It came with exactly what I wanted; 258 engine, T5 5 speed manual transmission, Dana 300 transfer case and best of all no rust. It was a bargain as well, granted it needed instant work to get running.
We bought it and after extensive maintenance including replacing the entire brake system the Jeep is now good to go and the real build-up has begun.