Tag Archives: Jeep News

One company has already dropped an LS V-8 into a 2018 Jeep Wrangler

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler made its long-awaited debut at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show, but one company has already performed the inevitable LS swap. Bruiser Conversions posted the General Motors 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 powered Wrangler to its Facebook page earlier this month, and when we say the company stuffed the engine in there, we mean it. The big V-8 just...

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2019 Jeep Renegade spy shots

Jeep is preparing a minor update for its pint-sized Renegade as the vehicle approaches the midway point in its life cycle. Today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the updated Renegade, which should be revealed later this year, as a 2019 model. The good news is that Jeep won't be messing around with the car's cute exterior. There could be just...

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Jeep mulls sub-Renegade SUV for sale outside US

Jeep is investigating adding an SUV positioned below its compact Renegade, the SUV brand's CEO Mike Manley revealed to Automotive News (subscription required) in an interview published Wednesday. He said Jeep was looking “very closely” at the vehicle, which if built would be off-limits for the United States because of its diminutive size. It...

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First look at China-only Jeep Grand Commander

Jeep has started taking reservations for a new 3-row crossover SUV in China. Called the Grand Commander, the vehicle is the production version of the the plug-in hybrid Yuntu concept that Jeep presented last April at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. It's due to enter production later this year. Right now the Grand Commander has only been confirmed for the...

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2019 Jeep Renegade spy shots

Jeep is preparing a minor update for its pint-sized Renegade as the vehicle approaches the midway point in its life cycle. Today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the updated Renegade, which should be revealed later this year, as a 2019 model. The good news is that Jeep won't be messing around with the car's cute exterior. There could be just...

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No plans to sell off any FCA brands, says Machionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has come out and denied that any of the automaker's brands could be up for sale. His comments were made on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and finally put an end to the speculation that one or more FCA brands could be sold to a Chinese automaker. The speculation surfaced...

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2019 Jeep Cherokee video preview

Don't call it a mistake but a mulligan. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is the brand's second take. Jeep had a simple brief with the new Cherokee, with designer Mark Allen telling us that his team didn't want to take all the weirdness out of it. The result is a blend of the Cherokee's polarizing design with the much more attractive looks of the...

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2019 Jeep Cherokee makeover reveals prettier face, turbocharged power

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a course correct for the iconic off-road brand, softening the polarizing style introduced in 2014 for something more in line with the brand's other offerings. In refreshing the crossover, Jeep design boss Mark Allen told Motor Authority his team “didn't want to take all the weirdness out of Cherokee,” adding...

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FCA invests $1B in Michigan plant for Ram Heavy Duty, Jeep Wagoneer production

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday confirmed a $1 billion investment in its Warren Truck Assembly plant in Michigan to prepare it for production of next-generation Ram Heavy Duty pickups as well as new Jeep flagship SUVs. The plant currently builds the Ram 1500 but will switch to next-generation 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty models in 2020. Next-generation Ram...

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Hennessey ran a stock Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to 175 mph

Hennessey Performance Engineering is back again shortly after showing us the world's fastest Christmas tree with a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. This time, there aren't any holiday decorations onboard for a top-speed run. It's just pavement and a bone-stock Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The premise is straightforward: how fast will the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk...

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