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The 2017 Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Pick-Up are a go. Both Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and Jeep CEO Michael Manley said as much when they appeared during the Detroit Auto Show recently. Both of them intimated the vehicles could go into production in the second half of 2017. The company had said as much in September and so far they have not given any indication that anything has changed. They will be spelling out more very soon, the Detroit news reported. The newspaper was referring to FCA leadership revealing to investors what the company’s updated 5-year product strategy.
The news so far is that the Jeep Wrangler pickup will be built in Toledo, Ohio in the same plant with the company’s next-generation Wrangler. Jeep has produced pickup trucks before, but this is the first time a pickup truck will be produced under the umbrella of the Wrangler. Like the next generation Wrangler, the Jeep Wrangler pickup is going to have lots of aluminum. Every single Wrangler that is produced in the plant in Toledo, Ohio is sold. In order to avoid inventory shortfall as they retool the plant to be able to produce the Wrangler pickup, the Jeep Cherokee, which is also built at the Toledo plant, may have to be move to another facility.
With the production of the new Jeep Wrangler, the Mopar-JK-8 pickup conversion kit will become obsolete. Since it went on sale in 2011, this conversion kit has been a favorite of Jeep pickup owners. This much-beloved kit has been tweaked numerous times over the years to make it better suited for the pickup. But Jeep pickup lovers are ecstatic to see the release date for the factory-built Jeep pickup drawing closer. To see on up close, go to Chapman Chrysler Jeep, where you can test drive one and see if you like the feel of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler.
At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show Jeep CEO Michael Manley told journalist Brian Makse that FCA will release a Jeep Grand Cherokee powered by a Hellcat engine. When asked if a V-8, 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat engine is able to be installed in a Grand Cherokee, Manley said not only is it possible, a Cherokee with a Hellcat motor would be released in the marketplace before 2017 is over. When officials at Fiat Chrysler were asked about the veracity of Manley’s statement, no one was willing to confirm his claims. Many speculate that once again Manley had spoken too quickly.
This isn’t the first time Manley has spoken prematurely. Last year he gave information about the next-generation Wrangler’s construction during an interview. However, Manley’s statement along with Fiat Chrysler’s trademarking of the name ‘Trackhawk’ are clear signals the Hellcat powered Grand Cherokee is in the works. When in Las Vegas last year FCA showed a group of Jeep dealers a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk rumors of a Hellcat powered Grand Cherokee gained traction.
While there hasn’t been official confirmation it seems likely the vehicle will be released in 2017 followed by the Wrangler pick-up. Fiat Chrysler will also debut a new compact SUV at the New York International Auto Show in March.
Nothing runs like a Jeep off-road or on. It’s been that way for a very long time. This year Jeep celebrates its 75th anniversary and is releasing special editions of its entire line-up. The Jeep was born during the war in 1941 and Jeeps served the country well on battlefields the world over. To honor the battle-tested history of this automotive war hero, the company is offering all six Jeep 75th anniversary models in Jeep-exclusive Jungle Green, Recon Green or Sarge Green. They will also have bronze wheels, orange and bronze accents, and unique interiors. To see the inside of one, you will be able to check it out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.
The seats of those special edition Jeeps will either have one-of-a-kind Ombre Mesh fabric or have the 75th Anniversary logo embossed on them. The vehicles will also have a 75th Anniversary exterior badge. The markings will be a salute to the original Jeep vehicles that epitomize the off-road vehicle. The original Jeeps were rough, rugged, and raw, made with world-class craftsmanship, offered great fuel efficiency, defined 4X4 leadership, and displayed premium on-road dynamics. Each Jeep produced since then carries that legacy and experience within them. These special edition Jeeps celebrate and commemorate that history.
Jeep has long defined what it means to be an authentic SUV. It set the standard by which all other SUVs are judged. The special editions of the Wrangler, Renegade, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, and Compass will all have an open-air aperture. Some will be fully convertible while others will fabric roof panels or a conventional power sunroof. Each model will have eye-catching touches, its own unique kit, and special insignias inside and out. It’s a fitting way to honor such an iconic automotive brand, which you can see for yourself at a local Las Vegas Jeep dealer.
2016 will be a well-deserved year of celebration for the Jeep brand. After 75 years of creating a vehicle that not only help to defend American freedom, but also offered Americans the freedom to go anywhere, on road or off, and do anything, and continues to do so to this day, some type of tribute is indeed in order. Putting the 75th anniversary badge on all models is a great way to do it. While all the special edition models will be fittingly available in Army green, they also come in Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Mojave Sand, Black, Rhino, Alpine White, Omaha Orange, Glacier Metallic, Anvil, and Bright White, depending on the model.
The commemorative 75th Anniversary models will also have specials lights, wheels and tires, grilles, rock rails, and bumpers. The come with optional heated leather-trimmed seats, top of the line infotainment systems with touchscreens, Uconnect hands-free connectivity, powerful motors, and smooth-shifting transmissions. The current generation of Jeeps continue to have the soul of the off-road monster from which they are all descended, combined with a good-looking all-purpose family vehicle that is capable of going over rock, through sand, and down the road with ease.
All of the Jeep 75th Anniversary models will be available at dealerships during the early months of 2016. If you love Jeep and want the special edition, act quickly.
Power and Efficiency Power Classic Vehicle
Take one look at the flagship Chrysler 300 and you see a luxury car with a stance that owns the road. Bulging fender flares, a long sloping hood and short deck lid scream European sophistication at a price far lower than its overseas cousins. Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 292 horsepower, the Chrysler 300 has plenty of pep for cruising around town or to make long road trips fun. What’s stunning is this beast of a car gets 31 miles per gallon out on the open road, which makes stopping at gas stations a luxury you can avoid. See the 300 up close by taking a trip to Chapman Chrysler Jeep.
Innovation Key to 300 Sophistication
From the unique rotary E-shift knob that controls the eight-speed automatic transmission to the customizable driver information display, the Chrysler 300 is a font of new technology. An enormous 8.4-inch touchscreen dominates the center console, providing all the communication, audio and navigation information you could ever need. New safety features take the danger out of hitting the roads with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Advanced brake assist increases the pressure on the brakes before an impending crash. Blind spot monitoring helps keep you from nicking cars in unseen areas, while rear cross path detection warns you when traffic, pedestrians or kids on bicycles are passing behind as you back up.
Plush Seats Just Tip of Interior Comfort
Many homes don’t have seating as comfortable as the leather-trimmed seats in the Chrysler 300. Heated power seats are standard, including an adjustable lumbar support system that takes back pain away on long rides. The driver’s seat also has an available memory system, making sure you can find that sweet spot of comfort after someone else has driven your car. Let the sunshine in by opening the lid of the dual pane sunroof at the touch of a button. Choose the 300S model and you get monogrammed leather seats with special stitching, paddle shifters and other trim that adds to the luxurious feel.
Chrysler 300 Comes in Four Trim Levels
The base Chrysler 300 Limited starts at a very affordable $31,695, giving all the flavor of a large luxury car at a fraction of the price of competitors. Move on up the line to the 300S, 300C and finally, 300C Platinum and you get varying options included as standard equipment. The Platinum model is fully decked out and still starts at just over $42,000, an incredible bargain today for such a sophisticated ride. Stop by Chapman Chrysler Jeep and see which 300 is perfect for your needs.
Stock Rubicon Blows Away Competition
When “FourWheeler” magazine took seven of the top four-wheel drive stock production units through a series of grueling tests, it wasn’t a surprise that the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon came out the clear winner. With off-the-showroom-floor features like electronic locking differentials, disconnecting sway bar, skid plates, traction control and Jeep’s patented Rock-Trac four-wheel drive system, the Wrangler made quick work of all the trails. Named for one of the toughest and most iconic trails in America, the Rubicon is not only a great daily driver, but as comfortable climbing a rock-filled slope as it is maneuvering through tight city traffic. See what makes the Wrangler the best off-road choice with a visit to Chapman Chrysler Jeep.
Rock-Trac Provides Torque and Plenty of Control
With a 4:1 low gear ratio, the Rock-Trac four-wheel drive system on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon lets you crawl over rocks on the way up and keep you in complete control on the way down a treacherous mountain trail. Rock-Trac makes it as simple as pointing your Wrangler in the right direction and letting the system deliver the power to the wheel that needs it most. Feather the gas as needed and you’ll soon find yourself at the top of the hill looking down at everyone else.
Dependable Pentastar Engine Provides All the Power You Need
The Pentastar V6 engine has been a reliable performer in the Jeep lineup for years. With 285 horsepower and 260 foot pounds of torque, this little workhorse is great for climbing steep inclines or making a safe merge onto freeway traffic. With great power comes great responsibility and the Jeep delivers with up to 21 miles per gallon on the highway. That equates into an optimum 472 miles per tank, which won’t leave you stranded whether you’re on a long road trip or out on a dusty trail.
Hills no Match for Driver Assist Features
With Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, the Jeep Wrangler is as close to a self-driving vehicle on the lonesome trail as you’re apt to find. Looking down at a steep decline can be a little harrowing, but with Hill Descent Control all you need to do is steer as the vehicle handles the speed and braking on its own. Hill Start Assist keeps the brakes applied until you start to give the Wrangler gas, making sure you don’t slip backwards.
Comfortable Interior Lets You Relax on Trail
From available heated leather seats to a symphonic surround sound system, the Jeep Wrangler makes driving anywhere an enjoyable experience. Plug your MP3 player into the audio jack or take advantage of Bluetooth connectivity to stream your favorite music. There are plenty of power outlets to keep everything charged, and when the trail work is done the Wrangle has a washable floor with drain plugs. Just hose it out and you’re ready to take this beauty out on the town. For comfort and performance, it’s clear that you cannot beat a Jeep. Take a Wrangler for a test drive by visiting Chapman Chrysler Jeep.
Special is Best Way to Describe Affordable Four-wheeler
The Jeep Compass Altitude provides a great way for beginning four-wheelers to break into the sport without breaking the bank. As a compact SUV in the city, the gas mileage makes this the perfect vehicle for hauling around the family or that daily commute. Out on the open trail, this nimble little off-roader can negotiate places larger SUVs don’t dare to tread. With special badging and an upgraded interior, the Jeep Compass Altitude provides a special look and feel in an affordable package. Compare the Compass to other brands with a trip to Chapman Chrysler Jeep.
Custom Interior Materials Provide Touch of Class
Pit the Jeep Compass Altitude against other small SUVs and you’ll notice an immediate difference in the quality of interior materials. Supple McKinley cloth combines with tough vinyl to make a very comfortable seat. Added soft points keep you sitting pretty whether you’re attacking some rocks off road or on a long vacation journey. With 60/40 split rear folding seats, there’s tons of room for cargo or people.
Standard Features Add to Creature Comforts
If four-wheeling in a Frankenstein creation that breaks down every 15 feet is your idea of fun, leave the Compass Altitude alone. However, if you like air conditioning, heated front seats and remote keyless entry, the Compass just may be your cup of tea. Along with these great comforts and a killer stereo, the Compass also comes with safety goodies like electronic stability control, traction control, electronic roll mitigation and brake assist. Black badge accents, roof rails and black 18-inch aluminum wheels contribute to the classy, stealth-like appearance of this off-roader.
Altitude Comes Standard With 2.0-Liter Engine
For the ultimate in oomph and fuel efficiency, the Jeep Compass Altitude is powered by a 2.0-liter dual overhead cam engine. With 158 horsepower and up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway, it’s a great combination of strength and smarts. An automatic transmission is standard on the Compass Altitude, but you can choose between four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive. The Compass is rated with a GVW of 4,435 pounds, making it plenty stout enough to pull a small camp trailer. Head over to Chapman Chrysler Jeep today and compare the benefits and features of the Compass Altitude with other SUVs the same size.