Is your moustache worthy of a seven-bar trim? This November, help raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues with the Movember Foundation and the Jeep® brand. Those who grow ’em and show ’em may be entered for a chance to win a 2017 Jeep Renegade.
Entering is easy: simply take a picture of your new upper-lip accessory and share it on Twitter or Instagram using the #JeepStacheContest hashtag.* Creativity is key, so let’s see how clever you can get with your grooming.
You can also show your support by purchasing a Jeep ’stache by Carstache™ at the online Jeep Gear store or at your local Jeep dealer. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Movember Foundation. Easier yet, for each post using the hashtag #JeepStache, we’ll donate $1 to the Movember Foundation.
Since 2003, Movember ’staches have raised more than $650 million in support of programs to combat prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Help us fight for men’s health by proudly sporting your own Jeep ’stache this year.
Let’s see those whiskers. Find out more about how you can show off your facial hair for a good cause at jeep.com/movember.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years or older who did not purchase any equipment for purposes of entering. Enter by: 11/30/16. For Official Rules, including prize descriptions, visit http://akamai.eprizecdn.net/chrysler/jeepmovember/rules.pdf. Void prohibited.
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Jeep® vehicles are built to perform on the scenic route and designed to make a big splash upon arrival, which made the LA Auto Show the perfect place to debut the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass. With best-in-class available 4×4 off-road capability1 and a premium interior, the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass was the perfect fit for California’s intersection of adventure and style.
In the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass, you’re free to explore new trails on the coast when you’re ready to get out of the city. For best-in-class available off-road capability1, Compass offers two advanced, intelligent 4×4 systems. Jeep Active Drive is a full-time 4×4 system, and Jeep Active Drive Low is a full-time 4×4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio. Each system can send 100 percent of available torque to any one wheel. In addition, both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain® system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for optimal four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in any weather condition.
The Trail Rated® Jeep Compass Trailhawk
The All-New 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk was designed for those who seek adventure and prefer to venture off the beaten path, from coat to the coast. For even greater Trail Rated off-road capability, Selec-Terrain includes Selec-Speed Control with Hill-Descent Control on Trailhawk models. Additional features and highlights of the Trailhawk include standard Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 20:1 crawl ratio; Selec-Terrain with Rock mode; increased ride height of almost one inch; skid plates; Jeep brand signature red front and rear tow hooks; unique fascias with a 30-degree approach angle, 24-degree breakover angle and 34-degree departure angle; Hill-Descent Control; aggressive 17-inch off-road tires; up to 19 inches of water-fording capability2; and up to 2,000 pounds towing capability when properly equipped.
City streets and on-road performance
When the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass returns from the trails along the Pacific Ocean, it’s ready to navigate the streets of Los Angeles in style with athletic on-road driving dynamics. The Compass features FCA’s “small wide architecture,” a fully independent suspension, Koni frequency damping front-and-rear-strut system, and precise electric power steering that combine to deliver an engaging and responsive ride. And when it comes to efficiency, the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass features the proven, efficient 2.4-liter Tigershark® four-cylinder engine matched with a standard 6-speed manual or available 6- or 9-speed automatic transmission.
Authentic Jeep vehicle design with premium features and open-air freedom
From highways to coastal trails and downtown streets to back country roads, the topography of America is as varied as the people who call it home. For these diverse adventure seekers, the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass features a premium, sculptural design aesthetic. The legendary seven-slot grille features a fresh look, with each of the individual chrome slots in a Gloss Black field. An available dual-pane sunroof provides a large opening overhead, connecting drivers and passengers to the outdoors and open-air freedom. And while you’re out enjoying that open-air freedom, you’ll be able to reach your cargo with ease thanks to the available power liftgate.
Interior Design and Technology
Inside, the center console neatly integrates the functional features of the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass, including gear-shift selection, available Selec-Terrain controls, electronic parking brake, climate and volume control knobs, and easily accessible media charging and connectivity ports within the cubby bin.
Advanced technology delivers thorough use of the new infotainment systems. The 2017 Jeep Compass offers four new Uconnect® systems (Uconnect 5.0, 7.0, 8.4 and 8.4NAV), delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features that drivers and passengers desire, including the full-color LED instrument cluster. And now, Apple CarPlay® and AndroidTM Auto are available, so you can connect your iPhone® or Android mobile device for seamless integration of calls and texts3, as well as your favorite apps, maps, music and more.
The best for last — safety and security comes first
The All-New 2017 Jeep Compass offers more than 70 available active and passive safety and security features, including “safety cage” construction with more than 65 percent high-strength steel. Available features include Forward Collision Warning-Plus4, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus5, Blind Spot Monitoring5 with Rear Cross Path detection6 and ParkView® rear backup camera6 with dynamic grid lines — plus seven standard airbags7.
The west coast has been fun — now it’s time to explore the country. Learn more about the open-air freedom of the All-New 2017 Jeep Compass at jeep.com/compass.
1Based on the Compact SUV Segment and the Jeep Compass offering a low-range power transfer unit (PTU) with a 20:1 crawl ratio, low-range 4×4 capability.
2Water fording depth varies 19-30 inches depending on Trail Rated Jeep 4×4. Do not attempt water fording unless depth is known to be less than maximum capability. Check owner’s manual for details. Traversing water can cause damage not covered by the new vehicle warranty. Always off-road responsibly in approved areas.
3Vehicle must be registered with Uconnect Access and fulfill minimum subscription requirements. Requires the use of a compatible smartphone that supports text messaging and Bluetooth®.
4This system is an alert system for the front of the vehicle. It is not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid collisions.
5Always check visually for vehicles prior to changing lanes.
6Always check entire surroundings visually before backing up.
7Always sit properly in designated seating positions
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Winter has arrived again, bringing with it snowy adventures, family get-togethers and holiday parties. It’s a season that inspires thrill seekers to take to the outdoors in a vehicle versatile enough to navigate everything from a ski adventure in the mountains to a New Year’s celebration in the city — ‘tis the season for the All-New 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.
Off-road exploration in the All-New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk®
Snow is a welcome sight for anyone who loves cold-weather exploration. Winter means ski trips, snowball fights and forts, and an excuse to set a new course on a powdery off-road adventure. The All-New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, with rugged skid plates and the Quadra-drive® II 4×4 system for maximum torque, is designed to dominate the wintery trails. And with up to 68.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seat folded, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk ever is your partner during the coldest months, ready to carry all your winter sports gear to the highest peaks and snowiest locations.
Embrace the season in the All-New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
When your off-road winter adventure returns to the city for a holiday party, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, the most luxurious vehicle in its class*, is one decorated, high-performing sleigh. Arrive in style with a supple leather-trimmed interior, and enjoy a Harman Kardon® Audio System with 19 high-performance speakers, and the CommandView® dual-pane sunroof as you navigate the brightly lit, festive city streets. No one will blame you if you take the surface streets and arrive a little late to the shindig.
Arrive safely at the family gathering in the All-New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Finally, what would the holidays be without a family get-together? As you set off for Grandma’s house, chart a course that takes you off the beaten path, and take comfort knowing that the Jeep Grand Cherokee was designed to bring families together safely, with over 70 standard and available safety and security features, including seven airbags†—multistage driver and front-passenger airbags, side-curtain airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags and a driver-side knee blocker airbag—helping to ensure that you and your passengers will stay secure. No matter how rough your family snowball fight gets, the Jeep Grand Cherokee will do its part to help keep you safe and secure, coming and going.
With so many off-road performance features, luxurious appointments and built-in safety and security features, the Jeep brand says let it snow. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to do more than get you through the holidays — it’s a vehicle that will inspire you to enjoy the winter wonderland.
Get in the holiday spirit with the All-New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and start planning your winter adventures at jeep.com.
*Based on 2016 Ward’s Middle/Sport Utility Vehicle segmentation. Excludes other FCA U.S. LLC vehicles.
†Always sit properly in designated seating positions with seat belts securely fastened at all times.
The new 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Winter Edition has arrived at the perfect time. With snow covering the trails and the city streets, and cold-weather adventure waiting, the Winter Edition of the award-winning Jeep Wrangler is ready to off-road into the holidays and beyond. And the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Winter Edition is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the Jeep Wrangler has in store for the New Year.
In addition to the special-edition Willys Wheeler, 75th Anniversary, Rubicon Hard Rock and new Winter Edition models, the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited roll out features and updates for the 2017 model year like new exterior colors and new available LED headlamps and fog lamps. If you love open-air freedom — even in the frigid air — here’s a bit of what you can expect from the Trail Rated® icon.
New Exterior Colors for 2017
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler two-door and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited four-door will be available in a variety of new paint colors. New color options for 2017 will include Chief (shown above), Gobi, Xtreme Purple and Acid Yellow. Now you’ll have four more paint colors to completely cover in slush and mud in the coming year.
New Available LED Headlamps and Fog Lamps for 2017
New available LED headlamps and fog lamps on the 2017 Jeep Wrangler are designed to help enhance nighttime visibility and light the way on the trail for your next excursion. When it comes to performance, the new LED lights provide greater high-beam output and low-beam output. The LED headlamps and fog lamps come standard on the Sahara and Rubicon, and are optional on the Sport and Sport S.
New 2017 Jeep Wrangler Winter Edition
The New 2017 Jeep Wrangler Winter Edition is engineered to conquer the snow and designed to look good doing it. Performance features on this special-edition Wrangler include 17-inch Mid-Gloss Black slotted aluminum wheels; BF Goodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires; Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle; Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential standard, Tru-Lok® mechanical rear locker optional; 3.21 axle ratio standard, 3.73 axle ratio optional; Command-Trac® 4×4 transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio; front and rear steel off-road bumpers and premium off-road rock rails.
Exterior Winter Edition features include the new LED headlamps and fog lamps; hood, driver side fender, and rear fender decals; body-color grille with Mid-Gloss Black accents; Mid-Gloss Black Jeep badge; black Freedom Top® hardtop standard, body-color optional; and black fuel filler door, taillamp guards, and deep tint windows. In addition, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Winter Edition is available in a variety of exterior colors, including Firecracker Red, Chief, Rhino, Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Black, Bright White and Xtreme Purple.
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Winter Edition takes no shortcuts on performance and exterior features, and the same can be said for the interior — this Jeep vehicle is built with winter driving in mind. Interior features include heated, leather-trimmed front seats with Sport Mesh inserts and Diesel Gray accent stitching; leather-wrapped steering wheel with Piano Black accents and Diesel Gray accent stitching; Piano Black interior accents; exclusive instrument cluster graphics; remote start* standard (with automatic transmission); the Power Convenience and Connectivity Groups; and all-weather floor mats.
Stay tuned for coming announcements, and learn more about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler at jeep.com.
Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.
*Check state and local laws regarding use of remote start systems.
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What could be more exciting than a fresh snowpack and the four-wheel-drive 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Winter Edition? How about the addition of a dogsled team and professional snowboarder Chase DeMeulenaere?
2017 X Games Aspen, a celebration of winter action sports and music, begins January 26 on Aspen, Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain. The Jeep brand will be there for all the festivities, but we’ve decided to take the scenic route on our way to the slopes. Fortunately, we have sled dogs by our side, and the off-road capability of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Winter edition to carry us to the summit. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Winter was designed with winter athletes in mind — those who tackle the mountain’s snowy challenges and inclines with don’t-hold-back attitude and eye-catching style, athletes like Chase and his … driver.
The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Winter editions take winter head-on with trail-conquering features like premium off-road rock rails, steel bumpers, BFG KO2 All-Terrain Tires, and the Jeep Command-Trac® 4×4 System. These special-edition winter Jeep Wrangler models look and act the part, ready to conquer a snow-capped mountain, with black McKinley leather-trimmed seat bolsters with sport mesh inserts for comfort and support, heated front seats with diesel gray accent stitching, and piano black front and rear door grab handles and vent rings. Perfect for getting a snowboarder up the mountain pass, and for keeping the sled dogs running.
Gear up and strap on a snowboard or pile into a legendary 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Winter for your Aspen adventure.
We just wrapped up another 4×4-filled week at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. While the vehicles on the showroom floor offered plenty for Jeep enthusiasts to be excited about, it was a few key announcements about future product plans that had off-road fans and the press alike talking. Before we touch on that, let’s take a look at a few of the iconic Jeep brand vehicles that were on display.
The All-New 2017 Jeep Compass, shown here in Trailhawk trim in Spitfire Orange. Coming this spring, the 2017 Jeep Compass will continue the brand’s tradition of off-road dominance with best-in-class 4×4 capability.*
The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Winter, shown in Billet Silver. This new special-edition Wrangler model is equipped from the factory for winter action with standard features including BFGoodrich KO2™ tires wrapping 17-inch mid-gloss black wheels, premium off-road rock rails, heated front seats and all-weather slush mats.
The 2017 Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk, shown in Mojave Sand. The limited-edition Renegade Desert Hawk adds to the Renegade Trailhawk model’s off-road performance with a unique look topped off by the exclusive map hood decal.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, shown in Hydro Blue. Style and capability were on full display in this Cherokee Trailhawk with its best-in-class 4×4 capability† and available 17-inch Black painted aluminum wheels.
And about those announcements … the Jeep brand kicked off NAIAS with exciting news, confirming the addition of three new models to our future lineup: a new Jeep pickup truck and the return of the legendary Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates. While we can’t give away much more than that right now, stay tuned to the Jeep blog for updates on all future and current Jeep vehicles, and visit www.jeep.com to learn more about the entire 2017 Jeep lineup.
* Based on Compact SUV segmentation. BIC 4×4 capability based on the All-New Jeep Compass offering low-range power transfer unit (PTU) with 20:1 crawl ratio, low-range 4×4 capability.
†Based on Jeep Cherokee offering 2 speed power transfer unit (PTU) with rear locking axel, low range 4×4 capability, exclusive Jeep Selec- terrain with 5 settings (including snow).
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As it turns out, Chicago is the perfect city for a camping trip, and this year’s Chicago Auto Show made for one great campsite. The Jeep® brand recently set up our full interactive Camp Jeep exhibit of logs, dirt, boulders and water at McCormick Place, where visitors could experience all the off-road capability of the Jeep® brand lineup.
Here is a collection of pictures from our adventures in the Windy City.
Over the course of the show, we tested ground clearance, maneuverability and more. Best of all, we shared some great stories with our fellow off-road enthusiasts. Vehicles on-site in Chicago included the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit in Granite Crystal, 2017 Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk® Limited Edition, 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in Redline, All-New 2017 Jeep Compass in Billet Silver, and 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Edition in Rhino.
Now we’re headed for new campsites where we can share the Jeep brand experience. Here’s a list of upcoming auto shows where you can visit Camp Jeep in the coming months. https://www.facebook.com/jeep/posts/10156749758411515
Learn more about the full Jeep vehicle lineup at jeep.com, and visit us wherever Camp Jeep pops up.
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Are you ready for an off-road adventure in a new Jeep® vehicle? You don’t have to venture too far off the beaten path for the complete 4×4 experience. The Jeep brand will be on-site in five different cities this winter and spring for Camp Jeep demonstrations and four-wheel-drive ride-alongs.
Camp Jeep will make appearances at auto shows across North America from now through April. Look for the interactive display at the following locations:
Cleveland Auto Show February 24 to March 5
Twin Cities Auto Show March 11 to 19
Houston Auto Show April 5 to 9
New York Auto Show April 12 to 23
All the icons will be open for ride-alongs, including the legendary Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Cherokee Trailhawk and Renegade Trailhawk. Just sign up and climb in for Camp Jeep Mountain and its 18-foot-tall peak with 35-degree approach and departure angles. You can also experience boulders, logs, dirt and more in the 24,000-square-foot interactive exhibit.
Since the debut of Camp Jeep in 2004, more than 1.5 million people have experienced the interactive off-road experience at over 100 events in the U.S. Now it’s your turn to experience legendary Trail Rated® capability.
Camp Jeep will be open to the public during the 2017 auto show circuit. Meet us in a town near you and learn more at jeep.com.
*As quantities remain.
The legendary off-road icon is getting even more capability to tackle the most demanding trails — introducing the new 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition.
Designed for improved off-road prowess with an upgraded front axle, enhanced rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers, the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition is equipped with even more protection for die-hard 4×4 enthusiasts who seek the most severe, rugged terrain. The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition also looks every part of a four-wheel-drive icon, with new exterior and interior enhancements and unique color options.
Based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition ups the off-road ante with a front axle upgrade that features strengthened tubes and heavy-duty end forgings, heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers and enhanced off-road rock rails that are shortened to accommodate up to 35-inch tires.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition is one dominant 4×4 vehicle, and it comes complete with a toughened exterior appearance to match. A Low Gloss Black grille with Low Gloss Granite Crystal inserts and headlamp rings, Low Gloss Black off-road bumpers and Jeep badge with a red base add aggressive style. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition includes a distinctive half-inch lift, new 17-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted aluminum wheels wrapped in 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires, optional body-color fender flares and a dual-vented Power Dome hood with a black-silhouette “Rubicon” decal on both sides. Finally, the winch-capable steel front bumper is equipped with removable end caps for climbing obstacles, while unique red tow hooks complete the rugged appearance.
Covering the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition in mud is fun, sure. But you may want to wash it off occasionally to reveal one of seven available colors on the four-wheel-drive icon: Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Firecracker Red, Gobi, Rhino and Granite Crystal.
Inside, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition comes with the bold style and design of black leather-trimmed heated front seats with red accent stitching and a “Rubicon” embroidered logo, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Recon theme continues with black vinyl-wrapped front door armrests and console lid with black stitching, red accent netting on front and rear door pockets and the center console, and red accent-colored seatbelts. The passenger grab handle features Midnight Star Black accents that are also found on the vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls. A unique gauge cluster features exclusive Recon styling.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition is rounded out with details and touches like all-weather slush mats with a red accent “Jeep” logo and red-accented axle locker and sway-bar disconnect switches. The Jeep Connectivity Group, Power Convenience Group, remote start* and automatic temperature control are also standard.
Ready to take the trail? To learn more about the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition, visit jeep.com.
*Check state and local laws regarding use of remote start systems.
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Spring has arrived, and with it the sweet smell of open-air freedom. The second annual April 4 tradition of 4×4 Day is upon us, and it’s the perfect occasion to kick off another year of off-road exploration — time to shift your Jeep® Wrangler into four-wheel drive, drop the top and hit the trail.
Who’s ready for a 2017 off-road adventure?
In celebration of 4×4 Day 2017, we’ve created a Jeep® Hair, Don’t Care Snapchat lens to capture that feeling of cruising with the top down and breaking boundaries. Add a layer of wind-whipped hair and Jeep® brand adventure to your photos today, and show off your off-road attitude for 4×4 Day.
The lens is available in the Snapchat lens gallery all day on April 4. After April 4, use the Snapcode below to access the lens. Simply point your Snapchat camera at the Snapcode, scan and unlock to add the lens to your gallery for up one hour.
Are you ready to tackle spring in an off-road icon? Learn more about 4×4 adventures and the entire 2017 Jeep® lineup at jeep.com.
For off-road adventure in the Smokies, the Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Smoky Mountain Edition takes trail riding and adds a touch of elevated performance and style inspired by the ever-present Smoky Mountain mist. The Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain conquers inclines with the best of them on NEW 18-inch polished High-Gloss Black wheels, and cuts through the night with NEW LED headlamps and fog lamps. As an added touch, NEW Millennium Topography sport bar fabric gives the interior a distinctive Smoky Mountain attitude.
Here’s a look at everything the Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain brings to the trail.
Smoky Mountain 4×4 Performance
When it comes to off-roading, the Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain is equipped for some of the toughest 4×4 obstacles and challenges. Performance features include Bridgestone® Dueler A/T OWL tires; Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle; standard 3.21 axle ratio and optional 3.73 axle ratio; Command-Trac® transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio; and standard front and rear black tow hooks.
Smoky Mountain Exterior Features
Style and performance go hand-in-hand with the Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain Edition. Scale mountains with confidence and look good doing it with exterior features like Smoky Mountain hood decals; power bulge hood; High-Gloss Black bumper accents; body-color grille with High Gloss Black accents; High-Gloss Black Jeep brand badge; body-color Freedom Top® hardtop standard and optional Dual Top with premium Sunrider® soft top; side steps; black fuel filler door and taillamp guards; body-color fender flares and deep-tint windows for an added Smoky Mountain vibe.
Smoky Mountain Interior Details
The rocks on the trail may be rough, but the interior of the Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain was designed for style and comfort. Interior features include heated front seats; black leather-trimmed seats with black accent stitching; black leather-wrapped steering wheel with black accent stitching; Midnight Star steering wheel accents, vent rings, passenger grab handle and door handles; vinyl-wrapped front door armrests and center console lid with black accent stitching; Power Convenience Group; and sport bar grab handles.
Learn more about Jeep Wrangler special-edition vehicles and the full Jeep brand lineup at jeep.com.
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The Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Chief Limited Editions take open-air freedom to the next level. Built for off-road performance and designed with beach-ready styling, the Jeep Wrangler Chief is one cool customer. From the NEW 17-inch five-spoke high-gloss silver wheels to the LED headlamps and fog lamps to the NEW Millennium Topography fabric sport bar cover, the Jeep Wrangler Chief is in charge of the trail and takes the lead on four-wheel-drive style.
Here’s a look at everything the Jeep Wrangler Chief can bring to your next beachcombing adventure.
Performance Components | Jeep Wrangler Chief
When it comes to 4×4 performance, the Jeep Wrangler Chief Edition doesn’t just conquer the sand — the Chief owns every obstacle and challenge. Performance components include 32-inch BF Goodrich® KM off-road tires; Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle; 3.21 axle ratio standard, 3.73 axle ratio optional; Command-Trac® transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio; and standard front and rear black tow hooks.
Exterior Features | Jeep Wrangler Chief
The Jeep Wrangler Chief knows how to handle itself near the surf, and looks every part of a leader in off-road performance. Exterior features on the Jeep Wrangler Chief include Gloss White Beltline accent decals; Gloss White heritage 4WHEEL DRIVE swing-gate decal; chrome CHIEF fender badges; body-color grille with Fine Silver Metallic accents and Jeep brand badge; power dome vented hood; Fine Silver Metallic side mirror accents; Fine Silver Metallic front and rear bumper accents; White Freedom Top® hardtop standard, optional Dual Top with premium Sunrider® soft top; side steps; black fuel filler door and taillamp guards; body-color fender flares and deep-tint windows.
Interior Details | Jeep Wrangler Chief
Owning the trail begins with commitment and dedication, and a state of mind that starts on the inside. Fortunately, the Jeep Wrangler Chief knows just when to look inward for inspiration. Interior details on the Jeep Wrangler Chief include a nine-speaker Alpine® Premium Audio System with all-weather subwoofer; heated black leather-trimmed seats with Light Diesel Gray accent stitching; silver passenger grab handle with CHIEF imprint; leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver accents and Light Diesel Gray accent stitching; vinyl-wrapped front door armrests and center console lid with Light Diesel Gray accent stitching; silver vent rings and door handles; Power Convenience Group; and sport bar grab handles.
Learn more about Jeep Wrangler special-edition vehicles and the full Jeep brand lineup at jeep.com.
Trust us … these 2017 Jeep® brand concept vehicles are no mirage. This year the Jeep brand arrived in the Utah desert ready to turn heads and tackle trails with a lineup of off-road-ready concept vehicles. The one-of-a-kind 4×4 vehicles, built in partnership with Mopar® using Jeep Performance Parts, were introduced to off-road enthusiasts at the 51st annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, and set off on a week-long desert adventure on some of the toughest, most challenging trails in the world.
The 2017 Jeep brand concept vehicles were put through the paces in Moab, displaying legendary Jeep brand capability and their own unique design and style. Here’s a rundown of the concept vehicles and their inspiration:
The Jeep® Grand One concept celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Grand Cherokee ZJ.
The Jeep® Safari concept delivers optimal views for all passengers while providing protection from the elements.
The Jeep® Quicksand concept is a hot rod-inspired Wrangler built for sand dunes.
The Jeep® Trailpass concept delivers Compass Trailhawk capability with added utility and cargo.
The Jeep® Switchback concept boasts added capability with 4-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires and Dana 44 axles.
The Jeep® CJ66 concept made its Moab debut, fusing a trio of vehicle generations and fueled by a Mopar 345 Crate HEMI® Engine Kit.
The Jeep® Luminator concept delivers the ultimate in lighting performance.
Ever wonder how these rugged concept vehicles make their way to Moab? Enjoy this behind-the-scenes glimpse at the design process, and two time-lapse videos that make building the vehicles look as exciting as taking them on a trail ride in the desert.
Behind the Build | Jeep® 2017 Moab Concept Vehicles
Jeep® Safari Time Lapse
Jeep® Quicksand Time Lapse
Do you have a favorite concept model from Moab? Let us know in the comments below. And stay tuned to Jeep® brand social channels for more exciting content from this year’s Easter Jeep Safari.
Ready for a little off-road inspiration? Take a look at the extreme trail riding photos and video from the 2017 Easter Jeep® Safari in Moab, Utah.
Remember, when it comes to the most difficult trails, the key is to stay calm and remain focused … and that’s a tall order when you’re tackling the inclines at Moab. Fortunately, the iconic Jeep Wrangler 4×4 is built for the challenge.
And no matter how hardcore your 4×4 credentials, a good spotter is essential when choosing the correct line and conquering the most daunting obstacles. See how the guides at the Easter Jeep Safari help to instill confidence and calm nerves in the most precarious situations.
After all that excitement on the trail, it’s important take a deep breath and reflect. And when it comes to watching the world go by, it doesn’t hurt to have the best seat in the house. Let’s sit back and enjoy the view from the Top of the World.
Can’t get enough of Moab? Check out the Jeep brand concept vehicles that showed their 4×4 prowess at the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari.
It’s never too early to look forward to next year’s Easter Jeep Safari. Start planning your desert adventure at jeep.com.
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Jeep® SUVs are legendary for their ability to travel anywhere, and that includes into the not- so- distant future. Climb into the passenger seat, take hold of the grab handle, and come along for the ride as we take you on a tour of 2018 and three of the new, exciting rollouts the Jeep brand has in store for off-road enthusiasts and forward-looking drivers.
The future hasn’t yet fulfilled its sci-fi promise of vehicles that fly, but the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk gets pretty darn close. The most powerful and quickest SUV ever1, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. This speedster leaps from 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, conquers the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and achieves a top speed of 180 mph.2
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk also boasts an upgraded TorqueFlite® eight- speed automatic transmission and driveline components engineered to handle additional torque output, plus added stopping power courtesy of a new Brembo® braking system that includes the largest-ever front brakes on a Jeep® SUV, delivering 60-0 mph braking performance of 114 feet.2 Drivers will move forward quickly into a new generation of performance with world-class on- road driving dynamics thanks the Selec-Track® system with five dynamic drive modes and a Bilstein® adaptive suspension system.
Ready to look ahead to the future? The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude offers a groundbreaking technology package that includes new Uconnect® with Amazon® Alexa capability. The technology is designed to eliminate everyday stresses by keeping drivers conveniently connected to their vehicle, for a completely unique and seamless experience. Drivers can now ask Alexa, through voice commands, to start the vehicle’s engine, lock and unlock doors, send navigation instructions to the vehicle, plus check fuel and tire pressure levels – from the comfort their home.
Customers who purchase the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude with the Tech Connect Package will receive an Amazon Echo Dot device, a three-month subscription to the Amazon Music Unlimited3 Family Plan – the on-demand full-catalog streaming service with access to tens of millions of songs, thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations – and a three- month subscription to Audible4, the world’s largest seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment.
In addition, the new Tech Connect Package features exterior enhancements including Diamond Black Crystal-painted lower cladding; gloss black finishes on the chin applique, upper and lower grille surround, roof rails and badging; plus premium 18-inch painted aluminum wheels.
The next generation is now. Introducing the All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The rumors are true — the most capable SUV ever now delivers more 4×4 capability, advanced fuel- efficient powertrains, more safety features and advanced technology, all packaged in a modern design with even more open-air options that stay true to the original, iconic Wrangler design.
The All-New 2018 Wrangler stands out with its instantly recognizable grille, iconic round headlamps and square taillamps, improved aerodynamics, a convenient fold-down windshield for off-road purists, and dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations.
Introduce yourself to the All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler — a new chapter in the history of the Jeep brand, written to inspire exploration and adventurous discovery.
See what the Jeep brand has on the horizon for 2018 at jeep.com.
1 Based on 2016 Ward’s SUV Segmentation excluding electric vehicles.
2 Based on manufacturer’s testing. Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey posted speed limits.
3 New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers only. Terms and Conditions apply. Learn more: amazon.com/Cherokee. Offer expires 06/30/2018.
4 New Audible subscribers only. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more: audible.com/Cherokee. Offer expires 06/30/2018.