I do not like 4wd but this looks much better than previous Jeeps. Back reminds me a little bit of BMW X5. Engine not bad fuel economy is nearly the same as Ford Territory.
Same a territory, I don’t think so. They can say what they want about it, but good luck averaging better then 12L in a territory.
haha true our Territory does 15.3L/100!!! its crazy
Live axles or independant suspension?
Real 4wd or wannabe poseur-mobile?
I have a WG Grand Cherokee which has live front axles, however I believe this new model has independent front suspension, just like the current Prado, Landcruiser 200 & the yet to be released Nissan Patrol.
You can still raise an independent front by 2″, even more if you’re prepared to spend the $’s to do it. However, if you’re after serious lift & flex, you dont pick any of the above.
Jeep are chasing a market which doesnt include really serious lift kits & is aimed at the Prado’s Pathfinders & cruiser of the world. It is a good looking vehicle, regardless however Jeeps have always had one of the best 4wd systems available & I doubt that will change with this new one.
Looks like a squeared off Touareg mated with a Honda MDX
Economy sounds okay for the size of the car.
They should fix the problem with reliability and logistic issues first before anyone could trust Chrysler again..
The former European built models did not have the same issues with reliability or build quality.
I reckon this looks the goods and if priced under the competition it should sell well.
that looks niiiiice
Dare I say it, but this is one classy looking Jeep!
Mind you, let’s wait and see what it looks and feels like in the flesh before we draw any conclusions – because cars ALWAYS look better in official photos than they do in real life.
I’ve got a feeling this ruggedly-handsome Jeep will look mighty fine in the flesh. IMO it’s the best looking Jeep yet.
This is the first Jeep ever where I fully agree with the design, it looks fantastic! The interior wood is abit yucky however…
No worse than any Toyota or Mitsubishi. But yes I do wonder why they bother with wood in cars if they’re going to make it look that bad.
Jeep have cleaned up their act. Nice car and the economy isnt half bad.
This thing will compete against the likes of Prado and Pajero – ie, proper 4WD with low range.
As such, it will blow away those other two ugly creations. The Jeep looks bloody good both externally and internally (save for the poxy steering wheel), and with the air suspension option provides an excellent lift option for rock crawling.
The biggest hurdle to overcome is it’s tendency to be a maintenance nightmare.
I agree with all the previous comments – this is a great looking Jeep. Much better design than any of the Japanese 4wd’s.
Price is going to be the main issue for me. If Jeep Australia can’t sell a US$35k car at a competitive price, then Jeep will never gain a significant foothold here. With the Aussie dollar around 85 cents US, it should not be hard to keep the car in the low-mid $50k range.
Hi all, I am still curious about the product launch in Australia. To me its a really good SUV with much more improved features. Waiting for Australian launch.
With the AUS$ now reaching parity with the US$ it will be interesting to see if dealers here try to squeeze us for the max profit. It seems although our dollar is very strong, everything we buy that is imported remains at similar prices regardless. Ipod is a good example.