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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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2018 Jeep Compass revealed: Australian launch late next year - UPDATE
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2018 Jeep Compass revealed: Australian launch late next year - UPDATE

UPDATE: a slew of new photos have been released for the new 2018 Jeep Compass. See new shots below, and in the gallery by clicking the Photos tab above. The all-new 2018 Jeep Compass is now out in the open, revealed in Brazil today ahead of an Australian debut set for late next year...


2017 Jeep Compass photographed undisguised in China
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2017 Jeep Compass photographed undisguised in China

The all-in-one replacement for the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been photographed completely undisguised again, with the latest set of photos coming out of China. In this latest set of photos from Auto.163.com, we can see that the car wears Compass badging on the tailgate...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


G Patton Tomahawk: 6x6 Jeep Wrangler unveiled in China
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G Patton Tomahawk: 6x6 Jeep Wrangler unveiled in China

The G Patton Tomahawk, a heavily modified six-wheel version Jeep Wrangler, has surfaced in China, and could one day fight for the affections, and wallets, of 6x6 fans in world's most populous country. According to China Car News, the G Patton Tomahawk was unveiled earlier this month at the Chengdu motor show...


2017 Jeep Compass revealed during official photo shoot
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2017 Jeep Compass revealed during official photo shoot

If you've ever wondered why more and more car advertisements are clearly computer-generated, there's a few good reasons. One is the god-like control over the environment and weather, but another is to avoid the prying eyes of savvy onlookers. Authenticity remains a powerful lure, though, and it's that hunt that has brought us our first undisguised look at the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass...


Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected
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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the US over concerns a wiring fault could prevent the airbags from deploying and the seatbelt pretensioner from tightening, in the event of a collision...


2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: an action-packed day with the Sydney Jeep Club

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: an action-packed day with the Sydney Jeep Club

Once upon a time, SUVs as we know them today, were the domain of farmers, rural dwellers and off-road enthusiasts. They sat tall on the road and usually on big, thick, knobby tyres that rumbled on the sealed road and dispensed with off-road detritus with ease...

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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Diesel Review
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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Diesel Review

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hamburger in a world of steak. But is that such a bad thing for the all-American SUV?

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$69,000

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, here’s what’s been making headlines. The latest new car sales figures have been released and the August VFACTS reports shows sales grew by 4.6 per cent with 95,000 new cars sold. The biggest growth segments were SUV’s and light commercials. Toyota was the top selling brand and the Toyota Corolla was the best selling car...


2014-16 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for wheel spats fix
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2014-16 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for wheel spats fix

Jeep has issued a recall for 1705 of its 2014-2016 model-year ‘KL’ Cherokee Trailhawk SUVs over concerns some vehicles may not have been installed with wheel flare protection spats. According to the manufacturer, the affected Cherokees have left the factory without the spats installed. As a result, these vehicles do not comply with Australian Design Rule 42/04 - General Safety Equipment...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE
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2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally suggested the compact Renegade has also been recalled in Australia. Although part of the wider global recall, Australian-market Renegades are not affected. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has recalled 7201 examples of its 2014-2015 Cherokee SUV this week, as part of a wider global recall to address an electrical issue...


2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited v Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI comparison
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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited v Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI comparison

When it comes to SUVs, two names that have featured prominently in the segment’s expansion are Volkswagen Touareg and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both names embody the meaning of SUV — they work well in and around the city, while also remaining fairly capable off the beaten track. With a starting price of just under $70,000, these two SUVs represent a curious position in the market...


Jeep 75th Anniversary Flashback

Jeep 75th Anniversary Flashback

The Flinders Ranges in South Australia is undoubtedly one of the most stunning regions to visit anywhere on this massive continent at any time of year. Except the vicious middle of summer of course, when even the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna closes down because it is so relentlessly, damned hot...


Jeep 75th Anniversary Limited Edition specials hit Australia
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Jeep 75th Anniversary Limited Edition specials hit Australia

Jeep will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a raft of limited-edition special models, all paying homage to the military history of the Jeep nameplate. Say hello to the new 75th Anniversary variants of the Renegade, Cherokee, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. Across those models, there will be unique green exterior colours, satin bronze wheels, bronze and orange exterior accents and 75th Anniversary badging...


Jeep Renegade prices cut - again!
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Jeep Renegade prices cut - again!

The Jeep Renegade range has seen its prices cut for a second time, bringing the US brand's smallest SUV more into line with its mainstream competitors. The entry-point to the Jeep range remains the Renegade Sport, which is now priced from $26,000 plus on-road costs for the 1.6-litre petrol four-cylinder, five-speed manual model, while the 1...


Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new CEO, outgoing chief moves to Asia Pacific role
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Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new CEO, outgoing chief moves to Asia Pacific role

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the appointment of a new President and CEO, Steve Zanlunghi. New York-born Zanlunghi, an American/Australian dual-citizen with a life-long history here, replaces native Detroiter Pat Dougherty, who came to the role in late 2014 and now moves to lead the company's parts and service operations for the wider Asia-Pacific region...


Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 gearshift recall underway
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 gearshift recall underway

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling the ‘WK’ Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 from various model years, over concerns the electronic shift lever may not correctly engage ‘park’. Last month the company’s local arm confirmed it would recall 47,451 examples of the two models for the electronic ‘monostable’ gear shifter as part of a wider global recall...