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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

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 Wrangler to feature 2.0-litre turbo, power soft-top - report
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2018 Jeep Wrangler to feature 2.0-litre turbo, power soft-top - report

Potential details about the new Jeep Wrangler, and its engine and roof options have been posted online. Overnight Jalopnik published details supplied by an anonymous tipster said to have links with Fiat Chrysler. According to the publication's informant, the next-generation Wrangler will be available with the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 in two states of tune...


Hemi drag: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes on 1930s Hot Rod
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Hemi drag: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes on 1930s Hot Rod

A 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has gone head-to-head with a hot-rod coupe on one of Europe's finest drag strips, Santa Pod Raceway, and it's every bit epic. The 6.4-litre V8 Hemi-powered Jeep produces 344kW and 624Nm, which is helped along with launch control and all the high-performance technologies on offer...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

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...


Jeep Yuntu: Three-row concept SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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Jeep Yuntu: Three-row concept SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Jeep Yuntu concept, which previews a new China-only seven-seat SUV, has made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Developed by Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Auto, its joint venture Chinese automotive partner, the Jeep Yuntu concept gives us an insight into the brand's new three-row, seven-seat crossover for the Chinese market...


Jeep Yuntu concept: Plug-in hybrid crossover teased
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Jeep Yuntu concept: Plug-in hybrid crossover teased

The Jeep Yuntu concept has been previewed ahead of its debut at the Shanghai motor show next week. According to Jeep, the Yuntu concept will have biometric security, mobile social, and self-driving functionality. Badging on the car's front door indicates the Yuntu will feature a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, possibly using parts from the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid people mover...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk revealed, Australian arm keen
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk revealed, Australian arm keen

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has finally been revealed, fusing the supercharged heart of the Hellcat-badged Dodge Challenger and Charger with the more practical body of an SUV. Under the bonnet is a 6.2-litre supercharged V8, developing 527kW of power and 874Nm of torque...


Jeep concept teased ahead of Shanghai debut
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Jeep concept teased ahead of Shanghai debut

Jeep has teased a new concept car that it will unveil at the Shanghai motor show later this month. Images from a teaser invite were published by Autohome. The text for the front-on shot reads: "Shanghai Motor Show, April 19. See you there." Accompanying the side-on image, the Chinese text says, "This is not an April Fools' joke"...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

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...


City to coast cruising in a Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk

City to coast cruising in a Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk

Until recently here in Australia, if you were going to customise or modify your Jeep Wrangler, chances were you'd turn it into the ultimate off-roader. For certain fans of rugged, ready for anything machines, the Wrangler is a logical choice. Whether it’s covered in mud crawling through the bush, or sparkling clean cruising by the beach, for fans of the open-top 4WD it doesn't get much better...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk confirmed for New York debut
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk confirmed for New York debut

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will make its debut at the New York motor show next week. Last week, Mike Manley, head of the Jeep brand, told Autoblog and other outlets that the high-powered Grand Cherokee will be unveiled at the Big Apple's annual automotive shindig. He wouldn't elaborate further on the vehicle, but did state: "That is going to be quite a special vehicle...


Road Trip USA: San Antonio to Dallas, Texas

Road Trip USA: San Antonio to Dallas, Texas

You've no doubt seen our great driving roads stories that have been a new addition to the CarAdvice portfolio. It’s an obvious subject to cover given any of us who love driving, have a predilection for hunting down – and mastering – the great roads we’ve all read about around the globe...

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Moab Easter Safari delivers seven rugged Jeep concepts
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Moab Easter Safari delivers seven rugged Jeep concepts

Jeep has once again revealed a number of cool concepts for the 51st Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, including vehicles based on the Compass, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. Teaming up with parts and tuning arm Mopar, the American SUV specialist has created a selection of six new show cars featuring a number of off-road-inspired modifications...


2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited leaked
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited leaked

Leaked photos of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon have surfaced on the internet. As expected these grainy black and images show that the new Wrangler Unlimited doesn't differ too much stylistically from today's car. These pictures were posted by a reader on JL Wrangler Forums...


Chelsea Truck Company open for business in Sydney
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Chelsea Truck Company open for business in Sydney

Aftermarket modifier the Chelsea Truck Company has landed in Australia and is open for business, with a showroom and workshop located in Sydney. The renowned British brand is part of a group of companies, including Kahn Design and Project Kahn, founded by automotive designer Afzal Kahn...


Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation
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Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with government support, has hit back at a report today that an investigation has been started in relation to the emissions figures claimed for its diesel models. The report, published by News Corp website news.com...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing and specs
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a refreshed look and new equipment to the popular nameplate. Kicking off at $47,500 for the entry-level Laredo V6 petrol with rear-wheel drive and climbing to $91,000 for the V8-powered SRT performance hero, prices for the Grand Cherokee have risen by a marginal $500-$1000 depending on variant...


Screw your stupid hidden door handles!
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Screw your stupid hidden door handles!

What's with the disappearing rear door handles? Modern car designers seem to be getting more and more enamoured with the idea that making the rear doors of cars appear as though they're missing entrance levers is in some way sleek, modern or - God forbid - cool. It isn't. Door handles are important and they should be there for all to see and feel...


Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says
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Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says

It would seem that a new model destined for the small SUV segment - where vehicles rarely see a dirt road let alone any serious off-road action - doesn’t really need to be a capable weapon in the bush, but the chief designer of the Jeep Compass disagrees. “We have to respect the capability of what it is expected to do and what it has to do within the design,” Vince Galante said at the launch of the all-new 2017 Jeep Cherokee...