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2019 Jeep Wrangler ute to feature Australian input and local testing

The Jeep Wrangler ute is coming, with an international debut due in 2018, and Australia has been firmly involved in the initial engineering design process. Jeep is currently working on the next-generation JL Jeep Wrangler, which is expected to launch in the USA during 2017 and will form the basis for the new Wrangler ute...

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2015-16 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix: 838 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix: 838 vehicles affected

Jeep has issued a recall for 838 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year 'JK' Wrangler off-roaders over concerns a faulty sensor could cause an airbag deployment failure in a crash. According to the manufacturer, the front impact sensor wires on these vehicles may become detached in the event of a crash before the 'impact signal' is recorded by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)...


Jeep working on entry four-wheel-drive Renegade for Australia
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Jeep working on entry four-wheel-drive Renegade for Australia

With sales of the four-wheel-drive Jeep Renegade Trailhawk accounting for around 14 per cent of local numbers, Jeep is in the process of working on a non-Trailhawk version to meet consumer demand. FCA Australia boss Steve Zanlunghi told CarAdvice that Jeep was working on a business case to bring a non-Trailhawk four-wheel-drive version of the Renegade to Australia, based on its success in Europe...


Super compact SUV on Jeep's wish list
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Super compact SUV on Jeep's wish list

Jeep's comprehensive SUV range includes cars from small all the way through to large, but is yet to enter the super compact segment, which is something the brand is looking to change. Speaking at the Los Angeles motor show, Mike Manley, head of Jeep, RAM and COO of the Asia Pacific region, spoke to journalists about the brand's ambitions for the coming years, detailing what he thinks is missing from the range...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer Australian decision imminent
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Australian decision imminent

FCA is in the process of finalising its decision on a right-hand-drive version of its yet-to-be-released flagship Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV, due to for release in 2019. The huge Jeep Grand Wagoneer was confirmed as part of FCA's five-year plan in 2014. It is expected to sport three rows of seats and offer a much higher level of interior fit and finish...


Jeep five-year warranty on the cards for Australia
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Jeep five-year warranty on the cards for Australia

With Jeep sales on the slide in Australia compared to the lofty heights of years gone by, FCA Australia has made huge internal changes to turn things around, with a five-year warranty now on the cards. Billed as a way of gaining customer trust and providing extra reassurance, a five-year warranty would build on the current three-year/100,000km offering...


2018 Jeep Compass unveiled at LA motor show, here next year
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2018 Jeep Compass unveiled at LA motor show, here next year

The 2018 Jeep Compass has been given its official unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show, with an Australian debut due in late 2017. The all-new Jeep Compass launches with four trim grades and 17 powertrain options, offering customers a vehicle built on the 'small-wide' platform, sized between the Renegade and Cherokee...


Jeep Grand Cherokee a 'natural fit' for Trailhawk off-road capability
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Jeep Grand Cherokee a 'natural fit' for Trailhawk off-road capability

Why would you take an already capable off-road 4WD and make it more off-road capable? That's the case with the soon-to-be-released Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, which is based upon a Grand Cherokee platform that is bettered only by the Wrangler within the Jeep off-road stable...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review

Read the full article here. You could be forgiven for asking why Jeep engineers would take an already impressive off-roader and make it well, more off-roady. Is that even a word? Anyway, you know what I mean. The Jeep Grand Cherokee - with tricky diffs and off-road modes - was already a more than competent dirt track warrior, but now the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is even more capable and it’s all thanks to the addition of ‘Trailhawk’ to the title...


Jeep Renegade Deserthawk, Altitude revealed for LA motor show
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Jeep Renegade Deserthawk, Altitude revealed for LA motor show

Two new versions of the Jeep Renegade small SUV have been revealed ahead of their debut at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show next week. Named the 'Deserthawk' and 'Altitude', the new models feature light styling tweaks inside and out, for the desert or the street...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Diesel engine for Australia, petrol not confirmed
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Diesel engine for Australia, petrol not confirmed

At the launch of the updated 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in Las Vegas this week, CarAdvice learned that while the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine has been confirmed for Australia early next year, the petrol option is less certain. At this stage, we should see the new Grand Cherokee arrive in Australian showrooms late in the first quarter of 2017 or early in the second quarter...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk review
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk review

The Grand Cherokee is already a capable off-road performer, but Jeep has decided to raise the bar by toughening it up and giving it Trailhawk status.


Mopar concepts star at SEMA along with new Hemi crate engine packages
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Mopar concepts star at SEMA along with new Hemi crate engine packages

CarAdvice was at a special preview of Chrysler and Mopar’s unique SEMA concept vehicles in Las Vegas this week, ahead of their public unveiling at the SEMA show. It follows a Chrysler tradition of building heavily-modified show vehicles to celebrate automotive expos and events across the USA...


Jeep learning from quality control issues
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Jeep learning from quality control issues

It's no secret that the Jeep brand in Australia has had issues with quality control that have affected the ownership experience, especially for Grand Cherokee owners. It's a fact that hasn't been lost on head office, especially considering many Grand Cherokee buyers see the big SUV as a premium product. Recalls are no bad thing, when proactive...


Jeep 75th Anniversary Flashback
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Jeep 75th Anniversary Flashback

Read the full article here. 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...


Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram concepts teased ahead of SEMA debut
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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram concepts teased ahead of SEMA debut

Fiat Chrysler has released a sample of  Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram sketches, previewing five heavily-modified concept cars bound for the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas next month. This furious (and/or family-friendly) five have been re-imagined with production and concept parts from in-house tuning arm Mopar - a partnership that has created numerous bold concepts over the years...


Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Patriot recalled over airbag fault
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Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Patriot recalled over airbag fault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, along with the Jeep Compass and Patriot over concerns the airbag and seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy in an accident. The company says the affected models may have a shorting condition in the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) which could cause the loss of airbag and seatbelt pretensioner deployment capability in a collision...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 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...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Making headlines this week, the final four Fords built here in Australia will go up for auction on Saturday October 15. It comes after the final Falcon and Territory rolled off the production line in northern Melbourne last Friday...


Jeep not a ‘cute, funny, luxury or pretentious’ brand: New CEO planning image makeover
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Jeep not a ‘cute, funny, luxury or pretentious’ brand: New CEO planning image makeover

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia is set to change the brand direction of Jeep locally as it seeks to go back to its brand roots and original values, ditching any association with being a funny or luxury brand...