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Jeep seven-seater SUV set to return
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Jeep seven-seater SUV set to return

A new seven-seater Jeep is still to be officially confirmed by the US 4WD brand but is believed to be in the pipeline for a 2015 release. Jeep hasn’t offered such a vehicle since the Commander was discontinued in 2010 (2009 for Australia). Jeep’s biggest vehicle is currently the Grand Cherokee, though the flagship model continues to offer five seats only...


Jeep, Chrysler target further improvements to interior quality
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Jeep, Chrysler target further improvements to interior quality

Chrysler says better interior quality is one of its key focus points for its emerging and future models. US car makers have long been criticised for low levels of plastics and materials quality, especially when compared with Japanese and European rivals. Chrysler Group models such as the current-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee and new-generation Chrysler 300 have made notable strides in cabin presentation...


Jeep Cherokee production delay: Australian launch postponed to 2014
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Jeep Cherokee production delay: Australian launch postponed to 2014

The Australian arrival of the new Jeep Cherokee has been postponed until next year following US production delays. Fiat Chrysler Group Australia director of corporate affairs Karla Leach confirmed reports that Chrysler Group is pushing back the launch of the Jeep Cherokee due to delays at the company's Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio...


Jeep recalling almost 35,000 cars in Australia
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Jeep recalling almost 35,000 cars in Australia

Fiat Chrysler Australia will recall almost 35,000 Jeep SUVs after two separate recalls were made public this week. Approximately 28,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee models will be recalled locally in response to the Chrysler Group’s announcement that it will voluntarily recall 1...


Chrysler backflips on US Jeep safety recall request
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Chrysler backflips on US Jeep safety recall request

Chrysler Group has settled a dispute with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by confirming it will inspect more than 1.5 million Jeep vehicles highlighted by the government body as having safety concerns. According to industry journal Automotive News, Chrysler has resolved the dispute with the NHTSA by agreeing to inspect 1...


Jeep Compass, Patriot fuel tank tube recall affects 333 local SUVs
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Jeep Compass, Patriot fuel tank tube recall affects 333 local SUVs

The Fiat Chrysler Group is recalling 333 Jeep SUVs in Australia for a defective fuel tank transfer tube that could result in vehicles stalling. According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, the defective fuel tank transfer tube on 206 Jeep Compass models and 127 Jeep Patriots built between Oct 18, 2011 and May 7, 2012 can restrict fuel flow risking the possibility of engines spontaneously stalling...


Chrysler defies US safety recall of 2.7 million Jeeps
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Chrysler defies US safety recall of 2.7 million Jeeps

The Chrysler Group has responded to a safety recall request from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), saying it does not intend to recall 2.7 million Jeep vehicles highlighted by the government body. Responding to a request from the NHTSA to recall approximately 2...


Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander: 5000 cars recalled locally
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander: 5000 cars recalled locally

Around 5000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander models have been recalled in Australia for a fault relating to the SUVs' transmission. The Jeep Grand Cherokee (pictured top) and Jeep Commander (pictured below) models affected were built between 2005 and 2010 and are part of a global recall of about 469,000 Chrysler Group SUVs found to have a software fault linked to the vehicles’ transmission resulting in the gearbox inadvertently shifting itself into neutral...


Chrysler recalls 263,000 vehicles over six separate issues
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Chrysler recalls 263,000 vehicles over six separate issues

Fiat Chrysler Group is recalling more than 263,000 vehicles around the world to repair defects relating to six separate issues. The recalls affect roughly 240,000 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles in the US, Canada and Mexico and a further 23,000 sold to markets outside North America, including 336 Jeeps delivered to Australia...


Jeep Cherokee: front-wheel drive, nine-speed auto for mid-sized SUV
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Jeep Cherokee: front-wheel drive, nine-speed auto for mid-sized SUV

The all-new Jeep Cherokee will boast a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and offer a front-wheel drive base model for the first time when it goes on sale later this year. Turning heads during its New York auto show unveiling earlier today, the dramatically styled fourth-generation Jeep Cherokee will also be up to 45 per cent more fuel efficient than the outgoing model, as well as more capable off-road, more refined on-road, and loaded with more safety and technology features than ever before...


Jeep reveals six new concepts for annual Moab Safari
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Jeep reveals six new concepts for annual Moab Safari

Jeep and the Chrysler Group's Mopar have teamed up to create six new concept vehicles to be unveiled later this week at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Combining production and prototype items from Jeep Performance Parts, the concepts are intended to impress extreme off-road fanatics and Jeep owners who are passionate about customisation, performance and personalisation...


Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk limited edition launched
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk limited edition launched

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk limited edition is now available in Australia, adding a host of visual and functional upgrades to the full-size 4WD. Jeep is bringing 160 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk special editions to Australia, targeting four-wheel-drive enthusiasts with the model’s combination of Jeep’s Quadra-Lift II 4x4 system and Quadra-Lift air suspension, underbody protection plates and 18-inch Goodyear Silent Armour all-terrain tyres...


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 track tested by CEO
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 track tested by CEO

While some senior executives may be happy sitting in an office, SRT CEO and senior vice president of design at Chrysler Group, Ralph Gilles, prefers to be in the driver's seat, literally. Seen in recently released footage behind the wheel of the 351kW/630Nm 6.4-litre HEMI V8-powered 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Gilles hustles the 2336kg SUV around the new Circuit of the America’s in Austin, Texas...


Jeep Cherokee: radical styling for new mid-sized SUV
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Jeep Cherokee: radical styling for new mid-sized SUV

The all-new Jeep Cherokee will introduce a revolutionary new design language for the iconic American off-road marque when it debuts at next month's 2013 New York motor show. Jeep released the first official images of the radically styled fourth-generation Cherokee after leaked shots revealing the front of the new model emerged over the weekend...


New Jeep Cherokee spied, will use Fiat platform
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New Jeep Cherokee spied, will use Fiat platform

A replacement for the six-year-old Jeep Cherokee is being readied for production, the third-generation mid-sized SUV snapped here in testing ahead of its predicted unveiling at the New York auto show in late March. Head of US sales for the Chrysler Group, Reid Bigland, confirmed at the Detroit auto show that for the first time the Cherokee nameplate will be used in all markets – the previous two generations were badged Liberty in North America only...


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT unveiled
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT unveiled

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has been launched in Detroit with the new model showcasing an updated and sharper look, upgraded interior and improved performance. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT - which is not expected in Australia until late this year (and potentially early 2014) - was announced just months after the current SRT8 arrived in Australia and is expected to continue on from the success of the existing model, which has seen unprecedented local demand...


Jeep to fix supply issues this year
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Jeep to fix supply issues this year

Jeep says it has largely fixed its supply issues this year and is expected to meet the growing demand for models such as Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot going forward. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Detroit auto show today, Jeep’s global boss, Mike Manley, admitted there had been ongoing supply issues over the past two years that had hurt sales not only in Australia but worldwide...


Jeep Wrangler Ute dream still alive
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Jeep Wrangler Ute dream still alive

The Jeep Wrangler Ute is still very much under consideration, according to Jeep’s global boss, Mike Manley. Following on from CarAdvice’s report on the Wrangler ute back in August, it appears that discussion for a utility version of the iconic Wrangler SUV continues deep inside Jeep headquarters...


2014 Jeep Compass: fresh look, new auto for compact SUV
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2014 Jeep Compass: fresh look, new auto for compact SUV

The 2014 Jeep Compass has been unveiled at the Detroit auto show sporting tougher styling, a new six-speed automatic transmission and a fresh focus on safety. Distinguishing the updated Jeep Compass from its predecessor is a revised silver mesh grille, dark-tinted headlights and tail-lights, painted mirror caps, and a chrome insert on the tailgate – all of which combine for a sportier and more sophisticated appearance...


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee facelift: fresh styling, new 8-speed auto
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee facelift: fresh styling, new 8-speed auto

The facelifted 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been revealed ahead of its official unveiling at this week's Detroit auto show. The updated Jeep Grand Cherokee benefits from fresh exterior styling, a revised cabin featuring new technology and eight-speed automatic transmissions across the range...