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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...


2013 Jeep Wrangler Overland brings luxury to rugged off-roader
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2013 Jeep Wrangler Overland brings luxury to rugged off-roader

The luxury-spec Jeep Wrangler Overland has been added to Australian showrooms for 2013, bringing a host of premium features to the iconic bare-bones bush-bashing range. Available in two-door soft-top Sport and four-door Unlimited body styles, the Jeep Wrangler Overland is teamed exclusively with the brand’s 209kW/347Nm 3...


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine, Vapour special editions for Australia
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine, Vapour special editions for Australia

Two special editions of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 – Alpine and Vapor – have been confirmed for Australia, adding extra attitude and exclusivity to the high-performance flagship SUV. Jeep Australia is bringing 200 of both the Alpine and Vapor special editions, which are priced from $81,900 – a $5900 premium over the regular Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8...


Jeep airbag recall: over 900,000 SUVs affected worldwide
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Jeep airbag recall: over 900,000 SUVs affected worldwide

Chrysler is recalling over 900,000 Jeep SUVs across the globe due to an airbag fault that could result in the airbags being inadvertently deployed. Reuters reports that 919,545 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs from 2002 to 2004 require checks to fix a faulty part in the cars' airbag control module...


2012 Jeep Cherokee Review
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2012 Jeep Cherokee Review

The Jeep Cherokee continues as the US 4WD brand's entry into the medium-SUV segment. Although Jeep is famous for its all-wheel-drive vehicles, the Cherokee range starts with 2WD model added in 2012 and priced from $28,000. That Sport model is joined by a $31,000 Limited model. Three AWD Jeep Cherokee models start at $30,000 and are powered by the same 3...


Jeep Wrangler only musters four stars in ANCAP safety test
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Jeep Wrangler only musters four stars in ANCAP safety test

The Jeep Wrangler SUV has scored only four stars in the latest round of crash tests by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), falling short of a possible five. The results, based on the two-door 3.6-litre V6 Jeep Wrangler, highlighted the fact that while the SUV provides dual front airbags for front seat passengers, chest and head-protecting side airbags – the latter required to achieve a five-star ANCAP safety rating – are an optional extra...


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Review
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Review

If you need proof that the American car industry is capable of engineering and manufacturing world-class performance cars, have a good look here.


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 priced at $76,000
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 priced at $76,000

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has been launched in Australia with a starting price of $76,000. The performance-oriented large SUV enters the market with essentially no direct competition as the US-based manufacturer struggles to meet exceptionally high consumer demand for the standard model as a result of low production volumes...


Fiat and Alfa Romeo
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Fiat and Alfa Romeo's local operations to get an overhaul

The boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia says he is looking to replicate the success of Jeep across his newly acquired Italian brands starting from next year. Speaking with the media at the local launch of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Fiat Chrysler Australia managing director Clyde Campbell emphasised the culture of the organisation has shifted to attract the right people to make the business a success...


Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland now available with V6 petrol engine
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland now available with V6 petrol engine

The flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is now available in Australia with the option of an entry-level V6 petrol engine. Priced from $65,000 before on-road costs, the 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar-powered Grand Cherokee Overland is $4500 cheaper than both the equivalent 3.0-litre diesel and 5.7-litre V8 Overland variants...


2015 mini Jeep will be
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2015 mini Jeep will be 'trail-rated'

A new mini Jeep will not damage the brand's tough image. That's the promise from Jeep president Mike Manley, who told CarAdvice that at least one version of its upcoming micro machine will be 'trail-rated', meaning it will have strong off-road capability. The new model will take on models like the Skoda Yeti and upcoming Ford EcoSport in a new sub-small SUV segment when it arrives in 2015...


Jeep Wrangler ute a chance for 2015
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Jeep Wrangler ute a chance for 2015

A Jeep ute could hit the road in as little as three years. Jeep president Mike Manley told CarAdvice the company would make a decision on whether to build a ute version of the Wrangler “pretty soon”. The American off-road brand has been playing with the idea of a Wranger ute for some time, presenting a two-door load-hauling concept called the Gladiator back in 2005 (pictured above and below in green)...


Jeep Grand Cherokee passes another rollover test
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Jeep Grand Cherokee passes another rollover test

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has passed another independent ‘moose test’, dispelling speculation that the big US-built SUV is a rollover safety risk. Questions of the Grand Cherokee’s safety were sparked earlier this month when Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld (Technology World) almost flipped a Swedish-spec version of the SUV in a lane-change manoeuvre test and consequently called for Jeep to stop selling the vehicle...


Chrysler defends Jeep Grand Cherokee against rollover criticism
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Chrysler defends Jeep Grand Cherokee against rollover criticism

Chrysler Group has defended the safety of its Jeep Grand Cherokee after a Swedish magazine questioned its rollover integrity and called for the US-built SUV to be pulled off the market. Chrysler issued an official statement overnight accusing Teknikens Varld (Technology World) magazine of unsafely overloading a new Swedish-specification Grand Cherokee Overland to achieve misleading results in a rollover test...


Jeep Compass to be axed in 2014, new Chrysler crossover coming
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Jeep Compass to be axed in 2014, new Chrysler crossover coming

The Chrysler Group will drop the Jeep Compass in 2014 and replace the Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a new crossover vehicle. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced his future plans for the Chrysler Group at a media event at Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois...