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Seven mean Jeep concepts revealed

Jeep has shown off seven concept vehicles based on its regular road-going range but given a dose of extra flair, designed partially to market various Mopar and Jeep Performance parts. The septuplet has been created for the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari on the trails of Moab, Utah, attended by thousands of off-road and Jeep enthusiasts...

Jeep Wrangler Ute under consideration

Jeep is still pondering the production of a Wrangler Ute for its next-generation off-roader, with numerous international markets including Australia very interested in the potential product. Speaking with Australian media in Detroit today, global Jeep CEO and president Mike Manly said a Wrangler pick-up would fit well into the Jeep range but stressed that the business case for such a variant was still not solid...

Next-gen Jeep Wrangler to keep body-on-frame structure, may switch to aluminium - report

The latest reports indicate that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler will continue to feature traditional body-on-frame construction. Anonymous sources have told Automotive News that the next-generation Wrangler, expected to debut in 2017, will carry on with a body-on-frame layout. If true, this could represent a step back from statements made by Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne earlier this month...

2017 Jeep Wrangler could use lightweight aluminium body to match its downsized engines

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a strong chance to receive an aluminium bodyshell to go with a range of more efficient, downsized turbo engines. While priority number one appears to make sure the iconic off-roader stays as capable off the beaten path as at present, regulations dictate substantial modernisation...

Next Jeep Wrangler must compete with soft-roader SUVs, according to CEO

In the words of Jeep's CEO, the next-generation Jeep Wrangler must be able to compete with soft-roaders, but will also retain its off-roading cred. In an interview with Automotive News, Jeep CEO, Mike Manley, said the brand found over 19,000 new homes for the Wrangler in the US during May and these weren’t "people who just want to go off-roading”...

Jeep Wrangler Polar edition arrives for winter

The Jeep Wrangler Polar edition has blown into Australian showrooms a few weeks out from the start of winter. Priced $3000 above the Wrangler Overland on which it’s based, the limited edition Polar is available in two-door ($45,500) and four-door ($50,000) body styles and is fitted with a range of unique features and styling elements inspired by the harsh climate of Antarctica...

Jeep Wrangler next-generation : Lighter, better aerodynamics and fuel economy

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will be lighter, more fuel efficient and come equipped with more advanced transmission and engine combinations while maintaining its rugged looks and off-roading ability, the company’s boss says...

Jeep likely to build a Wrangler Ute (pickup)

Jeep is likely to build a ute (pickup) version of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler as the brand gears up to announce its plans for the next five years in May. Speaking to Australian media in Geneva today, Jeep’s global boss, Mike Manly, hinted at the possibility of a Jeep ute. Mentioned previously, the concept was also seen in the flesh in 2005 with the Jeep Gladiator (pictured)...

Jeep Wrangler Freedom : army-inspired special edition from $35,000

The special edition Jeep Wrangler Freedom arrives on local shores from next month, inspired by the brand's iconic US army vehicles of the past. Based on the 209kW/347Nm 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol-powered Wrangler Sport, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom comes at a $2500 premium, starting from $35,000...

Jeep Wrangler Polar: special edition off-roader unveiled

The Jeep Wrangler Polar has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show. A special edition based on the standard four-door Wrangler Sahara model, the US brand says the Jeep Wrangler Polar “takes its cue from the severe climate and extreme conditions that characterise the Antarctic region"...

Jeep Wrangler: outdoor icon updated for 2014

The Jeep Wrangler has been updated for 2014, with performance increases joining two special-edition models in the updated line-up. Again powered by the Chrysler Group’s 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar petrol engine,power and torque in the refreshed Jeep Wrangler rise 3kW and 5Nm respectively to 212kW and 352Nm. Claimed combined cycle fuel consumption of 11...