Warm weather is finally upon us. That means trips to the beach, driving with your windows down, and enjoying the warm breeze on all of your sunny weather adventures. And what better vehicle to enjoy it with than Jeep?
“The Jeep brand’s legendary heritage has made it one of the most recognized brands in the world,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “No other automotive brand today can say that it has consistently provided owners with a sense of freedom and adventure with the right mix of vehicles to safely take them where they want to go, whether it’s closer to nature and the outdoors, or maneuvering through city and suburbs.”
This year at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show, the Jeep brand introduced its full lineup, including the new Jeep Wrangler Islander.
Jeep Wrangler Islander
After more than 20 years, the beach-themed Jeep Wrangler Islander returns to Jeep. This limited-edition Jeep is available on Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 4×4 models and is based on the Wrangler Sport model.
Jeep Wrangler Islander is featured in Surf Blue Pearl Coat, and is also available in Stone White Clear Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat and Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat. Inside, Islander’s seats are Dark Gray with Surf Blue inserts, blue stitching and an embroidered Islander “Jeep Tiki” logo adorning the seat back.
Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited
The new and improved Sunrider soft-top system makes it even easier to remove the top of the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. The Sunrider soft top is redesigned with a new cable-top system that allows customers to easily open and close the top within minutes.
In addition to the Sunrider soft top, which includes a “sun roof” and full top-down option, Jeep’s Freedom Top three-piece modular hard top also is offered. This system features three panels that provide even more options for open-air driving.
The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited is powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 petrol engine, backed by a six-speed manual gearbox or an available four-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Sport and Sahara models are equipped with a Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case. An optional Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.
The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon model is equipped with an Off-Road Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case, as well as electric front- and rear-axle lockers, an electronic sway-bar disconnect and 32-inch off-road tires.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Since its introduction in 1992, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has revolutionized the sport-utility vehicle market and won numerous accolades worldwide.
Jeep Grand Cherokee features a 3.7-liter V-6 petrol engine, and an exhaust-gas recirculation valve improves fuel economy. Other available engines include the 3.0-liter V-6 turbo diesel and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 petrol engine.
For Jeep Grand Cherokee drivers who want the assurance of full-time four-wheel drive without having to bother with switches and levers, the Quadra-Trac II 4×4 system gives them the benefit of the NV245 two-speed active transfer case and the Brake-Traction Control System (BTCS).
And the Quadra-Drive II Jeep 4×4 system combines the NV245 full-time transfer case with an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD) for unsurpassed tractive performance.
The Jeep Cherokee features the industry-exclusive Sky Slider full-length open canvas roof, which may be moved in several positions.
A 3.7-liter V-6 engine is offered on all Jeep Cherokee models, and a 2.8-liter Common-Rail Diesel (CRD) turbo diesel engine is also available.
Jeep Cherokee’s Selec-Trac II is a full-time, active on-demand four-wheel-drive system, operating in 2WD, 4WD Auto, 4WD Low and Neutral. The 2WD position is for normal driving and achieves optimal fuel economy as the front driveshaft is disengaged from the transfer case and power is directed to the rear wheels. And in the Selec-Trac II 4WD Auto position, the transfer case anticipates and prevents wheel slip.
The Jeep Patriot raises the bar with more capability than any other vehicle in its class. Passenger-friendly technologies offered on Jeep Patriot include: Uconnect Navigation with voice commands and real-time traffic, Uconnect Multimedia with touch screen, iPod Control, nine Boston Acoustics premium speakers and hands-free Uconnect Phone.
A quality-proven 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine with diesel particulate filter offers Jeep Patriot competitive fuel-efficiency and is paired to a smooth six-speed manual transmission. Jeep Patriot also provides a 2.4-liter World Engine with class-leading power thanks to dual Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) and an intake manifold design with flow control valves.
And, of course, offering Jeep 4×4 CAPABILITY, Jeep Patriot includes Freedom Drive I, a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system as standard.
The Jeep Compass, a compact SUV, is designed to deliver world-class performance and fuel consumption.
A 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine with diesel particulate filter offers competitive fuel-efficiency and is paired to a six-speed manual transmission. Also available, a 2.4-liter World Engine provides class-leading power thanks to dual VVT and an intake manifold design with flow control valves.
Jeep Compass includes Freedom Drive I, a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system. This system features a lockable Electronic-Controlled Coupling (ECC), giving Jeep Compass drivers the ability to handle rough weather conditions and low-traction surfaces.
To learn about the Jeep line-up first hand, stop by Pomoco Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Newport News or Pomoco Chrysler Jeep of Hampton for a test drive.