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Jeep Details Euro-Spec Renegade, Will Launch in Q4 2014 [129 Pics]


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Jeep is preparing for the European market launch of the Renegade, the first Jeep model to be built in Italy, which will be sold in more than 100 countries.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Adds 5HP, Red Vapor Special Edition


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Jeep’s most baddass vehicle, the Grand Cherokee SRT, has just become slightly cooler, as the output of the 2015 model has increased to 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque.

Forget SUVs, the Jeep Renegade has Hatchbacks in its Sights


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Loyalists might be split on the 2015 Renegade's existence, the smallest Jeep yet and one that shares a lot with Fiat products, but the company doesn't think that'll be an issue for the car's target audience.

1952 Willys M38 Jeep or 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40?


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When it comes to rugged off-roaders, few vehicles can rival the Willys Jeep and the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. The former is the most iconic war vehicle ever made, while the latter is renowned for its reliability of off-road capabilities.

Ignition Switch Recall Hits Chrysler; Around 800,000 Jeep SUVs Affected


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Chrysler said it is recalling “an undetermined number” of older-model SUVs as part of an investigation of ignition-switch performance. The exact number of affected vehicles will be determined by the investigation, but there are approximately 792,300 Jeep SUVs targeted: 649,900 in the U.S., 28,800 in Canada, 12,800 in Mexico and 100,800 outside of the NAFTA region.

Mom Leaves Kids Inside Hot Car; Shoppers Smash Windows to Save Them [UPDATE]


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Update – New eyewitnesses are claiming that the mother is not guilty of leaving her children inside the Jeep, and that she accidentally locked herself outside – read the story below. Previous Story:

It's a rhetorical question, but how many children have to suffer and even die in overheated cars for parents to stop leaving them inside their vehicles unattended? It’s baffling if you think about it, yet it happened again and this time, it was recorded on film when a mother allegedly left her two children locked inside a Jeep Wrangler at a Texas strip mall.

Jeep CEO Wants 2018 Wrangler to Lose Weight; Expects Land Rover Rival


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Under the management of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep has been prosperous. It launched the Cherokee, which has received decent reviews and enjoys good sales. The Renegade is on its way to showrooms, and Jeep expects it to be a worldwide sales success. However, both of these models are controversial. Many find the Cherokee too ugly and the Renegade too cutesy.

Five Coolest SUVs for $10,000: eBay Hunting Part 3


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In eBay Hunting Part 1, we brought you six sports cars you could buy for $6,000 or less. In Part 2, we listed some gorgeous V12 luxury cars available at discounted rates. In this edition, we bring you a collection of cool SUVs available on a budget.

No Jeep Cherokee Diesel for US until Sales of Grand Cherokee Diesel Pick Up


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While in Europe the Jeep Cherokee is offered with two diesel options, it may take a while until the carmaker decides to offer a similar engine in the United States. That’s because the company is waiting to see whether U.S. consumers will warm up to the idea of a diesel powered Jeep.

Stop-Start System Now Standard on Chrysler 200 2.4 and Jeep Cherokee 3.2


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Chrysler has expanded the availability of its Engine Stop-Start (ESS) system on the Chrysler 200 fitted with the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine and the Jeep Cherokee with the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 unit (both mated to a 9-speed automatic).

Watch Jeep go Airborne After Striking a Parked Trailer in Kansas!


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Holy cow! Those are just some of the words that come to mind when watching this dash-cam video of a Jeep Grand Cherokee flying into the air after its driver used a 2006 Ford F350 trailer truck parked on the shoulder of the I-70 highway in Kansas as a launching ramp.

Analysts Say FCA's Nine Brands Are too Many, Marchionne Disagrees


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ five-year plan unveiled last month for each of its nine core brands doesn't sound realistic to financial analysts. While FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne wants to more than double vehicle sales and operating profit by 2018, analysts doubt there will be enough cash available to fund double-digit and even triple-digit volume growth at eight of the marques.

Chrysler Recalls 10,700 SUVs Over Cruise Control and 21,000 Vans Over Corrosion Problems


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The Chrysler Group has issued two separate recall campaigns covering an estimated 31,800 vehicles. The first action concerns around 10,700 SUVs, more than half of which are said to be in dealer hands or in transit to dealers, to address a defect that may lead to unintended acceleration when using cruise-control.

Jeep Cherokee Diesel Seen as an Unusual Alternative to the Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan


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This is one of the first video reviews of the Jeep Cherokee coming from Europe and certainly the first of a diesel-powered model. Auto Express tested a Cherokee fitted with the most powerful diesel engine available, a 2.0-liter unit producing 170PS (168hp) – the Cherokee’s European lineup also includes a 140PS (138hp) 2.0-liter unit.

Mopar Rolls Out New Accessories for Chrysler Group Cars


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Thje Chrysler Group’s Mopar brand has released a new collection accessories including leather seats and seat covers, decal kits, new door guard sills, premium carpet floor mats and a wireless charging system, among others.

Chrysler Starts Building 9-Speed Automatic Transmissions at Tipton Plant [w/Video]


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Chrysler started production of its new nine-speed automatic transmission at the Tipton County plant in Indiana, where up to 850 new jobs will be created by the end of 2015.

Marchionne Wants to More Than Double Jeep’s Global Sales by 2018


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Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is determined to more than double worldwide sales of the Jeep brand to around 1.9 million vehicles by 2018. The executive wants Jeep to grow significantly in regions such as South America and China.

Chrysler to Kill 300 SRT but Keep Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT?


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) ambiguous announcement on the death of SRT as an independent entity and its incorporation under the Dodge marque as a performance nameplate, raised some questions, the most important being what will happen to the Chrysler 300 SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, as surely these vehicles cannot be…"consolidated under the Dodge brand", right?

Jeep Grand Wagoneer to Return in 2018, Patriot and Compass to Be Replaced by Single Model


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As you may have heard, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is revealing its product plan today in Detroit and a significant part of the company’s turnaround strategy relies on Jeep. The U.S. brand will expand its product portfolio from today’s five nameplates built in one country to six nameplates built in six countries.

Chrysler Kills SRT Brand, Viper Returns to Dodge


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It was kind of fun while it lasted, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has made the decision to axe SRT as a standalone brand and consolidated all models "under the Dodge brand", which makes sense for the Viper, Charger and Challenger SRT, but what about the Chrysler 300 SRT and the Jeep Cherokee SRT?