Jeep’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show will feature a wide array of new products, with multiple special edition models on display, alongside the new ‘S’ range, plus a few custom vehicles wearing Mopar parts.
Debuts will include the Cherokee Trailhawk, the “bold and distinctive” Compass Night Eagle, a couple of Wranglers, as well as the new ‘S’ range comprised of the Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. Let’s go ahead and meet them:
Based on the flagship Limited version, it will be arriving in select EU markets in Q2 of this year. It has an Alpine White exterior, black roof and Low Gloss Granite Crystal accents on its front grille. It also boasts several blacked-out badges (4×4, Jeep, Renegade, S), model-specific roof bars and exclusive Granite Crystal 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, it features premium seats with tungsten stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a wide range of tech like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, dual-zone automatic A/C, front and rear parking sensors and a Full Pack LED, which includes LED daytime running lights, headlights, taillights and fog lights.
The car that will be displayed at Geneva is powered by a 1.3-liter Turbo T4 with 180 PS (177 HP) mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, although customers can also choose the 150 PS (148 HP) version of this engine, as well as a 1.6-liter or a 2.0-liter Multijet II diesel, the latter available with four-wheel drive.
Another new ‘S’ range model is the Compass, coming to Europe in the second quarter of the year. It boasts a two-tone Peal White exterior with a black roof and new 19-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal wheels, a finish that’s also found on the badges, front grille, fog lamp outer bezels, lower fascia applique and signature daylight opening surrounds. Tech includes the same 8.4-inch nav system as the Renegade, along with Bi-Xenon headlights, automatic high beams, power tailgate, Adaptive Cruise Control, Beats sound system and electric 8-way seats.
The vehicle on display is powered by a 2.0-liter Multijet 170 PS (167 HP) four working alongside a nine-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. Also available is a 1.4-liter petrol (140 PS / 170 PS), a 120 HP (118 HP) 1.6-liter Multijet II with a manual ‘box and a 2.0-liter with 140 or 170 PS (138-167 HP) paired to a 9-speed auto. In markets outside of Europe, buyers will get a 2.4-liter petrol unit with either 150 PS (148 HP) or 175 PS (172 HP), to go with the nine-speed auto and AWD.
This special edition model also has a Pearl White exterior and 19-inch Granite Crystal Metallic wheels. We also spot a body-colored lower front fascia and fender flares, plus satin gloss Granite Crystal Metallic accents for the badges, roof rails and fog lamp bezels.
Inside, there’s the 8.4-inch sat-nav unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go, Active Speed Limiter, Forward Collision Warning Plus with Pedestrian Detection, Advanced Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, Keyless Enter-N-Go, front and rear parking sensors and Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 270 PS (266 HP) petrol engine that’s mated to a nine-speed auto and four-wheel drive. In Europe, the launch of the new Cherokee S is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.
Grand Cherokee S Limited
The Grand Cherokee S Limited that’s coming to Geneva is based on the Limited trim level and has a Bright White exterior and a black leather interior. Also present are the Low Gloss Granite Crystal finishes, SRT-style performance hood, 20-inch alloys and a premium-looking cabin with black ventilated leather-wrapped perforated front seats, Alpine sound system, 8.4-inch infotainment system and more. Meanwhile, power comes from a 3.0-liter V6 diesel unit, good for 250 PS (246 HP).
The introduction of the new S Limited special edition also marks the market launch of 2019MY Grand Cherokee, which has an updated interior, more tech and is available with three new exterior paint colors – Slate Blue, Green Metallic and Sting Grey.
The Trailhawk version of Jeep’s mid-size Cherokee SUV is debuting in Geneva, featuring a more aggressive look and stance. It sports 17-inch wheels, off-road tires, aggressive approach and departure angles (29.9 degrees / 32.2 degrees respectively), unique front and rear fascia and skid plates, Jeep Active Drive Lock, and 22 cm (8.6 inches) in ground clearance.
It also has a Firecracker Red Clear Coat livery, front and rear parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, configurable 7-inch TFT color screen and a premium sound system with 9 speakers and a subwoofer. Safety kit is quite extensive and includes Active Speed Limiter, Forward Collision Warning Plus with pedestrian recognition, Advanced Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, Keyless Enter-N-Go and Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol unit with 270 PS (266 HP) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque paired to a nine-speed auto. The new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk will be available for sale in Jeep showrooms across Europe starting this April.
Compass Night Eagle
Buyers looking for a more exclusive Compass can opt for the Night Eagle version, which boasts a Gloss Black grille, fog lights and headlight bezels, 19-inch wheels, a dedicated Night Eagle badge and a Laser Blue exterior with a black roof.
Inside, there are cloth/techno-leather seats, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen system, ParkView rear camera with dynamic grid and rear parking assistance. As for power, that comes from a 1.4-liter 140 PS (138 HP) petrol with a manual transmission.
The Jeep Compass Night Eagle is already available in dealerships.
Mopar Authentic Accessories
Last, but not least, there will be a range of Mopar-tuned Jeeps on display, beginning with the all-new Wrangler, a Rubicon version of which with a 100% street legal configuration is said to be the centerpiece of the stand. It will also have a 2-inch suspension lift kit, snorkel, rock rails, black door sill guards, black fuel door, all-weather mats, matte black seven-slot grille, molded splash guards, plus off-road lights and mirror caps. It will be displayed alongside a Wrangler Sahara with an urban customization theme and an Ocean Blue paint job. Both Wranglers will be powered by the new 2.0-liter, 272 PS (268 HP) petrol unit.
Mopar has also turned its attention to the Jeep Renegade, which can be seen here rocking an all-new Bikini-colored exterior to go with its Polar Plunge leather interior. It also has a special “urban” customization, which includes a rear scuff plate, front dam, unique side moldings and door sill guards with the Jeep logo – all finished in Subshine Grey, the same color found on the mirror caps and front grille.
The 2019 Geneva Motor Show will open its gates to the press March 5-6, before welcoming the public on March 7-17.