Jeep celebrates 75 years with ‘green’ 75th Anniversary special edition models

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 18, 2016

The Jeep brand, created in 1941, will be celebrating its diamond anniversary in 2016. This means 75 years of being the leader in the 4x4 segment, an amazing military history, the ability to enjoy the open-air partnered, and of course, adventure. To mark this milestone, Jeep will be making unique special-edition version for each of the vehicles in its product lineup.

All of the models that will be released under the 75th Anniversary special-edition will have the exterior in the Jeep-exclusive Green. Some models though are available in the Jungle Green, Recon Green, or the Sarge Green.

In addition, the exterior will also have Bronze and Orange accents while the wheels will come in Low Gloss Bronze. The interior is expected to be unique and the seats will either be embossed with 75th Anniversary logo or will have the Ombre Mesh fabric that will have the 75th Anniversary exterior badge.

Each of the models will be offered at various Jeep dealers during the first three months of 2016. There are six models that are expected to be released under the special 75th Anniversary edition.

The first are the 2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary editions. The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for this special edition is at $34,575, though the four-door Unlimited models start at $38,375. An addition $995 is added as destination cost.

It will be available in Sarge Green and six other colors which are: Black, Billet Silver, Bright White, Granite Crystal, Mojave Sand, and Rhino. Some of its features include the 17-inch wheel and tow hooks in the front and the rear, both in Low Gloss Bronze.

It has the Jeep badge and steel bumpers in the front and rear, also in Low Gloss Bronze. The grille has the same color as the body though both the grille throats as well as the headlamp rings are also in Low Gloss Bronze.

The hood contains functional air vents in addition to its power dome. It also has Goodyear’s Wrangler Silent Armor tires and as part of its special edition package, its grab handle has a 75th Anniversary mark. It also has its distinct rock rails fit for off-road driving.

The front axle uses Dana 30 while its rear axle features the heavy-duty Dana. The axle ratio is 3.21 though there is the option for the 3.73 value. The Wrangler has a rear locker and it also has the 4x4 Jeep Command-Trac transfer case with the 2.72:1 ratio. The heated seats are trimmed in leather which has the sport mesh inserts and the highlight stitching. Finally, its radio with the 6.5-inch touchscreen also has SiriusXM Radio and the Uconnect handsfree phone.

The second is the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition. With a U.S. MSRP starting at $36,775, with an addition $995 for destination, it comes in Recon Green, Billet Silver, Brilliant Black, granite Crystal, and Bright White. Its features include a new front fascia in addition to the new headlamps and grille.

It has two hooks, fog lamp bezels, and a lower fascia applique, which are in Low Gloss Bronze. The badges, roof rail and grille rills also come in Low Gloss Bronze. The wheels come in the same color for both the 18-inch and the 20-inch. The body meanwhile has been highlighted in Gloss black paint.

For the seats, there is the option of having the seat cloth New Gode-Tex insert or trimmed in leather with the 75th Anniversary logo embossed on it, though the stitching is in Tangerine. The Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition has a power sunroof, Blind-spot Monitoring, and the 8.4-inch Uconnect radio which is NAV-ready.

Next is the 2016 Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition. The 4x4 comes in at U.S. MSRP of $29,875, plus $995 destination cost. It comes in six colors: Recon Green, Billet Silver, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal and Rhino. While it is based from the Cherokee Latitude model, it has features like the 8.4-inch touchscreen radio and the dual-pane sunroof.

The seat insert cloth is in Gode-Tex with the stitching in Tangerine accent. The badges, 18-inch wheel and its trim accents are all in Low Gloss Bronze.

Fourth model is the 2016 Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary Edition. With a U.S. MSRP for the 4x4 models at $25,375 with additional $995 for destination, it comes in a host of colors that include Jungle Green, Alpine White, Anvil, Black, Glacier Metallic, Granite Crystal, Mojave Sand, and Omaha Orange.

Similar to the Renegade Latitude model it was founded on, this special-edition version has the Beats Audio system and the open-air MySky roof system. Much like the previous models, some of the features come in Low Gloss Bronze. These include the grille surrounds, the roof rack, and its rear fascia. Coming in the same color are fog lamp bezels, tail lamp aplique, and badges. Even the 18-inch wheel is in Low Gloss Bronze.

The next is the 2016 Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary Edition, the 4x4 models of which starts at U.S. MSRP $24,475, plus $995 for destination. It comes in a choice of only five colors which are Recon Green, Granite Crystal Black, Billet Silver, and Bright White.

On its exterior are the 18-wheels that come in Low Gloss Bronze. Also in Low Glow Bronze are the front fascia appliques, roof rails, and rear step pad. The badges come in the same color as well. Also featured on the 4x4 models are the tow hooks and a power sunroof.

The interior uses Light Bronze paint. The Compass allows for a remote start with the steering wheel wrapped in leather. It is powered with a 2.4-liter engine paired with a six-speed and automatic transmission.

The last special edition to be released is the 2016 Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary Edition. The 4x4 models have a $22,475 U.S. MSRP, plus $495 for destination. It is available in Recon Green as well as Billet silver, Black, Granite Crystal, and Bright White.

Made with the Patriot Sport model in mind, this special-edition model, like the ones before it, have some features in Low Gloss Bronze. These include the tow hooks (though available only for the 4x4 model), badges, front fascia applique, roof rails, rear step pad, and even the 17-inch wheels.

Like the Compass, it has Light Bronze interior paint and power start. The steering wheel has also been wrapped in leather and allows remote start as well. It has the same 2.4-liter engine like the Compass and even the six-speed automatic transmission.

Press Release

THE JEEP BRAND CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF LEGENDARY HISTORY WITH FULL LINEUP OF NEW SPECIAL-EDITION MODELS

Born in 1941, the Jeep® brand celebrates 75 years of 4x4 leadership, military history, and open-air freedom and adventure in 2016. As a tribute to this diamond anniversary celebration, Jeep is creating distinctive, 75th Anniversary special-edition models of each vehicle in its lineup.

"Jeep vehicles have defined the authentic SUV and set the benchmark for off-road capability and freedom since they were first produced in 1941," said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. "Today, Jeep SUVs continue to deliver 4x4 leadership, as well as fuel efficiency, world-class craftsmanship and premium on-road dynamics.

"In honor of the brand's 75th anniversary, we have created eye-catching, special-edition models of each vehicle in our lineup that celebrate the unparalleled history of the legendary Jeep brand," Manley added.

All 75th Anniversary special-edition models will be available in Jeep-exclusive Green exterior paint (Sarge Green, Recon Green or Jungle Green, depending on model), Low Gloss Bronze wheels, Bronze and Orange exterior accents, unique interiors, including exclusive seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo or one-of-a-kind Ombre Mesh fabric, open-air freedom and a 75th Anniversary exterior badge. Each model will be available in Jeep dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2016.

2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition
The starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary edition is $34,575 ($38,375 for four-door Unlimited models), plus $995 destination. It is available in Sarge Green, Black, Rhino, Mojave Sand, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

Features include:
- 17-inch wheels, front and rear tow hooks, Jeep badge and unique front and rear steel bumpers, all in Low Gloss Bronze
- Body-color grille with Low Gloss Bronze grille throats and headlamp rings
- Power dome hood with functional air vents
- Leather-trimmed heated seats with accent sport mesh inserts and accent stitching
- 75th Anniversary grab handle
- Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires
- Unique off-road rock rails
- Available rear locker
- Jeep Command-Trac 4x4 transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio
- Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle
- 3.21 or optional 3.73 axle ratio
- 6.5-inch touchscreen radio with Uconnect handsfree phone and SiriusXM Radio

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition
The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition is $36,775 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

Features include:
- An all-new, unique front fascia, grille and headlamps
- Exclusive 18- and 20-inch wheels, tow hooks, grille rings, fog lamp bezels, lower fascia applique, roof rail and badges, all in Low Gloss Bronze
- New Gode-Tex seat cloth insert or leather trimmed heated seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo and Tangerine accent stitching
- Gloss Black painted body accents, Blind-spot Monitoring, power sunroof, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect NAV-ready radio

2016 Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition
The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition is $29,875 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Rhino and Granite Crystal.

Based on the Cherokee Latitude model, features include:
- New 18-inch wheel, badges and trim accents in Low Gloss Bronze
- New Gode-Tex seat insert cloth with Tangerine accent stitching
- Dual-pane sunroof
- 8.4-inch touchscreen radio

2016 Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition
The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition is $25,375 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Jungle Green, Alpine White, Black, Omaha Orange, Mojave Sand, Glacier Metallic, Granite Crystal and Anvil.

Based on the Renegade Latitude model, features include:
- New 18-inch wheel, grille surrounds, fog lamp bezels, roof rack, tail lamp applique, rear fascia and tail lamp applique and badges, all in Low Gloss Bronze
- Beats Audio system
- MySky open-air roof system

2016 Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary edition
The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary edition is $24,475 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

Features include:
- 18-inch wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad, badges and tow hooks (4x4 models) in Low Gloss Bronze
- Light Bronze interior bezel paint
- Power sunroof
- Remote start
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission

2016 Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition
The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition is $22,475 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

Based on the Patriot Sport model, features include:
- 17-inch wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad, badges and tow hooks (4x4 models) in Low Gloss Bronze
- Light Bronze interior bezel paint
- Power sunroof
- Remote start
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission

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