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Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep are ditching the 2018 Paris Motor Show

The automotive industry has been choosing online shows and private debuts over huge annual car shows. These shows instantly cost automakers millions, and that is why car companies have decided to entirely let go of these. The most recent news we heard was from Lamborghini, when they said that they would be skipping the 2018 Paris Motor Show, along with BMW and Mercedes Benz. Now, another large auto group, with three of its core brands, plan to do the same.

To name them, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep, will not be attending this year’s Paris Motor Show, according to website, AutoPlus France. This is also the first time that the three car brands will be ditching a major show, and Fiat explains that it is because auto shows are no longer a must do part of its ongoing strategy. Even though the three main brands will not be in attendance, its mainstream luxury marque, Maserati, will be there together with Ferrari.

This isn’t really shocking news to anyone, as we have been hearing the same thing pretty much during the first half of the year. Other automakers that will be skipping the show in Paris include: Ford, Mazda, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Opel, Subaru, Nissan and Volvo. In contrary to that, automakers that will join the show are Kia, Citroen, Jaguar, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Lexus, Peugeot, Smart, Suzuki and Toyota, meanwhile have committed to Paris for 2018.

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Recall issued for Jeep’s Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to repair easily detachable fuel lines

There are various challenges attached to creating a vehicle with an output of 707 horsepower. First of all, the vehicle will have to be constantly supplied with a generous stream of fuel. Apparently, that task proved to be too much for one of the suppliers of the components for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the fuel lines of this Trackhawk could detach. And when that happens, not only will the 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine starve, but it will also start a fire.

Having said that, the FCA has reportedly recalled 1,242 units of these models in the United States to check and repair their fuel lines. The automaker estimates that these models were produced between October 10 during the beginning of the production and December 10, which is when a new quality control process was initiated. Lower versions of the Grand Cherokee are not affected here even if they have been furnished by the same supplier. This is because their fuel lines were made on a separate production line.

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Baby Jeep to start production in Italy, will be offered in non-US markets

As of today, Jeep’s smallest SUV would be the Renegade, measuring just over 13 feet (396 centimeters) long, and 5 feet (152 cm) tall. To compare that with its largest range topping model, the Grand Cherokee has impressive dimensions of 16 feet (487 cm) long and almost 6 feet (182 cm) tall - that depends on the trim level still. Now, the American automaker believes that they could go another size down from the Renegade, as they plan to introduce a new SUV to be built in Europe.

In an interview between Automotive News and Mike Manley, the automaker’s CEO, he mentioned that the company is looking into an SUV that will be sized smaller than the Renegade, which he refers to as the “baby” Jeep. If this model pushes through as planned, it will be built in Europe, and will be sold in markets outside of the United States. Too bad, the Americans won’t get a mini Jeep.

If everything goes as planned, the baby Jeep will be built where the Fiat Panda minicar is being built, at FCA’s factory in Pomigliano, near Naples in Italy. According to some sources, the American automaker has been tossing around the idea of a baby SUV at FCA’s Pomigliano plant since early last year, telling them that this model could be built on the same platform as the Panda, 500 minicars, and the Lancia Ypsilon. However, this project has suffered many stops and starts.

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European market gets aesthetic upgrades on latest 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee S

Jeep is obviously busy and has been seen all over the globe, from revealing the Grand Commander in China, preparing the Renegade for a facelift, and launching the refreshed Cherokee. But even with all these projects lined up, the automaker has not stopped from adding a new special edition version for its European market. We’re referring of course to the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee S that customers from several countries in Europe can already order.

What makes the range-topping edition of the Grand Cherokee stand out from the rest of its variants would be the fact that it sits on 20-inch wheels and it features blackened lower and upper grilles in the front bumper, tinted windows with black chrome surround, and dual exhausts with black chrome finish. When you enter its cabin, it seems to match the exterior with its blacked out details including the wood finishes and black instrument panel accent stitching. It also gets Anodized Gun Metal accents.

Customers have a wide array of choices when it comes to choosing an exterior colour for the Grand Cherokee S, with 10 different hues. There are also three engines including the entry-level version that is a 3.0 liter diesel that carries out 250 horsepower (186 kilowatts), a 3.6 liter V6 with naturally aspirated gasoline engine, with as much as 286 horsepower (213 kilowatts), and a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 with as much as 352 horsepower (262 kilowatts), which is considered to be the range topping model.

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After releasing images of the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee, the American brand has finally unveiled in metal the world-renowned mid-size sports utility vehicle at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

Serving as an update or a refresh of the fifth generation of the Jeep Cherokee (KL generation), the 2019 iteration of the vehicle features a new, authentic and more premium design that remains faithful to the iconic Jeep styling. As previous images had already shown, the new Jeep Cherokee features an all-new front end that aligns with the mid-size SUV on the premium side of the Jeep family while sporting the iconic Jeep styling.

For instance, the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee now features conventional unified headlights. The new bi-LED projector headlamps have incorporated the signature Cherokee daytime running looks into one fixture, providing a fresh look, allowing the 2019 Cherokee to follow the visual lead of the latest iterations of the Jeep Compass and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The new 2019 Cherokee also features dual LED fog lights on the re-sculpted front fascia. Likewise, the new 2019 Cherokee has retained its signature waterfall hood and is mated to the seven-slot grille – signifying the mid-size SUV as a member of the Jeep family – in a single piece. Clean visual lines separate the sloping lightweight aluminum hood from the front fenders.

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Jeep had recently teased the refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee mid-size sports utility vehicle that will be unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The refresh included a new front end with a tweaked nose and headlight design. While the Jeep Renegade isn't getting a major refresh yet, recently leaked images show that the brand’s compact SUV is getting some subtle changes to its styling for the 2019 model year.

An Instagram user who goes by the name “Renegade Jeeps” has posted two images of the upcoming 2019 Jeep Renegade. One of the images shows the front end of the Renegade, while the other picture reveals the center stack inside the compact crossover. The Instagram user described the enhancements made on the front end of the Jeep Renegade as a facelift, although these visual tweaks weren’t major ones. For instance, the front end of the new 2019 Jeep Renegade features more angular elements than before. The headlights have also been revised, and they now sport new rectangular sections in the middle section. Furthermore, cutouts that border the circular headlights are now given a square-like shape.

Likewise, the new 2019 Jeep Renegade now comes with light-colored element around each rim. On the other hand, the overall trim of the grille in the 2019 Renegade has been made lighter than other parts of the body, resulting to a two-tone character up front. In addition, the edges of each of the seven slots on the iconic grille are now sharper than those on the current Renegade. Furthermore, the distance between the fog lights seems to have been reduced.

Read the entire article Spy images show tweaks on front grille and infotaiment screen of 2019 Jeep Renegade

Even before people has become more familiar with the 2018 iteration of the Jeep Cherokee mid-size sport-utility vehicle, the carmaker has already revealed the looks of the SUV for the 2019 model year. The released images are actually teasers for the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee, which will be unveiled at the upcoming 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The 2019 model year marks a refresh or update of the fifth generation of the Jeep Cherokee (KL generation). This is seen as the main reason why Jeep – or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in extension – is already creating some hype for the highly successful crossover. Dubbed by Jeep as the most capable SUV, Cherokee will be unveiled on January 16, 2018 at the Detroit Auto Show. According to the carmaker, the refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee will have a new, authentic and more premium design. Furthermore, Jeep said that more fuel-efficient powertrain options will be made available for the updated Cherokee.

Spy images had already indicated that the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee would have a new front end design. Nonetheless, it is always wise to wait for the official confirmation from the carmaker regarding design, specs or feature details. In the case of the 2019 Cherokee, the SUV having a new front end was confirmed by Jeep by releasing official images.

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The next generation of the Jeep Wrangler (JL) is being touted by the brand as having more power, more features and more off-road ability than the previous JK generation. To back up its claims, Jeep laid down the specs and numbers for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler as the off-road specialist is unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Jeep will be commencing sales of the new 2018 Wrangler in the first quarter of next year. The very capable SUV will be available either as a two-door or four-door model. Customers have three trims to choose from: Sport, Sahara and the most off-road focused Rubicon. There are three top designs offered for new Wrangler: hardtop with a longer “gutter” and lighter removable “Freedom Top” panels; updated convertible top; and the new powered soft top that works like a canvas sunroof.

In terms of power source, three engines are available. One of these is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that offers up to 285 hp (209 kW) of output at 6,400 rpm and up to 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 4,800 rpm. This engine is standard on all models of the 2018 Wrangler. Meanwhile, optional on all models of the new generation Wrangler is the 2.0-liter Turbo I-4 engine that could deliver 270 hp (200 kW) of max output at 5,250 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. (400 Nm) of peak torque at 3,000 rpm. Only available to four-door models of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the 3.0-liter Ecodiesel V-6 that generates 260 hp of max output and 442 lb-ft of peak torque as mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission (850RE).

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It has taken many months of rumours and speculations before we actually get a confirmation from Jeep regarding the next generation Wrangler. And finally, the actual product is now exhibited at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. Mike Manley also took this opportunity to make an interesting announcement. During the event, he said that the car manufacturer does have plans to roll out a plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler for the 2020 model year.

Though the boss did not share a lot of details about the new and improved Wrangler, we know that it will be partially electrified. And having said that, we could expect it to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain like that of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which comes with a 3.6 liter V6 gasoline engine. This would likely be paired with two electric motors and a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Here is the thing, there might be something about the packaging that might turn out to be problematic. And because of that, the Wrangler PHEV might actually feature its own setup. And if that is the case, it will likely still share most of the components of the Pacific Hybrid just like a lot of cars from FCA as part of their strategy to drive down costs related to development.

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It was during the Moab Easter Jeep Safari last year, when Jeep introduced the rugged Crew Chief 715 Concept that took inspiration from the previous generation Wrangler Unlimited. It has the shape of a pickup truck, but it gets a fabric roof and an assortment of design cues from previous Jeep military vehicles just like the Kaiser M715.

If you liked the Crew Chief 715 concept from last year, you will definitely like this Wrangler pickup under the name “JT” that we have been waiting for. According to Automotive News, sources say that the utilitarian vehicle can be had with a soft top, just like that of the regular Wrangler. Naturally, the soft top can be lowered or be removed completely. An older report also said that the JT Scrambler will be available with a selection of three tops with the codes HT1, ST2 and HT3. These stand for a black 3-piece hard top, black Sunrider soft top, and body colour 3-piece hard top.

You will see in the Scrambler (not its final name) some styling cues that also come from the Crew Chief 715 as well. However, the front grille will remain the same as the Wrangler’s heritage.

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Jeep isn't finished teasing the all-new next-generation Jeep Wrangler. In the build-up to the eventual official unveiling of the new 2018 Wrangler at the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep has released more images of the next-generation sports utility vehicle.

While the first three images released for the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler showed the exterior appearance of the SUV, the latest set presents its interior. It basically shows what the cabin of the next-gen Jeep Wrangler looks like. For instance, the images reveal a steering wheel with extra chrome styling elements. Likewise, the central infotainment screen is now more prominent, with its knobs and dials all restyled. Furthermore, the instrument cluster of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler now features a small screen.

According to Jeep, the interior of the new Wrangler combines authentic styling and precision craftsmanship while employing high-quality materials. This combination has allowed the new Jeep Wrangler to offer enhanced levels of versatility and comfort for both its drivers and passengers.

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Jeep did not warn us that they will be releasing the 2018 Wrangler soon, but surprisingly, it made an unexpected online debut on November 1st at the SEMA show in Vegas. This off-roader has been highly anticipated, and finally, here it is. It features a light evolution, as well as some added modern equipment. Also, thanks to details that have been leaked on the Jeep website, we already know how much it will cost.

If you go and check out the images, you can get the four door 2018 Wrangler Unlimited Sport JLU in the United States for $30,445, plus and extra $995 for delivery. This model will still be Jeep’s entry-level four-door, and you guys may notice a little price increase ($2,550) over the 2017 model. On the other hand, the 2018 Sport JKU will still have an asking price of $27,895 just like the older model.

Another leaked list shows the whole lineup of Jeep models including the three trim levels and options that will be available. The document states that the base Sport model will not come with standard air conditioning. However, it will come standard with features like three separate tow hooks, electronic stability control, tinted glass, a fuel tank skid plate, hill start assist, and a five-inch Uconnect Infotainment system. Of course, expect the higher models like the Rubicon and the Sahara to gain more features such as power heated mirrors, and remote keyless entry.

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Barely a month before Jeep officially unveils the all-new next-generation Jeep Wrangler at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the carmaker released three official images of the capable SUV. These images are just teasers, but show the new Jeep Wrangler in its full glory before the LA Auto Show.

According to Jeep, the 2018 Wrangler is the most capable SUV so far, with an ability to deliver the superior 4x4 capability that Jeep vehicles are known. After all, the new Wrangler is expected to feature the latest, most advanced version of Jeep's vaunted four-wheel-drive system, allowing the SUV to remain the king of the off-road world.

The next generation of the Jeep Wrangler will also be available with advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, and will be laden with more safety features and advanced technology. There were no details about these powertrains, but there have been rumours the new Wrangler could be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a turbodiesel mill. An updated version of the 3.6-liter V6 engine employed in the current Wrangler is rumored to be included in the powertrain options, as paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Electrified hybrid variants of the new Wrangler are also expected to be offered.

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While the official premiere of 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL/JLU) is already set this December, fans everywhere rejoiced at having had something like this appear on the web. Yes, everything we need to learn about the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is now accessible thanks to the leaked owner’s manual and user guide posted at the JL Wrangler Forums website. You can find everything from technical specs, operation, down to the interior. The PDF files practically contain all the information about the new Wrangler. It’s pretty overwhelming so we kind of don’t know where to start but allow us to share the juiciest parts anyway.

For starters, why don’t we talk about the engine. The leaked owner’s manual reveals that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL will have two powertrain options---one is a 3.6-liter V6 hybrid while the other is a 2.0-liter turbo hybrid gas /electric powertrain. The recommended fuel is 91 octane for the 2.0L (Hurricane) turbo and 87 octane for the 3.6 L V6 (Pentastar) which comes with a manual transmission.

It also seems that the next generation Wrangler has been equipped with all the latest features for safety, luxury and convenience that normally come with a premium model. Likewise, the new Wrangler is offered with the same off-road capability that has been known to brand, with nearly the same payload and towing capacity as the previous Jeeps. Meaning, the JLU can tow up to 3,500 pounds (1,587 kg) maximum, while the two-door Jeep has a maximum towing of 2,000lbs (907kg).

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Hennessey will be dishing out another HPE1000 performance package this time exclusively for Jeep’s Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUV. Think HPE’s 1000hp Exorcist (or something like that) that will amplify the SUV’s powerful performance. To that end, Hennessey will provide the Trackhawk’s already potent 6.2liter Hellcat V8 Hemi engine with an added boost of up to 14 psi coming from its 4.5 liter supercharger.

Not only this. The full-size SUV will also come equipped with a high flow air induction system, an upgraded fuel pump, a high-flow supercharger bypass valve, some upgraded fuel injectors and new stainless steel long tube headers. All of these will come with the necessary gaskets and fluids.

The enhanced ECU will likely increase its power to 1,012 hp at 6,500 rounds per minute and 969 pound feet of torque at 4,200 rpm. The Trackhawk could go from a zero to 60 miles per hour (96km/h) in 2.8 seconds before hitting the quarter mile in about 10.5 seconds or less at 133 miles per hour (214km/h). You will need Shell V-Power 93 octane gasoline to run this machine including Pennzoil Ultra Platinum synthetic oil for maintenance and filter change.

Read the entire article Hennessey to turn Jeep's insanely powerful Trackhawk into a 1000 hp monster

Recently, we have been hearing news that some of the biggest automakers will not make an appearance at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite being one of the biggest motor shows, they seem to not be getting majority of the best brands - for this year’s event at least.

Normally, we would expect most brands to showcase their new cars here. But according to Automotive News Europe, companies like DS, Infiniti, Peugeot, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Mitsubishi, Volvo, and Nissan will not be attending the grand event this year. And these brands take up about 20 percent of total sales in Europe.

You must be wondering why then? Firstly, taking part in the biggest shows means spending more too. And the Frankfurt event is probably one of the most expensive events for automakers to attend. Furthermore, spending a lot of money to put your cars on display in these events doesn’t necessarily translate to more sales. So sometimes, these companies lose more money than they expect to earn.

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Jeep will open the order books for the new 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on August 10, 2017 with a starting US Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $85,900. When the $1,095 destination is taken into account, the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk gets a starting price of $86,995.

Since Jeep introduced the most powerful performance SUV – the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – not a few were already wondering how much they need to take out from their wallets. This isn’t surprising considering that it would be hard to match the power emanating from its Hellcat V8 engine, pegged at more than 700 hp. With such a selling point, the starting MSRP for the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is justified.

Set to be built at Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a performance monster in the world of sports utility vehicles. Jeep has gifted the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with a 6.2 liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine that could deliver 707 hp (527 kW) of max output and 645 pound-feet (875 Newton-meters) of peak torque. This monstrous power level is more than enough to make the performance SUV – weighing around 5,363 pounds (2,433 kg) – sprint from nil to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and reach a quarter mile in only 11.6 seconds. In terms of top speed, the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is able to go as fast as 180 mph (290 km/h). It could also tow as much as 7,200 lbs.

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Jeep has shown just how powerful the Grand Cherokee SRT truly is. Considered to be one of the brand’s top-performing vehicles, this model managed to beat the Hot Rod Coupe, fitted with the HEMI engine, in a quarter of a mile drag race done at the Santa Pod Raceway in the U.K.

Driven by none other than UK’s very own drag racing champion Stuart Doignie, the Grand Cherokee SRT crossed the line in 13.5 seconds beating the Coupe, with Kelvin Dunn inside, by 0.9 seconds. Not that surprising really since it is powered by the HEMI 6.4-liter engine. With Doignie’s skill, the engine was able to deliver 468 hp with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds. For the quarter-mile stretch, the Grand Cherokee SRT was able to cover it in under 14 seconds.

Doignie said that he was truly captivated by the Grand Cherokee SRT’s speed and raw power. He added that while he been behind the wheel in a number of dragster vehicles running at the Santa Pod, this is the first time he has been in a model that was made for the road. It is extremely quick off the line, he said further.

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Jeep has been releasing teasers about the Jeep Yuntu Concept months before the auto show in China. Just last week, they revealed a new sketch that we have not seen before. But this week, the Yuntu finally made its debut at the 2017 Auto Shanghai as the company’s newest and largest SUV,

Three-row SUVs have been a thing for a while now. But it doesn’t mean that those buyers actually need a third row - it’s just nice to have. However, a lot of SUVs now with a third row are barely useful, because there’s just too little space. But Jeep’s Yuntu has something interesting to offer.

As you enter its unique cabin, you will be welcomed by three rows of seats (that accommodate six passengers), which is uncommon for a Jeep, and is also what they are highlighting in this concept. Light brown wood trims can be found all around the center console, to the steering wheel, and the door panels, giving it a touch of elegance. Floating elements can be found inside which include the center console, and a long horizontal LCD screen that stretches from the gauge cluster to the passenger dash. More screens are found on the back of each headrest as individual entertainment systems for the second and third row passengers. The Yuntu has a total of eleven large touch sensitive displays.

Read the entire article Auto Shanghai 2017: Jeep Yuntu Concept combines iconic and futuristic features, might soon enter production

The American automotive manufacturer Jeep surprised us all with a seven seater SUV in 2006, namely the GC-based Jeep Commander (XK). Sadly, all good things must come to an end, as the Commander was axed in 2010. With this in mind, the loyal followers of Jeep are all wondering if they can stumble on another 7- seater SUV. Well folks, the good news is here.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobile-owned company is planning to give the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer a second life as luxury SUVs; however, Jeep will possibly launch a 7 seater SUV if there will be a great demand for this type of SUV. Finally, we have a high-resolution teaser concept in our hands, in which the SUV looks impressive.

Believed to be the Jeep "Yuntu", this 3 row SUV will have a futuristic theme to its exterior design while maintaining a ruggedly dapper look. The new images revealed a raked windscreen, and the corporate 7 slot grille is enclosed by a pair of slim LED headlights that is not typical on previous Jeep models.

Read the entire article Jeep reveals first sketches with the Yuntu SUV