The American brand has just released a more equipped version of its main model: the Jeep Grand Cherokee S. A top-of-the-line alternative that will arrive with a more sporty and exclusive aesthetic, and a more complete equipment. It will be highlighted both exterior and interior, with special wheels, in addition to the color of the body. Its price in the Old Continent will be 80,000 euros. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee S will hit the dealerships in May. It is a complete version of the American model, unleashing the graphite tone that appears in most of its elements and that emphasizes of very sporting way with the black of the body. The grille and friezes of the glasses accompany the style, but in bright black color. Also highlighted for the chrome exhaust system tips and the 20-inch wheels. The exterior draws attention to its sportiness, but the interior remains faithful to this style. The perforated leather sports seats are one of the elements that stand out even though they also complete this sports space the aluminum pedals and some details in dark graycolor. The Jeep Grand Cherokee S also stands out for its equipment, with a high-level technological cast. The new 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen system is featured in this version, with connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This all comes with the 7.0-inch screen of the dashboard, the audio equipment, the heated seats, the two-zone climate control and the double panoramic roof. The Jeep Grand Cherokee S hides under its hood a 250-hp 3.0-liter Multijet II diesel engine. It will reach dealers in May and as we said at the beginning, it will cost 80,000 euros on the other side of the Atlantic.
2018 – JEEP WRANGLER JK BY HOFELE-DESIGN
Jeep Wrangler’s JK generation is ready to go out the back door. This April will be finished production to make way for a new model and recently we mentioned the announcement of the commercialization of the special edition Golden Eagle as a farewell. However, the Jeep itself is not the only one who wants to bid farewell to the iconic model. The German coach Hofele-Design decided to join the brand and say goodbye in his own way. To bid farewell to the Jeep Wrangler JK at a high level the German coach has created the Urban Lifestyle package. It’s a complete tune-up program that gives the Wrangler a more aggressive, rude, and strong look, but also offers a sleek, urban look to blend in with the ambiance of a large city of cement and concrete. However, the true nature of the Wrangler remains intact.
Mechanically there is nothing new, since everything is limited to the visual part, both exterior and interior. It is important to note that Hofele-Design offers the possibility of equipping a new exhaust system that increases and changes the sound emanated from the engine under the hood. According to the preparer, the system has several modes of sound that can be managed by remote control. In relation to the exterior of the Jeep Wrangler JK prepared by Hofele-Design, in the front part comes a new bumper that incorporates LED lighting for daytime running, as well as a ventilated hood. When viewed from the front, you can also see the arches of the wide wheels that house the new wheels that equip the American all-terrain. If you look at the side of the Wrangler Urban Lifestyle created by Hofele-Design, 22-inch Reverse alloy wheels painted in titanium with matte finish quickly catch your eye. It should be noted that the wheels are also available in silver, black or in the same shade of the body. It is also possible to request them with tires of greater yield to circulate by all type of terrain. In the ceiling was installed a new protection along with high performance LED lights. Illumination that combines with Bi-LED headlights. At the rear, the first element that stands out is undoubtedly the oval outlets of the new exhaust system mentioned above. The interior reveals an environment that conveys comfort and luxury on all sides. The trainer replaced the original padding of the seats with a Nappa leather, available in various colors. There is also the possibility of replacing the rear seat with two individual and sports design.
2018 – JEEP WRANGLER JK GOLDEN EAGLE EDITION
Jeep Wrangler’s JK generation production is about to end. The model faces the last days of its commercial life and to bid farewell at high level, the Jeep will market the special edition Golden Eagle. An interesting series with which the American manufacturer captures the authentic nature of its emblematic all-terrain. It will be available in two- and four-port configurations. This is a clear tribute to the CJ-7 produced in the 70’s and 80’s. A model that introduced the first major design change for the Jeep. It had a longer wheelbase to accommodate an automatic transmission and was equipped with a molded plastic roof. The CJ-7 received a long list of special editions, among them was the Golden Eagle. The new Jeep Wrangler JK Golden Eagle features a painted body-colored grille with bronze color inserts. This tonality is also used in the beacons of the headlights. To this must be added the 18-inch alloy wheels and the lower Mopar side shields as well as the black fuel tank cap. The hood stands out by displaying the special sticker of an eagle with the inscription Golden Eagle. It will be available in three exterior colors: Solid Black, Bright White and Gray Granite.
In relation to the interior of the new Wrangler JK Golden Eagle, there are benches upholstered in fabric with contrasting bronze stitching. It also has a double ceiling and an infotainment system with a CD / DVD / MP3 player and a 6.5-inch screen, as well as high-performance Alpine sound equipment. Among the most relevant series equipment that includes the Golden Eagle series are: Premium Alpine sound equipment; Uconnect Tunes system with CD / DVD / MP3 radio, 30GB hard drive and 6.5-inch touchscreen; leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel; automatic climate control; Pack Power Convenience; stickers ‘Golden Eagle’; transfer case protection plate; lower protection plate in the fuel tank; automatic ignition of headlights; antinebline headlights; 18-inch aluminum wheels in bronze color; multiple airbags (front and side); cruise control; descent control; traction control; Trac-Lok self-locking rear differential; tire pressure sensor; Sentry Key anti-theft system; 4×4 Command-Trac; front axle Dana 30 and rear Dana 40. As for the mechanical part of the new Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle, it will be offered with two mechanics. On the one hand a 2.8 liter CRD turbodiesel engine with 200 hp, while on the other hand a 3.6 liter V6 petrol engine Pentastar with 284 hp. Both engines come coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission.
2018 – JEEP WRANGLER BADLANDS BY AMERICAN FASTBACKS
Usually people who are looking for a camping vehicle on weekends generally end up falling on camper models like the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo or the Volkswagen California. But size and its own mechanics do not allow them to be good options for getting off the road. To solve this issue there are many preparations that work on more capable off-road models to make them into a ‘small camp’. This proposal from Californian trainer American Fastbacks is one of them and is able to turn the little Jeep Wrangler into a ‘tent’ for 4 people. The most obvious method is seen in the images, with the installation of a camping tent placed on the roof of the vehicle and that folds automatically. A compartment that can be accessed thanks to a folding staircase and features an aluminum frame and a mattress where two people can sleep. The other part is not so complex, but it is also not perceived at first sight. Because we can count on an additional bed located in the cargo area of the Wrangler’s interior bouncing the seats. But that’s not all, for while maintaining its dimensions, the Badlands has a refrigerator, stoves and a sink on board, plus a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. And all in an interior where there is no lack either a leather upholstery and a safety cage. American Fastbacks has also revamped the mechanical part by installing a suspension that raises the body in 63 mm, 20-inch wheels with 35-inch off-road tires, grille, bumper and para- revised slats, auxiliary LED lighting on the hood and a winch with a capacity of 4.8 tonnes. In short, this particular Wrangler not only has the ability to take the customer to the most inaccessible places as it allows to mount a small camp anywhere. A perfect car for the more adventurous.
2018 – JEEP WRANGLER US VERSION
The Jeep revealed information on the European version of the new Wrangler. The model arrives in October and will initially feature at least two engines, a 2.2-liter diesel and a 2.0-liter gasoline. According to the market, you can still count on a semi-hybrid system. The 2.2 diesel engine delivers 200 horsepower and produces 450 Nm of torque, while the 2.0-liter petrol engine reaches 271 horsepower and develops 400 Nm of torque. As standard, the diesel engine will be coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission, an 8-speed automatic will be optional. The gasoline unit will be available only with the automatic transmission. The engines will transfer the traction to the four wheels, self-locking differentials will be optional and will be part of the base equipment in the Rubicon version, focused on the off-road driving. The new Wrangler, presented at the Los Angeles show in November last year, received a semi-hybrid system with eTorque technology consisting of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. This system develops 273 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque, the electric component allows to significantly improve the efficiency in the consumption. The Wrangler 2018 has maintained the aesthetics that have characterized the line since 1986 and the all-terrain capabilities have remained intact. What really sets the new model apart from its predecessor is the state-of-the-art technology it offers: an infotainment system with a center touch screen of 5.0, 7.4 or 8.0 inches, a digital display integrated in the instrument panel that optionally , it can be fully digital with about 75 driver assistance systems that significantly increase occupant safety. With previously informed, the model arrives in Europe in October of this year. They will be available in two or four door formats in the Sport, Sport S and Rubicon versions. The Sahara version will only be available in the four-door format.
2018 – JEEP WRANGLER 6X6 STEAM-POWERED BY HAUK DESIGN
The Jeep Wrangler is an icon and recently its latest generation has hit the market. Throughout history, the most eccentric proposals based on the American 4×4 have emerged, but none as strange as the vehicle built in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Hauk Designs. This is a crazy project, which turned the Wrangler into a vehicle powered by a steam engine. In addition to the specific engine, which would not be uncommon in an earlier locomotive, the chassis was lengthened to receive one more shaft and the 6×6 was equipped with a large water tank. The weight has not been reported, nor is it relevant in a vehicle that is not intended to assert performance. The manufacturer claims that it can travel 2.5 km and reach a speed between 40 and 60 km / h. The vehicle is not for sale. The builders will give the engine to a museum of steam engines, but the chassis can be purchased, although the price is not informed.