New 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon: Even More Off-road Capability

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New 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon: Even More Off-road Capability

  • Increased 4×4 capability and protection from the most rugged terrain, courtesy of a front axle upgrade, enhanced off-road rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers
  • New 17-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted aluminum wheels, optional body color fender flares and unique red interior accents
  • Available in Jeep® showrooms later this month

February 6, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Already the most capable production vehicle in the world, Jeep® Wrangler is about to deliver even more capability – specifically more protection from the most severe, rugged off-road terrain – with the addition of the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon. Improved off-road prowess is a result of a stronger front axle, enhanced rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers.

“With an array of beefed up off-road components, the new Rubicon Recon provides even more legendary Jeep Wrangler capability,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “With unmatched capability and a unique appearance, Rubicon Recon is the perfect Wrangler for our most loyal, diehard off-road enthusiasts who love to tackle the most demanding trails.”

The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition arrives in showrooms later this month at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $39,145 for the two-door model and $42,945 for the Wrangler Unlimited (four-door) model.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition
Based on the Wrangler Rubicon model, the Rubicon Recon Edition ups the off-road ante with a front axle upgrade that features strengthened tubes and heavy-duty end forgings, heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers and enhanced off-road rock rails that are shortened to accommodate up to 35-inch tires. It is equipped with Wrangler’s part-time four-wheel-drive system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles with power being sent to each through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials. With a six-speed manual transmission, the Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition has an impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1 that makes climbing obstacles easy. A five-speed automatic transmission is also available.Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition is offered in seven colors:  Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Firecracker Red, Gobi, Rhino and Granite Crystal.Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition has many different features that make it distinctive, including a half-inch lift, new 17-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal-painted aluminum wheels wrapped in 32-inch BF Goodrich KM off-road tires, optional body-color fender flares and a dual-vented Power Dome hood with a black-silhouette “Rubicon” decal on both sides.

A Low Gloss Black grille with Low Gloss Granite Crystal inserts and headlamp rings, Low Gloss Black off-road bumpers and Jeep badge with a red base give the Wrangler Rubicon Recon a toughened exterior look. The steel front bumper features a winch-capable design and removable end caps that help the Wrangler Rubicon Recon climb obstacles without any issues and reduce damage on the trail. Red tow hooks in front and back also provide the Rubicon Recon with added protection and help separate it from the rest of the Wrangler lineup.

Inside, the Wrangler Rubicon Recon comes standard with an eight-speaker audio system, black leather heated seats with a “Rubicon” embroidered logo and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with red accent stitching. Black vinyl-wrapped front door armrest and console lid with black stitching, red accent netting on front and rear door pockets and the center console, and red accent-colored seatbelts help to distinguish the Rubicon Recon from the rest of the Wrangler lineup. A dashboard plaque displays information regarding the front and rear axles, front sway bar, transfer case and tires. A Premium Sunrider soft top is standard while a body-color hard top is also available.

A unique gauge cluster features exclusive styling and also features a premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with added read-outs, such as oil pressure, transmission and coolant temperatures, digital speed and individual tire pressure, which are helpful when out on the trail. The passenger grab handle features Midnight Star Black accents that are also found on the vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls.

Final design touches include all-weather slush mats with a red accent “Jeep” logo and red accented axle locker and sway-bar disconnect switches. Jeep’s Connectivity Group, Power Convenience Group, Satellite Radio, remote starter and auto temperature control are also standard.

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Jeep Wrangler
The iconic 2017 Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – features a standard eight-speaker audio system and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4×4 engineering experience. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offer a six-speed manual transmission, in addition to its five-speed automatic.

Jeep® Wrangler Earns Seventh Consecutive ‘Hottest 4×4-SUV’ SEMA Award”

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Jeep® Wrangler Earns Seventh Consecutive ‘Hottest 4×4-SUV’ SEMA Award, Dodge Charger Takes Inaugural ‘Hottest Sedan’ Honors

  • Popular vehicles for Mopar personalization earn pair of awards at 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas
  • Jeep® Wrangler most Mopar-modified vehicle: 98 percent feature one Mopar accessory
  • Dodge Charger also a hot choice for customization with nearly 150 Mopar parts and accessories available
  • Mopar SEMA exhibit features modified Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Charger among 14 total Mopar-customized rides, hundreds of Mopar products
November 1, 2016 , Las Vegas – The Mopar brand isn’t alone in choosing the Jeep® Wrangler and Dodge Charger as perfect canvasses for customization. At the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Awards Breakfast on Tuesday morning, Jeep Wrangler was recognized as “Hottest 4×4-SUV” on the trade show floor for the seventh consecutive year, while Dodge Charger took home inaugural honors as “Hottest Sedan.”

Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global, attended the breakfast to accept the two SEMA Awards. The brand’s booth at SEMA features Mopar-modified Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Charger vehicles among a total of 14 customized Mopar rides and hundreds of Mopar products in the brand’s 15,345-square-foot exhibit.

“The SEMA Show and SEMA members play a critical role in identifying the hottest trends and rides in the vehicle customization industry, which is why winning a SEMA Award represents an important recognition for our company,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. “Enthusiasts customize vehicles they love and feel passionate about, and we at Mopar are lucky to have such a great portfolio of vehicles within the FCA umbrella. FCA vehicles are the perfect canvas for our accessories and performance parts.”

Jeep Wrangler is the most Mopar-modified vehicle, with nearly all Wrangler owners customizing their ride with at least one Mopar accessory or part. On average, U.S. customers spent more than $850 in personalizing their Jeep Wrangler vehicle, up from $700 the previous year. For the Dodge Charger, Mopar has nearly 150 accessories and performance parts available to personalize the world’s only four-door muscle car.

Mopar has also established 11 Mopar Custom Shops in four different countries to enable owners to personalize all FCA US vehicles even before they are delivered.

“Jeep is one of the most accessory-friendly vehicles available, having won the SEMA Award as the ‘Hottest 4×4-SUV’ repeatedly,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “Given the vehicle’s versatility as a daily driver and for off-road use, it comes as no surprise that the Jeep remains so popular among the automotive community.

“The Dodge Charger is an iconic vehicle among muscle cars and is an example of how an already great vehicle can be made even greater through personalization and customization. There are hundreds of products available for consumers to enhance the performance and styling of their Dodge Chargers.”

The SEMA Awards, launched in 2010, have become the SEMA Show’s definitive OEM award, shining a light on the hottest vehicles that showcase and launch aftermarket parts. For more information on the SEMA Show, visit www.SEMASHOW.com.

FCA US Reports October 2016 U.S. Sales

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FCA US Reports October 2016 U.S. Sales

  • Ram Truck brand sales up year-over-year on strength of pickup truck and van sales gains
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Jeep Patriot record sales increases in October, compared with same month a year ago
  • Dodge Journey full-size crossover sales up 17 percent versus same month a year ago
  • Jeep and Ram Truck brands take home the most awards of any manufacturer at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA)

November 1, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 176,609 units, a 10 percent decrease compared with sales in October 2015 (196,898 units).

FCA US retail sales were 135,808 units in October, while fleet sales were 40,801 units. Retail sales represented 77 percent of total sales, while fleet sales were 23 percent.

Ram Truck brand sales were up 12 percent in October as the Ram pickup truck posted a 7 percent gain and sales of the Ram ProMaster van increased 92 percent. Two Jeep® brand models – the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Patriot – turned in year-over-year gains for the month with sales of the Grand Cherokee increasing 9 percent. Sales of the Dodge Journey full-size crossover and the Fiat 500 were up year-over-year in October as well, with the Journey recording a 17 percent sales gain.

Ram Truck brand sales are up 11 percent calendar year to date through October compared with the same 10-month period in 2015. Jeep brand sales are up 10 percent calendar year to date as well.

Jeep Brand
Jeep brand sales were down 7 percent in October compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – were up 9 percent in October, versus the same month in 2015. In addition, Jeep Patriot sales increased 2 percent year over year in October. Jeep brand sales are up 10 percent calendar year to date compared with the first 10 months of last year. Four Jeep brand models earned TAWA awards at last month’s Texas Truck Rodeo. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon won the Off-road SUV category; the 2017 Jeep Cherokee was best Compact SUV; the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee won Mid-size SUV, and the 2016 Jeep Renegade earned best Compact Crossover Utility Vehicle. In addition, the Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel took home the Green ALV award at last month’s Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) awards.
FCA US LLC Sales Summary October 2016
Reflects New Methodology
       Month Sales Vol % CYTD Sales Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change
Compass 6,207 6,787 -9% 79,123 54,979 44%
Patriot 9,510 9,369 2% 105,549 99,035 7%
Wrangler 14,469 15,632 -7% 163,096 172,887 -6%
Cherokee 13,531 17,533 -23% 171,877 177,874 -3%
Grand Cherokee 17,867 16,405 9% 171,793 158,084 9%
Renegade 7,242 7,979 -9% 84,494 44,492 90%
JEEP BRAND 68,826 73,705 -7% 775,932 707,351 10%
200 2,843 9,066 -69% 51,802 147,602 -65%
300 3,051 4,311 -29% 47,091 44,121 7%
Town & Country 529 12,286 -96% 58,455 74,371 -21%
Pacifica 7,758 0 New 43,330 0 New
CHRYSLER BRAND 14,181 25,663 -45% 200,678 266,094 -25%
Dart 2,407 6,520 -63% 39,674 74,840 -47%
Avenger 0 22 -100% 44 1,279 -97%
Charger 6,792 8,936 -24% 79,062 81,519 -3%
Challenger 4,127 5,288 -22% 55,268 57,516 -4%
Viper 62 61 2% 509 582 -13%
Journey 11,912 10,198 17% 89,858 92,233 -3%
Caravan 11,563 13,524 -15% 114,295 78,907 45%
Durango 4,651 5,134 -9% 57,744 51,253 13%
DODGE  BRAND 41,514 49,683 -16% 436,454 438,129 0%
Ram P/U 43,891 41,042 7% 404,977 374,579 8%
Cargo Van 0 9 -100% 21 2,155 -99%
ProMaster Van 4,500 2,349 92% 31,044 21,574 44%
ProMaster City 1,052 925 14% 13,701 6,294 118%
RAM BRAND 49,443 44,325 12% 449,743 404,602 11%
Giulia 0 0 New 7 0 New
Alfa 4C 23 58 -60% 434 569 -24%
ALFA BRAND 23 58 -60% 441 569 -22%
500 1,276 1,180 8% 12,879 21,269 -39%
500L 119 290 -59% 2,920 7,044 -59%
500X 783 1,994 -61% 10,047 6,164 63%
Spider 444 0 New 1,875 0 New
FIAT BRAND 2,622 3,464 -24% 27,721 34,477 -20%
TOTAL FCA US LLC 176,609 196,898 -10% 1,890,969 1,851,222 2%
    Total Car & MPV 40,994 61,542 -33% 507,645 589,619 -14%
    Total UV’s 86,172 91,031 -5% 933,581 857,001 9%
    Total Truck & LCV 49,443 44,325 12% 449,743 404,602 11%

Method of Determining Monthly Sales. FCA US’s reported vehicle sales represent unit sales of vehicles to retail customers, deliveries of vehicles to fleet customers and to others such as FCA US’s employees and retirees as well as vehicles used for marketing.  Most of these reported sales reflect retail sales made by dealers out of their own inventory of vehicles previously purchased by them from FCA US.  Reported vehicle units sales do not correspond to FCA US’s reported revenues, which are based on FCA US’s sale and delivery of vehicles, and typically recognized upon shipment to the dealer or end customer. As announced on July 26, 2016, FCA US has modified its methodology for monthly sales reporting as follows:

  • Sales to retail customers by dealers in the U.S. are derived from the New Vehicle Delivery Report (“NVDR”) system and are determined as the sum of (A) all sales recorded by dealers during the month net of all unwound transactions recorded to the end of that month (whether the original sale was recorded in the current month or any prior month); plus (B) all sales of vehicles during that month attributable to past unwinds that had previously been reversed in determining monthly sales (in the current or prior months).
  • Fleet sales are recorded as sales upon the shipment of the vehicle by FCA US to the customer or end user.
  • Other retail sales are recorded either (A) when the sale is recorded in the NVDR system (for sales by dealers in Puerto Rico and limited sales made through distributors that submit NVDRs in the same manner as for sales by U.S. dealers) or (B) upon receipt of a similar delivery notification (for vehicles for which NVDRs are not entered such as vehicles for FCA employees).

Six Mopar-customized Creations Take Center Stage at SEMA 2016

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Six Mopar-customized Creations Take Center Stage at SEMA 2016

  • Mopar creates six new modified vehicles for 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas
  • Dodge Shakedown Challenger unites old-school muscle, modern styling to form new Mopar HEMI®-powered creation
  • Jeep® CJ66 fuses trio of vehicle generations, fueled by new Mopar power
  • Dodge Durango Shaker concept bolts first-ever Shaker hood on Dodge brand’s SUV
  • Ram Macho Power Wagon customizations include concept sliding lifestyle RamRack
  • Ram ProMaster Pit Stop a “refreshing” Mopar-modified spin on Ram Commercial’s customizable full-size van
  • Chrysler Pacifica Cadence concept marches to paddleboard beat, calls on complement of accessories from Mopar portfolio
  • Mopar brand’s SEMA footprint includes 14 modified vehicles, 24 parts displays, hundreds of Mopar parts in 15,345-square-foot exhibit
  • Mopar SEMA press event can be viewed live at https://livestream.com/FCALive/MoparSEMA2016
  • Press event will feature reveal of exciting new Mopar-powered products at 7:26 p.m. Eastern Time/4:26 p.m. Pacific Time

November 1, 2016 , Las Vegas – The Mopar brand is debuting six modified vehicle creations at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 1-4. Mopar production and concept products have been used to transform Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram vehicles and to demonstrate the Mopar brand’s capacity to help owners bring to life a unique, personalized version of their ride.

“The Mopar customized vehicles speak to our ability to assist owners in creating a ride that fits the blueprint of their individual lifestyles,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. “Our SEMA lineup highlights the parts and accessories we have available to bring vintage Mopar vehicles roaring to life, fuel family fun for all, equip off-roaders for trail adventures, and so much more. Our job at Mopar is to help customers to enhance their current rides, but also inspire our sister brands and customers to have fun, push boundaries and imagine new customization possibilities for the exceptional portfolio of FCA vehicles.”

Including the six vehicles built specifically for the 2016 SEMA Show, a fleet of 14 Mopar-modified rides will fill the brand’s 15,345-square-foot display. A small portion of the vast Mopar portfolio will be showcased, including 24 parts walls and hundreds of Mopar products.

The annual Mopar press event, a tradition at the SEMA Show, will take place at its usual 7:26 p.m. Eastern Time/4:26 p.m. Pacific Time start on Tuesday, November 1. The event will include a special reveal of new Mopar-powered products. The press event can be viewed live via https://livestream.com/FCALive/MoparSEMA2016.

Jeep CJ66
Take a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame, hang a 1966 Jeep Wrangler CJ universal Tuxedo Park body on it, add in Wrangler JK elements and fuel it with new Mopar-powered products set to be revealed later on Tuesday at the Mopar SEMA press event, and you’ve got the Jeep CJ66. The unique cocktail of three Jeep vehicle generations demonstrates that new Mopar power applications are also available for those more at home on the trail than the street.The narrow-bodied Jeep CJ66 harnesses horsepower with a six-speed manual transmission. A Mopar engine cover shelters the powerplant and a Mopar cold-air intake and Mopar cat-back exhaust bump up off-road performance a notch or two. Front and rear Mopar Dana 44 Crate axles help the Wrangler easily crawl over rocks and boulders.

The painted, Copper Canyon-colored body pops, riding high on giant 35-inch BFG all-terrain tires paired with a two-inch lift kit. The BFGs are wrapped around functional, Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) 17-inch beadlock wheels that assist the rubber in negotiating the off-road, with custom beadlock rings painted to match the body color. A concept two-way air system allows off-roaders to quickly air up or air down tires to the desired pressure. Oversized, concept fender flares offer defense against trail obstacles at the front and rear, with added protection delivered by Mopar 10th Anniversary Wrangler JK Rubicon Bumper Kits, JPP skid and front bumper plates and concept JPP rock rails custom cut to fit the Wrangler CJ body.

The Copper Canyon skin is highlighted on both sides with a custom matte-black CJ66 graphic stripe that runs along the side of hood. The concept hood, bezel and latch are also colored matte black, along with the iconic seven-slot Jeep grille and bezels of the Wrangler JK headlamps. Mopar LED amber fog lamps and a Mopar Warn winch, with a fair lead adapter to guide the winch cable, augment the CJ66’s off-road capabilities. The custom, race-car-inspired fuel filler cap is shifted to the inside fender wheel well.

Looking out from the two-inch cropped windshield, the driver and passenger are perched in custom Viper seats featuring concept seat risers. The cockpit is surrounded by a custom-built roll cage, mandril-bent to match the windshield surround. A bikini top netting offers shade and cover from the elements. The center of the custom steering wheel, stamped with the special 50th Anniversary Moab Easter Jeep Safari logo unveiled by the Jeep brand earlier this year, reveals the CJ66’s Moab-inspired origins. A Wrangler JK center console and shifter were imported, with Mopar instrument panel gauges and Mopar all-weather mats completing the interior.

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Jeep Recalling Wranglers For Air Bags

Jeep and FCA are recalling nearly 400,000 Jeep JK Wranglers and JKU Wrangler Unlimiteds from model years 2007 to 2010 for possible faulty air bags in the steering wheels. The reason for recall is due to dust and dirt accumulation collecting on the clock-spring in the steering wheel assembly. This would prevent the air bag from properly deploying during a collision.

There have been no reports of injuries. See your local dealer for more information.

Jeep® Brand Records Fourth Consecutive Global Sales Record

2016 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk
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  • Jeep® global vehicle sales increase 22 percent in 2015 to highest total in brand’s 75-year history: 1,237,583 units
  • 2015 Jeep global sales total surpasses 2014’s previous record of 1,017,019 units
  • U.S. sales increase 25 percent to a record 865,028 units
  • Sixth consecutive year of Jeep sales increases globally and in U.S.
  • Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee and Patriot record best-ever global annual sales
  • Wrangler, Cherokee, Compass and Patriot achieve best U.S. annual sales
  • December marked the Jeep brand’s best monthly sales ever, globally (127,879 units, up 32 percent) and in the U.S. (89,654 units, up 42 percent)
  • Sales of every Jeep vehicle improved in U.S. in 2015
  • Sales of Jeep vehicles increased 56 percent in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region and 135 percent in Latin America in 2015
January 5, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Jeep® brand recorded sales of more than 1.2 million units worldwide in 2015 – the highest total in its 75-year history – setting a global sales record for the fourth consecutive year. Sales of 1,237,583 Jeep vehicles improved upon the brand’s 2014 global record of 1,017,019 by 22 percent. In the U.S., sales of 865,028 units bettered the 2014 total of 692,348 units by 25 percent.

“2015 marked the second consecutive year of more than 1 million Jeep vehicle sales across the globe, the sixth straight year of Jeep sales increasing globally and in the U.S., and the highest total in the brand’s 75-year history,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “While we introduced the all-new Renegade, which is delighting consumers across the globe, we’re especially pleased that several Jeep vehicles recorded best-ever annual sales, both globally and in the U.S.

“In 2015, we began local manufacturing in Brazil and returned to local manufacturing in China after an absence of nearly a decade, further globalizing the Jeep brand,” Manley added. “Now, in 2016, we look forward to celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Jeep, and continuing to deliver a full lineup of class-leading capable and efficient SUVs.”

Jeep 2015 sales rose 56 percent in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region and 135 percent in Latin America.

December marked the highest monthly sales ever for the Jeep brand, both globally (127,879 units) and in the U.S. (89,654 units).

Jeep vehicle sales were led globally and in the U.S. in 2015 by Cherokee (295,081 global; 220,260 U.S.), Grand Cherokee (277,236 global, 195,958 U.S.), Wrangler (255,283 global; 202,702 U.S.), Renegade (158,351 global; 60,946 U.S.), Patriot (143,003 global; 118,464 U.S.) and Compass (108,626 global; 66,698 U.S.).

2015 marked the sixth consecutive year of increased Jeep sales, both globally and in the U.S. The previous five years saw increases of 39 percent global/41 percent U.S. (2014), 4 percent global/3 percent U.S. (2013), 19 percent global/13 percent U.S. (2012), 41 percent global/44 percent U.S. (2011), and 24 percent global/26 percent U.S. (2010).

About Jeep Brand
Built on 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Renegade, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

Jeep® Introduces Two New Special-edition Models at the Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Jeep® Wrangler Backcountry

  • New 2016 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT Night boasts stealth-like premium black appearance, with black roof and lightweight performance wheels
  • New 2016 Wrangler Backcountry delivers enthusiasts a unique Jeep SUV loaded with off-road capability features to tackle the toughest winter months
November 12, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the debut of two new-for-2016, special-edition Jeep® models:  the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night and the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry.The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night blends ultimate performance with a premium black appearance that includes a unique black roof and lightweight performance wheels. To celebrate the winter season, the Jeep Wrangler Backcountry delivers snow lovers a winter-themed Jeep that will get them wherever they want to go with a host of Wrangler’s most capable off-road features.

“Jeep enthusiasts anticipate and truly appreciate special-edition models that deliver a customized Jeep SUV right from the factory,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “The Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry both offer a distinctive appearance, while delivering an array of prominent performance and capability features.”

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry arrives in showrooms in late November. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night will be available in the first quarter of 2016.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night features a stealth-like appearance with the roof, rear spoiler, front grille bezels, B and C pillars and side window surrounds all adorned in Gloss Black. The front applique is Satin Black, as is badging on the hood and rear liftgate.

New lightweight, split five-spoke “5Ten” 20-inch wheels are also finished in Satin Black and are designed to showcase the Grand Cherokee SRT8’s standard Brembo brakes. Interior appointments include Black Laguna leather with Silver accent stitching and Light Black Chrome bezels.

Available colors for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night include Velvet Red, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night features a standard 6.4-liter V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, an adaptive damping suspension and a Selec-Track Traction Control system.

Available features include a dual-pane sunroof, a 19-speaker 825-watt Harman Kardon stereo system, trailer tow package, three-season tires, a full-size spare tire and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.

Performance numbers for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night include 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in 16.3 seconds, quarter mile in the mid 13-second range and a top speed of 160 mph.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry
The Jeep Wrangler Backcountry boasts a winter capability theme and is based on the Wrangler Sahara model. It features a Backcountry decal on the front fender and rear quarter panel, a unique off-road front and rear powder coated bumper, 17-inch Rubicon wheels painted in Mid-gloss Black and a black fuel fill door. Wrangler Rubicon rock rails are standard on the Wrangler Backcountry, but Sahara side steps are also available at no additional charge. A black hard top is standard, but an optional body color hard top is also available.

Wrangler Backcountry is available in five colors: Hydro Blue, Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal and Xtreme Purple. Backcountry is the only model in Wrangler’s lineup available in Xtreme Purple.

Inside, Wrangler Backcountry features Piano Black vent rings, door handles and grab handles. A vinyl-wrapped console lid and door armrests with Diesel Gray accent stitching, black McKinley leather seat bolsters with black sport mesh inserts, a nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system and all-weather slush mats are featured. The Bluetooth hands-free Connectivity Group is also standard in the Wrangler Backcountry.

About Jeep Brand
Built on 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Renegade, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

 

2015 Jeep® Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram ProMaster Win Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value Awards

2015 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock

June 18, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Edmunds.com has named the 2015 Jeep® Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram ProMaster winners of its 2015 Best Retained Value® Awards.The three FCA US LLC vehicles earned awards in the following categories:

  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler – Midsize Traditional SUV
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger – Entry Sports Car
  • 2015 Ram ProMaster – Large Commercial Van

The Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Awards recognize brands and new car models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new.

“A vehicle is expected to hold its value well when it is deemed likely to be desirable to a future buyer,” stated Jessica Caldwell, Director of Industry Analysis for car shopping website Edmunds.com. “The Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram ProMaster each has a lot of appeal in the marketplace both new and used, so it’s no surprise that they have earned this meaningful accolade.”

Eligibility for this year’s Best Retained Value Awards included 2015 model-year vehicles that were launched by the end of 2014 and had unit sales in February 2014 that were at least 25 percent of the average unit sales for the models in its segment.

Edmunds determined each model’s category for the 2015 awards based on its body type segment; for certain categories, the size of the model within its body type segment and the model’s price or its competitive segment.

2015 Jeep® Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition2015 Jeep® Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition2015 Jeep Wrangler
For 2015, the iconic Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – offers consumers a standard eight-speaker audio system and an improved sound bar, and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a new subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier.

The Jeep Wrangler delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4×4 engineering experience. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers, and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offers a six-speed manual transmission – in addition to its five-speed automatic transmission.

2015 Dodge Challenger
The Dodge and SRT brands now offer the most complete lineup of muscle cars in the market, including the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT with its standard powerful and fuel-efficient Pentastar V-6 engine combined with the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that delivers 300 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles per gallon; the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T with the high-torque 5.7-liter HEMI® now paired with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual transmission; and the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI Challenger Scat Pack that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with the TorqueFlite eight-speed or six-speed manual. The new Dodge Challenger SRT 392 adds an exclusive wheel design, adaptive damping suspension and SRT Drive Modes to the same 6.4-liter naturally-aspirated HEMI powerplant while the Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 707 horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine is most powerful and fastest muscle car ever.

2015 Ram ProMaster
The 2015 Ram ProMaster takes its place in the expanding, purpose-built, full-size van segment with a number of segment-leading features focused on the commercial customer. Coming from a strong background of commercial vehicles produced by Fiat Professional, the ProMaster is based on the Fiat Ducato, which has been in production for more than 30 years. Best-in-class fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, usability, and, of course, total cost of ownership all combine to deliver a proven solution for businesses and fleets.

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About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

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Company blog: blog.fcanorthamerica.com
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2014 Special Edition Jeeps

2014 WRANGLER
ALTITUDE

MSRP*STARTING AT$31,895

  • Matte Black Grille with High-Gloss Black Grille Inserts and Headlamp Rings
  • High-Gloss Black Bumper Appliqués
  • Body-Color Hardtop
  • High-Gloss 18-Inch Black-Painted Seven-Spoke Aluminum Wheels
  • Low-Gloss Black Wrangler Decal on All Body Colors and Matching Low-Gloss Black Hood Decal

Vehicle Details (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER UNLIMITED
ALTITUDE

MSRP*STARTING AT$35,695

  • Matte Black Grille with High-Gloss Black Grille Inserts and Headlamp Rings
  • High-Gloss Black Bumper Appliqués
  • Body-Color Hardtop
  • High-Gloss 18-Inch Black-Painted Seven-Spoke Aluminum Wheels
  • Low-Gloss Black Wrangler Decal on All Body Colors and Matching Low-Gloss Black Hood Decal

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 GRAND CHEROKEE
ALTITUDE

MSRP*STARTING AT$35,590

  • Gloss Black Door Badge and Front Grille
  • Halogen Black-Finish Headlamps
  • Gloss Black 20-Inch Wheels
  • Black Capri Leather-Trimmed Seats with Black Axis II Perforated Suede Inserts and Black Accent Stitching
  • 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Radio

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 CHEROKEE
ALTITUDE

MSRP*STARTING AT$24,995

  • Gloss Black 18-Inch Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fascia with Gloss Black Lower Appliqué
  • Gloss Black Grille Surrounds, Roof Rails and Exterior Badging
  • Available in Four Exterior Colors: Billet Silver, Granite Crystal Pearl, Brilliant Black and Bright White
  • Available in Morocco (Black) Interior Color

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 PATRIOT
ALTITUDE

MSRP*STARTING AT$18,190

  • Includes Everything on Sport, Plus:
  • 17-Inch Painted Black Aluminum Wheels with Center Caps
  • 2.0L CVT2 Automatic Transmission
  • Gloss Black Side Roof Rails

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 PATRIOT HIGH
ALTITUDE

MSRP*STARTING AT$23,075

  • Includes Everything on Latitude, Plus:
  • 17-Inch Mineral Gray Aluminum Wheels with Center Caps
  • 2.0L CVT2 Automatic Transmission
  • Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 COMPASS
ALTITUDE

MSRP*STARTING AT$20,590

  • Includes Everything on Sport, Plus:
  • 18-Inch Painted Black Aluminum Wheels with Center Caps
  • Gloss Black Front Fascia with Black Texture Grille
  • 2.0L CVT2 Automatic Transmission
  • Latitude Sport Mesh Seats

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 COMPASS HIGH
ALTITUDE

MSRP*STARTING AT$23,690

  • Includes Everything on Latitude, Plus:
  • 18-Inch Painted Satin Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 2.0L CVT2 Automatic Transmission
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats, Six-Way Power Driver’s Seat
  • Power Express Open and Close Sunroof

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

 

2014 WRANGLER UNLIMITED
POLAR

MSRP*STARTING AT$36,495

  • Power Dome Hood with Hood and Cowl Decal featuring Polar Landscape
  • Rubicon Rock Rails or Available Satin Black Molded Tubular Side Steps or Off-Road Rock Rails
  • Black Leather-Trimmed Seats, Embroidered with Polar Logo featuring Pearl White Stitching Accents

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER
POLAR

MSRP*STARTING AT$32,695

  • Power Dome Hood with Hood and Cowl Decal featuring Polar Landscape
  • Rubicon Rock Rails or Available Satin Black Molded Tubular Side Steps or Off-Road Rock Rails
  • Black Leather-Trimmed Seats, Embroidered with Polar Logo featuring Pearl White Stitching Accents

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER UNLIMITED
WILLYS WHEELER

MSRP*STARTING AT$29,995

  • Gloss Black Grille with Low Gloss Badge
  • Gloss Black Bumper Applique’s
  • Distressed Satin Black “4 WHEEL DRIVE” Tailgate Decal, Distressed Satin Black “WILLYS” Hood Decal and Gloss Black “Jeep” Grille Badge

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER
WILLYS WHEELER

MSRP*STARTING AT$26,195

  • Gloss Black Grille with Low Gloss Badge
  • Gloss Black Bumper Applique’s
  • Distressed Satin Black “4 WHEEL DRIVE” Tailgate Decal, Distressed Satin Black “WILLYS” Hood Decal and Gloss Black “Jeep” Grille Badge

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER UNLIMITED
FREEDOM

MSRP*STARTING AT$31,895

  • High-Gloss Mineral Gray Painted Grille and Front and Rear Bumper Appliqués
  • Black Fuel Filler Door and Taillamp Guards
  • Black Tectonic Seat Fabric with Leather Trim, Embroidered Oscar Mike® Logo, and Silver Stitching Accents

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER
FREEDOM

MSRP*STARTING AT$28,095

  • High-Gloss Mineral Gray Painted Grille and Front and Rear Bumper Appliqués
  • Black Fuel Filler Door and Taillamp Guards
  • Black Tectonic Seat Fabric with Leather Trim, Embroidered Oscar Mike® Logo, and Silver Stitching Accents

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER UNLIMITED
DRAGON

MSRP*STARTING AT$36,595

  • Includes Everything on Sahara Four-Door, Plus:
  • Dragon Decal on Hood, Fender Panel, Front and Rear Doors
  • New Grille with Accent Headlamp Featuring Dragon Bronze Appliqués
  • Gloss Black Hardtop Roof and Bumper Appliqués

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER UNLIMITED
RUBICON X

MSRP*STARTING AT$39,295

  • Steel Off-Road Front and Rear Bumpers with Removable End Caps and Premium Rock Rails
  • All-New Hood with Functional Vents and Drainage
  • Black Dash with Black Leather Trimmed Seats Embroidered with “Rubicon”

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 WRANGLER
RUBICON X

MSRP*STARTING AT$35,495

  • Steel Off-Road Front and Rear Bumpers with Removable End Caps and Premium Rock Rails
  • All-New Hood with Functional Vents and Drainage
  • Black Dash with Black Leather Trimmed Seats Embroidered with “Rubicon”

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)

2014 PATRIOT
FREEDOM EDITION

MSRP*STARTING AT$21,795

  • Distinctive, Patriotic Themed Exterior
  • 17-Inch High-Gloss Mineral Gray Aluminum Wheels
  • Power Sunroof
  • Unique Interior Seats with Star Badging

Vehicle Details  (Links to Jeep.com page)