YOU can imagine the laughter when Jeep boss Mike Manley told us he was going to put the 697bhp 6.2-litre V8 engine from the Dodge Challenger Hellcat into a Grand Cherokee. He wasn’t joking, though, and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawkis a deadly serious machine – such is the depth of engineering that has gone into … [Read more…]
THE ALL-NEW 2017 Jeep Compass just squeezes into the 15.4-inch gap between Jeep’s wee Renegade and its mid-size Cherokee. Built on the same “small-wide 4×4 architecture” that underpins the bugeyed Renegade, the Compass’s wheelbase grows 2.6 inches, the new ute casting a shadow 6.4 inches longer than its smaller sibling.
While in common parlance, everything with a bit of ground clearance is reffered to as a Jeep, we make a trip to the north-eastern end of to meet a real Jeep, in one that keeps it real from the current crop All I could hear was a little purr in the distance as it drove … [Read more…]
We already know that the standard Jeep Grand Cherokee is a front- runner in the premium SUV class for its ability on rough terrain. So what’s the point of th is new Trailhawk vers ion, which claims to be even more adept when the going gets tough? It’s basically an attempt to offer buyers an … [Read more…]
Jeep is also looking into topping its range with a new £l00k Grand Wagoneer while tailing it with an all-new Nissan Juke-rivalling SUV, according to head of Jeep brand, Mike Manley. Speaking at the Paris Motor Show 2016, he said: “We’ll definitely explore a model below the Renegade. I’m pretty confident that as we get … [Read more…]
Despite the frenzy of the Paris Motor Show, Jeep decided to unveil its all-new Compass SUV without displaying it in the French capital. The Volkswagen Tiguan rival is expected to arrive in Europe in early 2017, priced from around £23,000, following its debut at the LA Motor Show next month. The Compass will sit above … [Read more…]
Jeep’s new Compass has been revealed in Brazil, ahead of its public debut in the US in November. Built in the Brazilian city of Goiana, the new Compass is a Nissan Gashqai rival based on a stretched version of the platform that underpins the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. Its styling is influenced by the … [Read more…]