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Jeep is the off-road brand of Chrysler Group LLC, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2009. The heritage of Jeep begins with an off-road vehicle designed and built by the Willys-Overland company for the US military during World War II. Willys-Overland evolved into the Jeep marque, which has been owned by several automakers and expanded its lineup to include SUVs, CUVs and even performance models. Jeeps are known for being "Trail Rated" and their iconic grilles with seven vertical slots.

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    Official: Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition coming to North America
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    If 2012 was the year of the dragon in China, perhaps the US can claim 2014. After showing the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, and apparently receiving "tremendously positive feedback" from Jeep enthusiasts across the globe, the automaker has decided to introduce a production version that will hit US showrooms this fall ...

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    Frankfurt: Jeep Wrangler Polar is a tasty frozen treat
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    Perhaps it's because we've seen so many kitted-out examples over the years, but it seems to us that the Jeep Wrangler tends to wear its special-edition duds better than most models. It might be the icon's familiar rectilinear proportions or the inherent bolt-on look of its extremities – bumpers, mirrors, lighting, and step rails – but we've ...

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    Official: 2014 Jeep Cherokee musters 22 MPG city, 31 highway
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    Production and media drive delays included, there has been no lack of press surrounding the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. With the most recent delay reportedly due to powertrain calibrations, we've been waiting to see how the Cherokee's fuel economy looks against the highly competitive compact CUV segment. Thanks to the EPA, we now know the fuel economy figures for ...

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    Official: Europe gets Jeep Wrangler Polar limited edition
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    Jeep will be bringing an all-new, limited-edition model to the European market called the Wrangler Polar. Based on the Wrangler Sahara and set to make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Wrangler Polar sports new Hyrdro Blue paint, gloss black 18-inch wheels, a body-color hardtop, and the regular mix of Mopar styling accessories. Billet Silver ...

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    Report: Chrysler axes old V6s, goes all-Pentastar
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    Old technology has a way of lingering on, particularly at Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills. So while the Pentastar V6 has replaced the older engine architecture in just about every application, it still soldiered on in some export markets. But the introduction of a new 3.0-liter Pentastar V6, produced in Michigan and meant only for the Chinese ...

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    Read This: Auto critic calls out Corvette, Mustang and Cherokee faithful
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    Most automotive purists fear change, but not without reason. Change, after all, did kill big-block V8s, along with most station wagons and manual transmissions. But change has also brought with it far more performance, safety and fuel economy – not to mention ridding the world of shag carpet interiors, bias-ply tires and those horrible motorized ...

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    Report: Jeep Grand Cherokee in headliner fire probe
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching an investigation into 146,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from the 2012 model year, The Detroit News reports. This comes as the result of the government safety agency receiving three complaints from owners who cited fires inside the Jeep's cabin. According to the report, NHTSA says: "The ...

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    Report: Chinese Jeep production confirmed with Fiat, Guangzhou agreement
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    Fiat has just finalized a deal originally set up in January between it and China's Guangzhou Automotive Group to bring Jeep production to China. It remains unclear which models will be built, although we're wagering that it'll be the 2014 Cherokee. What we do know, now, is where production will take place. According to Automotive News, Guangzhou ...

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    Report: NHTSA still mulling crash tests for recalled Jeeps
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    Well, no one should ever accuse the government of not giving things plenty of thought. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is still debating whether it will retest any of the 1.56 million 1992 to 1998 Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Libertys that were part of a recall regarding fires after rear-end collisions. And yes, this debate has been ...

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    Official: Chrysler's Jefferson North plant builds 5-millionth SUV [w/video]
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    Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly Plant opened in 1992 for production of the first Jeep Grand Cherokee, but in the subsequent years, the Detroit plant has gone on to produce some of the company's biggest SUVs including the Jeep Commander and Dodge Durango. Earlier this week, the plant produced its five-millionth SUV, which, fittingly, was a Grand ...

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    Official: Chrysler's Woodward Dream Cruise festivities include Ram concept truck debut
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    The streets will be crowded next weekend along Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Michigan for the 19th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. As part of the run-up to the festivities, Chrysler has announced that all of its brands – Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, SRT and Mopar – will bring along their latest vehicles. Also included will be a collection ...

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    Official: 2014 Jeep Cherokee configurator up and running
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    Production delays aside, Jeep is steaming towards its September on-sale date for the 2014 Cherokee. The reborn midsizer's configurator has just gone live, meaning you can fiddle with different options, colors and trim levels to your heart's content. The cheapest model available is the 4X2 Sport, which starts at a reasonable $22,995. On the high end, the ...

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    Report: Chrysler delays 2014 Jeep Cherokee media launch
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    Chrysler is making the unusual move of delaying the first media drives of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which were slated to start next week in Seattle. And while something like this is a rare occurrence, and one that most of the Autoblog staff can't recall happening this publicly or so close to the event itself, it won't effect the actual on-sale date of the ...

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    Official: Chrysler banks $507 million in Q2, trims 2013 earnings forecast
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    Chrysler has some good news and some bad news. First, profits were up 16 percent over the second quarter of 2012, bringing the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based manufacturer $507 million on the back of strong demand for trucks and SUVs (a recurring theme this quarter, particularly in the US). Q2 revenue was up as well, from $16.8 billion in 2012 to $18 billion ...

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    Report: Chrysler extending production of current Dodge Avenger, Jeep Wrangler, Grand Caravan
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    Are you hesitant to pull the trigger on a brand new Dodge Avenger in hopes that a new one will be coming? Well, don't hold your breath. According to The Detroit News, Chrysler will be extending production of the current Avenger sedan through the end of 2015. Originally, we heard that the company would kill the Avenger to better focus its midsize sedan ...

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    Opinion: Is NHTSA out of control?
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    Recent Rises in Recall Numbers A Cause For Alarm Preliminary indications suggest there may be an all-time recall record in 2013. The announcements seem to be coming almost every day, if not more frequently: a million-plus Jeeps, a quarter-million Hondas, another million Toyotas. Last year saw a sharp reversal of the long, downward trend in automotive ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalls 2013 Ram pickups, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Chrysler's spate of successful products is about to be marred by a trio of recalls. The Pentastar is recalling 51,477 Ram trucks and Jeep SUVs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there have been no reported accidents, injuries or deaths related to the affected vehicles. The largest action covers the Ram 1500, which is seeing ...

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    Rumormill: Jeep Cherokee to get high-power SRT workup
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    Listen, there's no doubt that not everyone is sold on the radical, snarly new look of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. But one thing's for certain, its crimped-in-the-middle seven-slot grille and squinty headlamps will look decidedly intimidating filling up rearview mirrors nationwide – at least on upper-end models like the Trailhawk shown above. But the ...

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    Report: Jeep leads list of 25 most patriotic brands
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    It's not unusual to feel extra patriotic this time of year, what with the Fourth of July being today and all. As if to celebrate, New York-based research firm Brand Keys conducted a study among 4,500 consumers about what brands they find to be the most patriotic. According to the Detroit Free Press, Jeep took top honors in this study, besting other ...

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    Report: Fiesta-sized Jeep coming in 2014
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    We've heard rumors before about a new, baby Jeep to slot below the new-for-2014 Cherokee (pictured) in the automaker's lineup. Now, Edmunds is reporting that the new crossover will arrive sometime in 2014, and will be about the same size as the Ford Fiesta. This currently unnamed vehicle will effectively replace both the Compass and Patriot in the Jeep ...

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