The compact crossover market has been growing and now Jeep wants a piece of it. It’ll attempt to ‘cross over’ (get it? of course you did) with the Renegade. It’s Jeep’s first subcompact vehicle and an attempt to win over those looking for a set of sporty, zippy wheels. Too bad Jeep’s one of the few holdouts on the new Apple CarPlay for some unknown reason.
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We’ve yet to go to Mars (we’re waiting on Lance Bass), but Chrysler’s latest concept vehicle looks like something you might find at a red planet auto mall. The Mighty FC Concept is a tribute to the Jeep Forward Control that was sold between 1956 and 1965. The platform comes courtesy of a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon, but it’s all freestyle after that, with an extended wheelbase, cab sitting well ahead of the front axle, and Mopar eight-lug portal axles that sit you higher than Snoop Dogg on a Saturday night. Think 40-inch tires will get some Martian attention?
Rides By on Dec 29, 2011
Hennessey Performance (HPE) seems hellbent on creating a vehicle that can not only outrun an avalanche, but climb over the top of one too. The HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep is based on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, with the factory 6.4 L Hemi getting bumped to 7.0 L (426 cubic inches) while adding a twin turbo forced induction system. What you’re left with is a road-ravaging beast of a vehicle, capable of 805 hp and 823 lb-ft of torque. Yes, it’s a Jeep that does 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds. The state-of-the-artness continues with an upgraded transmission system and torque converter, 15.1 inch Brembo brakes front and rear, a lowered sport suspension system, lighter alloy wheels, carbon fiber front splitter and a custom leather interior with Alcantara steering wheel. HPE is only conjuring up 24 of these monsters, and they’re going for $235,000 a pop.
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Just in time for wintery mixes, slippery roads, and freezing temperatures, Jeep is rolling out Arctic variations of the Wrangler and Liberty, both equipped inside and out with winter-like accents. The 2012 Wrangler Arctic sports a body-color hard top and fender flares along with special Arctic badges. The interior flaunts crisp polar white accents with orange seat piping. Included in the package are 17-inch semi-gloss black wheels, but contrary to this Jeep’s winter them, the package does not included.
The 2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic offers one additional color, and includes the same Arctic badges outside. The inside comes complete with special edition colors and an Arctic logo embroidered on the seat backs. Both models come in three colors (with the Liberty offering 1 more): Winter Chill, Bright Silver or Bright White. And, of course, these rugged Special Edition Jeeps would not be complete without the universal symbol for “Arctic”, the Yeti, which is proudly displayed with decals on both models.