Jeep returning to Rebelle Rally after 2021 wins

Rebelle Rally Winning Jeep Wrangler 4xe

After a clean sweep of the podium at the 2021 Rebelle Rally, Jeep will support three teams in the 2022 rally, which covers over 1,500 grueling off-road miles over eight days in the deserts of Nevada and California. Each team will have a Wrangler 4xe hybrid-electric with a four-cylinder gasoline engine, aiming to defend their titles … Read more

Why the diesel had to go

VM diesel (Ram)

Buildout for Ram 1500 diesel pickups is coming in January 2023. That spells the end for the small Italian diesels, made by Fiat subsidiary VM, though Cummins diesels will continue to drive heavy-duty Rams. Changes are the Gladiator diesel will follow into oblivion as well. Why? The 3.0 L “EcoDiesel” produces 260 hp and 480 … Read more

Grand Wagoneer engines, clarified

2022 grand wagoneer seats

The 2023 Grand Wagoneer will have two engines, the 392 Hemi (6.4 liter V8) and the Hurricane Turbo 510. As with the Wagoneer, the base model will have the V8, while the Series II and Series III will have the Hurricane, which gets around 1 mpg better mileage while delivering more power. The 392 Hemi … Read more

Where Wrangler and Recon fit in, and why it’s quite clever to make both

Many years ago, AMC developed a replacement for its revolutionary “XJ” Jeep Cherokee, which had the body code “ZJ.” After Chrysler bought AMC, company leaders realized they could have both versions, and they produced the new model, which was more luxurious than the original, as the Grand Cherokee while keeping the Cherokee going. Today, Jeep … Read more

Official “Wagoneer What’s New”

Jeep's Jim Morrison and Wagoneer

Jeep has released, with almost random timing, their summary of changes to the Wagoneer for 2023. The Wagoneer Series II and III will have the new Hurricane engine, producing 420 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque; the base Wagoneer engine is the 5.7 Hemi V8, with 392 hp and 404 lb-ft of torque. Despite its … Read more

Willys 4xe, 30th Anniversary Grand Cherokee unveiled

30th edition Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep unveiled two special editions today covering its most popular (in the US and Canada) models—the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe pairs the 4xe system, which generates a whopping 470 lb-ft of torque with 49 MPGe, a 2.72:1 low range, Dana 44 axles, lift to … Read more

Deeper dive and late info: Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S are not what they may appear to be

Jeep Recon BEV side view

Earlier this week, Jeep unveiled the Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S. Surprisingly, they have more in common with each other than the Wagoneer S has in common with the Wagoneer. Specifically, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are body-on-frame vehicles based on the Ram 1500; the Wagoneer S is on the STLA Large platform, which … Read more

Meet the New Jeep Avenger, Recon, and Wagoneer S—These are production cars, not concepts!

Jeep Recon BEV side view

Jim Morrison, head of Jeep and longtime off-road enthusiast, said that there would be four all-electric Jeeps by the end of 2025, with hybrids or full-electrics by that time. These are three of the new battery-electrics coming out in 2023-24. Rivian’s R1S has already shown that the BEV format can be very helpful in increased … Read more

Goodbye, WGE/TigerShark!

2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark Engine

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee was the first to drop the 2.4 liter four-cylinder—an engine whose block was jointly designed by Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and DaimlerChrysler, with each company setting up their own air and fuel delivery systems. Under Cerberus and Fiat, Chrysler redesigned these to create “Tigershark” versions; but they remained noisy and, at best, no more … Read more