Mack Pros: every Grand Cherokee L to be tested

The all-new 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve model’s spacious interior features standard 10-inch display screens, including a frameless digital gauge cluster and 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen radio, hand-wrapped, quilted Palermo leather and open-pore Waxed Walnut wood accents, all-new LED lighting with ambient features, driver and front passenger seat massage and personalized climate zones.

A recent release from Stellantis claims that every single Jeep Grand Cherokee L (and, eventually, ever Grand Cherokee) will be tested on the new Mack Avenue plant’s enclosed 2,000-foot track. The three-minute test simulates real-world driving conditions, with faux potholes, manhole covers, rumble strips, cobblestones, speed bumps, and gravel. An electro-servo shaker, the first of …

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Jeep Introduces 2021 Freedom Edition Lineup

2021 Jeep Freedom Edition Lineup

Back in 2003, the Jeep brand introduced the “Freedom Edition” package for the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and Liberty as a relatively simple appearance package. When that package name was brought back in 2012, it did so as a military tribute package for the Wrangler line (shown below in dark blue), and that military theme continued …

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Hummer vs Grand Cherokee L

All-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve

GM just released some preliminary specifications for the new Hummer, an all-electric vehicle which is set for production not long after the Wagoneer. While Jeep hasn’t released full Wagoneer specifications yet, they have shown us what the new Grand Cherokee L can do—perhaps it’s worth a quick comparison. Hummer (Terrain Mode) Grand Cherokee L Wheelbase …

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SRT Autoworks is Putting a Hellephant in a Trackhawk

Hellephant Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is one of the world’s most powerful production sport utility vehicles, packing 707 horsepower officially trailing only the Dodge Durango with the same supercharged Hemi at 710 horsepower. The Hellephant is the most powerful crate engine ever offered by Mopar, packing an awesome 1,000 horsepower from the supercharged 7-liter V8. …

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New EuroJeep Due for ’22

If you thought the Jeep Renegade was a mistake, you won’t like what comes next—but chances are you won’t ever see one in person, anyway. The Jeep Renegade was originally to share an existing Fiat platform, but Jeep chief (and later FCA CEO) Mike Manley demanded that it be redone to earn a Trail Rated …

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Grand Cherokee plant chip shortage turns into layoffs

Jefferson North (2017)

Several sources, including Detroit News, Automotive News, and our own trusted source, have stated that the Jefferson Avenue plant which makes the Grand Cherokee will slow down due to a chip shortage. The root cause is the Texas grid’s lack of preparation for freezing weather, which caused power outages across the state, knocking a semiconductor …

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Ordering is open for the 2021 Grand Cherokee L

All-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve

When the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the brand new three-row edition which is based on a new platform, was first launched, dealers could only buy high-end models—Limited and Summit. Now, according to Mopar Insiders, the Laredo, Altitude, and Overland are all also available. Even the Laredo is well equipped, with LED reflector headlamps, 18-inch …

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Chip shortage might close Jeep plant in May

Jefferson North (2017)

Jefferson North is likely to shut down in early May until it gets a new supply of HVAC control chips, according to an article in Automotive News. Jeep supplier JVIS relies on chips from NXP, which makes them in Austin; while JVIS needs 70,000 chips for the plant for the quarter, only around 27,000 are …

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Is this Wrangler fire-ute a hint?

wrangler firefighter

Is Dodge Law Enforcement giving us a hint about a future new vehicle, by featuring a brushfire-fighting Wrangler conversion from Reiselt’s Machine Works? The idea of a customized law enforcement or fire-fighting Wrangler is perhaps long overdue. The old Dodge Power Wagon was often converted to firefighting duty, but not by Dodge itself. The company …

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New Texas-only Gladiator Texas Trail

jeep gladiator texas trail

Texas is the largest truck market in the country, and Jeep is celebrating it with the new 2021 Gladiator Texas Trail. Based on the Gladiator Sport S trim, the Texas Trail will only be sold in Texas. Jeep also added two Texas trails to the Jeep Badge of Honor program: Black Gap 4×4 in Big Bend …

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