More Mopar plant downtime; Tavares giving up second job

painting pacifica at windsor

Automotive News reported this morning that the Windsor minivan plant and Belvidere Cherokee factory will be down for another week due to the semiconductor shortage. Windsor will then be down for the entire month of September. Belvidere is scheduled to return to duty after October 1, but as at most automakers now, scheduling is week-to-week. …

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Camp in your L: Mopar adds Jeep goodies

If you wanted to take your Jeep Grand Cherokee L camping, Mopar has you covered with a $390 tent kit ($321 from Internet discounters). The blue and gray tent has a 10×10 sleeping area, overhead storage net, inside pockets, two doors, three mesh windows, an exterior canopy, and a 7×6 screened room. What has this …

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Jeep 4xe hits Ward’s Ten Best list

Wrangler 4xe system

Jeep has once again made the prestigious Ward’s Ten Best Engines and Propulsion Systems list, with the 4xe hybrid system. The editors noted, “Wrangler 4xe is noteworthy for its rough-and-tumble off-road readiness, while clocking in at nearly 30 mpg during 300 miles of road testing around metro Detroit this past spring.” The two-liter turbocharged gasoline …

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Jeep Compass moving upscale with updated features

For 2022, the Jeep Compass, already upgraded to look and feel more luxurious, has gotten more attention inside. A new 10.25 inch digital instrument cluster is optional, and buyers get an 8.4 inch center telematics display on base models and Latitude, with a 10.1 inch screen standard on all upper models. The center console has …

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Wagoneer gas mileage vs Suburban, Ram

The Jeep Wagoneer, a luxurious full-sized SUV, now has official fuel economy numbers. These are for the Wagoneer, not the Grand Wagoneer; the Grand Wagoneer comes with a 392 cubic inch high-performance Hemi, while the Wagoneer comes with the more mainstream 5.7 (345 cid) Hemi. With rear wheel drive, the Wagoneer is rated at 16 …

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Factory options: Gecko Green, Gorilla Glass

Gecko Green Gladiator

Jeep Gladiators can now be ordered in Gecko Green, originally reserved for Wranglers. In addition, as noted earlier, Corning Gorilla Glass, once reserved for iPhones, can now be ordered as a factory windshield upgrade to avoid scratches in harsh offroad conditions. These options are available in the US and Canada, and possibly other nations. Special-run …

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