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- The latest additions to the expanding Jeep® line-up in Europe will be on show at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show.
- Exclusive customisations using Jeep Authentic Accessories by Mopar® further enhance the features of the Jeep SUV’s on display.
- In the spotlight will be a selection of special edition Jeep models, including the new ‘S’ range created to enhance the brand’s sporty appeal.
- The unstoppable Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, which completes the refreshed specialised off-road Trailhawk range, makes its debut.
- The bold, distinctive personality of the Jeep Compass Night Eagle will be revealed for the first time in Geneva.
- Jeep Grand Cherokee, the vehicle that created the premium SUV category and the most awarded SUV ever, enhances its benchmark position with the new ‘S’ Limited model and refreshed interiors.
- Additional important news will be revealed during the Jeep press conference at 11.30 am, Tuesday, March 5.
February 26, 2019 – The Jeep® brand will showcase a collection of major new products at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show.
2018 was the best ever year for the Jeep brand in Europe, with record sales in many markets across the continent, including Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Portugal. Jeep was also the fastest growing brand in the region in 2018 with sales up by 56% compared to 2017.
It was the fifth consecutive year of growth in Europe and the third which saw sales of over 100,000 units. The Jeep Compass was the best-selling model in the range, followed by the Jeep Renegade, which also continues to be one of the top-selling vehicles in its segment. In third spot was the new-generation Wrangler, which recorded its best ever year in Europe with a sales growth of 86% versus 2017.
On the back of these extraordinary results, the Jeep brand will introduce several new special edition models at the show, in response to the continued and growing demand from Jeep enthusiasts for exclusive new customisation options:
- The new ‘S’ range includes special editions of the Jeep Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, all of which make their European debuts at the Geneva International Motor Show.
- The new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk completes the Trailhawk family with all Jeep SUV’s sporting the prestigious ‘Trail Rated’ badge, a symbol that signifies their ability to successfully tackle even the most challenging off-road trails.
- The stand will also feature a display of custom models created with Jeep Exclusive Authentic Accessories powered by Mopar® to further enhance the now legendary features that first established the success of Jeep SUV’s. Mopar is the FCA brand that integrates service, parts and customer-care operations to enhance customer and dealer support worldwide, and the source for genuine parts and accessories for all FCA vehicle brands and which boasts over 80 years of tradition in performance, safety and style.
Further important news about the future of the Jeep brand will be revealed during the press conference that will take place on the Jeep stand in Hall 5 at 11.30 am, Tuesday March 5.
Jeep® Authentic Accessories by Mopar®
Now in its fourth generation, Jeep Wrangler is the icon of the Jeep brand. With its authentic style, the Wrangler continues to be the undisputed off-road champion while offering the highest levels of comfort and handling for everyday use. Much more than just an iconic design, the new Wrangler is a genuine mix of advanced technology, as demonstrated by the new Uconnect® systems with their full-colour capacitive high-definition 7-inch / 177.8 mm and 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm touchscreens that deliver an exceptional driving experience and great comfort for everyone on-board.
A Mopar® edition of the Wrangler Rubicon with a 100% street legal configuration, enhanced by Jeep Performance Parts and capable of expressing the undisputed off-road capability of the vehicle, will be a centrepiece of the stand. A 2-inch suspension lift kit, “snorkel”, “rock rails”, black door sill guards, “black fuel door”, all-weather mats and 1941 sticker add to the specific configuration of this model.
The vehicle also features some Jeep® Authentic Accessories by Mopar. These are selected from the range of over 200 accessories dedicated to Jeep Wrangler and include: Matt Black seven-slot grille, moulded splash guards, off-road lights and mirror caps – all contrasting with the Hella Yella yellow paintwork. These accessories are fully capable of providing the best in terms of functionality, safety, style and performance because they are created by the same teams that designed the original vehicle. The Mopar customisation continues inside, where a black mesh sun bonnet, front grab handles and tailgate table enhance the vehicle’s functionality.
Alongside it will be a Wrangler Sahara with an ‘Urban’ trim level chosen to illustrate the versatile spirit of the Jeep brand’s most iconic SUV. A chrome-plated fuel cap and door sill guards stand out against the vehicle’s Ocean Blue paint.
Mopar’s personalisation experts have also turned their attention to the Jeep Renegade. The ‘Limited’ trim level version, with a new Bikini Blue body colour, has a special urban look, featuring door sill guards with Jeep logo, front dam, new sill trims and rear scuff plate in Subshine Grey, that picks up the colour of the special mirror caps and front grille. Inside, it has a cargo tote and carpet mats.
New “S” range
For the first time at any European Motor Show, the Jeep brand will display the new ‘S’ range. Created for Jeep Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models, the new ‘S’ line-up boldly enhances the sporty, metropolitan appeal of Jeep SUV’s, while reasserting their legendary off-road capability. They represent the values of freedom, authenticity, adventure and passion that equally belong to the Jeep brand in urban every day driving situations as well as more challenging off-road situations.
New Jeep Renegade ‘S’
The new Jeep Renegade ‘S’ on display features an Alpine White exterior. Based on the top-of-the-range ‘Limited’ version, it boasts a sportier look with black roof and Low Gloss Granite Crystal accents on its iconic seven-slot front grille and several badges (4×4, Jeep, Renegade and S). Model-specific roof bars and exclusive Granite Crystal 19-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior look of this special edition model.
The sporty appeal of the new ‘S’ special edition continues on the interior, where premium seats with tungsten stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with black stitching enhance the dark, all-black environment and a host of user-friendly technology is also present, including the innovative Uconnect 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm NAV which integrates Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Additional exclusive features for comfort and safety include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, dual-zone automatic A/C, front and rear parking sensors and an LED Full Pack, which includes LED daytime running lights, headlamps, fog lamps and tail lamps.
Under the bonnet of the display model is a new 1.3-litre Turbo T4 engine that delivers 180 hp linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine line-up also includes the 150 hp 1.3-litre Turbo T4 engine, 1.6-litre Multijet II diesel paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed DDCT and 2.0-litre Multijet II 4×4 paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Legendary Jeep off-road capability comes courtesy of its advanced 4×4 system, rear axle disconnect, Selec-Terrain traction control and Hill Start Assist.
Jeep Renegade “S” will be introduced in selected EMEA markets during the second quarter of this year.
New Jeep Compass ‘S’
Making its European debut in Geneva, the new Compass ‘S’ joins the line-up of the best-selling Jeep model. Designed to enhance its sporty metropolitan look, the new ‘S’ offers sophisticated styling plus comprehensive equipment and has been created for customers who want to stand out.
In addition to state-of-the-art off-road technology, it offers excellent on-road driving dynamics and is packed with over 70 passive and active safety systems. The Jeep Compass ‘S’ displayed in Geneva features a two-tone Pearl White exterior with black roof (standard on the ‘S’) and new model specific 19-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal wheels. The same unique finish is found on the badges (4×4, Jeep and S), front grille, fog lamp outer bezels, lower fascia applique and signature daylight opening (DLO) surrounds.
Inside, it sports a black leather interior with contrasting tungsten colour stitching, anodised Gun Metal central console bezel and the best in terms of connectivity courtesy of the Uconnect 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm NAV system.
Other features of this special edition include Bi-Xenon headlights, automatic high beams, power tailgate, Adaptive Cruise Control, Beats sound system and electric 8-way seats. The vehicle on display is powered by a 170 hp 2.0-litre Multijet engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. The engine line-up available on the new ‘S’ also includes a 1.4-litre petrol engine that delivers 140 or 170 hp (paired with a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission four-wheel drive), 120 hp 1.6-litre Multijet II with manual transmission and 2.0-litre that delivers 140 or 170 hp (paired with a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission four-wheel drive). In markets outside Europe, a 2.4-litre petrol engine delivering 150 hp or 175 hp is offered in combination with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
The new Jeep Compass ‘S’ will be launched in Jeep showrooms across Europe in the second quarter of this year.
New Jeep Cherokee ‘S’
The new Cherokee ‘S’ special edition model adds a bold, sporty overtone to the evolution of the most capable mid-sized SUV that’s just as at home with the demands of modern city living as it is with adventures off the beaten track. The new ‘S’ special edition model boasts a sporty appeal conveyed by distinctive styling cues which are combined with specific internal content inspired by comfort and luxury. Striking the right balance of tradition, advanced technology, craftsmanship and design, the exterior style of the new special edition was inspired by the more upscale and premium models of the Jeep family and is expressed in a well-balanced, contemporary package that features a Pearl White exterior and special interior finishes.
On the outside, the new Cherokee ‘S’ features specific satin gloss Granite Crystal Metallic 19-inch wheels, body colour lower front fascia and fender flares, dedicated ‘S’ badge, satin gloss Granite Crystal Metallic accents for both the Jeep and 4×4 badges, roof rails and fog lamp bezels.
The cabin is loaded with innovative technology and plenty of space, all contained within a sophisticated environment characterised by sculpted shapes and superior quality materials. Exceptional attention to detail is expressed with Nappa leather black interior fabrics featuring tungsten accent stitching on the seats, armrests and centre console and features selected to ensure the highest level of interior comfort. Additional equipment includes Uconnect 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm NAV with Apple CarPlay™ integration and Android Auto™ compatibility, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Active Speed Limiter, Forward Collision Warning Plus with pedestrian recognition, Advanced Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, Keyless Enter-N-Go™, front and rear parking sensors and Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist.
All of these features deliver comfort, safety and power – the latter courtesy of the powerful 270 hp 2.0-litre Turbo petrol engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive, which completes the engine range available for the new Cherokee and is fitted to the car on display on the stand in Geneva.
In Europe, the commercial launch of the new Cherokee ‘S’ is scheduled for the second quarter of the year.
Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘S’ Limited
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the vehicle that created the premium SUV category 28 years ago and the most awarded SUV ever. With over six million sold since its first introduction, it continues to represent the benchmark in its category this year with the introduction of the new ‘S Limited’. Based on the ‘Limited’ trim level, the new ‘S Limited’ stands out for its unique, bold and sporty style. The exterior features distinctive design cues from the Grand Cherokee SRT® model – the SUV that delivers true racing performance. Front and rear fascias boast a model-specific design with Low Gloss Granite Crystal finishes. The new special edition model sports an SRT-style performance hood, while bespoke side skirts and unmistakably Jeep fender flares that evoke strength and elegance provide a stand-out appeal. The exterior is completed with a burnished exhaust tip and Low Gloss Granite Crystal 20-inch alloy wheels with chrome lug nuts.
Sporty appeal is also found throughout the cabin, which features the same ‘blacked-out’ theme of the exterior along with a new ‘Piano Black’ integrated centre stack. The interior also offers model-specific black leather-wrapped perforated and ventilated front seats with heated cushions and backrests. A high-tech new infotainment package further adds to its appeal, while the new ‘S Limited’ also offers a premium Alpine sound system with digital amplifier, Active Noise Cancellation, nine speakers, subwoofer and the latest generation of the Uconnect 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm system with navigation, bonded glass design, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
The vehicle on display in Geneva boasts a Bright White exterior and black leather interior. It is fitted with a 3.0-litre V6 direct injection Common Rail diesel engine featuring Multijet II technology that delivers 250 hp paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and features shift paddles on the steering wheel.
The new Grand Cherokee ‘S Limited’ is schedules to arrive in Jeep dealerships this March.
The introduction of the new ‘S Limited’ special edition also marks the market launch of the 2019 line-up of the most-awarded SUV ever. In addition to the updated interior that features a redesigned centre console, new technology for improved comfort and safety will make the Jeep flagship even more appealing. Major exterior enhancements include all-new finishes, new wheels and three new exterior paint colours – Slate Blue, Green Metallic and Sting Grey.
New Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
In Geneva, the Jeep brand is also introducing the Trailhawk version of its mid-size Jeep Cherokee SUV for customers who want the very best in terms of off-road performance.
Just a few months after the launch of the new Cherokee, the Trailhawk trim is joining the Cherokee range to complete the trailblazing family of off-road-specialist versions. Trailhawk models embody not only the no-compromise attitude that characterises each single vehicle that sports the unmistakable seven-slot grille, but also their legendary off-road capability, which represents a straight, unmistakable connection to the brand’s roots. They offer the best in terms of 4×4 prowess in each segment where the Jeep brand is present. The first Trailhawk model was introduced on the current generation Cherokee launched in 2014, which was followed by the Renegade, Grand Cherokee and Compass. The Trailhawk family proudly sports the famous ‘Trail Rated’ badge which is awarded only after passing a number of gruelling tests on some of the toughest terrains in the world.
Boasting an aggressive look and stance, it immediately exemplifies ‘trail readiness’ as the most capable mid-size SUV in its category. The Trailhawk is loaded with Jeep off-road hardware, 17-inch off-road tyres, aggressive approach and departure angles, unique front and rear fascia and skid plates, in addition to an 0.79-inch / 2 cm factory lift. Its unmatched 4×4 capability is enhanced with Jeep Active Drive Lock and its locking rear differential maximises traction on extreme terrain, while Selec-Terrain offers five modes, including Rock, which is exclusive for the Trailhawk trim. The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk boasts an approach angle of 29.9-degrees, a departure angle of 32.2 degrees and breakover angle of 22.9-degrees. Ground clearance is 8.66-inches / 22 cm.
The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk also follows the Jeep ‘Trail Rated’ tradition. The ‘Trail Rated’ badge on the Firecracker Red Clear Coat bodywork of the vehicle on show in Geneva certifies that it was designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.
Powered by a new 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine delivering 270 hp and 400 Nm of torque, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Trailhawk vehicle on display is equipped with front and rear parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Uconnect 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm navigation system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, configurable 7-inch / 177.8 mm TFT colour screen and a premium sound system with nine speakers and subwoofer.
The complete array of safety equipment includes Active Speed Limiter, Forward Collision Warning Plus with pedestrian recognition, Advanced Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, Keyless Enter-N-Go™ and Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist.
The new 2.0-litre petrol engine is making its European debut on the Cherokee Trailhawk joining the 2.2-litre turbo diesel that was already available in the Cherokee range from launch. This engine is offered on all 4×4 versions of the Cherokee line-up (except for the Sport). The new 2.0-litre petrol will be the only engine option available on Cherokee Trailhawk. It will be available for sale in Jeep showrooms across Europe from April.
Jeep Compass Night Eagle
The Night Eagle special edition gives the design of the Compass added exclusivity, delivering a bolder, sportier look to the Jeep C-SUV. The exterior features black accents treatment and the vehicle is enhanced by a wealth of standard equipment. The dark look, which is one of the distinctive features of the Night Eagle special edition and which has recently characterised other Jeep models, perfectly complements the unmistakable style of Compass. The grille, fog lights and halogen headlight bezels are Gloss Black, conveying an aggressive appearance to the vehicle’s front. The characteristic daylight opening trim (DLO) is black, while the Jeep and 4×4 badges pick up the dark theme which is found throughout the exterior of this special edition model. The Compass Night Eagle is equipped with 19-inch tyres mounted on Gloss Black aluminium alloy wheels that further enhance its aggressive stance. The dedicated Night Eagle badge completes the look of this new special edition model.
Sporting a Laser Blue exterior with black roof and a cloth/techno-leather interior, the Compass Night Eagle on show in Geneva features a 140 hp 1.4-litre petrol engine paired with manual transmission. The model on the Jeep stand is packed with 8.4-inch / 213.66 mm Uconnect touchscreen radio and navigation system, ParkView rear camera with dynamic grid and rear parking assistance. Compass Night Eagle is already available at Jeep dealerships.