Big news: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L revealed with seating for 7 and spy cam

By Gary Gastelu, 1/7/2021, foxnews
Along with the rebooted Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs, the brand is introducing the 2022 Grand Cherokee L to its lineup, which is the first three-row version of its top-selling model and will compete with the likes of the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

The all-new vehicle is scheduled to go on sale this spring, and will be followed by a two-row version without the L later in the year that will include a plug-in hybrid powertrain option.

The Grand Cherokee L features styling inspired by the original Wagoneer, with a longer hood and boxier cabin than the outgoing Grand Cherokee, which first went on sale in 2011, along with a slightly forward-slanted grille.

Three different all-wheel-drivetrains with increasing levels of off-road capability will be offered, along with the choice of a 290 hp 3.6-liter V6 engine or 357hp 5.7-liter V8 that can tow up to 7,200 pounds.

The Grand Cherokee L will also be available with a Quadra-Lift air suspension system that's equipped with computer-controlled shocks and can increase the ground clearance from 8.3 inches to 10.9 inches for off-road driving or lower it to 6.5 inches to make it easier to get into.

High tech driving aids include a head-up display, night vision camera and a hands-on lane-centering and adaptive cruise control system that will be followed in the 2022 model year by a hands-free one similar to Cadillac's Super Cruise.

The cabin will be offered in seven-passenger and six-passenger configurations with a camera that the driver can use to monitor the third row and rear-facing child seats installed in the second row using the 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system display. A digital gauge cluster and rearview camera-equipped mirror are additional improvements over the current Grand Cherokee's interior, as are the Palermo leather and open-pore oak and walnut trim that comes in high-end models.


2021 Dodge Challenger Adds Gold Rush Color From 50th Anniversary Edition

Connor Hoffman, 12/4/2020, caranddriver

The yellow paint job is available on the Challenger T/A, T/A 392, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye models.

  • Dodge is adding the Gold Rush paint job, first seen on the 50th-Anniversary cars, to 2021 Challenger T/A, T/A 392, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye models.
  • The yellow paint job is a no cost option, but the car must be equipped with the Satin Black-painted hood, roof, and decklid, which comes standard on the T/A models.
  • Gold Rush is available to order now, and 2021 models will arrive early next year.

Dodge is adding the Gold Rush exterior paint color, an option introduced on the 50th-Anniversary edition cars, to the Challenger T/A, T/A 392, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye models. The Gold Rush-painted Challys will arrive early next year.

The yellow paint job is a no-cost option. However, to get it, customers need to choose the $3495 Stain Black-painted hood, roof, and decklid, which comes standard on the T/A models. The new commemorative paint color joins other appropriately named fun colors available on the Challenger, including Frostbite, Hellraisin, Sinamon Stick, and Go Mango.



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2021 Jeep® Wrangler 4xe named Green SUV of the Year™ by Green Car Journal
  • Wrangler 4xe boasts 375 horsepower and delivers up to 25 miles of pure electric operation for daily commutes with no range anxiety
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the natural evolution of nearly 80 years of Jeep® capability leadership
  • Wrangler 4xe retains the Jeep Wrangler's Trail Rated running gear: solid front and rear axles, full-time 4x4 two-speed transfer case, fully articulating suspension and 30 inches of water fording capability
  • Jeep 4xe vehicles provide new levels of efficiency, environmental responsibility, performance and capability, on and off the road

The innovative 2021 Jeep® Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid has been named Green SUV of the Year™ by leading industry publication Green Car Journal. The announcement was made this week at the Virtual Greenbuild Conference and Expo.

The Wrangler 4xe delivers up to 25 miles of nearly silent, zero-emission, electric-only propulsion, making it commuter friendly as an all-electric daily driver without range anxiety. It is also the most capable and eco-friendly Jeep vehicle off-road - combined with the open-air freedom that only Jeep Wrangler offers. 4xe is Jeep's global name for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology.

"The Wrangler 4xe delivers an exciting and environmentally positive way for Jeep fans to enjoy their on- and off-road experiences," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and "Its powerful plug-in hybrid powerplant brings welcome performance, while enabling up to 25 miles of trail or street driving exclusively on quiet, zero-emission battery power."

The Wrangler 4xe's hybrid powertrain combines a high-tech, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with two electric motors, a high-voltage battery pack and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Torque from the electric motors in the Wrangler 4xe arrives instantly on demand from the driver. The powertrain also delivers fuel-saving, seamless, start-stop operation of the engine.

The most advanced powertrain ever developed for a Jeep Wrangler maximizes efficiency with an estimated 50 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). With 375 horsepower and a 0-60 MPH time of just 6.0 seconds, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers performance, benchmark off-road capability and an electric vehicle lifestyle.

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe driver can tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each trip with the E Selec mode buttons on the instrument panel. Hybrid, the default mode, blends power from the engine and electric motors. Electric prioritizes EV operation until the battery reaches its minimum charge, while eSave prioritizes propulsion from the engine, saving the battery charge for later use.

Like all Jeep Wranglers, the Wrangler 4xe is Trail Rated with solid front and rear axles, full-time 4x4 two-speed transfer case, fully articulating suspension and 30 inches of water fording capability. All Wrangler 4xe power modes are available when the drivetrain is shifted to 4Lo. The seamless integration of electric power into the 4x4 drivetrain elevates the Wrangler 4xe to new levels of off-road performance.


2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Has a 470-HP 6.4-Liter V-8

The 392, which sits an inch taller than the standard Rubicon, will launch to 60 mph in a claimed 4.5 seconds. It'll go on sale in early 2021.

  • Jeep has announced that the Wrangler Rubicon 392 is headed to production, and it'll go on sale early next year.
  • It's powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 that produces 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and Jeep claims it'll do 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
  • Available only as a four-door Rubicon model, it's equipped with 33-inch all-terrain tires, Fox shocks, Dana 44 axles, and it's an inch taller than the standard Rubicon.
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Jeep Teases Production 2022 Wrangler With 392 Hemi V8 In New Video

Elizabeth Blackstock, Saturday 11/14/2020,

"Back in July, Jeep confirmed that the 6.4-liter V-8 Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept was definitely a thing-but today we got our first video, and it confirms the news that the marque has been hinting at: We're going to be getting a production Jeep Wrangler with a V8 engine, and it's going to be available to buy in 2021.

We were skeptical about this in the past, especially because it was loaded with that big word: concept. There's nothing worse than a teaser for a cool machine that's never going to come to fruition. But this is the real deal. This is production.

Jeep posted its most recent video on Instagram. It's short, but you can just hear the growl of the engine as it accelerates through the desert. That noise is unmistakable, and it's not one you've ever heard in a production Jeep before.

Its previous post came on Twitter, which just showed a hood with a conspicuous bump and 392 inscribed on the side. From the last image, it was impossible to tell whether we were getting a Wrangler or a Gladiator, but the new video gives us the confirmation we were looking for.

There was very little to deduce from the June image, but now we can start talking specs.

Here are some highlights from Jeep's concept press release (which may or may not be exactly true for the final production version):

  • Dana 44 axles, a Selec-Track full-time two-speed transfer case, Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle locking differentials and 37-inch mud-terrain tires that wrap around custom 17-inch beadlock wheels
  • A factory Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit and 37-inch tires combine to improve articulation and contribute to unprecedented levels of water fording capability (34 inches) and ground clearance (13.25 inches), as well as improved approach (51.6 degrees), breakover (29.5 degrees) and departure (40.1 degrees) angles.
  • Rubicon rock rails, steel bumpers with a Warn winch and a steel belly pan
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission and a 3.73 gear ratio
Chrysler's 392-cubic inch 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. They're the engine of the aftermarket for Jeeps, but the company has never actually implemented such a powerful engine in its machines before. The best you can get is the 2020 Gladiator with a 3.6-liter V6 putting out 285 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque."


Jeep Gladiator gets Willys trim level for 2021 model year

The Jeep Gladiator gets a new but familiar edition for the 2021 model year, borrowing the Willys trim level from the Wrangler line. There are the requisite badges and stickers, but fortunately there's content included in the package that may make the Gladiator Willys edition, which is based on the Sport S trim, attractive to buyers.

Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand in North America, says, "Gladiator Willys models harken back to the original Jeep lineup while offering an aggressive look and additional increased capability." Rock rails and shocks are borrowed from the off-road-spec Rubicon model, and a limited-slip differential is a welcome addition. Unique 17-inch black wheels wear chunky 32-inch BFGoodrich KM2 mud terrain tires and pair well with the similarly blacked-out grille.

Also included are the Gladiator's Technology Group with seven-inch infotainment screen and Convenience Group. An upgraded 8.4-inch Uconnect system is optional, as are adaptive cruise control, Jeep's Active Safety Group, Cargo Management Group (which includes an upgraded alternator and 400-Watt inverter), the Cold Weather Group with heated seats and steering wheel and the Trailer-Tow Package.

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2022 Jeep Compass Rumored To Debut In November

Anthony Alaniz, Oct. 26, 2020, Motor1

It'll feature updated styling inside and out.

The 2022 Jeep Compass that our spy photographers caught earlier this month was wearing less camouflage than before. Now, we may know why. A new report from Mopar Insiders, citing "several" of their sources, says the automaker will reveal the updated crossover next month at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China, which is scheduled to begin on November 22.

The Compass we expect to see should feature several styling updates without any significant design overhauls. The latest spy photos show Jeep's familiar seven-slot grille sitting between what looks like a pair of narrower headlights. Even fewer changes are expected at the rear, with small changes kept to a minimum on the lower part of the bumper and diffuser. Photos of the interior have shown a new infotainment system likely paired with a new dashboard layout. Read More


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