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Jeep Celebrates its Military Heritage with Retro Wrangler Concept

Jul 15, 2016




A unique commemorative Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle has been announced.

Jeep has a rich history dating back to 1941, when the name symbolized a unique family of go-anywhere, do-anything vehicles, a spirit the brand is trying to capture in this concept.

The one-of-a-kind Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept is a modern interpretation of the Willys MB and is based on a two-door Wrangler Sport. On the outside, it has received an olive-drab paint scheme, first used on military vehicles 75 years ago.

Other features include 16-inch steel wheels wrapped in 32-inch military non-directional tires, hood latches, a rear-mounted spare tire, steel front and rear bumpers with tow hooks, low back canvas seats, custom wood hood blocks and side mirrors, as well as bronze commemorative fender badges.


Under the hood is Jeep’s familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission.

“We are creating this unique Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle in celebration of the brand’s legendary history, and to demonstrate that 75 years later, today’s iconic Jeep Wrangler is instantly recognizable and clearly connected to the original Willys MB,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Since they were first produced in 1941, Jeep vehicles have been the authentic benchmark for off-road capability, having mastered more terrain, led more adventures and provided drivers more freedom than any other vehicle before or since.”


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FCA is Pouring $1B into Jeep Plant Upgrades

FCA is Pouring $1B into Jeep Plant Upgrades

Jul 15, 2016



Jeep is getting ready to build its next-generation Wrangler.

Parent company Fia Chrysler Automobiles has announced a $1.05-billion investment to retool the Jeep Wrangler factory in Toledo, Ohio, as well as another site in Illinois.

The Ohio factory will receive $700 million so that the next-generation Wrangler can be built, and the investment is expected to add around 700 new jobs. The Wrangler factory is part of a larger complex in Ohio, and the American automaker said that plans for the South factory will be announced at a later date.

The other factory in Belvidere, Illinois will receive a $350 million for upgrades, potentially adding another 300 jobs to the site. That factory will focus on producing the Jeep Cherokee, which will be moving to Illinois in 2017. Currently, FCA builds the Dodge Dart, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass in Belvidere, but all three are being discontinued.

The investments are a move to focus on strengthening the Jeep brand, which has continued to do well for FCA.


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