2018 Jeep Truck

There has been a lot of speculation for a few years now that Jeep would be releasing another truck. If we look at previous models Jeep has had 3 compact pickups and 1 full size.

The CJ-8 Scrambler was introduced in 1981 and manufactured through 1986.

Jeep-Comanche-Pioneer.jpgThe Comanche is probably the best known Jeep truck and it was manufactured from 1984-1996.

Jeep CJ10.JPGThe CJ-10 was produced from 1981-1985, and it was designed and sold for export markets. Australia in particular.

The Gladiator has been the only full size truck in the Jeep lineup. It was first introduced in 1962 for the 1963 model year and was produced right up until 1988. After 1971 however the Gladiator name was dropped and the truck was simply known as the Jeep pickup.

All of these Trucks were released in the pre-Chrysler era of the Jeep brand. My guess is that since the Chrysler brand, or Fiat Chrysler Automotives, has made such huge strides in the Ramtrucks brand that a modern day Jeep Truck will be a marriage of Jeep and Ram. Jeep in design with Ram components under the hood.

We can assume that the design of the 2018 Jeep truck will be similar to something that we have already seen. FCA has released its own concept in the past, followed up by the JK-8 truck conversion kit released by Mopar and in the aftermarket world we know that American Expedition Vehicles has been converting Wranglers to trucks for many years now.

The Jeep Gladiator Concept seems to be the most popular model for speculation as to what the 2018 model will look like.

Its very similar to the JK-8 kit that Mopar released.

You can also see some similarities to the AEV Brute conversion kit. We do know that Mopar andĀ AEV have been working very closely together on Jeep accessories and now Ram accessories.

As far as rumors right out of FCA, what we currently know is that the Truck will only come in a 2-door model, and the length the truck will be the same length as a 4-door model. This is to avoid a major factory refit and to maintain production rates. They are expecting it to be about the size of a Ford Ranger in length, but a little wider- with the passenger room of today’s 2-door wrangler, and narrower mirrors and fender flares.

For the time being though this is all speculation and as more specs and details get released we will keep you in the loop!

Happy Jeeping!!!

 

2015 Jeep Cherokee

In 2014 the Jeep Cherokee racked up an impressive list of awards and it’s looking to dominate again in 2015.

The Cherokee represents the true freedom of Jeep. With all of the uncompromising capability you expect from the Jeep name but with the modern and technological twists of the modern market. The 2015 Jeep Cherokee features game-changing aerodynamics and a sophisticated interior that is loaded with state-of-the-art technology.

The 2015 Cherokee offers technology features like the award winning and intuitive Uconnect multimedia center making sure you are always connected, entertained and informed on either a full color 5″ or 8.4″ touchscreen. Once in your Cherokee you can use the voice command to change the radio station to a local channel or one of the many channels available on the built in SiriusXM satellite radio, you can make and receive phone calls as well as answer text messages, choose you navigation destinations or set cabin temps. The Uconnect system employs GPS navigation for audible turn-by-turn directions, and detailed 3D maps to help ensure you arrive on time. The Nav is integrated into your in-cluster display center and on the multimedia center touch-screen display so you can see directions front and center. With the wireless charging pad on the front console you can make sure that all of your devices are charged and ready to go once you arrive at your destination.

The technology isn’t limited to just the entertainment features in the 2015 Cherokee it spans every aspect and feature. With over 70 standard and available safety and security features you can be confident that the Jeep Cherokee will keep your family safe. From forward collision warning with active braking that warns you of potential hazards, to the available adaptive cruise control with stop and go the Cherokee makes your safety a top priority. Whether they are working behind the scenes, like the standard electronic stability control, or alerting you of potential hazards, these systems combine to give you peace of mind on every adventure. The newly available safety tech group (available on the North, Limited and Trailhawk models) arms you with a host of advanced safety features; including: blind spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection and park sense rear park assist. For added convenience, it also comes with power heated exterior mirrors with supplemental turn signals and courtesy lamps.

Here at Rivershore Ram we currently have the 2015 Jeep Cherokee in stock so give our non-commission sales staff a call today to book your test drive.

2015 Jeep Renegade

For the second year in a row Jeep is introducing a new model. Last year we saw the Cherokee come back to life and this year at the Geneva Motor Show Jeep announced the 2015 Jeep Renegade.

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The Renegade is the smallest offering from Jeep, but it still holds all of the off-road capability that we have come to know and love from the Jeep brand. Like the Cherokee the Renegade also comes with a Trailhawk option. Watch the full release video below.

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