Brand Broadens Vehicle Lineup
with Three New Models
Hills, Mich., Jan 7, 2010 -
The Jeep® brand is broadening its vehicle lineup with the
introduction of three new rugged, versatile and innovative vehicles
that deliver classic Jeep design and capability.
The new 2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade boasts a new premium, rugged
appearance with standard class-leading capability features, while the
Jeep Wrangler lineup is expanded with unique limited-edition models -
Jeep Wrangler Islander and Jeep Wrangler Mountain - that deliver
high-impact visual appeal with outdoor fun-and-freedom themes.
"While clearly appealing to our core customers, these three new Jeep
models will attract new customers to the Jeep dealer showroom," said
Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "The
new Liberty Renegade delivers renowned Jeep capability and an array of
standard features in a stunning new rugged, premium design, while both
Wrangler models expand the iconic anchor of the Jeep brand with unique,
limited-edition versions that consumers have told us they want."
The new Jeep Liberty Renegade and Jeep Wrangler Islander edition will
be available in Jeep showrooms in the first quarter of 2010. The Jeep
Wrangler Mountain edition will follow in the second quarter.
The "Renegade" name returns to
the Jeep® lineup for 2010. First used in 1964 on the inside door
opening of the Jeep Wagoneer, the Renegade has always represented the
rebellious heart and soul of the Jeep brand.
Positioned between Liberty's Sport and Limited models, the new Jeep
Liberty Renegade expands the Jeep Liberty lineup, delivering renowned
capability - highlighted by Jeep's Selec-Trac® II full-time,
shift-on-the-fly, active four-wheel-drive system - in a unique, premium
and rugged new design.
Jeep Liberty Renegade is offered in a new, Renegade-exclusive Salsa Red
Pearl Coat exterior, as well as Natural Green Pearl Coat, Deep Water
Blue Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black
Crystal Pearl Coat and Stone White Clear Coat.
Standard Liberty Renegade exterior features include painted Mineral
Gray Keystone 16-inch wheels that wear new, rugged all-terrain
P235/70R16 outline white letter (OWL); dark neutral metallic wheel
flares, lower side sills, front and rear fascia, body side moldings and
rear license plate bar; black headlamp bezel; Argent Silver accent on
the lower fascia appliqué and roof rack; Satin Black vinyl hood
graphics; deep-tint glass; fog lamps; skid plates and tow hooks.
Inside, standard appointments include new premium cloth seats;
leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, instrument panel grab
handle and park-brake boot; new driftwood accent bezels;
leather-wrapped center console and soft-door armrests; premium
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC); cruise control; security
alarm; rear cargo cover and steering-wheel-mounted radio controls.
Jeep Liberty Renegade's standard Selec-Trac II active four-wheel-drive
system offers customers the benefit of a fully electronic two-speed
active transfer case and Brake-traction Control System (BTCS). It
instantly anticipates wheel slip and redirects torque accordingly,
which is ideal for off-roading or when driving in inclement weather.
This premium system offers a "4WD Auto" mode that is ideal for
full-time driving. When in 4WD Auto mode, the system uses vehicle
sensors to adjust and redirect torque between front and rear axles
based on real-time driving conditions, providing the vehicle with
responsive tractive performance.
For added capability when traversing steep grades, rough terrain or
extremely poor traction surfaces, the transfer case includes a "4WD
Low" mode. This second-speed gear multiplies engine torque 2.72 times
and locks the clutch pack for maximum traction.
Electric shifting between 2WD, 4WD Auto and 4WD Low is accomplished
with a console-mounted switch. A push-pin button is used to shift to
A 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard on all Jeep Liberty models,
including the new Renegade. The 3.7-liter engine produces 210
horsepower (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque @
All Jeep Liberty models offer customers an "only-in-a-Jeep" open-air
experience, courtesy of Jeep's industry-exclusive Sky Slider™
full-length open-canvas roof.
After more than 20 years, the
unique Islander theme returns to Jeep.
The limited-edition Jeep Wrangler Islander is available on Wrangler and
Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 models. Based on the Wrangler Sport model, the
Islander's unique beach theme conveys open-air fun at first and every
Jeep Wrangler Islander is featured in unique Surf Blue Pearl Coat, and
is also available in Stone White Clear Coat, Bright Sliver Metallic
Clear Coat and Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat.
Other exterior features include an Islander "Tiki Bob" decal on the
hood with latitude and longitude coordinates that represent an actual
location relating to the "Islander" theme of the vehicle, blackside
steps and popular Moab 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires.
Inside, Islander's seats are Dark Gray with Surf Blue inserts, blue
stitching and an embroidered Islander "Tiki Bob" logo adorning the seat
back. Blue stitching also has been added to the leather-wrapped
steering wheel, with Mopar® rubber floor mats completing the beach
The Jeep Wrangler Islander option package is available at a U.S.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,120.
Further expanding the iconic
Wrangler brand's reach, Jeep delivers another high-impact,
limited-edition model with the Jeep Wrangler Mountain edition.
The Jeep Wrangler Mountain edition is based on the Wrangler Sport S
package, and is available on Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 models.
Exterior features include a unique "Mountain" decal on the hood with
latitude and longitude coordinates that represent an actual location
relating to the "Mountain" theme of the vehicle; painted high-gloss
Mineral Gray 17-inch Moab wheels, grille and bumper appliqués;
tubular side steps; 32-inch tires; black tail lamp guards; and a
fuel-filler door from Mopar.
Available exterior colors include Rescue Green Metallic Clear Coat,
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat.
Interior features include an embossed seat insert with embroidered
"Mountain logo," and anodized graphite heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC) rings.
The Jeep Wrangler Mountain option package will be available at a U.S.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $1,820.
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