DIS­PATCH

Jp Magazine - - Dispatch - By Tori Tellem jped­i­tor@jp­magazine.com

Jeep News & Ru­mors

Should you buy new or used? Well, iseecars.com stud­ied the stats for your an­swer—as in, 6 mil­lion new and used ve­hi­cles sold be­tween Au­gust 1, 2017, to Jan­uary 24, 2018, and prices of new ve­hi­cles were com­pared to 1-year-old ve­hi­cles. The find­ings were that nine new ve­hi­cles were shown to have bet­ter value when bought new over used, in­clud­ing the Jeep Wran­gler Un­lim­ited, which was in the No. 1 spot. The Rene­gade grabbed No. 8. “Jeeps are known for re­tain­ing their value due to their dura­bil­ity and per­for­mance across all ter­rains,” said the site’s CEO Phong Ly. Read it here: bit.ly/2GvxEao.

Who’s the win­ner when it comes to the 2018 5-Year Cost to Own awards from Kelley Blue Book? You, if you own the Jeep Wran­gler Un­lim­ited. It won the mid­size SUV/crossover cat­e­gory as a ve­hi­cle with the low­est pro­jected own­er­ship cost (in­clud­ing things like in­sur­ance, de­pre­ci­a­tion, and fuel). Learn more about how it was se­lected here: bit.ly/2n1wJ8G. Will get­ting the 2.0L diesel in your ’18 Jeep Wran­gler cost you $3,000 in op­tions (en­gine and eight-speed trans­mis­sion)? How im­por­tant was Su­per Bowl LII for the new Jeep Wran­gler? Ed­munds.com checked on the bump to its brand and model pages dur­ing the TV com­mer­cials air­ing dur­ing the game and found the Wran­gler got a 93 per­cent increase in traf­fic.

A hu­man with the le­git nick­name of “Jeep”? That would be Francis Sanza, who passed away at the age of 99. He got the nick­name af­ter do­ing early field­test­ing of a ve­hi­cle that would even­tu­ally be­come the Willys-Over­land Jeep. He was also the driver of Gen­eral Ge­orge S. Pat­ton’s Jeep dur­ing WWII.

Is a set­tle­ment (mainly fines and re­calls) be­tween the Depart­ment of Jus­tice and FCA over an al­leged de­feat de­vice for ’14 to ’16 Jeep Grand Chero­kees (and Ram 1500s) diesel engines im­mi­nent? Aus­tralia’s get­ting spe­cial Jeep Wran­gler Ru­bi­cons? Say, maybe, some­thing like a tuned-for-the-Out­back sus­pen­sion? Ver­ba­tim: “The Juras­sic-Rex and ve­loci­rap­tors are on the loose! Your young ad­ven­turer knows just what to do—hop into their Power Wheels Jeep Wran­gler ve­hi­cle and get mov­ing! With awe­some Juras­sic Park graph­ics and styling, ex­cit­ing dino-chase sounds, and a real work­ing light­bar, kids will feel like they’re driv­ing the real thing! Rac­ing at a max speed of 5 mph over hard sur­faces and grass with Power-Lock brakes and a par­ent-con­trolled high-speed lock out, young off-road­ers will love steer­ing Juras­sic ad­ven­tures in this ex­cit­ing ride-on!” And it will only cost you about $300 from Fisher-Price: bit.ly/2oiTmI2. Talk of a Jeep Wran­gler hy­brid in 2020 is get­ting louder.

His­tory in the mak­ing: Looks like April 7, 2018, marked the of­fi­cial end of ’18 Jeep Wran­gler pro­duc­tion. Not to be con­fused with the start of ’18 Jeep Wran­gler pro­duc­tion. April is farewell to the model that was the JK.

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