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.