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The Jeep Wrangler line is well beyond its original capacity. Chrysler has taken a number of steps over the past couple of years to increase production but seems to be out of space and out of options.
Do you remember those dreams you had, as a kid, when you wished you could drive around a lifted convertible Chevy Astro van? While I was shopping around for a Tacoma, my wife left me unsupervised for a minute and I ended up behind the wheel of an '89 YJ with a 350 swap and a welded rear diff. Thought I was gonna die.
The folks at the Italian Quattroruote forum have dug up the first leaked photo of the forthcoming Fiat 500X. And, surprisingly, it doesn't look that bad.
Do you believe in unicorns, sasquatch, leprechauns, marriage material at the strip club, the perfect tire for all conditions, or plentiful .22LR ammunition? Nah, me neither . But I'm starting to question the existence of all things mythical after nailing down my latest find -- an 2004 Grand Cherokee Limited with a V-8, Quadra-Drive, and a mere 29,000 miles on the ticker.
The family-hauler has shifted forms over the years, from old station wagons to today's apparent favorite, the SUV. And what's not to like? In the market for an SUV? Here are 5 must-have features The family-hauler has shifted forms over the years, from old station wagons to today's apparent favorite, the SUV.
This April 17, 2014 file photo shows the 2015 Jeep Renegade at the New York International Auto Show, in New York. Subcompact Fiat-based SUV hits showrooms early next year, but Chrysler sales execs are wishing they had it now as small SUV sales soar.
Jeep begins later this month its foray into the market for subcompact SUVs -- the fastest in the industry worldwide -- when it puts on sale the Renegade, the first model born from the coupling of U.S. and Italian engineering at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles . "It's the first example of cross-country collaboration," CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters today at a news conference near Balocco, outside of Turin, Italy, where FCA has a test track.
Hall of Fame Inductees Announced The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame will induct five new members at a ceremony to be held just prior to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Each year an 18-member voting panel chooses candidates it feels are worthy of induction based on "significant contributions to off-road motorsports-beyond wins and sport affiliation," says the group.
The CCOTY program, which is open to new-this-year models, sees the highest-scoring vehicle in each testing category declared a winner, before all category winners re-compete for the overall title of Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. A field of dozens of vehicles is narrowed down to a handful of top-scoring finalists, and then just two overall winners.
Nobody's said the 2015 Jeep Renegade is meant to approach the capability of a Wrangler, "Trail Rated" badge or no. Jeep's new jacked-up hatchback is happiest on dirt roads , but it's still got chops for a few heavier obstacles along the way.
You probably wouldn't find us Etsy'ing our way through a copy of Make: Magazine if it were the last form of entertainment left in a dentist's office, a.k.a. our most loyal subscribers. Make is a publication focused on do-it-yourself projects and other similarly effort-intense undertakings, but Toyota has us re-thinking our DIY POV.
Times have changed, with the newest models offering impressive performance, a driving experience nearly as quiet as gasoline-powered cars and emissions that easily meet today's stringent standards. Add to that fuel economy that can exceed even the most efficient gasoline-electric hybrid models, and more and more diesel cars and truck are finding a place on car buyers' shopping lists.
Before Mercedes first unveiled its G 63 AMG 6x6 , California-based Tyrant Motorworks converted a 2012 Jeep Wrangler to six-wheel-drive. Developed mainly as a promotional vehicle, it's now about to be replaced by a new-and-improved model ... so it can be yours, if you place the winning bid on eBay.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:26 am
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