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Born in 1941, the Jeep brand celebrates 75 years of 4x4 leadership, military history, and open-air freedom and adventure in 2016.  As a tribute to this diamond anniversary celebration, Jeep is creating distinctive, 75th Anniversary special-edition models of each vehicle in its lineup. “Jeep vehicles have defined the authentic SUV and set the benchmark for off-road capability and freedom since they were first produced in 1941,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Today, Jeep SUVs continue to deliver 4x4 leadership, as well as fuel efficiency, world-class craftsmanship and premium on-road dynamics. “In honor of the brand’s 75th anniversary, we have created eye-catching, special-edition models of each vehicle in our lineup that celebrate the unparalleled history of the legendary Jeep brand,” Manley added. All 75th Anniversary special-edition models will be available in Jeep-exclusive Green exterior paint (Sage Green, Recon Green or Jungle Green, depending on model), Low Gloss Bronze wheels, Bronze and Orange exterior accents, unique interiors, including exclusive seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo or one-of-a-kind Hombre Mesh fabric, open-air freedom and a 75th Anniversary exterior badge. Each model will be available in Jeep dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2016.
Posted Friday, January 8, 2016
2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition The starting Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary edition is $34,575 ($38,375 for four- door Unlimited models), plus $995 destination. It is available in Sage Green, Black, Rhino, Mojave Sand, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Features include: 17-inch wheels, front and rear tow hooks, Jeep badge and unique front and rear steel bumpers, all in Low Gloss Bronze Body-color grille with Low Gloss Bronze grille throats and headlamp rings Power dome hood with functional air vents Leather-trimmed heated seats with accent sport mesh inserts and accent stitching 75th Anniversary grab handle Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires Unique off-road rock rails Available rear locker Jeep Command-Trac 4x4 transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle 3.21 or optional 3.73 axle ratio 6.5-inch touchscreen radio with Uconnect hands-free phone and Sirius-XM Radio 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition is $36,775 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Features include: An all-new, unique front fascia, grille and headlamps Exclusive 18- and 20-inch wheels, tow hooks, grille rings, fog lamp bezels, lower fascia applique, roof rail and badges, all in Low Gloss Bronze New Gode-Tex seat cloth insert or leather trimmed heated seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo and Tangerine accent stitching Gloss Black painted body accents, Blind-spot Monitoring, power sunroof, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect NAV-ready radio 2016 Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition is $29,875 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Rhino and Granite Crystal. Based on the Cherokee Latitude model, features include: New 18-inch wheel, badges and trim accents in Low Gloss Bronze New Gode-Tex seat insert cloth with Tangerine accent stitching Dual-pane sunroof 8.4-inch touchscreen radio 2016 Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition is $25,375 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Jungle Green, Alpine White, Black, Omaha Orange, Mojave Sand, Glacier Metallic, Granite Crystal and Anvil. Based on the Renegade Latitude model, features include: New 18-inch wheel, grille surrounds, fog lamp bezels, roof rack, tail lamp applique, rear fascia and tail lamp applique and badges, all in Low Gloss Bronze Beats Audio system MySky open-air roof system 2016 Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary edition is $24,475 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Features include: 18-inch wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad, badges and tow hooks (4x4 models) in Low Gloss Bronze Light Bronze interior bezel paint Power sunroof Remote start Leather-wrapped steering wheel 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission 2016 Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition is $22,475 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Based on the Patriot Sport model, features include: 17-inch wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad, badges and tow hooks (4x4 models) in Low Gloss Bronze Light Bronze interior bezel paint Power sunroof Remote start Leather-wrapped steering wheel 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission  
Brandt Rosenbusch, FCA US historian, interview about Jeep brand 75th anniversary.
Mark Allen, head of Jeep design, interview about Jeep brand 75th anniversary.
Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global, interview on the Jeep 75th Anniversary.
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Posted Friday, January 8, 2016
The Jeep Brand Celebrates 75 Years of Legendary History with Full Lineup of New Special-edition Models
Born in 1941, the Jeep brand celebrates 75 years of 4x4 leadership, military history, and open-air freedom and adventure in 2016.  As a tribute to this diamond anniversary celebration, Jeep is creating distinctive, 75th Anniversary special-edition models of each vehicle in its lineup. “Jeep vehicles have defined the authentic SUV and set the benchmark for off-road capability and freedom since they were first produced in 1941,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Today, Jeep SUVs continue to deliver 4x4 leadership, as well as fuel efficiency, world-class craftsmanship and premium on- road dynamics. “In honor of the brand’s 75th anniversary, we have created eye-catching, special-edition models of each vehicle in our lineup that celebrate the unparalleled history of the legendary Jeep brand,” Manley added. All 75th Anniversary special-edition models will be available in Jeep-exclusive Green exterior paint (Sage Green, Recon Green or Jungle Green, depending on model), Low Gloss Bronze wheels, Bronze and Orange exterior accents, unique interiors, including exclusive seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo or one-of-a- kind Hombre Mesh fabric, open-air freedom and a 75th Anniversary exterior badge. Each model will be available in Jeep dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2016.
Brandt Rosenbusch, FCA US historian, interview about Jeep brand 75th anniversary.
Mark Allen, head of Jeep design, interview about Jeep brand 75th anniversary.
Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global, interview on the Jeep 75th Anniversary.
2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition The starting Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary edition is $34,575 ($38,375 for four-door Unlimited models), plus $995 destination. It is available in Sage Green, Black, Rhino, Mojave Sand, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Features include: 17-inch wheels, front and rear tow hooks, Jeep badge and unique front and rear steel bumpers, all in Low Gloss Bronze Body-color grille with Low Gloss Bronze grille throats and headlamp rings Power dome hood with functional air vents Leather-trimmed heated seats with accent sport mesh inserts and accent stitching 75th Anniversary grab handle Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires Unique off-road rock rails Available rear locker Jeep Command-Trac 4x4 transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle 3.21 or optional 3.73 axle ratio 6.5-inch touchscreen radio with Uconnect hands- free phone and Sirius-XM Radio 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition is $36,775 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Features include: An all-new, unique front fascia, grille and headlamps Exclusive 18- and 20-inch wheels, tow hooks, grille rings, fog lamp bezels, lower fascia applique, roof rail and badges, all in Low Gloss Bronze New Gode-Tex seat cloth insert or leather trimmed heated seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo and Tangerine accent stitching Gloss Black painted body accents, Blind-spot Monitoring, power sunroof, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect NAV-ready radio 2016 Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition is $29,875 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Rhino and Granite Crystal. Based on the Cherokee Latitude model, features include: New 18-inch wheel, badges and trim accents in Low Gloss Bronze New Gode-Tex seat insert cloth with Tangerine accent stitching Dual-pane sunroof 8.4-inch touchscreen radio 2016 Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition is $25,375 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Jungle Green, Alpine White, Black, Omaha Orange, Mojave Sand, Glacier Metallic, Granite Crystal and Anvil. Based on the Renegade Latitude model, features include: New 18-inch wheel, grille surrounds, fog lamp bezels, roof rack, tail lamp applique, rear fascia and tail lamp applique and badges, all in Low Gloss Bronze Beats Audio system MySky open-air roof system 2016 Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary edition is $24,475 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Features include: 18-inch wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad, badges and tow hooks (4x4 models) in Low Gloss Bronze Light Bronze interior bezel paint Power sunroof Remote start Leather-wrapped steering wheel 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission 2016 Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition The starting MSRP of the Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition is $22,475 for 4x4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal. Based on the Patriot Sport model, features include: 17-inch wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad, badges and tow hooks (4x4 models) in Low Gloss Bronze Light Bronze interior bezel paint Power sunroof Remote start Leather-wrapped steering wheel 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission