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2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler Review

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler Review

It's one of the most puzzling conundrums in the auto industry: how does an anachronism like the Jeep Wrangler rattle off ever-increasing sales numbers each and every year? By any rational measure, the Wrangler's old school platform lags behind its SUV competitors by at least several generations, and yet each year hundreds of thousands of customers look past the clunky steering, rough ride, and wince-inducing fuel mileage to embrace its rugged image and drive one home from the dealership.

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Jeep concept features the 707HP V8 engine from Dodge Hellcat

Jeep concept features the 707HP V8 engine from Dodge Hellcat

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari event, where Jeep and off-road enthusiasts gather in the desert in Moab, Utah, the car maker will be showing off a handful of special concept Jeep models. While Jeep has presented concepts to the thousands of participants in the past, this year they've pulled out all the stops on one particular vehicle. Dubbed the Trailcat, it's a Jeep Wrangler that has been outfitted with the 707hp 6.2-liter V8 engine from Dodge's Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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NHTSA Safety Probe Involves 856,000 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep Shifters

NHTSA Safety Probe Involves 856,000 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep Shifters

Auto designers are always looking for ways to maximize interior space, and that includes thinking outside the box when it comes to reinterpreting the control surfaces we've all become so accustomed to in modern vehicles. At Fiat Chrysler, in recent years this has meant transmuting the traditional transmission shifter stalk into a smaller selector that frees up significant room on the center console by avoiding a direct mechanical linkage with the transmission in favor of an electronic connection.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry debut

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry debut

Jeep has rolled out a pair of new special edition models at the LA Auto Show aimed at completely different types of enthusiasts. One of the vehicles is aimed at the driver who wants street performance and it is the Grand Cherokee SRT Night. It has a stealthy appearance with black roof and lightweight performance wheels.

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Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept to Go into Limited Production

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept to Go into Limited Production

One thing that we can count on each year at SEMA is seeing some very cool concept cars that we wish would go into production. Typically there isn't a chance of these concepts being made, like that Challenger GT AWD. Jeep has a very cool concept vehicle called the Wrangler Red Rock Concept and if you dig the Wrangler Red Rock you can buy one, if you hurry.

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Jeep Cherokee security issue patched via USB drive mailed to owners

Jeep Cherokee security issue patched via USB drive mailed to owners

A bit over a month ago, we talked about the significant security issue that was exploited by security researchers to take control of a Jeep Cherokee from the driver from afar. The automotive and security world were scandalized that a hack of this magnitude with the potential for driver injury could occur. Chrysler has now issued a patch for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee that plugs the security hole that allowed hackers to take over the transmission and brakes of the car.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after hacked Jeep incident

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after hacked Jeep incident

Following this week's news about a Jeep vehicle that was hacked from a remote location while driving down the road, parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have announced a recall affecting 1.4 million cars in the US. The recall is obviously over potential hole in the security of the software running on the vehicles. In the Jeep incident, which was covered in a report from Wired, the hackers managed to send signals to car's dashboard over the internet while it was traveling at 70 mph.

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Jeep hacking done on willing participant

Jeep hacking done on willing participant

Today's big news about a Jeep being "hacked" from a remote location was done on a willing test-dummy of sorts. The man - Andy Greenberg - writes for Wired magazine, and agreed to be part of this hacking experiment over the past year. Their work - these hackers, that is to say - was indeed a test, and not entirely malicious, but that's no reason to stop the panic. The hack they performed was real, and it really COULD send signals to this vehicle's dashboard via the internet.

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Jeep is considering a pickup truck version of its Wrangler

Jeep is considering a pickup truck version of its Wrangler

Jeep is toying with the idea of getting back into the pickup truck game, said the company's CEO Mike Manley. If it does, we could be seeing a pickup truck version of Jeep's popular Wrangler model some time in the relatively near future. Alongside talk about the possible future pickup model, Jeep also unveiled a new pickup-based Wrangler concept model, giving enthusiasts an idea of what this potential future model will look like. There's no mistaking it as anything other than a Jeep or a pickup truck, but it deviates enough from both to stand out while, in some ways, appearing akin to a Hummer.

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Jeep Cherokees recalled: air bag software issue cited

Jeep Cherokees recalled: air bag software issue cited

Jeep has recalled more Cherokees, this one being due to an issue with the air bag. This follows the auto maker's recall last month, which also concerned the newest model year Cherokees -- in that case due to random fires that have been happening. Under this newest recall, both 2014 and 2015 model years are affected by a software issue that could cause the airbags to randomly inflate without reason; fortunately, there are no known injuries or accidents caused by this problem.

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2015 Jeep Renegade: a youthful and rugged small SUV

2015 Jeep Renegade: a youthful and rugged small SUV

Jeep has introduced its new 2015 Renegade, a small SUV that promises to be fuel efficient while offering all the ruggedness and features Jeep fans have come to know and love. Jeep has targeted the younger drivers out there with a new look that is, while distinctly Jeep, a bit playful and youthful. Those who like to go off-road have nothing to worry about, however, with the Trailhawk variety aiming to please all manner of outdoor driving. The Trailhawk is joined by the Limited, Renegade Latitude, and Renegade Sport, all bringing their own features.

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Jeep Cherokees under investigation following fires

Jeep Cherokees under investigation following fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs following complaints about fires in the engine compartment. About 50,415 Cherokees are being probed as part of the preliminary investigation, which will look into a possible defect that has caused multiple newer Cherokees to go up in flames for no readily discernible reason. The NHTSA is said to also have some field report data from an Early Warning Reporting program on the matter which will be factored in.

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