Introducing the Powerful 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Trackhawk

2018 Trackhawk

Few auto brands are more iconic than Jeep®. And when it comes to SUVs, Jeeps have long been one of America’s favorite lineups. Models like the classic Jeep® Wrangler and the luxurious, off-road ready Jeep® Grand Cherokee offer performances and passenger experiences that can’t be beat.

But Jeep® seems to always be full of surprises, and the capable, versatile Jeep® Grand Cherokee is about to become even more impressive with the introduction of the 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The new Trackhawk will be the strongest SUV there is, borrowing its power from the Dodge Hellcat models. Both the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and the Dodge Charger Hellcat share a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that pumps out a massive 707 horsepower. The 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the third vehicle to house this impressive engine, and the first to pair it with all-wheel drive.

The Trackhawk isn’t necessarily designed for off-roading, but it has been engineered for outstanding performance in most conditions, with tools like its eight-speed automatic transmission and limited-slip rear differential. The Trackhawk will be as luxurious on the inside as it is under the hood, promising a cabin full of leather touches and the latest gadgets.

To learn more about the powerful 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, when it will be available, and what its performance will be like, call us as Jasper Jeep today.

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New Ram 1500 Option Packages Announced

Ram 1500 option packages

America’s longest-lasting truck just got a few upgrades. While the 2017 Ram 1500 already provides a wealth of options for customizing and adapting your truck to your lifestyle, the designers at Ram decided that just wasn’t enough – and early this April, they announced the arrival of two new Ram 1500 option packages. The limited edition packages expand Ram’s color palette and give the pickup some cool new cosmetic touches.

The first package, the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport, comes with a vibrant lime-green body paint color with a grille to match, offset by black accents and parts. The Sublime Sport features black wheels, a black grille, a black performance hood, and more. Meanwhile, the Ram 1500 Rebel Blue Streak offers buyers a vibrant metallic shade of blue with slick black wheels and a black grille. Two-tone body paint is an option on the Rebel Blue Streak as well. Additionally, both models feature custom interiors that reflect the color schemes of the truck’s body.

The Ram 1500 option packages will be available at dealerships in May. The Sublime Sport package is offered on the Crew Cab V8 model with an MSRP of $45,740, while the Rebel Blue Streak will be $45,095 on all Ram 1500 models and configurations. Keep an eye out for their arrival next month at Jasper Jeep.

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Bold, Athletic, and Refined: The 2017 Compass Design

2017 Jeep Compass

2017 Jeep Compass

The 2017 Compass design is truly inspired. This model comes with an advanced 4×4 system to help you drive over rough terrain, while a distinguished look celebrates the heritage of the Jeep brand. Not only is the latest Compass refined and high-tech, but this model is also designed with performance and off-road driving in mind. You won’t find a more versatile ride than the 2017 Jeep Compass.

According to Jeep, the Compass is built around the improved 4×4 system. You can select between Active Drive and Active Drive low, while a small, yet wide 4×4 architecture is ideal for rugged terrain. In fact, the new Jeep Compass has best-in-class capabilities thanks to things like a wide body, nine-speed transmission, and Tigershark Multiair engine. For off-roading fans, the new Compass is perfect.

“Our all-new 2017 Jeep Compass enters an extremely important and growing segment worldwide, and does so with an unmatched list of attributes that includes benchmark 4×4 off-road capability, exceptional on-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient powertrains, countless advanced technology and safety features, all wrapped in a premium, authentic Jeep design,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep.

The design includes chrome trim, headlamp bezels, and a clamshell hood. The fenders are made to have a muscular appearance, while LED lighting improves visibility. You can opt for a power liftgate to help with storage, and more than 70 advanced safety systems keep you better protected. See this model as Jasper Jeep today.

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Jeep Pickup Truck to Begin Production in 2019

 

Jeep Pickup Truck Production

The automotive industry hasn’t seen a Jeep pickup truck in years, but change is in the wind. Fiat Chrysler confirmed that an all-new Jeep pickup will roll off the production line beginning in 2019. The long-awaited model will be produced in Toledo, Ohio.

Fiat Chrysler officials originally said production would begin in 2020, but it looks like they’re ahead of schedule. The new pickup will be based on the ever-popular Jeep Wrangler, following its redesign next year.

The Jeep brand accounted for nearly 41% of Fiat Chrysler’s sales, which includes Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat. The off-road crossover and SUV brand has a strong history of capability and versatility, making it a prime choice for a market where larger vehicles are selling quickly.

The new Jeep pickup truck will compete in the midsize truck segment, which has seen a surge of new competitors in recent years: the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado made their return in 2015, the Toyota Tacoma has seen an increasing sales trend, and Ford announced that the Ranger pickup will return to the market as well.

Now, a new Jeep pickup plans to enter the race and, given the brand’s track record, it’s bound to be impressive.

We here at Jasper Jeep can’t wait for the arrival of the new Wrangler-based pickup!

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Best Tips for Off-Roading

If you’ve found yourself in the driver’s seat of a Jeep recently, you’re probably itching to try some off-roading. If you’re a beginner, don’t fret. These tips for off-roading will get you started on the (off) road to fun and safe adventures.

 

Learn the Language of Terrain

Successful off-roading is made of awareness. The last thing you want when you’re out exploring is an unexpected (read: dangerous) surprise. Find out as much as possible about your path before you take it. Ask other off-roaders or look at a map if possible. Take a long, hard look at the horizon and watch for places where the path seems to disappear, which can indicate a steep drop.

An SUV off-roading in the mountains

Know Your Four-Wheel Drive

Read your owner’s manual before you head out to learn as much as you can about your vehicle’s 4WD. As soon as you slip off the pavement and onto your off-road adventure, switch to 4WD so you’re set to handle anything from the get-go.

 

Bring Equipment

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when off-roading is being over-confident. Even the most experienced people get stuck from time to time, so don’t be unprepared for the worst. At the very least, pack a heavy-duty tow strap, and if you’re going alone bring an electric winch that’s rated for your vehicle. Make sure that before you go you read up on how to use your tools so that you can handle issues like a pro.

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Five Ways To Overcome Cabin Fever

The famous song “What A Wonderful World” never says anything about cold weather and heavy snow. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a wonderful thing! In case you don’t believe it, here are a few ways to overcome cabin fever

# 1 – Go to the movies! Excessively buttered popcorn is a known cure for cabin fever. It is especially effective when consumed over an action-packed blockbuster.

# 2 – Catch up on all of those books you never read! Other seasons are great for buying books and leaving them stacked in your room. Winter actually provides the time and incentive to read them.

# 3 – Don’t be afraid of the snow – embrace it! You only need to go as far as your backyard to fully enjoy the powder. The activities are endless: build a snowman, build an igloo, make snow angels or have a snowball fight with the family.

# 4 – Binge-watch a series on Netflix. The old days when you had to wait every week for the newest episode are over. The best way to watch a season of television is in one sitting, vegging out in the warmth of your own home, while it snows outside.

# 5 – Go Off-Roading in the Snow! There are a lot of great reasons that your Jeep was made to handle off-road terrain. Sure, tackling Moab is a blast but what about running rampant in the snow? Think of it as snowmobiling on steroids.

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Innovation to Improve Driving: 2017 Wrangler Technology

2017 Wrangler TechnologyThe 2017 Jeep Wrangler comes with the latest features, especially when it comes to infotainment and safety technologies. You’ll find premium audio, connectivity, driver assist technology, and more when you step behind the wheel of this new model. Read on to learn more about 2017 Wrangler technology.

According to Jeep, the new Wrangler comes with the latest entertainment options around. This includes the advanced Uconnect system, with navigation, premium audio, and mobile connectivity. Navigation is available via Garmin to help you find you way home regardless of your location, while premium audio includes a nine-speaker Alpine All-Weather Premium Sound System with 6.5-inch speakers and weather-resistant designs. Finally, the available 430N radio system has a 6.5-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM, and more.

You can rest assured when you’re behind the wheel of the Wrangler. Safety technologies make this SUV safer than ever, including options like Electronic Stability Control, Roll Mitigation, and Trailer Sway Control. Whether you’re on rocky trails or the open highway, you’ll feel better protected when you’re behind the wheel of this model.

The 2017 Wrangler is the ideal off-road vehicle, but that doesn’t mean it’s not advanced. Thanks to the suite of Uconnect systems and the advanced safety technologies, the new Wrangler is truly state of the art.

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5 Mistakes Jeep Owners Make

Mistakes Jeep Owners MakeOwning a Jeep is an exciting adventure that opens the world around you. Jeep vehicles are world-renowned for their off-road capabilities and instant community. However, a lot of Jeep owners make a few mistakes. Here are the top five mistakes Jeep owners make.

  1. Not taking advantage of your Jeep’s abilities. Most Jeeps are built to go off-road. Let it live up to its potential and take it out on an adventure.
  2. Not becoming part of the community. When you drive a Jeep, you instantly become part of a close-knit group. Have you noticed how Jeep drivers wave at each other? Jeep drivers are also more likely to stop and help you if you get stuck somewhere.
  3. Making too many modifications. Depending on how your Jeep is equipped, it is likely to be off-road ready right from the showroom floor. Spend some time getting to know your Jeep before you decide to make any changes.
  4. Not using your Jeep’s technology. Just because you like to spend time in the wilderness doesn’t mean you must abandon technology. Use the technology in your Jeep to your advantage.
  5. Not having fun. Your Jeep was built for fun. No matter where you go, whether on the road or off it, enjoy the journey.

Here at Jasper Jeep, we love the Jeep community. Don’t make these mistakes and you’ll be able to get as much as you can out of your Jeep.

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Ram 1500 Comes with New Night Package

RAM 1500 in Jasper

Pickup truck enthusiasts love their special editions and cosmetic packages, and the new 2017 Ram 1500 plans to satisfy that itch with the new Night Package. Ram unveiled the special-edition package early September, showing off a model based on the 1500 Sport trim level but with blacked-out exterior details like the wheels, badging, and grille. The Night Package will be available as an option when the 2017 Ram 1500 goes on sale sometime late 2016 during the fourth sales quarter.

The Ram 1500 equipped with the Night Package will offer drivers their choice of five different paint colors, Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black, Flame Red, and Granite Crystal Metallic. The idea for the package came from the 2013 model’s Black Express Package. Ram officials say offering options such as the Night Package allows drivers to further customize their driving experience and makes the buying process feel more personal.

The Ram 1500 Sport trim comes standard with a 305-HP V6, cloth bucket seats, and climate control. Other features added on by the new Night Package include black bezel LED headlamps, 20-inch gloss black wheels, and black sidewall all-season tires. Many other available features and accessories can also be added to the 2017 Ram 1500 on top of the Night Package, as well.

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2017 Wrangler Updates Include New Headlights

2017-wrangler-updates-jasper-jeepJeep has come a long way since its inception 75 years ago during World War II, but the company has a way of always sticking to its roots. The most unparalleled, unrivaled, and iconic nameplate in Jeep’s lineup is inarguably the Wrangler, based on that very first all-terrain reconnaissance vehicle that was eventually turned into the best car on the market for off-road enthusiasts. 2017 Wrangler updates have improved on some of the vintage aspects that maybe weren’t so great, however – like the old headlights that didn’t compare to competitors’ anymore.

 The Wrangler’s old-style halogen lamp headlights have been classified as some of the worst on the market, sticking around in terms of design only for the sake of novelty. However, for 2017, Jeep’s designers have done away with the old lamps and replaced them with much newer and more effective LEDs.

 That’s not the only new thing Wrangler lovers have to look forward to, either. The Sport S and Rubicon models also offer buyers an optional Cold Weather Package that includes all-terrain tires, heated seats, all-weather floor mats, and even a power convenience group among other things.

 The 2017 Wrangler updates will become available on the market, along with the 2017 Wrangler, sometime late this year, when Jeep fans can do away with their old halogen-wearing models and opt for something a bit safer and more modern.

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