The 2018 Jeep® Cherokee Latitude’s Tech Connect Package Will Include Amazon Alexa

Tech Connect package

High-tech junkies and online-ordering addicts alike will rejoice at the new addition to the Tech Connect Package on the 2018 Jeep® Cherokee: Amazon Alexa. This marks the first Jeep® model to offer full Alexa integration.

The Tech Connect Package is a suite of Uconnect skills meant to reduce stress and increase convenience for Jeep® drivers every day. Alexa, a voice-command device powered by Amazon, allows users a hands-free way to search and order online; it’s a natural extension to complement the convenience of the standard Uconnect features. The Tech Connect Package will include a free Amazon Echo Dot device, a three-month subscription to the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, and three months of full access to Audible. While a few other automakers are offering Amazon Alexa connection, only Jeep® is incorporating three months of premium access and the physical Echo Dot device–just another example of how the brand caters to its customers.

The Tech Connect Package will also include one full year of access to Sirius XM Satellite Radio and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display for easier-to-read functionality.

The new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude with the Tech Connect Package will be available at Jasper Jeep® starting in November of 2017. Stop by to experience this delightful new offering for yourself.

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2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Boasts Versatility

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

The 2018 Jeep® Compass is set to impress. The Trailhawk trim level is the answer to adventurers’ dreams. Delivering more versatility than its competitors, this beast is ready to take on any road.

The Compass Trailhawk merges two qualities that you wouldn’t normally find together: simplicity and versatility. It makes excursions easier with a user-friendly performance system. Access drive modes such as auto, rock, snow, sand, and mud simply by pressing one of the well-labeled buttons on the center console. The Trailhawk stands out because of its ability to tackle both smooth and uneven roads with equal prowess.

Functionality is another perk of the Trailhawk. This ride’s spacious interior provides ample storage space for gear and groceries. It can handle a snowstorm on the highway or a snowstorm on the back roads, showing more versatility than vehicles like the Subaru Crosstrek, which focus more on highway performance. The Trailhawk also comes with is a full-size spare wheel and tire for emergencies.

The Trailhawk also bestows a pleasing ride for both driver and passengers. Despite the engine’s potency, the interior is surprisingly quiet. Enjoy minimal road noise while hearing your favorite music more clearly.

The Trailhawk is incredibly versatile, but its benefits don’t stop there. Check out various impressive trim levels of the 2018 Jeep® Compass at Jasper Jeep.

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Fall Service Tips

You probably know that your Jeep® needs regular maintenance to keep it performing at its best. But do you know specifically what type of fall service your vehicle needs? Here are some tips on maintenance for the upcoming season.


Check Your Brakes

It’s no mystery that rain and snow showers leave the roads extra slippery. You should always leave extra space between yourself and other vehicles when you’re driving in these conditions, but good braking power is important too. Bring your Jeep® into Jasper Jeep and let us check your brakes to make sure they’re functioning at their best.


Check Your Tires

When the weather cools down, tires pressure drops. Tires with low pressure aren’t getting the best traction or gas mileage. Keep an eye on your tires throughout fall and winter and fill them as needed. Also check to see that your tires are in good condition and still have deep tread.

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Check Your Battery

The last thing you want is to be stranded with a dead battery on a rainy fall morning. Batteries can quickly lose their juice in the colder weather, so have your battery checked now at Jasper Jeep to make sure it’s fit for fall.

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Check Out JeepFest in Jasper This September


Jasper Jeep is proud to sponsor the annual Sheriff’s JeepFest event in Pickens County. JeepFest will be held this year from August 31st through September 3rd. As usual, this humongous event filled with passionate Jeep® fanatics, will benefit a tremendous cause: our children.

Proceeds from JeepFest will benefit a number of kid-focused charities, especially those that help feed, shelter, and give supplies to children in need. Among the charities this year are the Joy House, Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, the Boys and Girls Club, the Jasper Youth Sports Association, and Special Olympics for Pickens County.

JeepFest will include a wide range of events, in addition to concerts, food, and rides. Events include trail rides (optional nighttime trail rides), obstacle courses, mud pit challenges, cruise-ins, drag races, and more—and all behind the wheel of Jeeps®. There will also be a vendor/sponsor on September 2nd and 3rd, so stop by and say hi to all of us from Jasper Jeep.

We recommend registering online before the event. If you register by August 15th, the cost is $75 to participate in any or all events. At the gate, it will cost $85; spectators get in for free.

We’ll see you at JeepFest!

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First Look at the Jeep Wrangler Pickup

Jeep Wrangler Pickup

Enthusiasts have been begging for an off-road-driven Jeep Wrangler pickup for years now and they’re finally getting their wish. Recent renders of the upcoming model have surfaced to give an indication of what the truck will look like. Let’s just say the designers made style and utility work well together, if this first look is even somewhat accurate.

The next-generation Wrangler will likely boast the signature seven-slot grille with round headlights to start. That’s on par with the styling of the standard Jeep Wrangler. The pickup is predicted to share the bumpers, fenders, and hood as well.

Of note, the truck bed’s leading edge will likely be cut at an angle and fall in line with the shape of the door. Most pickups have a vertical gap between the bed and cab—but Jeep is a trend setter, not a follower.

The upcoming Wrangler pickup truck will likely feature new and improved door hinges as well as pull door handles that differ from the current push-button handles.

The Jeep Wrangler pickup is scheduled to release sometime in 2018. We’ll keep you updated as production progresses. After all, we here at Jasper Jeep can’t wait to see the Jeep Wrangler pickup in person!

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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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