Arizona International Auto Show to Host Camp Jeep
Visitors to this year’s Arizona International Auto Show will be able to see the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler’s 4X4 performance put to the test at Camp Jeep®, a 22,000- square foot exhibit being brought to the show by Chrysler.
Among the obstacles meant to simulate the testing Jeep vehicles go through are an 18-foot mobile mountain, a 30-degree wedge, and a 12 x 25 foot section of simulated fallen logs 18 inches in diameter, as well as a variety of different surfaces. The various obstacles are meant to show off Jeep ground clearance, suspension, articulation, stability, and traction. While consumers won’t be allowed to take the wheel themselves, they will get to sit in the passenger seat while a product specialist takes them on a five minute ride over the course.
Other manufacturers will also be represented at the show. Chevrolet will have several vehicles available for “ride and drive,” as will Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota. Ford will also be showing off a pre-production version of the 2013 Ford Taurus. While not available for test drives, there is also a luxury car area, featuring such brands as Bentley, Maserati, and Ferrari.