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This section of Torque News reports Jeep news. It provides news and reviews about Jeep vehicles such as Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee and so on. The rise of the sport utility vehicle in the US has helped the Jeep brand become one of the top choices among younger families. With a great mix of low cost four wheel drive models and high performance, high end luxury SUVs that all offer incredible versatility and impressive capabilities – Jeep offers something for every buyer.

The 2018 Jeeps have all hit the road save one. Out already are the new Grand Cherokees, Compasses, Cherokees, and the Renegades. However, it is late in this year and the FCA Jeep Wrangler has yet to hit the road. In fact, it has barely been revealed to the public. But that will change on November 29th. Read this section for Jeep news and updates from Torque News reporters with reliable and trusted sources.

By Mary Conway on February 26, 2019 - 9:44PM
Fiat Chrysler says it will create 6500 jobs in Michigan. FCA says its expansion plan would create the first new assembly plant to be built in the city of Detroit in nearly three decades.
By John Goreham on February 19, 2019 - 9:25AM
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is a rough and ready off-roader, right? Yes, it is, but also so much more.
By John Goreham on January 17, 2019 - 11:09AM
Jeep's quality isn't the only thing getting better as time passes. Check out how far Jeep has advanced the 2019 Cherokee's crash test result.
By Patrick Rall on December 10, 2018 - 1:10PM
FCA plans to launch a three-row version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee by 2022 and based on a new report by the Detroit News, this larger version of the legendary SUV could be built at the now-inactive Mack Avenue Engine Plant II in Detroit – meaning that as GM is closing American plants, FCA could re-open an idled facility in Michigan.
By Mary Conway on December 9, 2018 - 9:42PM
Fiat Chrysler is expected to announce that it will open a new plant in Detroit by 2020. We look at why Fiat Chrysler needs the plant and politically why it makes sense to open it in Detroit.
By Patrick Rall on November 29, 2018 - 3:54PM
Yesterday morning, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator made its grand debut at the 2018 Los Angeles International Auto Show and based on what we can see and read about the long-awaited Wrangler pickup, the FCA engineers have given the community what they wanted – incorporating everything that makes the Wrangler so popular into a midsized pickup.
By Patrick Rall on November 16, 2018 - 11:15AM
Some people on social media seem to think that the recent recall of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk pertaining to the floor mats is a joke, but it is a real recall that presents real world problems for owners of the 707-horsepower SUV, along with the 475 horsepower non-Trackhawk SRT models.
By Patrick Rall on November 1, 2018 - 2:32PM
The Los Angeles Auto Show issued a press release this morning and in it, the organizers announced that the long-awaited Jeep Wrangler pickup will debut in California, ending speculation as to when the trail rated truck will finally meet the world.
By Patrick Rall on October 31, 2018 - 12:37PM
The organizers of the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas have announced their annual awards and for the ninth-straight year, the Jeep Wrangler was named the Hottest SUV at SEMA – an award that it has literally never lost.
By John Goreham on October 25, 2018 - 11:32AM
We test the new KM3 mud-terrain tire from BFGoordrich and come away impressed.
By Mary Conway on October 16, 2018 - 8:48PM
Fiat Chrysler and Jeep are recalling more than 24,000 of the new 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler JL versions because of bad welds. If the the welds fail, the steering could go out.
By Patrick Rall on October 12, 2018 - 2:50PM
A Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk equipped with Hennessey’s HPE1200 package covers the quarter mile in just 9.66 seconds and with a speed of 145 miles per hour, making this is quickest and fastest Trackhawk in the world at the quarter mile distance.
By Patrick Rall on October 10, 2018 - 12:56PM
The supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi from the Dodge Challenger, the Dodge Charger and the Jeep Grand Cherokee has already brought in more than $3 billion through the first four model years of availability and that number is going to keep climbing over the next few years.
By Patrick Rall on October 4, 2018 - 12:19PM
While Ford trucks outsold Ram trucks and the Mustang outsold the Challenger, the FCA group brands combined to outsell the Ford Motor Company brands in the US market in September 2018 – a rare occurrence which hasn’t happened since 2007.
By Patrick Rall on October 2, 2018 - 2:25PM
It was announced yesterday that former Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis is taking over the lead position of the Jeep brand and after his success in rolling out a variety of high performance Challengers and Chargers, he could play a key role in improving the performance resume of the Trail Rated brand.
By Patrick Rall on August 28, 2018 - 5:19PM
The first special package for the new Jeep Wrangler JL was announced today, with the Moab package introducing a new level of standard off-roading capabilities to the latest in a long line of legendary machines to sport the Moab name.
By Mary Conway on August 25, 2018 - 11:46PM
Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 209,000 SUVs and vans because of gas bubbles in the brake lines. The problem could increase the time it takes the brakes to stop the vehicle.The recall affects a number of different SUVs.
By Al Castro on July 22, 2018 - 1:45AM
Let me start off at bat: Don Marchionne is a great man. Period. I didn’t agree with him with his paltry 5 year electrification plan for FCA Group, but with his expedited departure, we can now look back with definitive successes and failures. This is how the Era of Sergio Marchionne came to an end, and the Era of Jeep begins as the dominant force in the car industry, perhaps to equal that of Goliath General Motors, now that Jeep takes the world stage.
By Al Castro on July 11, 2018 - 7:19PM
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA Chrysler laid out a 5 Year Plan to investors in Italy last month that will be his swan song before leaving in April 2019. Investors were eager to know what his plans were to electrify the entire portfolio. He gave few details other than throwing money and some numbers. But this week he leaves it to his minions at Maserati and Alfa Romeo to hash the details as to how the Ítalo-American auto company will become electrified.
By Tom Wyrick on June 29, 2018 - 10:44AM
While Tesla owners don't have the Jeep Wave, Tesla and Jeep still have two very important things in common. They both have great communities and the fun factor.

By Max Marck on June 26, 2018 - 11:07AM
A recent survey by a company called Gold Eagle asked participants about their dream cars. Among them were the Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro. But the top two cars make for interesting reading, as do the breakdowns for men and women. The latter showed strong preference for the Jeep Wrangler (81%), while the former went for the Tesla Model S (63%).
By Patrick Rall on June 6, 2018 - 3:49PM
The refreshed 2019 Jeep Renegade for the European market has been introduced ahead of this week’s 2018 Turin Auto Show in Italy, but with the current Renegade having the same basic appearance in the US and Europe – the new small Jeep coming to American dealerships will likely look just like this one.
By Patrick Rall on May 25, 2018 - 2:28PM
FCA is recalling 4.8-million vehicles including the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 and several other popular models over a concern that the cruise control system could get stuck in the set position and it will not shut off – potentially leading to an accident if the system will not deactivate as expected.
By Mary Conway on May 20, 2018 - 9:58PM
Welcome to the future of the Jeep Wrangler. The Product Design department of Fiat Chrysler sponsors a contest to let students design the future of vehicles. The winning design comes from a teenager in Florida.
By Mary Conway on May 10, 2018 - 9:27PM
Jeep just issued a recall for 325,000 2004-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs. The vehicles could have a problem with the suspension that could make it difficult for the driver to control the SUV.
By Mary Conway on April 30, 2018 - 11:27PM
Jeep workers in Toledo, Ohio, have finished production of the popular 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK model. It has been a spectacular run for the workers who are seeing record sales of Jeep vehicles. While the workers are sad to see the JK model die, they are excited about the new product that they will be building soon.
By Mary Conway on April 29, 2018 - 9:47AM
Workers who admire and respect the product they build are more inclined to do a better job. That is the idea behind a new program at the Jeep Toledo facility. Jeep is sending its workers off-roading so they can better appreciate the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
By John Goreham on April 2, 2018 - 5:21PM
As part of the Boston Bruins' 49th annual 7th Player Award, a lucky family was given the keys to a Jeep Renegade Sport.
By Mary Conway on March 22, 2018 - 9:51PM
Jeep has unveiled its concept vehicles that will head to the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Most of the new concepts take the 2018 Jeep Wrangler to new heights of performance and power.
By Patrick Rall on March 6, 2018 - 11:22AM
If you own a Hemi-powered Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee or any other 2005-newer go-fast machine from an FCA brand including the Dodge Viper, you can sign up to participate in one of the 2018 National Muscle Car Association drag racing events for free – with an entire class designated to the Mopar-powered vehicles.