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.

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California dealer group files petition against Motor Village LA

Motor Village LA is one of Chrysler’s newest projects, combining all five of their American-sold brands in one (immaculate) LA-based dealership but according to the California New Car Dealers Association, Motor Village LA is in violation of California law that prevents automotive manufacturers from owning dealerships within 10 miles of any other related dealership.

Chrysler avoids stoppages after Japanese earthquake and tsunami

Since the earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit Japan last week followed by a series of aftershocks and repeated nuclear power plant explosions, automakers around the world have been forced to take a good long look at their component inventory and the Chrysler Group has offered their first statement since the natural disaster hit.

Chrysler gains 13% over last year as consumers wait for 2011 models

The numbers from around the US automotive industry are in and the Chrysler Group is the weakest of the American automakers in terms of year over year growth (comparing February 2010 to February 2011) and even with consumers seemingly waiting for the impressive new 2011 models to reach dealerships in higher numbers, Chrysler showed a jump of 13% in sales.

NHTSA opts against a recall of Jeep Wranglers for fuel spillage

Since August 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of Defect Investigations has been looking into a large number of fuel spillage complaints relating to the 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler but the NHTSA has closed the investigations – citing that no recall is necessary.

Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel spotted out testing – in the US

Earlier today, we brought you the news of the Jeep Grand Cherokee making its debut when the Geneva Motor Show opens next month and although few expect to see the diesel Jeep in the US, a pair of CRD-badged test mules out roaming the Michigan roads suggests that the oil-burning SUV could show up at North American Jeep dealerships.

Chrysler increases reimbursement for consumers with special needs

Chrysler announced yesterday at the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association in Daytona Beach Florida that they were increasing their reimbursement program value to $1,000 for those consumers who require the assistance of items like wheelchair lifts or hand-controlled throttle and brake mechanisms.

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 could debut at the NYC Auto Show

Dodge debuted the new 392 cubic inch Hemi in the 2011 Dodge Challenger at the LA Auto Show, followed by the reveal yesterday of the Charger SRT8 at the Chicago Auto Show and if internet rumors prove to be true, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 could make its debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show.

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