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Jun 16, 2019 #Jeep, #Motoring
  • A selection of special edition Jeep models, including the new “S” range created to enhance the sporty appeal of the brand will be on show at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
  • The debut of the unstoppable Cherokee Trailhawk completes the refreshed specialised off-road Trailhawk range
  • The bold and distinctive Compass Night Eagle will be revealed in Geneva
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited makes its debut
  • Exclusive customisations with Jeep Authentic Accessories by Mopar
  • Additional important news will be revealed during the Jeep press conference at 11.30am on Tuesday, 5 March

Jeep will showcase a collection of special edition models at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. The new “S” range special edition Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee will make their European debuts alongside the new Cherokee Trailhawk, sporting the prestigious “Trail Rated” badge a symbol that signifies the ability to successfully tackle even the most challenging off-road trails, as well as a display of custom models created with Jeep Authentic Accessories by Mopar.

Further important news for the future of the Jeep brand will be revealed during the press conference that will take place on Tuesday 5 March, at 11.30am on the Jeep stand (Hall 5).

New “S” range
For the first time at a motor show in Europe, Jeep will display the new “S” range. Created on Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models, the new “S” line-up enhances the sporty, metropolitan appeal of the Jeep SUVs, while reasserting their legendary off-road capabilities.

New Jeep Renegade “S”
Based on the Limited version, the new Jeep Renegade “S” features an Alpine White exterior and boasts a sportier look with black roof and Low Gloss Granite Crystal accents on its iconic seven-slot front grille. Model-specific roof bars and exclusive Granite Crystal 19-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior look of the special edition model. Inside, premium seats with tungsten stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with black stitching enhance the dark, all-black environment. A host of user-friendly technology is standard, including the UconnectTM 8.4-inch NAV with Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM. Additional features for comfort and safety include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, dual-zone automatic A/C, front and rear parking sensors and a Full Pack LED, which includes LED daytime running lights, headlamps, fog lights and rear lights. Under the bonnet of the model on display, is a new 1.3-litre Turbo engine delivering 180hp with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine line-up also includes the 1.3-litre Turbo engine delivering 150hp, the 1.6-litre Multijet II diesel paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed DDCT and the 2.0-litre Multijet II 4×4 paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Legendary Jeep off-road capability comes courtesy of its advanced 4×4 system, rear axle disconnect, Selec-Terrain traction control and Hill Start Assist.

New Jeep Compass “S”
The new Compass “S” offers sophisticated styling with comprehensive equipment created for customers who want to stand out. In addition to state-of-the-art off-road technology, it offers excellent on-road driving dynamics and is packed with over 70 passive and active safety systems. The Jeep Compass “S” on show at Geneva features a two-tone Pearl White exterior with black roof (standard on the “S”) and new 19-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal wheels. The same unique finish is found on the badges, front grille, fog lamp outer bezels, lower fascia and window surrounds. Inside, a black leather interior with contrasting tungsten colour stitching, anodised Gun Metal central console and connectivity courtesy of the UconnectTM 8.4-inch NAV system. Other features on this special edition include Bi-Xenon headlights, automatic high beams, power tailgate, Adaptive Cruise Control, Beats sound system and electric 8-way seats. The vehicle on display on the Jeep stand is powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet 170hp engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. The engine line-up also includes the 1.4-litre petrol engine delivering 140hp or 170hp (paired with a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive), the 1.6-litre Multijet II delivering 120hp with manual transmission and the 2.0-litre with 140hp or 170hp paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

New Jeep Cherokee “S”
The new Cherokee “S” special edition model adds satin gloss Granite Crystal Metallic 19-inch wheels, body colour lower front fascia and fender flares, dedicated “S” badge, satin gloss Granite Crystal Metallic accents for both the ‘Jeep’ and ‘4×4’ badges, roof rails and fog lamp bezels. The cabin features a Nappa leather black interior with tungsten accent stitching on seats, armrests and centre console. Additional equipment includes UconnectTM 8.4-inch NAV with Apple CarPlay integration and Android AutoTM compatibility, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Active Speed Limiter, Forward Collision Warning Plus with pedestrian recognition, Advanced Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, Keyless Enter-N-GoTM, front and rear parking sensors and Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist. All these features deliver comfort, safety and power – the latter comes courtesy of the 2.0-litre Turbo 270hp petrol engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited
Jeep Grand Cherokee created the premium SUV category 26 years ago with over six million sold since its first introduction. The new “S” is based on the Limited trim level and adds design cues from the Grand Cherokee SRT model with front and rear fascias with a Low Gloss Granite Crystal finish, SRT-style performance bonnet, bespoke side skirts and the unmistakable Jeep trapezoidal wheel arches. The exterior is completed with a burnished exhaust tip and Low Gloss Granite Crystal 20-inch alloy wheels. The cabin features the same “blacked-out” theme of the vehicle’s exterior, with Piano Black centre console and black ventilated leather-wrapped perforated front seats with heated cushions and backrests. A new infotainment package adds a premium Alpine sound system with digital amplifier, Active Noise Cancellation, nine speakers, subwoofer and the latest generation of the UconnectTM 8.4-inch system with navigation, bonded glass design, Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM. The vehicle on display on the Jeep stand will have a Bright White exterior and a black leather interior. It will be fitted with a 3.0-litre V6 direct injection Common Rail diesel engine, featuring Multijet II technology that delivers 250hp, and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel.

The introduction of the new “S” Limited special edition also marks the market launch of the 2019 Model Year line-up of the most-awarded SUV ever. In addition to the updated interior, featuring a redesigned centre console, new technology for improved comfort and safety will make the Jeep flagship even more appealing. Exterior enhancements include all-new finishes, new wheels and three new exterior paint colours – Slate Blue, Green Metallic and Sting Grey.

New Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Just a few months after the launch of the new Cherokee, the Trailhawk trim is joining the Cherokee range and completing the trailblazing family of off-road-specialist versions. Trailhawk models embody not only the no-compromise attitude that characterises each vehicle carrying the unmistakable seven-slot grille, but also their legendary off-road capability.

The Trailhawk is loaded with Jeep off-road hardware, 17-inch off-road tyres, aggressive approach and departure angles, unique front and rear fascia and skid plates, in addition to a 2cm factory lift. Its unmatched 4×4 capability is enhanced with Jeep Active Drive Lock and its locking rear differential that maximises traction on extreme terrain and Selec-Terrain with five modes, including Rock, which is exclusive for the Trailhawk trim. The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk boasts an approach angle of 29.9 degrees, a departure angle of 32.2 degrees and breakover angle of 22.9 degrees. Ground clearance is equivalent to 22cm.

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk also follows the Jeep “Trail Rated” tradition with the “Trail Rated” badge on the Firecracker Red Clear Coat livery, certifying that it was designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key performance categories: traction, ground clearance, manoeuvrability, articulation and water fording. Powered by a new 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine, delivering 270hp and 400Nm torque paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Trailhawk vehicle on display is equipped with front and rear parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, UconnectTM 8.4-inch navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM, configurable 7-inch TFT colour screen, and a Premium sound system with nine speakers and subwoofer. The complete safety equipment inventory comprises Active Speed Limiter, Forward Collision Warning Plus with pedestrian recognition, Advanced Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, Keyless Enter-N-Go™ and Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist.

The new 2.0-litre petrol engine is making its European debut on the Cherokee Trailhawk joining the 2.2-litre turbo diesel that has been available in the Cherokee range from launch. This engine is offered on all 4×4 versions of the Cherokee line-up (except for the Sport). The new 2.0-litre petrol will be the only engine option available on Cherokee Trailhawk.

Jeep Compass Night Eagle
The Jeep Compass Night Eagle special edition delivers a bolder, sportier look with black grille, fog lights and halogen headlight bezels to convey an aggressive appearance to the vehicle’s front end. The black window surround and “Jeep” and “4×4” badges pick up the dark theme which is found throughout the exterior of this special edition model. The Compass Night Eagle is equipped with 19-inch Gloss Black and Diamond Cut aluminium alloy wheels that further enhance its aggressive stance. The dedicated Night Eagle badge completes the look of this new special edition model. Sporting a Laser Blue exterior with black roof and a cloth/techno-leather interior, the Compass Night Eagle on show in Geneva features a 1.4-litre 140hp petrol engine paired with manual transmission. The model on the Jeep stand is packed with an 8.4-inch UconnectTM touchscreen radio and navigation system, ParkView rear camera with dynamic grid and rear parking assistance.

Jeep Authentic Accessories by Mopar
Now in its fourth generation, Jeep Wrangler is the icon of the Jeep brand. With its authentic style, the Wrangler continues to be an undisputed off-road champion while offering the highest levels of comfort and handling for everyday use.

A Mopar edition of the Wrangler Rubicon with a 100% street legal configuration, enhanced by Jeep Performance Parts and capable of expressing the undisputed off-road capability of the vehicle, will be a centrepiece of the stand. A 2-inch suspension lift kit, “snorkel”, “rock rails”, black door sill guards, “black fuel door”, all-weather mats and 1941 sticker add to the configuration of this model.

The vehicle also features Jeep Authentic Accessories by Mopar. These are selected from the range of over 200 accessories dedicated to Jeep Wrangler and include: Matt Black seven-slot grille, moulded splash guards, off-road lights and wing mirrors caps – all contrasting with the Hella Yella yellow paintwork. The Mopar customisation continues inside, where a black mesh sun bonnet, front grab handles and tailgate table enhance the vehicle’s functionality.

It will be displayed beside a Wrangler Sahara with an urban customisation theme which further expresses the versatility of the Jeep icon in terms of personalisation. A chrome-plated fuel cap and door sill guards stand out from the Ocean Blue paint. Both are powered by the new 2.0-litre petrol engine delivering 272hp, in combination with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the two all-wheel drive systems offered in the Wrangler range (Command-Trac for the Sahara and Rock-Trac for the Rubicon).

Mopar experts have also turned their attention to the Jeep Renegade. Displayed in the Limited trim level, the Renegade model on the Jeep stand features an all-new Bikini Blue paint, paired with Polar Plunge leather interior, and is characterised by a special urban customisation, including rear scuff plate, front dam, unique side mouldings and door sill guards with Jeep logo – all in Subshine Grey which is the same colour as the wing mirrors and front grille. The cabin offers a cargo organiser and carpet mats.

All Mopar accessories are fully capable of providing the best in terms of functionality, safety, style and performance because they are created by the same teams that designed the original vehicle.