This Jeep Wrangler was recently spied on Chrysler’s home turf (the headquarters tower is in the background). It appears to be a Jeep J8, a beefed-up Wrangler Unlimited assembled in Cairo, was created for fleet use by governments and other agencies, for use in demanding conditions; there is a high-roof ambulance version as well as the standard roofless and hard-top J8. The J8’s predecessor had two doors with the extended wheelbase, for a similar profile.
This particular model appears to be diesel powered, with rear leaf springs, according to reader “red_00xj,” who wrote that it is not a prototype but is here for engineering purposes. Further development on the J8 seems likely, based on the vehicle’s being kept around the CTC. This might indicate that the J8 has been selling well enough to merit investment, or that management believes there is a market for it, if they can develop the vehicle sufficiently.
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler may leave its historic steel body-on-frame construction and Toledo plant behind, according to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, as quoted by Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette. The current Wrangler has good mileage for rugged four wheel drive vehicles, but poor economy overall, at around 17/21 mpg (depending on model and transmission). Mr. Marchionne said the Wrangler will need to lose weight [...]
Keeping a years-long tradition, Chrysler today released a number of “teaser images” for concepts to be revealed at the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each brand is covered, though Chrysler has but one car — the 200S. That can be explained by the status of the brand’s three cars: the 2015 300 has yet to be launched, and the [...]