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Chicago Auto Show’s Jeep trail

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Jeep Grand Cherokee on the Jeep track at #CAIS15

Jeep has once again brought its simulated trail to the Chicago Auto Show (#CAIS15), with a rock garden, logs to cross, a body-torsion test that can damage some competitive “SUVs,” and a 35° roller-coaster hill made of slippery metal and rising 24 feet into the air, for a fine view of the show.  The little Jeep Renegade is now part of the experience, along with Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, and Wrangler, handling it with aplomb — every five minutes, all day long, for the length of the show.

Jeep Renegade cresting the hill at #CAIS15


Durability under torsional stress and hefty abuse may be more of a Jeep trademark than climbing a hill or driving over some rocks or having x amount of ground clearance, and the Renegade seemed more than up to the task. It’s not the most rigorous test of a Jeep, but it can be a great deal of fun, and it’s open to the public now.  Full story with video

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