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Chicago Auto Show’s Jeep trail

by David Zatz on

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

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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