We know that everyone’s attention is now focused on the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but right after that the New York Auto Show will open its doors. This is where Chrysler will unveil the successor to the current Liberty . We say the successor because the company still has to decide if the "Liberty" name will be kept or a new name will be adopted.
The new model will be smaller and lighter than the new Grand Cherokee, but it will deliver the same off-road capacities of its big brothers in the Jeep lineup. One of the major updates will include a new independent rear suspension system - as revealed by the prototypes that were caught testing.
Along with the new-generation Liberty, Chrysler will also unveil 47 all-new or significantly refreshed models over the next four years, six of which will come from Alfa Romeo. It is rumored that Jeep will contribute with a new-generation Wagoneer, plus an entry level model set to be produced in Italy.
Jeep is preparing for the upcoming winter with a special edition Liberty Arctic that will be revealed at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. This special edition takes its inspiration from the Europe-bound Wrangler Arctic and will arrive in Jeep showrooms this month.
The Liberty Arctic will be available in four exterior colors - Winter Chill, Bright Silver, Bright White, and Mineral Gray - combined with "Arctic" badges on the front fenders and semi-gloss black 16-inch aluminum wheels with center caps painted semi-gloss black. The exterior also features deep tint glass and tow hooks, blacked-out headlamps, and standard fog lamps.
The interior of the Liberty Arctic will feature a black and orange color scheme to offset the exterior. The vehicle’s seats will be covered in black vinyl with an "Arctic" logo in the seat back. Arctic Orange accent stitching can be found on the seat backs, cushions, and headrests.
The list of standard equipment for the Jeep Liberty Arctic includes gray-faced gauges, express up/down one-touch windows, Media Center 430 touch-screen with a nine-speaker Infiniti sound system, and Mopar slush mats with white "Jeep" lettering.
Pricing for the 2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic will be announced at a later date.
The 45th Moab Jeep Easter Safari is set to open on April 19, 2011 and as has been the case in recent years, Jeep and Mopar will be on hand to present a number of new customized vehicles for the attending public to swoon over.
This year, a total of six vehicles will be displayed, one of which is a tuned-up Jeep Cherokee - Liberty here in the US - that has been christened as the Overland. Based on the 2011 Cherokee, the Overland has been set up with a 2.8-liter CRD 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine with a Selec-Trac II 4x4 system. In addition to the imposing powertrain, the Overland was also dressed up in a zebra safari paint pattern and fitted with an ARB 3-inch suspension lift and Old Man Emu shocks, as well as a set of Mickey Thompson 265/75-R16 MTZ tires that have been mounted on steel wheels. Mopar also added an ARB air locker in the rear differential and on-board air compressor to ensure increased traction for the hulking SUV.
Likewise, Chrysler’s aftermarket company also gave the Overland a number of underbody protection equipment, including skid plates for the SUV’s front suspension, transmission, and transfer case. You’ll also find a host of other items like front and rear tow hooks, slush mats, cargo tray liner, sill guards and a new sport pedal kit.
In celebrating the brand’s 70th anniversary, Jeep has decided to release something special for all of its customers.
What better way to do that than to release a special edition model for five vehicles in its current line-up? The company is releasing a 70th Anniversary Edition for the Compass , Grand Cherokee , Liberty , Patriot , and Wrangler SUVs. All of the anniversary models will be rolled out to dealerships by the coming months and will be available in three different color schemes: Bronze Star, Bright Silver, and Black.
The only downside with these SE models is that most of the special edition features were given to the SUV’s interior, leaving little else for the exterior and nothing on the performance side.
But hey, a special edition model is a special edition model. Jeep is turning 70 years old this year and they’re bringing on the year-long celebration on a very high note.
Whether the brand has more in store for us in 2011 is another matter altogether. From the looks of things, though, we wouldn’t be surprised if they do have more surprises for us as the year rolls along.
Details on the Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition after the jump.
The second special edition to be revealed by Jeep at the Los Angeles Auto Show is the Liberty Jet. The new Jet package adds a price of $1,495 to the Liberty Sport models and $995 on Liberty Limited models. It is available in four exterior colors: Bright Silver, Dark Charcoal, Brilliant Black and Blackberry.
On the exterior the new Jeep Liberty Jet will be distinguished by 20-inch polished aluminum wheels fitted with P245/50R20 all-season tires, a chrome lower fascia opening, body side moldings, license plate brow, roof rails and mirror caps, blacked-out headlamps, and unique Jet badges.
For the interior, the package adds a 9-speaker premium audio system, a standard security system that includes supplemental side-curtain air bags, and Park Sense rear park assist. Dark Slate Gray leather seating with accent stitching is available, as is heated front seats, available with six-way power function for the driver and two-way for the passenger. The final touch on the interior is the leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.
For the 2011 MY, Jeep will be bringing out the Jeep Liberty in three different versions: Sport, Renegade, and Limited. Depending on the version, the Liberty will be offered with skid plates, tire pressure monitoring (TPM), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and Hill-decent Control (HDC), unique color fenders, fascia, and headlamps. Inside, the Renegade includes a premium instrument panel with an electronic vehicle information center (EVIC) and a leather steering wheel with controls.
The exterior of the Jeep Liberty will be offered with new colors including: Bronze Star, Blackberry Pearl, Bright White Clear, and Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl. The interior will get a new steering wheel with standard controls for radio, EVIC, cruise control, and Uconnect phone. There will also be a new media center, including: AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 and auxiliary jack with 6.5-in. touch screen, 30 GB hard drive, Uconnect navigation, SIRIUS Traffic, and SIRIUS Travel Link.
Power for the 4X4 will still come from the 3.6L V6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Prices range between 23,250 and 27,250, which are just a tad lower than last year’s prices. Sales will begin in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Jeep will unveil at the Detroit Auto Show three new rugged, versatile and innovative vehicles that deliver classic Jeep design and capability. The first one is called Liberty Renegade and uses a nomenclature first used in 1964 on the inside door opening of the Jeep Wagoneer.
The Liberty Renegade is offered in either Salsa Red Pearl Coat exterior, as well as Natural Green Pearl Coat, Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat or Stone White Clear Coat and is distinguished by 16-inch wheels, dark neutral metallic wheel flares, lower side sills, front and rear fascia, body side moldings and rear license plate bar; black headlamp bezel; Argent Silver accent on the lower fascia appliqué and roof rack; Satin Black vinyl hood graphics; deep-tint glass; fog lamps; skid plates and tow hooks.
The SUV is offered in either 2WD, 4WD Auto and 4WD Low versions and is powered by a 3.7-liter engine that produces 210 hp at 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Jeep revealed today three special editions for the US market: Patriot Rocky Mountain Edition priced at $19,765, Liberty Rocky Mountain Edition priced at $25,355 and Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition priced at $32,825.
The new Jeep Patriot Rocky Mountain Edition adds uconnect tunes 30-gigabyte stereo, uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, body-color door handles and liftgate appliqué, 17-inch aluminum wheels with P215/60R17 all-season tires, ‘Rocky Mountain’ driver and front-passenger door badging, power sun roof with express open/close operation, nine premium Boston Acoustics speakers including subwoofer, two additional articulating liftgate speakers and a 458-watt amplifier.
The new Jeep Liberty Rocky Mountain Edition is being offered in both 4x4 and 4x2 models and adds refreshed 17-inch aluminum wheels with tech silver paint finish, P235/65 R17 A/S tires, uconnect tunes 30-gigabyte radio, power sun roof, deep-tinted glass, speed control and a ‘Rocky Mountain’ badge.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition adds 17-inch machined-faced aluminum wheels with gray painted pockets, power sun roof, Boston Acoustics sound system, uconnect tunes 30-gigabyte stereo, heated front seats, 12-volt power outlet, chromed body-side molding and a ‘Rocky Mountain’ edition badge.
Chrysler announced that the production of the all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty begun today at Chrysler Group’s Toledo North Assembly Plant (TNAP) in Toledo, Ohio. The all-new Jeep Liberty is being built alongside the Dodge Nitro which began production in August 2006.
Chrysler today announced pricing for the all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the mid-size SUV features classic Jeep exterior styling paired with a functional interior, increased cargo
length and rear seat legroom, and the industry-exclusive Sky Slider(TM) full-length, open- canvas roof.