There are plenty of choices here for all types of Jeep customers

Jeep will have a big presence at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, spearheaded largely by a handful of special edition models for the Renegade, Compass, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee. Each of the special edition Jeep models will bring something unique to the table, though a few of them will share the same “S” moniker. All special edition Jeeps feature stylish upgrades that should appeal to a wide range of customers across Europe. All special edition Jeeps will also be available for purchase at some point in the year. Most will arrive in the second quarter of 2019, with the earliest to arrive being the Cherokee Trailhawk, which hits dealerships in April. If you can’t wait that long, the Jeep Compass Night Eagle is already available at Jeep dealerships. Pricing details for all special edition Jeep models are not yet available.

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The U.S. is still Jeep’s go-to-market, but business is booming in Europe, too. Sales in the Old Continent shot up to a record-breaking 165,058 sold units in 2018, a dramatic increase from its previous sales record in 2017 when the automaker sold 107,569 units. I’m not a Math genius or anything of that sort, but that’s a year-on-year sales increase of almost 50 percent!

With the success that Jeep’s having in Europe, it comes as no surprise that the American automaker is bringing the big guns at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in the form of a fleet of special edition models involving its entire model lineup. Yes, sir. The Jeep Renegade, Jeep Compass, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and even the Jeep Wrangler will be all dressed up in Geneva as the automaker prepares to unleash all special edition models in the market later this year.

It’d be a disservice to lump them all together, so let’s take a look at all these special edition Jeeps individually.

Jeep Compass S

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Let’s dive into the “S” special edition models first because, well, there are a lot of them. The first one is the Jeep Compass S. It’s probably the most subdued special edition Jeep among the entire lineup. Still, it’s dressed in a Pearl White paint finish with a matching black roof. The latter comes standard on the “S” variant. A Low Gloss Granite Crystal finish that provides a classy polish to the front grille, light surrounds, and 19-inch wheels.

The colors are muted relative to the other special edition Jeeps, but it works beautifully on the four-door crossover.

Inside, there are black leather seats with contrasting Tungsten-colored stitching. It’s a solid choice of colors given the crossover’s predominantly white body.

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The Compass S also comes with a lineup of accessories and amenities. The Bi-Xenon headlights are nice additions, as is the adaptive cruise control system that should provide an extra level of comfort to the driving experience.

Speaking of comfort, the Compass also comes with eight-way power seats.

The Jeep Compass S is scheduled to hit Jeep dealerships across Europe sometime in the second quarter of 2019.

Jeep Renegade S

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The sports-oriented Jeep Renegade gets in on the “S” fun, too.

The subcompact crossover benefits from its own exclusive white paint called Alpine White.

The same black roof treatment is also present on the Renegade S. This is a recurring design theme across the entire “S” range so don’t be surprised when I mention that the “S” versions of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee feature the same setup. It’s not just the roof, either. The Renegade’s seven-slot front grille sparkles with the Low Gloss Granite Crystal accents while the set of 19-inch alloy wheels benefit from the same Granite Crystal finish as the ones found on the Compass S.

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Nappa leather is in abundant supply in the interior, and, presumably for consistency’s sake, Tungsten-colored stitching provides a personable two-color look in the cabin.

If you’re looking for a copious amount of tech features, the Renegade S is a good choice. Features like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, brake assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, and keyless entry all come standard in the Renegade S. Just like its Compass counterpart, the Renegade S becomes available sometime in the second quarter of 2019.

Jeep Cherokee S

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At this point, you’ve probably noticed a trend among Jeep’s Geneva-bound “S” vehicles. Yes, they’re all dressed in different shades of white, though, if you ask me, white is the same any which way you look at it.

Regardless of my opinion, the Jeep Cherokee S is also dressed in a Pearl White exterior finish.

It also sits on a set of 19-inch satin gloss Granite Crystal Metallic wheels, though in the case of the Cherokee S, the ‘Jeep’ and ‘4x4’ badges, as well as the roof rails and fog lamp bezels, are also finished in the specific color scheme. The interior is what you’d expect, too. Jeep dropped a generous amount of Nappa leather on the interior surface of the Cherokee S and the same tungsten accent stitching is also present in this model. You’ll find the stitching on the seats, armrests, and center console of the SUV. You’re not getting short-changed on the equipment side of things, too.

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The Cherokee S is loaded with tech and safety features, all of which come standard to the special edition model.

A UconnectTM 8.4-inch NAV with Apple CarPlay integration and Android AutoTM compatibility? It has it. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go capability? Yes, sir. 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? Do you even have to ask? Mark your calendars for the second quarter of the year. Just like the Compass S and the Renegade S, the Cherokee S arrives in dealerships around that time.

Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited

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A full lineup of special edition Jeep “S” models wouldn’t be complete without the big daddy of the family. The Jeep Grand Cherokee stands as the company’s flagship model. It’s a position it has owned since it burst onto the scene back in 1993. Obviously, if there’s a special edition Jeep to be made, the Grand Cherokee has first-in-line priority.

Based on the Grand Cherokee’s Limited trim, the Grand Cherokee S Limited is on the receiving end of all the same exclusive touches like all the other special edition Jeep “S” models.

It’s dressed in a nice shade of Bright White — did you expect a different color? — but it has the benefit of receiving design cues from the Grand Cherokee SRT. The SUV’s hood, for example, has SRT styling written all over it. There are also bespoke side skirts, fender flares, and set of 20-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal alloy wheels.

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The Grand Cherokee S Limited likewise benefits from exclusive touches that you’re not getting from the other Jeep “S” models.

Sure, the blacked-out theme evokes images of all the other “S” models, but since the Grand Cherokee is the flagship SUV, it also boasts a number of goodies that includes:

  • Black ventilated leather-wrapped perforated front seats with heated cushions and backrests
  • New high-tech new infotainment package
  • Premium Alpine sound system with digital amplifier
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Nine speakers
  • Subwoofer
  • Latest generation of the Uconnect 8.4" system with navigation that includes a bonded glass design, Apple CarPlay, and Android AutoTM.

Be smart with your money because, unlike the other Jeep “S” models, the Grand Cherokee S Limited is scheduled to hit dealerships shortly after the Geneva Motor Show concludes.

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

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In the event that none of the Jeep “S” models tickle your fancy, you can opt for a special edition Jeep that’s, shall I say, a bit more on the rugged side. The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk fits that bill. Most of us in the U.S. are already familiar with the Cherokee Trailhawk, but our friends in Europe will only get their hands on the functionally superior SUV when it hits dealerships in April. It’s not that long of a wait, so if you’re looking into buying a Jeep Cherokee with serious off-road chops, now’s the time to start saving up on the cheese. If you do decide to buy one, you’re buying an SUV that’s loaded to the brim with enough off-road hardware to make you comfortable in taking it any place where there’s a surface underneath you.

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The Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with a 0.78-inch suspension lift that provides a total of 8.66 inches of ground clearance.

It also boasts a locking rear differential, five different driving modes, and a 2.0-liter turbo engine that produces 270 horsepower 295 pound-feet of torque. Europe has some of the best off-road trails in the world. With the arrival of the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, you can now go to these trails without worrying about making it out in one piece.

Jeep Compass Night Eagle

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A fashionable Jeep is a contradiction in it of itself, but that’s not stopping the brand from bringing the Compass Night Eagle to the Geneva Motor Show.

If you’re looking for a bolder and sportier Jeep Compass, the Night Eagle is for you.

The Geneva-bound model is headed to the auto show sporting a Laser Blue paint finish to go along with a black roof, Gloss Black trim on the grille, fog lights, and headlight bezels, and a set of 19-inch Gloss Black and Diamond Cut aluminum alloy wheels. Who says that there’s no room for aggressive enhancements on the Jeep Compass?

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Hop inside the SUV, and you’ll be greeted by a cloth/techno-leather interior. I’m not certain what that looks like, but there’s room for some surprises in this department.

Either way, Jeep is also throwing the always useful 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio and navigation system into the mix.

Add the ParkView rear camera with dynamic grid and rear parking assistance, and a 140-horsepower 1.4-liter engine with a manual transmission and you get the Compass Night Eagle Edition. Curiously, Jeep made no mention on when this special edition Compass arrives in dealerships. Perhaps it’s leaving that as a bit of a surprise?

Jeep Renegade Limited

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Speaking of colorful, check out the Jeep Renegade Limited. This special edition model is, without question, the most flamboyant Jeep that’s headed to the Geneva Motor Show.

It’s completely customized, which probably explains why it’s dressed up in a turquoise-looking paint finish that Jeep proudly calls “Bikini.”

Oh, yes. This paint color is called “Bikini” for reasons that I’m not even sure of. The weird names for the colors don’t end there, either. The crossover’s grille, front splitter, side moldings, door sill guards, mirror caps, and the rear scuff plate are all dressed in a color called Subshine Grey I actually it was a typo for “Sunshine,” but it’s not, as it turns out.

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The use of colorful paint nicknames extends into the interior, too, where Jeep’s color-of-choice for the Renegade Limited’s gray leather upholstery is called Polar Plunge. I wish I were making all of this up, but I’m not. In any case, prepare to adjust your eyes when you see the Renegade Limited in Geneva.

Further reading

2015 Jeep Renegade High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Renegade.

2017 Jeep Compass High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Compass.

2019 Jeep Cherokee
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Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
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Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Note: all images courtesy of Jeep.

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 4x4 paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Legendary Jeep off-road capability comes courtesy of its advanced 4x4 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 ‘4x4’ 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 4x4 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 4x4 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 “4x4” 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.

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