Jeep Hopes to Fend Off the Ford Bronco by Giving the Wrangler More Standard Equipment
Ford has decided to go all guns blazing on Jeep with the Bronco. The Blue Oval seems to have gotten everything covered; from stuff like removable doors and roof to tire packages that match the Wrangler’s profile. It started looking like Jeep was losing out on all its unique selling points, but it has decided to do something that the Bronco probably can’t in its infancy stage – offer more bang for the buck.
According to MoparInsiders.com, Jeep could start offering more standard equipment on the 2021 Wrangler model to fend off the attack from Ford Bronco. Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it?
2020 Ineos Grenadier
When folks like us are obsessed with a car, we draw it on papers, doodle about it, and all of that. But, if you have billions of pounds in your bank account, you just build a fully-functional vehicle from scratch. This is how the Ineos Grenadier came to life.
Ineos is a British petrochemicals group founded by Sir Jim Ratcliffe which now has an automotive division in its portfolio. Such was his love for the classic Defender that he tried to purchase the rights from Land Rover. When denied, he went on to build an SUV from the ground up that takes heavy inspiration from the old Defender. Although it looks the part, is the Ineos Grenadier as tough as the classic Land Rover?
Watch a Suzuki Jimny Take On The Mighty Hummer H1 In a Drag Race
We’ve seen a lot of close drag races on Carwow’s YouTube channel. Most of the time, it’s evenly matched cars that have beaten their rivals by just the nose. This time, however, the folks raced two vehicles that belong to the ends of the spectrum. One is the Hummer H1, and the other is the Suzuki Jimny. The former is heavy and powerful, whereas the latter is light and underpowered by some standards. Do you think Hummer will be able to beat the Jimny, or will it succumb to its own weight?
This Video Is Proof That Safari-Spec Porsche 911s Have a Place In This World
The Porsche 911 is mostly seen doing two things: driven in anger on the race track or cruising city streets or highways with a calm yet appealing flat-six soundtrack. But this iconic sports car can be more than that.
To the folks over at Kelly-Moss, a company building 911-based race cars and road-legal custom builds or restorations, the 911 is also a capable off-road machine. Not the kind that you can climb mountains with, but safari-spec models that you can use to tackle frozen lakes and sandy dunes.
Watch in Amazement As The 2021 Ford Bronco Takes On The Wild With Ease
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been spotted on multiple occasions, but this time, we get to see it in action. The Bronco Nation uploaded a video of the two-door and four-door Broncos having some fun in the Georgia mud. The short clip features three Broncos in their camouflaged avatars, showing off their off-roading prowess. The video is more than a blurred leak or a spy shot and gives a good idea of how the Bronco would do in its natural habitat.
Jeep’s Design Boss Just Made a Bold Statement About a Wrangler EV - Do You Agree?
Electric vehicles are taking over the automotive market and there’s not much we can do about it. It started with hatches and sedans, but the transition is trickling down to hardcore off-roaders as well. We’ve already heard the news about an electric Jeep Wrangler.
So far, all we knew was that FCA is considering one and it will come down the line. It was bound to happen anyway. Now, however, Jeep’s design chief has ascertained that it will be better than the current ICE-powered Wrangler. Does this mean that the current Wrangler has reached its saturation point and there’s no scope for further improvement until an electric powertrain is plonked in?
This Modified Suzuki Jimny Can Swim Too
The Jimny is a capable off-roader and it has proven its mettle time and again. However, a car kit maker that goes by the name ‘Dutton’ has transformed this little off-roader into an amphibious vehicle called the Dutton Surf. Although a lot of such attempts have been made in the past, what makes the Dutton kit so special is its simplicity. This kit doesn’t involve a lot of complications and it is fairly easy to maneuver it in water. Carfection has posted a video on its channel highlighting the features of the Dutton Surf.
You Could Definitely Survive the Apocalypse With This Custom Toyota 4Runner
With everything that is going on this year, it feels like we’re heading towards an apocalypse. Perhaps, that is why we’re seeing so many converted vehicles lately. Here’s another fine example that was listed on Craigslist. JBA Motors has posted an ad for this 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4 Custom that looks Armageddon-ready. The brute has less than 300 miles on the odo, which makes it practically brand new.
The 2021 Suzuki Jimny (Maruti Gypsy) Could Be a Mini Hummer
The Indian market has been craving the Jimny for a very long time. Despite holding a 50-percent market share with Maruti in India, Suzuki has shied away from offering the car to one of the fastest-growing automotive markets today. Instead, the company sells an off-roader called Gypsy which is essentially a rebadged Jimny/Samurai from the 80s. This, too, is built only on special orders for the Indian Army and cannot be purchased by civilians.
Rumors of the Jimny making its debut in India has been doing rounds for a very long time, but now it looks like there is some information on it. The 2021 Jimny is expected to be launched with the ‘Gypsy’ badge and could have a Mini-Hummer look. The motive behind this is to match its direct competitor – the Mahindra Thar – in terms of shape and size. But, can you fathom an XL-sized Jimny?
10 Surprising Facts About the Suzuki Samurai
The Suzuki Samurai reached our shores in 1985 but lived a very short life before the sales hit rock bottom. However, that was enough for enthusiasts and purists to realize that this little off-roader will be remembered for ages to come by. The Samurai was cheap and affordable, and its compact size made it stand out from the horde of other big, bulky, off-road SUVs and trucks.
Over the years, people have realized that the Samurai can go places that even the more accomplished off-roaders can’t. Currently sold as the Jimny worldwide, Suzuki has sold almost three million copies to date since its inception in 1970. Although the Samurai was quite famous in the States, there are a few things that not many people know about. So, here’s a list of 10 surprising facts about the Suzuki Samurai.
2020 Jeep Wrangler by Sterling Automotive UK
The Jeep Wrangler has been around for many decades now. Its reputation in the automotive community and sales figures are testimony to the SUV’s success. Folks who are looking for an adventurous truck with impeccable off-roading skills often have the Wrangler at the top of their list. Even when aftermarket companies work on the Wrangler, they generally work on increasing its off-roading prowess. However, there are only a few who work on the aesthetics inside out. And, there’s no doubt that the Wrangler does not top the list when it comes to luxury and the finesse.
However, a British company called Sterling Automotive has decided to take this route for its version of the Wrangler. Sterling hasn’t made any changes under the hood or to the mechanicals of the SUV. It’s only cosmetic and aesthetic upgrades are to the exterior and the interior.
This Rendering Proves That The Rugged Volkswagen Golf Country Deserves to Live Today
The Volkswagen Golf may have started life as a small hatchback in the 1970s, but it evolved into a multi-model nameplate that included several variants over time. Many of them are no longer available, but the Golf spawned a wagon, minivan, convertible, and even raised crossover-like versions in the past. The first raised Golf was launched in 1989 as the Country and wasn’t successful because crossovers weren’t exactly popular back then. But the Russian folks at Kolesa think that the Golf Country would be popular in the modern era, so they put together a version based on the latest Golf Mk8.
Watch an Older AMG G63 Prove Its Off-Road Dominance Against a VW Touareg and Lexus LX
The Mercedes-AMG G63 is an icon in itself. Although it is one of the toughest SUVs both on paper and in real-world conditions, there aren’t a lot of videos that show the G63’s true potential. The SUV is a complete package but being an expensive and rather unique ride, you can see it either club hopping or doing urban commutes. However, here’s a video showing two G63s doing what they were born to do – playing off the roads.
SCG Wants You To Build Your Own Off-Road, Mid-Engined Buggy
In March 2020, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, or commonly known as SCG, posted a random rendering on Facebook which looked like the lovechild of the company’s 004 sports car and the Boot off-roader that took part in last year’s Baja 1000 event. Although it looked funky, no one took it seriously. Fast-forward a couple of months, the company announces that it is becoming a reality. The company will be selling this buggy soon, but as a DIY vehicle. Yep, you’ll have to make your own. Will you?