After a year of significant commercial success, Jeep® returned to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with three European premieres: the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the new 2014 Jeep Compass and the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary special-edition model. The three Geneva reveals represent a further expression of the brand’s constant evolution in terms of innovation, technological contents and performance.
The year 2012 was one of significant growth for Jeep, both in terms of sales and brand image. Jeep was one of the brands boasting the most consistent growth in Europe, with sales growing by almost 20 percent – a result that also allowed Jeep to set a new all-time global sales record by selling over 700,000 vehicles last year worldwide.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the star of the Jeep stand in Geneva. Already the most-awarded large-size SUV ever, Grand Cherokee features a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Available on the entire engine lineup, the new transmission significantly reduces consumption and emissions while improving acceleration and securing smoother gear shifting.
New exterior and interior design features characterize each trim level of the Jeep flagship in a unique way. News for the exterior include new bi-xenon headlamps offered as standard and boasting LED daytime running lights (DRLs), a new design for the wheels and new interior/exterior color combinations. The use of premium materials, such as Natura Plus leather and high-quality wood, as well as the introduction of a new three-spoke steering wheel deliver an exclusive character to the interior.
New contents are also offered in terms of infotainment, thanks to the new, advanced Uconnect system with 8.4-inch touchscreen and the all-new-for-the-brand 7-inch TFT customer configurable display cluster.
Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of two four-wheel-drive systems (Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), the Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension and the Selec-Terrain traction management system.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers the most advanced safety features, including updated Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and all-new Selec-Speed Control. Both complement the vehicle’s already rich array of standard active and passive safety systems.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be introduced across European markets in the third quarter of 2013 and will be available in Laredo, Limited and Overland trim levels plus a more exclusive Summit top-of-the-range model.
Another European debut at the Jeep stand in Geneva is for the new 2014 Jeep Compass. Equipped with a new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, Compass boasts an updated exterior and a new, even more refined and comfortable cabin. Thanks to the smooth shifting allowed by the new gearbox, the 2014 Jeep Compass delivers improved driving performance. The new Compass also offers new safety features, including front-seat-mounted side air bags and ParkView rear backup camera, and a rich array of features for increased on-board comfort when driving in the city and on off-road trails.
Standard features include air conditioning, power/heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, keyless entry, Cruise Control, a removable/rechargeable light, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-Start Assist, anti-lock disc brakes and 60/40 fold-flat rear seat.
The new 2014 Jeep Compass will be introduced across Europe in the second half of 2013 in three different trim levels, including the already existing Sport and Limited and the all-new North model.
The new Rubicon 10th Anniversary special-edition model of the iconic Jeep Wrangler is also making its European debut at the Jeep stand in Geneva. Introduced to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Rubicon trim level – the most capable model in the Wrangler lineup and the most capable off-road production vehicle in its category ever – the new special-edition vehicle will be available as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited, both powered by petrol or diesel powertrains.
The exterior of the new special-edition model feature unique styling cues that deliver to the iconic Jeep Wrangler an exclusive look, including an all-new dual-intake Power Dome hood and 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels painted black with polished faces and red Jeep Wrangler logo on the outside lip. The interior offers exclusive red leather seats with a Rubicon 10th Anniversary logo embroidered into the front seat backs. Red stitching adorns the central console and the leather steering wheel.
The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition special-edition model will be introduced in Europe during the third quarter of 2013.