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Jeep 75th anniversary models …

A new limited edition range of Jeep vehicles has just been launched in the UK
to celebrate the brand’s 75th Anniversary.

The special versions feature exclusive branding, a high level of standard equipment, special styling details, unique green paint finishes (among other colour choices) and unique ‘75th Anniversary’ badging.

Just 8,000 of the limited edition cars will be built for the entire Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Celebratory editions of Jeep’s popular Renegade and iconic Cherokee will be the first models to arrive in the UK, with the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler following later in the year.

All 75th Anniversary models are distinguished by a new livery, a 75th

Anniversary badge, low gloss bronze wheels, bronze and orange exterior inserts and exclusive interiors with seats sporting the 75th Anniversary logo in relief  (with the exception of Renegade).

The Renegade 75th Anniversary sports a unique Jungle Green livery and comes equipped with either a 1.4-litre turbo MultiAir 170 hp engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a 2.0-litre MultiJet 140 hp engine.

There’s a choice of either a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission and class exclusive Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems.

The Cherokee 75th Anniversary comes in Recon Green and is powered by the new MultiJet 2.2-litre 200 hp turbo diesel engine with either Jeep Active Drive I 4×4 system or Active Drive with two-speed power transmission units and low mode.

At launch the new Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition will cost from £26,795, while the new Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition will cost from £38,945.

Prices for the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee versions will be announced later in the year.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee is usually billed as ‘The American Legend’ and there is no doubt that it conjures up wide open spaces and the suggestion that it can deal with any terrain it may encounter, however tough. In Grand Cherokee form, this contender is as much a luxury car as rugged off-roader, and it can perform both roles with effortless ease.

Prices start at £36,995, with flagship versions up to £60,000, putting it firmly into Range Rover Sport category. The Grand Cherokee is visually imposing, appearing slightly larger than a Range Rover. In 3.0 litre diesel form, performances are similar, the Range Rover only one second quicker to 60 mph and just 1 mpg more economical. Continue reading