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Jeep - basic info and current lineup

Jeep, a division of Chrysler, is oldest SUV marque worldwide, that much that a noun jeep is used for all SUVs and terrain vehicles.

Jeep produces all sizes of SUVs with Compass being the smallest and Commander, which is a sever passenger SUV.

Still, company's flagship model is Grand Cherokee, a large family oriented SUV and, to an extent, it's younger brother - Jeep Liberty (also known as Jeep Cherokee outside US).

As can be seen on new Liberty and it's boxy chasis (first time shown in Geneva, 2008), Jeep has decided to go back to its roots.

Current Jeep Lineup:

  • Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited
  • Compass, Patriot
  • Grand Cherokee, Liberty
  • Commander (discontinued in 2010)
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Restyled are front grille, front headlights and front bumper. New Grand Cherokee SRT8 with 470bhp is also restyled in similar manner.

Because of the built in HEMI 6.4 V8 470bhp engine, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the most powerful Jeep ever made.
It reaches 60mph in 4.9s, top speed is 158mph.
Jeep will release another new model in April - a special edition of Jeep Wrangler called Arctic.

Second generation of Jeep Compass was presented in Detroit in January. Front grille and hood are more Cherokee alike - such is the whole look of new Compass. Basic version has 2.0l 157bhp engine, more powerful one has 2,4l 172bhp engine.