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Technology – Is More Better?
We here at Modern Jeeper are curious. What are YOUR thoughts about technology? While, in general, I think that technology is good, is there a line that we cross where it becomes detrimental? Systems and machines are designed mostly because we need “help” with something or we need to... Read more
Jeep Performance Products Adds Half Doors to Gladiator
Jeep® Performance Parts (JPP) from Mopar is introducing new half doors for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator, offering an enhanced open-air experience for the most off-road capable Jeep truck ever. “Open-air freedom is a hallmark of the Jeep brand,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “Following our... Read more
Jeep Wrangler 4xe Named in Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems
Jeep has a winner in the 2021 Wrangler 4xe! This year, the eTorque technology took another step forward with the 400V plug-in hybrid system paired with the 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cyl., which Jeep was named as the first honoree in the 2021 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems list.... Read more
Jeep Wrangler With 2.0L Engine Recall
Jeep has just released a recall notice for am issue that involves the fuel supply line connector. The notice issued by the car manufacturer reveals that 2020 Wrangler models equipped with the available 2.0-liter engine may have a plastic fuel supply line connector attached to the high-pressure fuel pump... Read more
Jeep Sales Are Strong! FCA US Reports 2nd Qtr Sales
Driven by strong consumer demand for Jeep®, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler and Alfa Romeo brand vehicles, FCA US LLC reported a 32% increase in second-quarter sales over the same time period a year earlier. Retail sales rose 27% for the quarter. Fleet accounted for 12% of total sales. Total sales... Read more
The New 2022 Jeep Compass
While it’s not a Jeep Wrangler, it is still a Jeep, and the technology that goes into these “other” Jeep models is likely to appear in future models that we know and love. The 2022 Jeep Compass was debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in July and is scheduled... Read more
The Future of the Automobile is Electric
At least that is what the current President of the United States envisions. So much so that he signed an Executive Order stating in part, …”50 percent of all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in 2030 be zero-emission vehicles, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel... Read more
Jeep Gladiator Production Halted…But New Color Coming!
I know the headline is very vague and we have never been ones to promote “click bait”…but Jeep has actually halted production of the Jeep Gladiator. Not for any structural or crazy problems…but simply because of the lack and shortage of microchips. According to the Detroit News, “Stellantis NV’s... Read more
Happy 80th Birthday Jeep! The 4xe is the new 4×4!
On July 15, 1941, the former Willys-Overland Co. signed a contract with the U.S. War Department to begin production of the first military Jeep® vehicle. Eighty years later, the Jeep brand thrives around the world with a product lineup that continues to expand into new segments, a devoted community... Read more
Gorilla Glass Is Here!
Jeep is now offering Gorilla Glass as an option! And for only $95 why would any new Jeep buyer not include it? PROTECT YOUR WINDSHIELD The Mopar® windshield with Corning Gorilla Glass helps defend against many common windshield fractures. SHARP IMPACT   Typically small sharp stone impact Characteristic star... Read more