|02-06-2011 07:45 PM|
Jeep now plans to revive one of its most hallowed nameplates, the Grand Wagoneer, for a new upscale SUV with seven-seat capacity. That was the promise made by Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne who announced at a press conference at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show this week that a new Grand Wagoneer will arrive by January of 2013.
It will share a platform with the recently launched Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. Interestingly, 2013 will also see the launch of a Maserati SUV based on the same platform.
|02-04-2011 06:53 PM|
|02-04-2011 03:05 PM|
Hahaha,,, seen that in the middle........I was just in the front section.
Concept looks pretty cool. Kinda like the 80's Suzuki Samuri.
I also liked that Jeep adda trunk......tailgate extension!
My subscripton is good till Sept 2012.........so I guess ill be around. : )
|02-04-2011 12:44 PM|
|02-04-2011 12:40 PM|
|Mr. Sinister||like the Fiat Panda?|
|02-04-2011 12:02 PM|
|daggo66||Silrevo old buddy, it's JP Magazince. How did you post about that issue and not mention the Panda?|
|02-04-2011 11:29 AM|
|email@example.com||All I can add is about the transmission is none of the other vehicles with the Pentastar are mated to a 4 speed auto. they all 5 speed or higher. supposedly the current manual will still be in the 2012 with the Pentastar.|
|02-04-2011 11:21 AM|
I also think a new transmision would work well with the 3.8. Like holding gears longer.
And that 30% is way high,,, maybe the 3.8 is overrated at 202hp?
Im planning on being a guienny pig with the 3.6 Pentastar and what every tranny they mate upto it.
Im kinda out of the high speed / tuning of cars now. Grew up a little. Plus a ticket here and there adds up.
Or I might be looking into the SRT-8 2012 GC,,, which will be out about the same time the Pentastar gets dropped in the Wrangler.
Im thinking a snowball white/white hardtop,,,,,silver/silver,,,,,Green/Green ,, only if it is a Candy Metalic!
|02-04-2011 11:12 AM|
|Mr. Sinister||I'm curious how much an improvement just the new engine will be if they retain the same transmission. Noticeable, I'm sure, but looking at the rear-wheel dyno numbers for the JK, the drivetrain soaks up a ton of power. I've seen an average of 130-140 at the tires, that a loss of 70hp, or just over 30%. Chrylser's own engine dyno numbers were actually 205 crank horsepower from the chart I saw. 30% is ridiculous.|
|02-04-2011 10:55 AM|
No blurb on that Sin...............
And No mention on the Wrangler transmision.
|02-04-2011 10:46 AM|
|Mr. Sinister||Still no word on the U.S. diesel Wrangler?|
|02-04-2011 10:27 AM|
JK Magazine ,, April 2011
Few little tidbits.
Wrangler sales were up in Oct. 2010 compared to Oct. 2009
by 111% !!!
All 13 Chrysler vehicles will get the GC Pentastar by 2013.
The Wrangler is up to bat next in 2012 model year!!!!!!!
Also plans for a Maserati SUV based on the GC is moving forward..wow