2017 Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee Top Cars.com 2017 American-Made Index

On our main blog over at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge, the Jeep Wrangler and the Cherokee placed first and second on the overall rankings of vehicles on the Cars.com

Cars.com has put out their annual American-Made Index for 2017 and the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee both placed high on the list among all the vehicles.  The Cherokee ranked second and the Wrangler is the top spot on the list.

“As a descendant of the military Jeep that helped the Allies win World War II, the Jeep Wrangler already has strong American credentials,” said Joe Wiesenfelder, the Cars.com executive editor.  “In Cars.com’s 2017 American Made Index, the Wrangler’s American roots prove as deep as its image.  The SUV has been long been a Cars.com favorite for off-roaders and sun-lovers.”

The Cars.com American-Made Index is put together based on five key criteria.  This includes assembly locations, domestic parts content, country of origin for the engine and the transmission, and the US factory employment.  Using that info, Cars.com put together that the Wrangler 2-door is 74 percent American Made and the 4-door is 76 percent American Made.  The Wrangler is currently being made in Toledo, Ohio.

“We are delighted to celebrate America’s most patriotic day with the news that Cars.com’s American-Made Index has ranked Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee as the two overall most-American vehicles for 2017,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand FCA Global.  “On this Fourth of July holiday we salute the dedicated employees who build Wrangler and Cherokee, as well as the loyal Jeep owners who drive them.”

First Look at the 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s Grille?

Image from www.jlwranglerforums.com

Image from www.jlwranglerforums.com

Did someone leak the first look at the next-generation Wrangler’s grille?

We may be getting the first look at what the new Jeep Wrangler’s grille will look like.  Jeep has been keeping the new Wrangler under wraps.  It is one of the most anticipated by Jeep fans due to the Wrangler being seen in the current line-up as the throw-back to the original Jeep.  With new Jeep models like the Grand Cherokee and the Cherokee having a newer look to them, fans of the old boxy look are afraid that the Wrangler will be getting a similar visual redesign.  If this grille look is any indication, then there is nothing to worry about.

This possible grille shows that the iconic seven slot is going nowhere to no surprise.  What some publications have gathered is that there is no room for the turn-signals, indicating those may have moved to the fenders.  Combined with possible other leaked images of a disguised Jeep thought to be the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and it adds up to a slight variation on the boxed look Wrangler fans love.

For now, all that we can do is speculate on whether the images are even real.  We can’t wait to see what the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will look like and photos like this will only make the wait longer and harder.

If you’re looking to find out more about the current line-up of Jeeps, click the link and see the selection on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like the dealership on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, to stay up to date on auto news and our special monthly offers.

Jeep Teaming Up with the NHL and New Jersey Devils

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Jeep and the FCA US Northeast Business Center is teaming up with the NHL for a new partnership with the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils.

This partnership puts Jeep as the “exclusive non-luxury vehicle of Prudential Center and the Devils” and will include new Jeep-themed graphics, displays, and prizes to be won at the Newark, New Jersey, arena.  It really boils down to NJ Devils fans seeing a lot more Jeep when they attend a game.  Jeep is taking over the Prudential Center and is giving the parking deck and the stairwells a makeover to push a Jeep experience.  This means the parking garage will make drivers feel like they are driving up an icy mountain.  The parking deck elevators will also offer a scenic, simulated ride behind the wheel of a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

The Jeep branding continues inside the Prudential Center itself with Jeep signs with LEDs and the Zamboni getting itself a Jeep-themed wrap.  Jeep is bringing the Jeep Frontier Club to the Center with an upscale lodge-like dining experience that will continue the feel of the outdoors that Jeep lifestyle appeals to.

Finally, Jeep will have plenty of their products on display for game attendees.  The Jeep Cherokee and Renegade will be on hand for people to curiously look at them and dream about the possibilities.  Jeep Product Specialists will be on-hand to answer any questions and help to encourage those fantasies.  If you’ve already given in and admitted that Jeeps are amazing and bought one and present your key, you’ll receive a special gift as well as a knowing nod that you made the right choice.  More gifts will be given away as prizes as well as a Jeep On-ice Challenge that will have people coming out onto the ice and getting a shot to make a shot for more prizes including winning a Jeep.

If you’re looking to find out more about the current line-up of Jeeps, click the link and see the selection on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like the dealership on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, to stay up to date on auto news and our special monthly offers.