What Excites Mike Manley About Jeep’s 2017 Future


The Jeep Brand has been one a US success story. The last few years have seen a spike in drivers flocking to the SUVs and has helped Fiat-Chrysler maintain positive monthly sales figures for months. The big question is how does Jeep intend to keep that momentum going in 2017. Digital Trends had an interview with the man who will be shaping the future of Jeep, their CEO Mike Manley in which he talks about what he is excited for most in 2017.

One of the first questions is what is the Jeep brand now that it is branching out its focus into markets like light off-road and luxury. Manley goes on to say that the Wrangler is seen as the icon of the brand but, “for a brand to be successful, I strongly believe it has to have character and personality that do not necessarily end up being purely defined by the products that are in that brand.” He continued that the Jeep products are meant to evoke a sense of adventure and that each branching Jeep product always has that at its core.

What is it that excites him most for 2017? The answer is the same that many drivers are excited about. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The Jeep that will finally hold the Hellcat’s 6.2L Hemi V8. Since Manley first confirmed its existence about a year ago, there has been much speculation of what to expect. Will an SUV have 707 horsepower? Manley doesn’t have that answer, just hype that the finished product will live up to the hype.

The other major source of excitement for the upcoming year; the next generation Wrangler. The Wrangler has been the traditional Jeep of late. While other Jeep products have been changing their faces, and showing a more modern aesthetic, the Wrangler has kept to the classic boxy look. What will the new Wrangler look like? Manley assures that the Wrangler will still have “the underpinning of everything Jeep has stood for many years.” I wonder if that means the boxy look will remain.

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Jeep’s Big Plans for the Future

It’s the start of a new month and with it comes news that Jeep is looking to do some house cleaning. All attention of late is on the resurrection of the Dart name and Jeep is looking to be steal some thunder with their announcements on the future of Jeep.

Motortrend has the breakdown of just what Jeep is doing to keep itself fresh. First up is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Being developed as competition for the seven-passenger Chevrolet Suburban. It’s also going to be the replacement for the aging Dodge Durango. Don’t worry if you happen to be a Durango fan, however, because Dodge isn’t planning on scrapping the SUV altogether with plans in the next few years to give it a new look with a new plant.

Next big plan that Jeep has is to bring the Jeep Liberty back with the Cherokee badge. The Grand Cherokee will be getting a 3.0 liter diesel engine and the 8.4-inch touch screen that is a big part of the Dodge Dart and many other Chrysler vehicles. Jeep Wrangler will be getting a heavy-duty version of the new gearbox while their redesign is being put off until 2017.

Jeep is taking the necessary steps to make that in the next couple of years that their popularity will not be waning. Make sure to go online to get set up to take a test drive with Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. You can also view Jeep’s current line-up on the online show-room. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more information on Jeep and their upcoming products.