In matters of receiving awards, you can never stop the Jeep Wrangler. Once more, it has been recognized as the ‘Hottest 4×4 SUV’ in the world. Jeep has gotten this award for the fifth consecutive time. This feat is hard really to top.
This latest accolade was given to the Jeep Wrangler by SEMA (Special Equipment Market Association), an aftermarket automobile association. That means buying a vehicle made by Jeep is still a viable and profitable investment.
A Brief History of Jeep
The Jeep brand has been famous since World War II when it was basically introduced to the world in 1941 when the American GIs used them in all their foreign war interventions in Europe and in Asia. People all over the world witnessed the first Willys MB Jeeps conquer roads that are devastated by bombs and artillery.
Since then, many Jeep variants have been introduced and sold around the world. These Jeeps maybe basically shaped like those original WWII Jeeps, but they are now technologically advanced and definitely more luxurious.
Current Models of Jeep
There is a Jeep variant for everyone, no matter what their style and budget are. Here are some of them:
Jeep Compass – This vehicle is powered by a 2.4L engine with six-speed automatic transmission. It is fuel efficient with its 28 miles per gallon highway rating.
Grand Cherokee – This vehicle is powered by the award-winning 3.6L Pentastat V6, 3.0L EcoDiesel engine.
Jeep Patriot – This vehicle is powered by a 2.4L DOHC 14 with six-speed automatic transmission. It has a rating of up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
Renegade Trailhawk – This vehicle has a 1.4L Turbo engine with six-speed transmission. It has a 4×4 capability.
Wrangler – This vehicle is powered by an efficient 3.6L Pentastat V6 engine rated at 17 mpg in the city, and 21 mpg in the highway. It can deliver a total horsepower of 285.
Wrangler Unlimited – This car is equipped with a powerful 3.6L Pentastat V6 engine rated at 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg in the highway. It can produce 285 horsepower.
Current Innovations of Jeep
Among the modern technological innovations of Jeep, two are very remarkable.
The first one is the Active Drive I 4×4 System. This system features a class-exclusive rear axle disconnect that only engages when necessary for improved fuel efficiency.
Another one is the 3.0L EcoDiesel Engine. This engine provides an amazing combination of performance and fuel economy. Its engine block is made of compacted graphite iron.