The landmark car is a bicolour Sicilia Orange with glossy black roof Fiat 500L Cross 1.6 MultiJet 120 HP.
Launched in 2012 and refreshed in 2017, the model has been firmly at the top of its segment in Europe for five years running and absolute leader in Italy and Spain. [/li]
As a whole since 2017, Fiat 500L has gained a market share of approximately 22 percent in Europe, having exceeded 52 percent in Italy. In January 2018, the sales in Europe were up 5 percent year-over-year
Ideal for modern families, Fiat 500L embraces the 'Cool & Capable' concept by combining iconic 500 style and Made in Fiat design's functionality.
The 500,000th Fiat 500L rolled off the production line at the plant in Kragujevac, Serbia, today. The landmark car is a 500L Cross 1.6 MultiJet 120 HP in bicolour Sicilia Orange with glossy black roof. The new record confirms the success enjoyed by the model since its launch in 2012. Suffice it to say that the model has been firmly at the top of its segment in Europe for five years running and absolute leader in Italy and Spain. Then, considering 2017 as a whole, Fiat 500L gained a market share of approximately 22 percent in Europe having exceeded 52 percent in Italy. The new Cross and City Cross launched last year, which accentuated the crossover personality of the model, are contributing to these excellent results.
Sales for the first month of 2018 appear equally positive, in Europe, they were up 5 percent year-over-year, while in Italy the market share was more than 50 percent in its segment.
To reaffirm its market leadership, the Fiat 500L was refreshed in 2017 and is now even more spacious, more technological and more packed in personality. It is the ideal car for the multifarious needs of modern families and perfectly embraces the 'Cool & Capable' concept by combining iconic 500 style and Made in Fiat design functionality. Currently, the 500L range includes three versions, each with its own personality and specific equipment: the Cross with its crossover looks, 25 mm more ground clearance and new Mode Selector; the Urban, which is perfect for city living; and the Wagon, which is available with seven seats. The range is completed by the 500L City Cross, the urban crossover for exciting city adventures, and the new 500L Mirror special series with UconnectTM LINK technology, fitting the UconnectTM 7" HD LIVE touchscreen system, which is Apple CarPlay-ready and Android AutoTM compatible.
It is no chance that the new record was scored in the Kragujevac plant, which was completely renovated specifically for making the 500L and was opened in April 2012 following three years of intensive work and a billion Euro investment to upgrade the infrastructure, to renovate the buildings and the new production departments and to install state-of-the-art machinery and manufacturing systems. Today, Kragujevac is one of the most advanced FCA plants in the world.
Jeep® brand at the 2018 International Geneva Motor Show
Two EMEA premières: the all-new Wrangler, the fourth generation of the legendary Jeep® icon; and the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee, the latest evolution of the most capable, mid-size SUV that made history in its category.
European debut of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the most powerful Jeep SUV ever.
The three Jeep debutants will be revealed during the Jeep press conference at 10.15 am on Tuesday, March 6 at the Jeep stand (Hall 5). Live webcast available at the link jeepgeneva2018.jeeppress-europe.com
The new Jeep Compass "Night Eagle" special edition-model will be showcased along with the latest news in the Renegade and Grand Cherokee line-up.
Four Mopar-accessorised Jeep vehicles will be on display, including the new five-door Wrangler Sahara sporting a one-of-a-kind customization that enhances its off-road performance.
Once again, the Jeep® brand will have a strong presence at the annual Geneva Motor Show, showcasing three major debutants. The new Wrangler and Cherokee take the spotlight and are making their EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) debuts, while the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is on display for the first time at a motor show in Europe. The news showcased in Geneva mark the beginning of yet another chapter in the extraordinary history of the American brand that has become synonymous with off-road driving since 1941. Details of the Jeep news will be revealed during the Jeep press conference at 10:15 am on Tuesday, March 6 at the Jeep stand (Hall 5). Live webcast of the Jeep press conference will be available at the link jeepgeneva2018.jeeppress-europe.com.
The all-new Jeep Wrangler is the star of the Jeep stand in Geneva. Now in its fourth generation, the iconic Jeep retains legendary 4x4 capabilities and the DNA of the iconic original, while adding new, advanced engines, more open-air driving options and a host of advanced technology features for added safety and connectivity. To enhance its iconic heritage, the all-new Wrangler will be joined on the stand by the 1941 Willys-Overland MB, the vehicle which is universally acknowledged as the first Jeep and the model which established the legend of the American brand.
The new Jeep Cherokee is also making its regional debut in Geneva with a new, premium design, which stays true to the Jeep DNA while introducing new technological contents and advanced engine options. Displayed for the first time in Europe, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk - the most powerful and quickest Jeep SUV ever - is powered by the supercharged 6.2-litre V-8 engine delivering 700 hp and 868 Nm of torque.
The Jeep brand will also introduce in Geneva the Jeep Compass Night Eagle - the new special-edition model introduces Gloss Black accents and exterior finishes that provide a more aggressive flair and sporty appeal to the sophisticated design of the compact Jeep SUV. The new special-edition completes the Night Eagle special series line-up, which over the past three years has been successfully offered in Europe on Renegade, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler.
The most recent product arrivals and additions to the European range will also be on display, including the 2018 model year Renegade, now more connected and functional than ever, thanks to an upgraded infotainment system offering the choice of 5-inch, 7-inch or 8.4-inch screens, new navigation, entertainment and hands-free communication features, and new content designed to enhance both the driving experience and passengers' onboard comfort. The top-of-the-range Limited trim on display on the Jeep stand, boasts a Carbon Black exterior with a new Polar Plunge interior and is powered by a 170 hp 1.4-litre MultiAir2 engine.
The new Grand Cherokee S - the exclusive sports-inspired special-edition model which adds a new sporty appeal to the world's most awarded SUV - will also be on the Jeep stand in Geneva. It will feature a 250 hp 3.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine and a Bright White Clear Coat exterior, which is complemented by a black Nappa leather and suede interior.
Completing the Jeep display in Geneva are four vehicles featuring Mopar accessories - the Official Service Partner responsible for the Jeep brand after-sales assistance and customer services. These are the new Jeep Wrangler Sahara (five-door configuration), which is sporting a special customization that enhances its off-road performance, a Jeep Renegade Longitude featuring a Hyper Green exterior, a Jeep Compass Trailhawk with Spitfire Orange exterior and a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with Rhino livery.
EMEA première of the all-new Jeep Wrangler
The iconic Jeep Wrangler is now completely new while remaining true to the original and offering unmatched, legendary off-road capabilities which have been further improved versus the previous generation.
Now in its fourth generation, Jeep Wrangler reaffirms its position as the undisputed off-roading champion, while delivering at the same time the comfort and driving dynamics required for everyday use. Depending on the model, the all-new Wrangler offers specific technical features including two advanced 4x4 systems - Command-Trac 4x4 system with a two-speed transfer case and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio (standard on Sport and Sahara) and Rock-Trac 4x4 system with a "4LO" ratio of 4:1, Tru-Lok locking differentials and an electronic sway-bar disconnect (standard on Rubicon models). Both are active, on-demand, full time 4x4 systems that allow for a continuous monitoring and optimal distribution of the torque on front and rear wheels, to confidently face any driving condition.
The all-new Wrangler's distinctive exterior design includes an instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps that provide distinctive Wrangler character - now featuring LED technology available on Sahara and Rubicon models. A convenient fold-down windshield and various top combinations including a new premium soft-top, a lighter and easy-to-use Freedom Top and new Sky One-Touch power top ensure even more open-air freedom.
Jeep Wrangler's interior combines authentic styling, versatility, comfort and intuitive feature use. Precision craftsmanship and high-quality materials are found throughout the cabin. Available comfort features include cloth or leather-contoured seats with accent stitching, now featuring adjustable bolster and lumbar support, heated front seats and steering wheel and rear cup holders.
Jeep functionality and versatility are celebrated in the newly designed center console, now housing the gear shift selection, transfer case and parking brake. Clever storage solutions are found throughout the all-new Wrangler, including durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors and numerous phone storage areas. The available all-new Trail Rail cargo management system allows easy access to the contents in the cargo area and provides additional storage options to organize and secure cargo. Two USB ports up front and two in reach of occupants in the rear seat provide connection to the media center.
The all-new Jeep Wrangler offers three new UconnectTM systems - UconnectTM 5, 7 and 8.4 NAV, featuring the choice of 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens, and delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features that drivers and passengers desire, including a full-color 7-inch LED instrument cluster on Sahara and Rubicon. The new, fourth-generation UconnectTM system includes easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster startup times, and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics.
The all-new Jeep Wrangler equipped with the UconnectTM 7.0 or 8.4NAV systems offers a high-definition capacitive touchscreen, new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features thus complementing iconic design with advanced technology.
Safety and security were key elements in the development of the new generation of Jeep Wrangler, offering an array of active and passive safety and security features, including Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, front and rear Park Assist, Park View rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines.
EMEA debut of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The evolution of Jeep Cherokee, the most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and the model which established the category, boasts a new, authentic and premium design which is true to the Jeep DNA and introduces additional comfort and functionality features for all occupants.
The 2019 Cherokee delivers everyday practicality with outstanding ride and handling characteristics, independent front and rear suspensions, world-class body torsional stiffness, advanced engine options paired with an enhanced nine-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox and an array of safety and security systems, including Active Forward Collision Warning, Active Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control Plus.
For 2019, Jeep Cherokee features a new exterior design which takes on the premium side of the brand yet stays true to iconic Jeep styling. The new exterior highlights a completely fresh appearance with a new fascia, lightweight hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps (DRL), fog lamps and taillamps and is complemented by an updated interior which has been redesigned for both comfort and convenience. The updated interior of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee receives a fresh and elegant touch while remaining a practical and comfortable environment. Premium hand-sculpted forms tie signature Jeep design cues and high-quality materials together with precision craftsmanship. A driver-oriented cockpit, loaded with easy-to-use, useful technology and clever, thoughtful storage features, provides occupants everything they need for any adventure they undertake. Rear cargo capacity has also been improved and now offers additional, convenient storage space that can easily accommodate gear for every day adventures. Access to the cargo area is easier thanks to the availability of the hands-free power liftgate operated by making a kicking motion under the bumper to open.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee also receives the latest UconnectTM systems, delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features.
Depending on the trim, Jeep Cherokee can be equipped with UconnectTM 5.0-inch or the new UconnectTM 7.0-inch, UconnectTM 8.4-inch and UconnectTM 8.4" NAV, which include enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. The system allows the driver to control many onboard features, including climate and audio, directly through the UconnectTM display. Jeep Cherokee models equipped with the UconnectTM 7.0, 8.4 or 8.4 NAV systems also include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
To those customers looking for the pleasure of enjoying the open-air driving experience that only Jeep can ensure, the 2019 Cherokee continues to offer the CommandView dual-pane power sunroof, available as an option on all trim levels. CommandView extends from the windshield to the rear of the vehicle allowing for perfect views both on- and off-road.
Available with a choice of three all-wheel drive systems (Jeep Active Drive I, Jeep Active Drive II and Jeep Active Drive Lock) that have been enhanced for unmatched 4x4 capability for all weather conditions and rear-axle disconnect technology that improves fuel efficiency when 4x4 capability is not needed, the Jeep Cherokee maintains its place as the benchmark mid-size SUV.
European preview of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The third major Jeep product news revealed at Geneva Motor Show is the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the most powerful and fastest Jeep SUV ever, which will be introduced in Europe at the end of the first semester.
Powered by the supercharged 6.2-litre V-8 engine, delivering 700 hp at 6000 rpm and 868 Nm of torque, combined with the upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers ground-breaking performance: 0 - 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, top speed of 289 km/h, and a 100 - 0 km/h braking distance of 37 metres thanks to its new Brembo braking system. World-class on-road driving dynamics and handling come courtesy of the Selec-Trac system with five dynamic modes and Bilstein adaptive dampening suspension.
The exterior of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is both aggressive and functional, and is further set apart with body-colored wheel flares, a sculpted hood with dual heat extractors and quad exhaust tips. The signature seven-slot upper front grille is flanked by adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps that are surrounded by an LED character lamp treatment. The headlamps on the Trackhawk model feature a unique Gloss Black background to accent their jewel-like appearance.
The exterior look is completed by the new 20" x 10" titanium finish wheels, revealing distinctive yellow Brembo brake calipers, a "Supercharged" badge on both front doors and a "Trackhawk" badge on the liftgate - both featuring a Liquid Titanium Chrome outline on a Matte Black background.
Drawing inspiration from the racing world, the racing-inspired interior is designed to provide a comfortable environment: it is crafted in premium quality soft-touch materials and enhanced by exclusive Light Black Chrome finishes and carbon fibre inserts. The dashboard features an 7" driver information display (DID) instrument cluster, which features the tachometer in the middle, while the 320 km/h speedometer is on the left side of the cluster.
The instrument panel center stack with new 8.4-inch UconnectTM display features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages that showcase immediate feedback on the car's performance.
The Trackhawk features standard Nappa leather and suede seats with an embroidered "Trackhawk" logo. A new Premium Metal Package is standard and enhances the vehicle's interior with various upscale real metal accents. Additional premium interior features include: standard Active Noise Cancellation; premium headliner; leather stitched instrument panel, doors, center console and armrest; Berber floormats with Trackhawk badge and available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment center with Blu-ray and two different sound systems, including the 825 Watt Harman Kardon system with 19 speakers and two subwoofers.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk offers more than 65 safety and security features, including Trailer Hitch Camera View at Speed, which allows owners to view trailered items through the rear-mounted camera while moving; a Valet mode that allows for a personalized, selectable driving experience; Adaptive Cruise Control with stop function; Advanced Brake Assist; Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection; Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation; Front and Rear Park Assist; Lane Departure Warning-Plus and Ready Alert Braking.
On top of the standard content, the Trackhawk model on display on the Jeep stand in Geneva features Redline exterior, optional 20" x 10" black wheels and black Laguna leather interior.
New Jeep Renegade MY 18: even more connected and functional
Recently introduced in several markets across Europe, the new 2018 Renegade features major updates in terms of infotainment, functionality and personalisation - making the most capable SUV in its category even more appealing.
The major advancement is the introduction of the next-generation UconnectTM with 5.0, 7.0 and 8.4-inch screens - the last two with high-definition - which offers a wide array of navigation, entertainment and hands-free communication features, in addition to a host of innovations designed to enhance both the driving experience and passengers' on-board comfort.
The interior environment has been made even more functional with a redesigned central console and additional storage solutions, while new seat upholstery and a new interior finish provide a more modern and sophisticated feel.
Visitors to the Jeep stand will be able to take a closer look at the top-of-the-range Limited with Carbon Black exterior matched to Polar Plunge interior. The vehicle boasts light grey leather seats and a full equipment including 18-inch alloy rims, UconnectTM 8.4-inch NAV, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning safety systems (both as standard). Optional packs include the Winter Pack, which comes with heated front seats and steering wheel, and the Parking Pack, designed to assist parking manoeuvres using Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Path, Rear Parking Camera and Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist.
SPECIAL EDITION MODELS
Jeep Compass Night Eagle
The new Compass Night Eagle special-edition model is making its EMEA debut on the Jeep stand in Geneva. The new special edition adds a specific aesthetic treatment that contributes to make the look of the compact Jeep SUV even more exclusive. Introduced in Europe last summer, Jeep Compass has redefined the standards of its segment, combining user-friendly technology with the legendary off-road capability of the American brand. In 2017, it was the second best-selling Jeep model in Europe - a result that is even more impressive considering that it was achieved in only six months since its commercial launch.
The Night Eagle 'treatment' delivers to the Compass a darker and sportier appeal through the clever use of black styling cues. On the outside, the front end sports a Gloss Black grille and fog light bezels. The looks of the new special edition are completed by Gloss Black 18-inch wheel rims, tinted windows and dedicated Night Eagle badge. The same "blacked-out" treatment is found inside where the vehicle sports black vinyl and fabric seats with lumbar adjustment.
In Europe, the new Compass Night Eagle will be available starting from the second quarter of this year with a choice of three engines, including the 1.4-litre MultiAir2 Turbo petrol engine with Stop&Start, 140 hp of power at 5000 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm, paired with a six-speed manual transmission and 4x2 configuration. The diesel offer includes two MultiJet II engines - the 1.6-litre with Stop/Start, delivering 120 hp of power at 3750 rpm and 320 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm (paired with the six-speed manual transmission and 4x2 configuration), and the 2.0-litre engine, which delivers 140 hp at 4000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm (paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual and 4x4 configuration). Outside Europe, the model's engine line-up will include a 2.4-litre engine delivering 150 or 175 hp with 4WD and nine-speed automatic transmission.
Sporting a Redline livery and Black vinyl/fabric interior, the new Compass Night Eagle on display in Geneva is powered by a 140 hp 1.4-litre MultiAir2 petrol engine, mated with a six-speed manual transmission and 4x2 configuration. Its full-equipment is designed to create a comfortable and high-tech environment and includes the "Night Eagle Tech Pack", offering UconnectTM 8.4 NAV, ParkView rear camera and automatic climate control. For an even sportier appeal, the vehicle displayed in Geneva also features a Mopar gear knob.
Jeep Grand Cherokee S
The Jeep Grand Cherokee will be in the spotlights in Geneva with the exclusive S special edition, the new sporty interpretation of the most awarded SUV ever.
The new limited edition model builds on 26 years of sales success and technological records during which time the Grand Cherokee has come to define the premium SUV segment it created in 1992 and contributed to make it more appealing to different customers around the globe.
Available in Jeep showrooms across the major European markets since January, the new S adds to the premium design of Jeep Grand Cherokee a new sporty look with a distinctive exterior enhanced by Low Gloss Granite Crystal accents on badging, grille bezels, step pad, tail lamps and 20-inch wheels. Other features include Gloss Black grille and full windows surround (DLO), and a dual exhaust with Black Chrome finish.
The model's athletic character is further enhanced with sports suspension - included in the standard performance handling group.
Inside the cabin, Jeep Grand Cherokee S offers Anodized Gun Metal accents, Black wood finishes and Black instrument panel accent stitching. Mopar bright metal pedals and Black Nappa SRT-like perforated leather seats with Black accent stitching add to its sporty character.
In addition to its specific stylistic cues, the new special edition includes an array of advanced user-friendly technology features, such as the latest version of the UconnectTM 8.4-inch touchscreen radio that incorporates Apple CarPlay, is compatible with Android AutoTM and allows the driver to control many onboard features, including climate and infotainment. There are also a 7-inch customer configurable multi-view display cluster and a 506w subwoofer Alpine audio system with standard active noise cancellation to enhance the quality of the listening experience onboard.
The engine line-up includes a 3.0-litre Multijet II diesel capable of delivering 250 hp and two petrol engines - the 3.6-litre V-6 (286 hp) and the 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI (352 hp). All are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Visitors to the stand in Geneva will have the opportunity to see a Grand Cherokee S with Bright White Clear Coat livery, black Nappa leather and suede interiors and 3.0-litre, 250-hp Multijet II diesel engine with eight-speed automatic transmission.
JEEP VEHICLES CUSTOMIZED BY MOPAR
Debuting in Geneva is the new five-door Jeep Wrangler Sahara featuring Steel Blue-Metallic exterior and a special customisation created by Mopar® to enhance the legendary off-road capabilities of the iconic Jeep. The specific off-road outfit includes 2-inch lift kit, Road Gear 17-inch off-road wheels, molded splash guards, off-road lights, black tubular side steps and skid plates. The vehicle on display is enhanced by a special cosmetic kit featuring grille and mirror covers, black door sills, "Flag" hood sticker and "Moab" body graphic, snorkel, mesh sun bonnet, black fuel cap, 32-inch tyre cover and Mopar® badging. These accessories provide an exclusive look to the Sahara trim and improve its off-road prowess. Adding to the Wrangler's functionality are additional features, including tailgate table and special grab handles for open-air journeys, while Katzkin leather seats with distinctive stitching give an exclusive and stylish look to the cabin.
Based on the Longitude trim level, the Jeep Renegade on show in Geneva sports Hyper Green exteriors and a special off-road customisation with 1-inch lift kit, 16" alloy wheels and several aesthetic and functional accessories, including side skirts and front and rear splash guards, grey satin hood decal and "US Army Star" door decal, and grey satin mirror caps, front grille and light frames. The Mopar customization is completed by grey satin dashboard bezels and all-weather rubber mats. The vehicle displayed on the Jeep stand is fitted with a 2.0-litre, 140-hp MultiJet II diesel engine paired with the six-speed manual transmission and Jeep Active Drive 4x4 system.
In the spotlight is also a Jeep Compass Trailhawk with Spitfire Orange exterior equipped with specific Mopar accessories that include roof rack and ski carrier. The interior has also been customised with a focus on functionality and features a practical cargo organiser. This vehicle also features rock rails, black leather interior and a 170-hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine matched with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The most awarded SUV ever will also receive a unique Mopar "treatment": the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk on the Jeep stand features exhaust tip and rock rails, roof bars, ski and snowboard carrier and a handy cargo tray. Sporting Rhino exterior and two-tone Black/Ruby Red leather and suede interior, the vehicle on display is powered by a 250-hp, 3.0-litre MultiJet II V-6 turbodiesel engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment that enables benchmark off-road performance includes Quadra-Lift Air suspension and Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive system with a rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential.
The Jeep stand
All-new and two times bigger than in the past, the Jeep stand in Geneva is located in Hall 5. With a neat and contemporary design, the booth features two different subject areas in order to express the double soul of the American brand. The adventurous spirit and off-road capabilities of all Jeep vehicles are captured in the right side thanks to the use of natural materials, such as wood and mud, while on the left side stony textures and glossy black surfaces convey a more pronounced urban atmosphere, ideal for showcasing the more refined and exclusive models of the brand. The two areas are split in the centre by a glass diagonal road with integrated LED lights.
Undisputed off-road champion, the all-new Jeep® Wrangler, is the most capable ever, delivering the highest levels of comfort and handling for everyday use.
Offering two four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full time systems - Command-Trac and Rock-Trac, next-generation Dana axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and an electronic front sway-bar disconnect.
A modern design that retains all the authentic styling cues of the iconic Wrangler with several new top combinations that ensure more open-air freedom.
Available in the EMEA region from the second half of 2018 in Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trim levels with 2- or 4-door configuration. Sahara models can be equipped with the exclusive Overland pack.
An undisputed off-road champion and a unique vehicle for everyday urban adventures, the new generation of the iconic Jeep® Wrangler offers excellent levels of comfort and superior driving dynamics. The all-new Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that is ready to write a fresh, unprecedented chapter in the legendary history of the Jeep brand, a story which began in 1941.
It is with this clear objective that the iconic Jeep Wrangler has been completely renewed while remaining true to itself, with legendary off-road capabilities, authentic Jeep styling and advanced technology features.
The result is the most capable Wrangler ever, courtesy of unmatched technical contents, which, depending on the trim, include two advanced four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full time systems - Command-Trac and Rock Trac, plus Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited slip differential and electronic front sway-bar disconnect.
From the roughest terrain to more exclusive city streets, the all-new Jeep Wrangler is perfectly at ease, and delivers a more modern design, that stays true to the original, combined with more open-air freedom and advanced technology features in terms of safety and connectivity.
The fourth generation Jeep Wrangler is offered in three different trim levels: Sport, Sahara and Rubicon - all available in two- or four-door configuration, and in an all-new Overland pack, exclusively on the Sahara version, ensuring a more up-scale appearance.
The all-new Jeep Wrangler arrives in Jeep showrooms of the EMEA region in the second half of this year.
Engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, Jeep Wrangler is the result of more than seventy-five years of leadership in the development of 4x4 systems. Two four-wheel drive systems are available: Command-Trac - on the Sport and Sahara trim levels, and Rock-Trac - standard on the Rubicon trim configuration, the most rugged and capable model for off-road driving. Both systems feature the new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case for a continuous monitoring and management of the torque sent to front and rear wheels.
In details, Command-Trac four-wheel drive system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio and next-generation Dana front and rear axles.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models provide additional off-road prowess and are equipped with the Rock-Trac 4x4 system, featuring a two-speed transfer case with 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio, front and rear heavy-duty next-generation Dana 44 axles and Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle lockers to tackle the most extreme off-road trails.
Rubicon models also offer added articulation and total suspension travel with help from an electronic sway-bar disconnect. This system allows drivers to disconnect the front sway bar to deliver additional wheel travel for traversing the toughest trails.
An available Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip during slippery, low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.
Every Wrangler receives a "Trail Rated" badge that proves its legendary 4x4 capabilities. Trail Rated performance is the result of a series of heavy tests performed in the following areas: TRACTION, WATER FORDING, MANEUVERABILITY, ARTICULATION and GROUND CLEARANCE.
Modern, authentic Wrangler design
The all-new Jeep Wrangler builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately recognizable with its traditional Jeep design cues: from the round headlights to the seven-slot grille; from the trapezoidal wheel arches to the visible hinges; from the folding windshield to the sport bar; from the removable doors to the open-air configurations with hard top or soft top.
Wrangler's new exterior design is bold and rugged with a wide stance and lowered beltline with larger windows for better outward visibility, especially out on extreme trails.
The Jeep design team gave the legendary seven-slot grille a more modern look that now shows both of the outer grille slats intersecting with the headlights, paying homage to the legendary CJ model. The top of the keystone-shaped grille has been gently swept back for improved aerodynamics.
In the Sahara and Rubicon versions, the available headlights and LED fog lights feature crisp white lighting and add to the Wrangler's distinctive look. The daytime running lights now form a halo around the outside perimeter of the headlights, and standard LED forward turn signals are positioned on the front of the trapezoidal wheel flares. From behind, traditional square tail lamps feature available LED lighting.
Jeep Wrangler is a unique car thanks to the several combinations offered to owners to enjoy open-air adventure, and features different windshield and top solutions that allow customers to choose multiple configuration possibilities.
As the only authentic full open-air 4x4 SUV available on the market, the all-new Jeep Wrangler offers various top combinations to ensure even more open-air freedom.
The all-new, easy-to-use Sky One-Touch powertop strengthens Wrangler's promise of utility and adventure by allowing occupants to retract the full-length open canvas roof with a push of a button.
It will join two additional roof configurations available on the all-new Wrangler: a new Sunrider soft top and a lighter and easy-to-use Freedom Top, a removable, three-panel hard top.
Specifically, the Sunrider soft top has been improved by adding two additional bows to manage the fabric. This new design helps to quieten wind noise and allows for easier access to partial and full open top positions.
The modular Freedom Top hard top features an easy to use three-piece structure and has been improved with the introduction of lighter Freedom panels and improved latches that enable a quicker removal and installation of the hard top. Depending on the version, Freedom Top is available either as a body-color or black hard top.
An exclusive Overland pack is available to provide a more upscale appearance to the Sahara trim. It offers unique 18-inch aluminum wheels, body color grille with Bright accent throats and headlamp bezels, body color hard spare tire cover and Overland logo. The unique exterior of the Overland pack is complemented by dedicated leather interior and LED lights.
New interiors offering comfort and functionality
The interior of the new Jeep Wrangler combines authentic styling, versatility, functionality and intuitive feature use, in addition to a more stylish and comfortable cabin, thanks to the use of high-quality materials and finishes.
The heritage-inspired center stack features a clean, sculpted form that compliments the horizontal dashboard design and sports a finish dictated by the model choice. A hand-wrapped instrument panel features a soft-touch surface with accent stitching on Wrangler Sahara models.
The driver and front passenger vinyl-wrapped door trim panels are soft to the touch, and feature lengthened arm rests for better comfort.
Jeep Wrangler has always stood out for its functionality and the ability to grant his customers the possibility to enjoy any adventure in the utmost ease. The all-new Wrangler makes no exception, and offers a host of clever storage solutions, durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors, cup holders and numerous phone storage areas.
Reliable body-on-frame design at the heart of the legendary Jeep capabilities
Thanks to its body-on-frame design and featuring a superbly engineered five-link suspension system, Wrangler delivers benchmark 4x4 capability, with improved on-road driving dynamics, passenger safety and a more comfortable driving experience.
Wrangler continues to utilize the proven five-link coil suspension configuration. Front suspension features a lateral control arm and four longitudinal control arms, while the five-link rear suspension features two upper and two lower forged steel control arms for longitudinal control, and a track bar for lateral axle control.
The icon continues to evolve: the new Fiat 500 Collezione presented at the Geneve MotorShow
During the Geneve MotorShow, the Fiat brand launches a new special series dedicated to Fiat 500. With its amazing bi-color livery "Primavera", this special series celebrates the 500's timeless style and design, its iconic status and its ever-fashionable personality.
The 500 Collezione features exclusive colour and material combinations, finely tailored workmanship and a fresh, sophisticated spirit. Welcome the warm weather with the Cabrio version, in pure 500 style.
Available in both hatchback and convertible versions, the Fiat 500 Collezione is exclusively styled, with 16" alloy wheels as standard, many chrome details, exclusive two-tone liveries and a special logo.
More than six million units sold since 1957, more than two million in the last ten years. Today, Fiat 500 is a global icon, capable of generating more than 80 per cent of sales beyond Italy's borders.
Leader in the A segment, Fiat 500 once again confirmed this year its dominance in Europe, finishing in the top 3 in its segment in an astonishing 16 countries.
In the prestige setting of the Geneva International Motor Show, the spotlights will be picking out the new Fiat 500 Collezione special series, another tribute to the Fiat icon after the limited editions which celebrated its sixtieth birthday last year. The 500 Collezione is a 500 through and through, because it embodies all the characteristics of one of the most famous Italian icons, with its unique style and unmistakable, timeless design.
The Fiat 500 Collezione celebrates the 500's timeless style and design, its iconic status and its ever-fashionable personality. In pure 500 style, it drives into spring with a fresh, sophisticated spirit, conjured up by finely tailored workmanship and exclusive colour and material combinations.
Available both as a hatchback and in the more exclusive convertible version, it features stylistic details that reflect a modern reworking of its great forerunner's unmistakable design signature, with specific chrome trims on the front bumper, bonnet and mirror caps. The 16-inch alloy rims are standard, while several optional cool liveries can be chosen, such as the new two-colour "Primavera" (White and Grey), the two-colour "Acquamarina" (White and Green) and Taormina Ivory, alternative to Gelato White and Dipinto di Blu Blue. Last but not least, the car's elegance is signed by the chrome "Collezione" logo in italic script on the tailgate and the grey/white/grey waistrail on both monochrome and two-tone cars.
The interior has the same restrained yet irresistible elegance, with original design choices. The dashboard is coloured to match the bodywork: white in the combination with two-colour "Primavera" and green in the combination with two-colour "Acquamarina". The seats are also in two colours, with grey striped base and ivory upper section, embroidered with the 500 logo at shoulder height. The "Collezione" logo also appears inside, embroidered on the mats. What's more, the new Fiat 500 Collezione offers the best in terms of connectivity and technology: as an option, customers can choose the Uconnect 7'' HD LIVE radio, which is Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM compatible, not to mention the optional integral navigator with Tom Tom maps, the largest-in-class 7'' TFT display, and, for lovers of music on the move, the Beats Audio Hi-Fi system. Finally the range of engines: there is a choice of petrol, petrol+LPG dual fuel and Diesel units with powers from 69 to 105 HP, also with Dualogic robotised transmission and paddle shift. The car on the stand at the Geneva Motor Show is the 1.2, 69 HP version.
This is by no means the first time the Fiat icon has appeared before its public with a different, exclusive look while still being very much itself; in fact, this is one of the secrets of its eternal youth. Its design has inspired the imagination of artists and fashion designers, who have given it elegant, exclusive and sporty interpretations, imagining memorable special series and proving that such a well-loved, exciting, surprising car can bring together wildly different creative worlds.
The many special series include 500 by Diesel, the first of a long series, launched exactly ten years ago, 500C by Gucci in 2011, 500 Riva in 2016 and the recent 500-60esimo e Anniversario, celebrating the Fiat icon's sixtieth birthday. With the aid of all these versions, the Fiat 500 has revolutionised the traditional rules of the market and proved that a small car can express itself in many languages, all of which share success. It is certainly no coincidence that more than two million drivers worldwide have chosen to take the wheel of this four-wheeled legend. An international and not just an Italian success, today, 80% of Fiat 500 cars are sold beyond the country's borders. In January 2018, the Fiat icon led the market in eight countries and was in the top three in another eight. This continues the success of 2017, when the 500 headed the sales charts in eight countries, including Great Britain and Spain, and was in the first three in seven more, including Italy and France.
At the 2018 Mille Miglia, the Alfa Romeo brand celebrates the 90th anniversary of its first victory in this great race
1928 saw the first of Alfa Romeo's 11 victories in the event, held from 1927 to 1957: a record which will now never be beaten.
To mark this amazing anniversary, the 36th historic re-evocation of the "most beautiful race in the world" will pass by the recently renovated Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, named "La macchina del tempo".
Competing in the race will be several wonderful classic Alfa Romeo cars from the FCA Heritage collection: from the 6C 1500 SS to the 6C 1750 GS, and from the 1900 SS to the 1900 Sport Spider.
Alongside these rarities, the parade will also include 30 Giulia and Stelvio cars which the brand will make available to the organisers as the official cars for the 2018 Mille Miglia.
The "Quadrifoglio" symbol continues to shine brightly on the most high-performing Alfa Romeo cars of yesterday and today, as well as on the C37 driven by the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The legend continues.
The 36th re-evocation of what Enzo Ferrari liked to call the "most beautiful race in the world" will be held from 16 to 19 May on the traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia course. An unmissable event that Alfa Romeo will attend as both Automotive Sponsor and "guest of honour", as the 2018 edition coincides with the 90th anniversary of its first victory in the legendary race, run from 1927 to 1957.
Magnificent historic Alfa Romeo cars - 6C 1500 SS, 6C 1750 GS, 1900 SS and 1900 Sport Spider models - from the collection of FCA Heritage, the Group department dedicated to protecting and promoting the historical heritage of FCA's Italian brands, will be also be taking part in the Brescia-based event. Alongside these four rarities will be 30 Giulia and Stelvio cars, serving as official cars for the 2018 Mille Miglia.
Celebratory visit to the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo - "La macchina del tempo"
It was on 1 April 1928 that Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi reached the top step of the podium with the 6C 1500 Super Sport, one of Vittorio Jano's masterpieces, unbeatable thanks to its revolutionary mechanical design, including a fixed head and a supercharged engine. The extraordinary car covered the 1,618 km course at a remarkable average speed of 84 km/h, to obtain the first of Alfa Romeo's 11 victories, 7 of them in consecutive years, from 1932 to 1938: a record which can now never be beaten.
The brand will celebrate this extraordinary anniversary with a series of special events. In one of the most deeply significant, on Saturday 19 May the Mille Miglia will visit the
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
, named "La macchina del tempo", where the competitor cars will take part in a time trial on the in-house circuit at the Arese site. It is an original way to celebrate the Alfa Romeo legend and pay homage to the 69 models on display inside the museum, which have written some of the finest pages in the history of world motor sports: from the first A.L.F.A. model(24 HP) to the famous 6C 1750 Gran Sport which won the Mille Miglia driven by Tazio Nuvolari, and from the Gran Premio 159 "Alfetta 159" - victorious in the Formula 1 World Championship with Juán Manuel Fangio at the wheel - to the splendid 33 TT 12.
Four rare Alfa Romeo cars at the classic race
Several fine classic Alfa Romeo cars from the collection of FCA Heritage, the group department dedicated to protecting and promoting the historic heritage of the Italian FCA brands, will be present at the event in Brescia. In particular, the eyes of all fans will be on the 6C 1750 Gran Sport, the legendary model which Tazio Nuvolari and Giovanni Battista Guidotti drove to victory in the Mille Miglia at 1930. As well as the legendary "overtaking without lights" episode, this was also the race when Nuvolari achieved the unprecedented feat of averaging 100 km/h over the entire course. The stunning bodywork was created by Milan coachbuilder Zagato, and still inspires awe in all those lucky enough to see it today. The second car taking part is another splendid piece of history: it is a marvellous 1928 6C 1500 Super Sport, with bodywork by Stabilimenti Farina, which won the historic re-evocation of the Mille Miglia in 2005, in 2007 - when it was also victorious in the "Mille Millas Sport" in Argentina - and in 2008. The vehicle is equipped with a 6-cylinder, 1487 cc engine, which delivers maximum output of 76 HP at 4,800 rpm, reaching a top speed of 140 km/h. 31 of these cars were built between 1928 and 1929.
Also tackling the 2018 Mille Miglia course will be a 19561900 Super Sprint and a 1954 1900 Sport Spider. The first of these is an elegant coupé with Touring bodywork, the "gran tourism" version of the 1900, the model that became famous in the 1950s for its advertising slogan: "the family car that wins races". The 1900 SS is no newcomer to the Mille Miglia, since in the 1950s, when the competitive race was still being held, it was the car of choice of many "gentlemen" drivers, on account of its superb performance and reliability. At its side, the 1900 Sport Spider of 1954 produced in just two units. Equipped with the 4-cylinder twin-cam dry sump "1900" engine, with maximum power boosted to 138 HP, this racing roadster reaches speeds of 220 km/h, thanks to a weight of just 880 kg and particularly efficient aerodynamics. With its beautiful Bertone design, the 1900 Sport Spider comes with a 5-speed transmission and a De Dion rear axle: performance and handling worthy of a modern car, responsive and reliable, with outstanding road-holding abilities.
The "Quadrifoglio" symbol, identifying the most high-performing Alfa Romeo cars of yesterday and today
Also participating in the 2018 Mille Miglia will be 30 Giulia and Stelvio cars, which the brand will make available to the organisers as the official cars for the event. There could be no finer proof of the strength of the bond that links the cars of the past to those being built today. Anyone admiring the historic cars that won Alfa Romeo its status as a racing legend will easily appreciate how, over the years, the tough testing ground of racing has shaped the invaluable heritage of style and engineering so central to the cars of today. Among these, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, crowned "fastest SUV in the world" at the famous Nürburgring circuit last October, when it set a new record for its class: 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds, knocking eight seconds off the previous best in the SUV category. In 2016, the Giulia Quadrifoglio set the lap record for the four-door sedan category on the same circuit, with a time of 7 minutes and 32 seconds.
Not to forget that this year the legendary "Quadrifoglio" will be proudly displayed on the C37 car of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, as it takes part in the Formula 1 world championship, at the very highest level of motor sports competition. Absolutely appropriate, since the famous good-luck charm has a fascinating history, deeply rooted in the racing world. The first Alfa Romeo car to carry the Quadrifoglio was the "RL" driven by Ugo Sivocci which won the 15th edition of the Targa Florio in 1923. The same good-luck emblem also appeared on Brilli Peri's "P2" when he triumphed in the first "Motor Racing World Championship" in Monza in 1925, gaining the first of Alfa Rome's five World Titles, and it was present again in 1950 and 1951, when Giuseppe "Nino" Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio drove the Alfa Romeo 158 and 159 cars, the famous "Alfettas", to success in the first two Formula 1 World Championships. And today the legendary symbol returns to the highest level of motor racing to show the whole world the continuing strength and success of the Alfa Romeo philosophy, a constant search for excellence applied to racing, then transferred in its entirety to the brand's production cars.
The legend continues.
Jeep® Compass named Best Compact SUV by leading motoring magazine in the Middle East
Jeep® Compass honoured in Automobile magazine's 2018 awards and takes coveted "Best Compact SUV" title
Award follows series of demanding tests by expert panel of the magazine
The all-new Jeep® Compass has been named Best Compact SUV by the respected Middle East motoring magazine Automobile.
The model, which is now available at Jeep dealerships across the region, took the honour after being put through its paces by a judging panel made up of expert motoring journalists. To reach its verdict, the panel tested all models in the segment in a series of challenges on and off-road.
Jeep Compass came out on top - underlining its reputation as the market's most capable compact SUV.
Jeep Compass offers a winning combination of contemporary Jeep design, best-in-class off-road capability, superb on-road driving dynamics and an array of advanced and user-friendly connectivity and safety features.
The Compass range available in the Middle East is powered by a 2.4-litre Tigershark petrol engine with MultiAir2 technology, which delivers 172 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, 237 Nm of torque and is paired to the nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4x4 configuration.