Jeep at Beijing Motor Show

Jeep is making a huge splash at the Beijing Motor Show this year by rolling out four new concepts that are inspired by Chinese culture, design, and fashion. China is the second largest market for Jeep so it is no wonder they are trying to aim their designs towards the country and the market there that is growing rapidly. These four concepts are based off the Renegade, Cherokee, and Wrangler models.

Jeep Zi You Xia

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The Zi You Xia which translate to “rebel” uses the Jeep Renegade for it’s concept. The concept shows off a more refined design that features a warm chocolate gray paint job with dark bronze and charcoal accents on the exterior and interior. Based off the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing for the color palette.

Jeep Cherokee Sageland

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The Sageland is a concept that was inspired by the landmarks and scenery of Shangri-La Region. The ivory-tri-coat exterior with bronze and satin accents portrays the mystical landscape while the interior is Nappa leather seats with water blue accents meant to evoke traditional Chinese knot design, as well as door inserts mimicking the ornamental Chinese door knobs.

Jeep Cherokee Urbane

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The Urbane features a “Maximum Steel” metallic paint job and black accents outside. This concept is after the megacity of China which translates to modern glamour and elegance. Inside, Chinese calligraphy highlights a piano black and red Nappa leather cabin.

Jeep Wrangler Sundancer

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The Sundancer is a mix of fashion with sophistication. A tri-coat Chocolate Brown metallic color with gold accents. The fender flares feature a unique Golden Bronze tone-on-tone ghosted pattern, and the windows have been treated to bronze tinted glass. The interior also features a sleek look with Berry Baltique Semi-Aniline leather seats add a seriously premium flavor, which is enhanced by premium leather trim with hand-sewn stitching.

Jeep Beach 2014

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Jeep Beach is an annual event held each year in Daytona, Florida for five days that brings all Jeep enthusiast together for different activities through the days. This year it is being held from April 23-April 27 and it is a great family friendly event.

Some of the activities will be:

  • Obstacle courses for all levels of drivers
  • Meet face-to-face with leading industry vendors
  • Drive in a beach parade
  • Try your luck on winning prizes in our huge raffles
  • Clean up at the Jeep-shining show
  • Party with new and old Jeep friends

We will be there this year so come and stop by!

 

Jeep introduces six new concepts for Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Jeep shared six new concepts for the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari event.  This event brings thousands of Jeep fans together for a weeks worth of serious off-roading that takes place on the country’s best trails of Moab, Utah. This event is being held now through the 20th.

The vehicles are designed with Chrysler’s Mopar parts and service brand. The six vehicles include three custom Wranglers, two Cherokees, and one Grand Cherokee. Jeep and Mopar team up for this event to showcase different production and prototype parts that are to better the Jeep for extreme trail performance and gauge customer interest.

Jeep Wrangler Level Red

The Wrangler Level Red was named after the highest level of difficulty an off-road trail can be designated as. The Wrangler comes equipped to handle the challenging off-road terrains with Jeep Performance Parts from 2-inch lift kit, Dana 44 crate axles, and Rock-Trac transfer case. The 3.6-liter engine with a six-speed manual transmission is improved with a cold-air intake and low restriction exhaust system.

The look of the Wrangler has been modified with a Mopar half-door kit and the exterior upgrades includes: a tire carrier, locking gas cap, hood prop kit and rock rails.

 

Jeep Wrangler MOJO

The Jeep Wrangler MOJO is aimed toward the off-road enthusiast who is more daring on the trails and needs a tougher vehicle. The Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift provides the clearance to traverse obstacles, with the locking Dana 44 front and rear axles and Rock-Trac transfer case for great rock-climbing capabilities.

The capabilities of the Jeep don’t stop when the sun goes down, it is equipped with prototype LED headlamps and fog lamps. A soft top with front and rear half door kits gives the Jeep a open-air feel for more fun.

 

Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance

The Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance is for the enthusiast who stays on the trail every second they can and needs more power so they can go anywhere others cannot.  The Wrangler is of course equipped with all the right gear from new Jeep Performance Parts push-button electric locking Dana 60 axles, Rock-Trac transfer cases and 4-inch lift kit.

 

Jeep Cherokee Adventurer

The Jeep Cherokee Adventurer has Trailhawk 4×4 capability, including 48:2 crawl ratio and a list of Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar. Rock rails provide off-road defense and more protection with two piece underbody skid plate.
Jeep Cherokee Dakar

The Jeep Cherokee Dakar is the most extreme Cherokee. The exterior features a silver steel satin gloss with flame red graphics, and the 17-in polished satin clear coat wheels set off the look. Front-end features are

enhanced by two prototype Flame Red inserts on the traditional Jeep seven-slot grille, as well as through a prototype lower fascia trim. Cherokee Dakar is fortified for off-road action, equipped with Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, an oil pan skid plate, front suspension skid plate, two-piece fuel tank and underbody skid plates.

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior

The Trail Warrior has more capability and convenience to the most-awarded sport-untility vehicle ever with parts from Jeep Performance Parts and Mopar accessories. Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel sits higher thanks to its Quadra-Lift air suspension. The Mojave Sand exterior color is dressed with Satin Black flourishes on the grille, hood, lower front fascia, door handles, mirror caps, wheel flares and badging. The prototype Mopar roof basket, mounted on production cross rails, provides plenty of space to transport gear and provisions.

 

 

Spring Accessories

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It’s time to come out from hibernation now that Winter is fading away slowly, Spring is here and that means warmer weather. And it’s time to switch up your accessories with some of Rugged Ridge’s to bring your Jeep back to life. Here are a few of our favorite things:

HALF & TUBE DOORS
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The cold is long gone and with that it’s time to open up your Jeep to enjoy the trails. So if you like the doors off feel but also want the added convenience and utility of having doors on the trail? Rugged Ridge Tube Doors are constructed from heavy-duty 1.5 inch mandrel bent steel tube that is E coated primered and then textured powder coated for a long lasting finish. Tube doors help increase visibility when climbing obstacles and trail riding. These doors interchange easily with the factory steel doors and require no body modification for installation. They are light weight and small enough to be stored easily in back of the vehicle when not in use so you can take them on the go!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL OF OUR HALF & TUBE DOORS

 

ECLIPSE SUN SHADE
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Now that you got your doors off it’s only natural to take the top off too. The Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sunshade gives the open air and “top down” feeling you want, while providing added protection from harsh sunlight. Featuring reinforced mesh construction, the half sun shade installs between the front portion of a JK’s sport bar and windshield to protect either front or rear passengers separately. The full-length sun shade is secured between the windshield and the rear crossbar of the JK’s sport bar to protect both front and rear passengers simultaneously. By using the mesh material with built-in elastic straps, this sunshade was designed from the start to eliminate the need for a header channel as with other similar products. An all-in-one package, this sunshade is simple to install and doesn’t require any modifications. By retaining access to the Jeep’s top clamps, drivers can keep the shade in place and preserve function of the factory top. The Eclipse Sun Shade installs with sewn-in bungee cords and a small mesh carrying bag for storage when not in use. Compact in size, the Rugged Ridge sun shade can be stored in just about any compartment of your Jeep for quick access.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL OF OUR ECLIPSE SUN SHADES

 

SPLASH GUARDS
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As you go trailing your gonna need some protection from the mud. Rugged Ridge has you covered with our Splash Guards! Featuring high quality injection molded TPE material; these guards are paintable and offer styling accents to customize your vehicle’s look.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR SPLASH GURADS

 

DRAKON WHEELS
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Bring the look of your JK to a whole new level with our Drakon Alloy Wheels from Rugged Ridge. Rugged Ridge designed and built its new wheel from cast aluminum alloy and made it available in multiple stunning finishes to create a unique appearance. This gun metal 20×9 inch wheel from Rugged Ridge fits 07-14 Jeep Wranglers. Backspacing is 4.53 inch with a -12mm offset and 5 on 5-inch bolt pattern. These wheels feature a hub-centric design, meaning this wheel will center perfectly every time.

 CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR DRAKON WHEELS

2015 Jeep Renegade

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Just when you thought that Jeep couldn’t get anymore new wave with their Jeeps here comes the 2015 Jeep Renegade to make you take a second glance. Jeep is importing this crossover built in Melfi Italy on a platform shared with the Fiat 500L. The Renegade takes the Jeep brand to new heights adding it to the category of ultra-compact crossovers which includes the KIA Soul and other competitors.

The size of the Jeep can only be described as cute in many scenarios and that could be a good thing if they are trying to reach a new market but for hardcore Jeep fans it could be a major turn off. The good news is Jeep has at least made one version that can withstand a dirty flogging on a mountain. Base models will be front-wheel drive, but full-time 4×4 (“Jeep Active Drive”) will be available on all models. All 4WD models offer Selec-Terrain dynamic modes that optimize traction for snow, sand, mud and, on the Trailhawk, rock crawling.

The Renegade offers the same features as the upper-level Jeeps but just in a smaller body such as a smartphone-integrated infotainment system with 5- and 6.5-inch touchscreens, a 7-inch configurable gauge display, and driver aids that include a rearview camera, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision warning. The Renegade even borrows a cue from the Wrangler, allowing the outside in with dual sunroofs.
This Jeep should be hitting the market in 2015 January.