| 20/02/2012 | 0 Comments

This year, at the 2012 edition of Geneva Motor Show, Jeep showcases the Jeep Grand Cherokee production-intent sports concept and the Jeep Compass production-intent concept. Both vehicles anticipate the direction in which the Jeep lineup could evolve in 2012.

The Grand Cherokee concept offers a unique, aggressive flair with exclusive styling cues combined to the efficiency of the new 3.0-litre V-6 turbo-diesel engine. New design study boasts unique exterior featuring one-of-a-kind black-gloss 20-inch aluminium wheels, distinctive styling cues and ‘Black’ exterior treatments. The new sports concept is powered by the efficient  3.0-litre V-6 turbo-diesel engine fitted new Multijet II technology and delivers 241hp of power and 550Nm of torque (190hp and 440Nm of torque with the available low-output version of the 3.0-litre). It is paired with the sophisticated Quadra-Trac II 4×4 system with two-speed transfer case and Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) on both the front and rear axle to ensure benchmark off-road capability.
The Compass concept displayed in Geneva is in fact a design study that adds to Jeep Compass a number of styling cues and functional elements including exclusive black-gloss front-end accents, step pad and 18-inch aluminium wheels. All this provides to the compact SUV of the Jeep family a more distinctive appearance and personality. The four-wheel-drive configuration of the Jeep Compass concept is matched to a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine delivering 163hp of power and 320Nm of torque. Benchmark all weather capability in its category is provided by the full-time, active Freedom Drive I four-wheel-drive system with Lock mode. The system is designed to give drivers year-round assurance with the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions as well as slick roads that come with rain and light snow.
Beside the two exclusive production-intent concepts, the special edition Jeep Wrangler Mountain makes its European debut in Geneva too: the new limited-edition model of the iconic Wrangler pays tribute to outdoor enthusiasts and it is showcased in an all-new Gecko body-color.
With a unique exterior and interior design enhanced by exclusive styling cues, 17-inch wheels and authentic accessories by Mopar, the new special edition model is the vehicle for those who want to stand out in the open spaces. It is based on the Wrangler Sport model and it will be available on both two-and four-door versions.
The new Mountain special-edition model will be powered by the 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine producing 200hp at 3,600rpm and 460Nm of torque at 1,600-2,600rpm paired to a five-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Range Select (ERS). The diesel engine can be also equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox. Also available on the new special edition model is the new 3.6-litre V-6 petrol engine delivering 284 horsepower and 347Nm of torque. The 3.6-litre petrol engine is matched to the automatic five-speed transaxle with ERS.
Engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, Jeep Wrangler Mountain features an enhanced Dana 30 front axle and enhanced Dana 44 rear axle. Legendary Jeep off-road capability is achieved through the standard Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio.

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