It’s that time of year again! Whether we like it or not, Winter is on the way. Is your Jeep ready for all the foul (or wonderful, depending on your perspective) weather that’s headed your way? There are a couple of must-have’s for your Jeep in regards to protecting your vehicle’s interior from all the snow, slush, water, salt, and sand that our roads and parking lots can send its way. Start off with the all-weather Jeep Floor Mats . With great options from Mopar, Weathertech, and Rugged Ridge, www.JeepWorld.com has your Jeep’s Floors covered. See this list below for mats to fit your model Jeep vehicle:
For those of us who think Winter is wonderful (count me in as one of those fools), we’ve got a full line up of Jeep Ski and Snowboard Racks to fit your vehicle and help you transport your skis and snowboards to the mountains. We happily offer both roof-mount and spare tire mount options as rack solutions for your Jeep.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Jeepers! It’s that time of year again. Time for mistletoe, eggnog, snowflakes, peace on Earth, good will towards men, and most importantly… PRESENTS! Stocking presents are some of our favorite presents, little bits of happiness in an oversized sock! Here’s a list of cool Jeep Stocking Stuffers to give to your favorite Jeep Enthusiast this Christmas. Or feel free to put some on Santa’s list for yourself if you’ve been nice this year, naughty Jeepers need not apply (you know who you are).
We’ve got a great selection of Jeep Key Chains in stock and ready to ship same day. They come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, won’t break the bank, make a super cool gift for that Jeep lover in your life, and most importantly you can fit at least 100 of them in your stocking!
Jeep Hats make another great gift. While working out in the garage or cruising around in your Jeep, these comfy ball caps show off your love for the brand you drive. These are a must for ladies with long hair who cruise with the top down or the men who need to keep the sun off of their domes!
There are a lot of great Jeep Gifts to give this year. How about these great oversized and wildly colorful Jeep Beach Towels? Use them as a beach towel or attach to your Jeep’s seat (using a carbiner and grommet system) to protect it from sand, dirt, water, or mud after you’ve been out enjoying the great outdoors. This is a must for those of us living the Jeep lifestyle!
We think the all new Jeep Street Sign makes a great gift, but you may have to turn it on it’s end to get it to fit into a stocking! They’re heavyweight and hardcore and a heck of a lot of fun.
We know how stressful holiday shopping can be, so hopefully this guide can help you out or at least point you in the right direction. We’ll be back soon with a guide to larger gifts that fit right on the Jeeps themselves, but not so well in the stocking. Until then, get out there and have fun!
“By 2014, 12 nameplates from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram will have heavy Fiat influence. They will either be developed on Fiat Group platforms or rebadged and imported from the Fiat Group.”
Here’s what they have in store for Jeep:
“Subcompact SUV: A small SUV is planned in 2013, based on the platform for the next generation Fiat Panda Cross.
Patriot: Minor exterior and interior changes are planned for 2010. Production ends in 2012.
Compass: Minor exterior and interior changes are slated for 2010. The Compass will be dropped in 2012.
Compact crossover: The unnamed crossover will be developed on a Fiat Group platform. Sales begin in 2013.
Wrangler: A new interior is scheduled for 2010. A new powertrain will be offered in 2011.
Liberty: Minor cosmetic and interior changes are planned for 2010. The redesigned Liberty debuts in 2013, based on a Fiat Group platform.
Commander: U.S. production ends late in 2010. The Commander may be assembled outside North America for export markets.
Grand Cherokee: The redesigned Grand Cherokee and next-generation Mercedes-Benz full-size SUVs are linked at the hip. Vehicle development started when Daimler owned Chrysler. Component sharing is expected to continue for several years. The redesigned Grand Cherokee debuts in May 2010.”
If the rendering is to be believed, the next Grand Cherokee will sport a flatter face with Jeep’s seven-slat grille gaining wider chrome bars. The headlight clusters shrink to create a look that’s much more modern and aggressive than the old quad bug-eye design. The lower intake moves to the bottom of the smoother front fascia, further reducing the visual chunkiness of its predecessor. The squared-off fender flares of the old GC become more subtle, and smaller door handles add to a sleeker overall shape. The glass portion of the rear liftgate appears to be more upright.
The Jeep looks as if it will carry its newfound exterior refinement to the inside. A simple-looking gauge cluster and center stack will greet the driver. Wrap-around wood trim lines the dash and doors, and we expect higher-quality and softer materials to be found throughout the cabin. Given the three-row Commander’s impending demise, we wouldn’t be shocked if the new Cherokee were to grow to allow for an optional third row of seats.
Chrysler LLC has reported it’s Jeep Sales Figures for the January 2009 sales period. The Commander undersold by a whooping -71% compared to the same period last year. The Jeep Compass had a -69% percent drop and moved a measly 819 units nationally during this time. Look for it to be dropped in the near future with those kind of sales numbers. The Grand Cherokee and Liberty both had a -60% drop, while the recently popular Patriot saw sales fall -53%. Jeep’s lone positive performer was the Jeep Wrangler who was showing a slight up tick in sales from last year at a 4% sales increase, most likely helped by the slew of rebates out there right now. Overall Jeep sales are down -49% from the same time period last year.
Chrysler has released their sales figures for all of 2008, as well as the particularly bleak December 2008 numbers. Jeep sales fell -48% from December ’08 compared to the same time period in ’07. The Compass and Commander were the real stinkers of the group with sales falling -63% & -62% respectively. The Jeep Wrangler was the least offensive of the bunch with only -22% drop. All other models were -48% or worse.
For all of 2008, Jeep sales dropped -30% from the previous year. Patriot sales are up 38% for the year. The Jeep Liberty & Wrangler were the next “best” performers with only a -27% & -29% sales difference. Grand Cherokee sales fell -39%, while the not-so-fuel-efficient Commander saw it’s sales drop -56% on the year.
Well, Chrysler LLC has announced their sales figures for October 2008. Things aren’t looking very good for Jeep (or any Chrysler model) at the moment. The Jeep Patriot is the one and only positive performer for the year, up 62% but still down -11% for 10/08 as oppossed to 10/07. Jeep Grand Cherokee sales were down -24% in October as oppossed -37% on the year. That may be due to both dropping gas prices and last ditch efforts to grab a lease. Wrangler sales dropped -33%, bring their sales down -30% for the year. The Jeep Liberty is down -40% selling 3,918 units during the time period. The Commander improved to -48% sales difference, bringing them “up” to -54% on the year. The ugly stepchild of the family is still the Compass. This forgotten “Jeep” sold a measly 855 units for the October sales period for a -62% drop in vehicles moved.
These dismal totals bring Jeep sales down 105,017 units sold for a -27% drop in volume moved on the year.
Chrysler LLC announced their September 2008 sales figures this week and the news is not getting any better. Jeep Brand Sales are down -43% overall from the September sales period in 2007. All models had significant drops in sales, with the gas-hogging Commander and relatively fuel-efficient Compass taking the biggest hit, a -65% drop. The Patriot, having the same or comparable gas mileage as the Compass, had sales drop only -25%, probably speaking for the public’s preference for the Patriot’s boxier body style. Sales were down for the Jeep Grand Cherokee -56%, the Jeep Wrangler -29%, and the Jeep Liberty -27%. Jeep Brand Sales are down -26% for the year.
Chrysler LLC reported last week that sales of new Jeep vehicles fell -44% for this August selling period as opposed to the same period last year. The Commander (-66%), Grand Cherokee (-61%), and Compass (-56% ) had the worst performance overall, while the Wrangler (-32%), Patriot (-21% ), and Liberty (-14%) faired slightly “better”. Jeep sales are down -24% YTD compared to 2007.
The downward slide continues as Chrysler LLC announces it’s July sales figures for 2008. There was an overall -39% drop in sales of Jeep Brand Vehicles from the same period one year ago. The Jeep Patriot was the lone positive performer, up 4%. The Wrangler had a drop off of -31% with the rest of the Jeep models all falling somewhere over -40% each. The gas guzzling Commander saw sales drop -54%.
Chrysler LLC is reporting a -21% difference in sales of Jeep Brand Vehicles for 2008.