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2013-02-26 09:07

THE BELLE OF THE 4X4 BALL: The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee shares the spotlight in Geneva with the new Compass and Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition model.

 

GENEVA, Switzerland - Iconic 4x4 specialist Jeep heads to the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show with three European premieres - Grand Cherokee, Compass and Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition.

Jeep reports significant growth in 2012 both in terms of sales and brand image. The automaker boasted consistent growth in Europe, with sales growing by almost 20%. The result allowed Jeep to set a new global sales record by selling more than 700 000 vehicles globally in 2012.

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee gallery

The new Grand Cherokee will be the star of the Jeep stand in Geneva. Already the most awarded large SUV to date, the model sports a new eight-speed auto available across its entire engine range.

The model also has new design elements such bi-xenon headlights with LEDs, new wheel design and interior/exterior colour combinations.

The interior benefits from leather and wood trim as well as new three-spoked steering-wheel. Jeep offers its new Grand Cherokee with a 21cm touchscreen.

Legendary Jeep capability is courtesy of two all -wheel drive systems (Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), the Quadra-Lift air suspension and the Selec-Terrain traction system.

Safety has been improved with an updated forward collision warning with crash mitigation and the new Selec-Speed control.

2013 JEEP COMPASS

Geneva will see the launch of the new Compass. The model has a new and refined cabin and a six-speed PowerTech auto.

Safety has been improved with the addition of side air bags and reversing camera. Standard kit includes air-con, power/heatable external mirrors, fog lights, keyless entry, cruise control, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, hill-assist, anti-lock disc brakes and a 60/40 split rear seat.


2013 is the the 10th anniversary of the Jeep Rubicon with a special-edition model of the iconic Jeep Wrangler.

The special edition model will be available as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited, each powered by either a petrol or diesel engine.

The model benefits from a new dual-intake power dome and 17" Rubicon black aluminum rims with a red Jeep Wrangler logo.

The interior has red leather seats with an embroidered Rubicon 10th Anniversary logo. Red stitching can be seen on the central console and the leather steering wheel.

PUTTING JEEPS TO THE TEST

The Jeep exhibition area in Geneva offers potential customers a chance to experience its models. Visitors can experience a sandy off-road track and urban skyline theme.


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