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Enjoy VED-exemption while you can, the great road tax tightening is coming

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‘Vehicle Excise Duty’, ‘road tax’, whatever you want to call it, nobody likes it and nobody wants to pay it even when it’s as little as £20 a year. Everyone from private motorists to fleet managers do what they can to avoid it, turning to cars with CO2 emissions under 101g/km and electric vehicles to keep running costs down. Carmakers are tuned into the near-universal contempt for ‘road tax’ and the number of vehicles available with a VED-exempt engine has risen dramatically in recently years a...

Author: John Simpson, Aug 01 2014
Category Links: Weekly Column, Opinion

Jeep ‘lost its way’ but now it’s time to ‘reboot the brand’

According to Fiat UK and Ireland’s managing director, Steve Zanlunghi, Jeep is getting back on track after a dire few years of falling sales and losing dealerships left, right and centre. Speaking at the UK launch of the new Cherokee, Zanlunghi described 2012 as “the darkest year” because more than...

Author: James Fossdyke, Jun 20 2014
Category Links: Jeep, Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee priced from £25,495, coming June

Pricing and specification has been revealed for Jeep’s fifth generation Cherokee, due in UK showrooms this June. The mid-size SUV will be available with a choice of two 2L diesel units with power outputs of 140PS or 170PS initially and front or all wheel drive, and in three trims – Longitude, Longi...

Author: John Simpson, Apr 30 2014
Category Links: Jeep

Jeep celebrates endurance challenge sponsorship

Iconic American brand Jeep has celebrated its new Tough Mudder sponsorship after the first event of the season, held at Henley-on-Thames last weekend. Tough Mudder is a not-for-the-faint-heart endurance series, staged over a challenging 10 to 12 mile course and features participants having to negoti...

Author: Richard Lawton, Apr 30 2014
Category Links: Jeep

Get a new car and a trip to New York

There have been some interesting incentives to buy new cars over the years that aren’t necessarily related to the vehicle itself: but few can top the latest offering that accompanies the Jeep Grand Cherokee (pictured). As of the start of this week, and running for the next two weeks, motorists that...

Author: Paul Lucas, Mar 11 2014
Category Links: Fleet news, Jeep, Jeep

New ‘baby’ Jeep unveiled

Jeep announced the arrival of its new Cherokee well in advance of Geneva, but the new ‘baby’ Jeep was kept under wraps. All we saw of the car was a few spy shots of heavily-disguised test mules, and we weren’t even sure of the name. Today, though, Jeep showed off the new car at the Geneva Motor Show...

Author: James Fossdyke, Mar 04 2014
Category Links: Jeep

Jeep takes the wraps off new Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee is now in its fourth generation and, thanks to Fiat’s rescue of the Chrysler group, it promises cleaner, greener engines courtesy of the Italian manufacturer’s engineering know-how. On the outside, Jeep has tried to update the looks while still retaining the car’s trademark feat...

Author: James Fossdyke, Feb 19 2014
Category Links: Jeep, Cherokee

Jeep Wrangler scoops 4x4 of the year title

The Jeep Wrangler has scooped 4x4 Magazine’s 4x4 of the Year award, Hardcore class for the second year running. The award, which goes specifically to the four-door Wrangler, comes from the specialist publication’s panel of expert judges, who put the rugged US-built off-roader above its extremely ca...

Author: Alison Bell, Nov 15 2013
Category Links: Jeep, Wrangler

Jeep Chrysler and NFL enjoy three-peat

Jeep Chrysler UK and the NFL have agreed to extend their partnership of the NFL International Series for a third year. The deal, which includes the American carmaker becoming the Official Car Supplier for the UK events also means the brands will have a major presence at the two International Series ...

Author: Richard Lawton, Sep 13 2013
Category Links: Jeep, Compass

Jeep Compass introduces new mid-trim and six-speed auto gearbox

A refreshed Jeep Compass is now on UK sale with a series of notable changes. The updated compact SUV debuts a new six speed automatic transmission for petrol models - intended to improve performance and features a more comfortable cabin – as well as a new mid-range trim and minor design changes thr...

Author: John Simpson, Sep 02 2013
Category Links: Fleet news, Jeep, Jeep

Jeep wrangles with identity issues

While the Jeep name is known throughout the world, not enough people know what a Jeep is, says Luca Ricci, European product manager for Wrangler, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. People tend to call any 4x4 a Jeep in the same way that they call any vacuum cleaner whether it's a Dyson, Miele or Henry, a...

Author: Faye Sunderland, May 20 2013
Category Links: Jeep

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