Dakar – The Ultimate Cherokee?
Jeep introduced several prototype vehicles for the annual Easter Jeep Safari at Moab, UT. The Jeep Cherokee Dakar may not be a JK, but this is the most modified Cherokee out there, currently. While Mopar says the lift kit isn’t available, let’s see what could be done if someone were to brave a warranty void and create the ultimate “KL” chassis.
There seems to be no limit to the heights the Chrysler Group can reach with Jeep, both on and off the road. The brand, which posted its best sales month ever, saw increases with just about every Jeep model produced.
It’s time to catch up with Bill Craig (known as “DesertJeep” here on the forums). He’s the guy who drove the Fallen Heros Jeep for the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Bill arrived in Moab on the night of April 13th with the Fallen Heroes Jeep. There were plans to repaint the JK, but those fell through and paint will be done when it gets back to Phoenix, Arizona.
I’ve heard about some amazing stories of survival in a Jeep, but hearing about Andy Wallace’s recent ordeal in a Grand Cherokee is certainly one of the most chilling ones I’ve heard in a while. The North Carolina resident was recently caught in a category-two tornado that lifted his Jeep in the air as he was trying to escape the storm that completely destroyed his home.
The buzz is already building for the new Jeep Renegade following the official debut of the compact SUV at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Some good, some bad, but it certainly has sparked some discussions among consumers and journalists alike. Of course, a lot of the talk has been centered on the exterior design, which has taken some criticism from die-hard Jeep enthusiasts.