The Jeep® brand will showcase a collection of major new products at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. The year of 2018 was the best ever for the Jeep brand in Europe with record sales in many markets across the continent, including Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Portugal. Jeep was the fastest growing brand in the region in 2018 with sales up by 56% compared to 2017.
It was the fifth year of uninterrupted growth in Europe and the third which saw sales of over 100,000 units. The Jeep Compass was the best-selling model in the lineup, followed by the Jeep Renegade, which also continues to be one of the top-selling vehicles in its segment. In third spot, the new-generation Wrangler, which recorded its best year ever in Europe and a sales growth of 86% versus 2017. On the back of these extraordinary results, the Jeep brand will introduce several new special edition models at the show, in response to Jeep enthusiasts’ continued and growing demand for exclusive new customization options.
The new “S” lineup (equivalent to the North American High Altitude package) on Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee make their European debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. We will be talking about each of the individual models tomorrow on MoparInsiders.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk also makes its European debut in Geneva. While North America has had over a year of enjoying the “Trail-Rated” version of Jeep’s midsize SUV, Europeans will be getting their first taste of this off-roader this week.
The Compass Night Eagle is another special edition that the Jeep brand is rolling out. This sporty variant of the Compass gets a special blue paint scheme, black accents and is powered by a 140 horsepower 1.4-liter with manual transmission.
A Mopar edition of the Wrangler Rubicon with a 100% street legal configuration, enhanced by Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) and capable of expressing the undisputed off-road capability of the vehicle, will be a centerpiece of the stand. The Rubicon will feature a 2-inch suspension lift kit, “snorkel”, “rock rails”, black door sill guards, “black fuel door”, all-weather mats and 1941 graphics package. The vehicle will feature a Matte Black seven-slot grille, molded splash guards, off-road lights and mirror caps – all contrasting with the Hella Yella yellow paintwork.
A Mopar JPP Wrangler Sahara with an urban customization theme which further expresses the versatility of the Jeep icon in terms of personalization. A chrome-plated fuel cap and door sill guards stand out from the Ocean Blue paint.
Mopar JPP has also got their hands on the Jeep Renegade Limited as well. The Renegade Limited features an all-new Bikini body-color exterior paired with Polar Plunge leather interior, and is characterized by a special urban customization, including rear scuff plate, front dam, unique side moldings and door sill guards with Jeep logo – all in Subshine Grey which is the same color as the mirror caps and front grille. The cabin offers a cargo organizer and carpet mats.
But Jeep is still not releasing details on the surprise that will happen tomorrow. In the official press release from Jeep Europe, the brand says “further important news for the future of the Jeep brand will be revealed during the press conference”. Our sources have told us they believe its a preview of the new 2020 Jeep Renegade PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and possibly a Compass variant as well. Stay tuned, as we will bring you the details when they become available.