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Jeep special editions to mark 75th anniversary


Born in 1941, Jeep celebrates 75 years of 4x4 leadership, military history, and open-air freedom and adventure in 2016.

As a tribute to this diamond anniversary celebration, Jeep is creating distinctive, 75th Anniversary special-edition models of each vehicle in its line-up and they are set to arrive in New Zealand in the second half of the year.

“Jeep vehicles have defined the authentic SUV and set the benchmark for off-road capability and freedom since they were first produced in 1941,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Today, Jeep SUVs continue to deliver 4x4 leadership, as well as fuel efficiency, world-class craftsmanship and premium on-road dynamics.

“In honour of the brand’s 75th anniversary, we have created eye-catching, special-edition models of each vehicle in our line-up that celebrate the unparalleled history of the legendary Jeep brand,” Manley added.

All 75th Anniversary special-edition models will be available in Jeep-exclusive Green exterior paint (Sarge Green, Recon Green or Jungle Green, depending on model), Low Gloss Bronze wheels, Bronze and Orange exterior accents, unique interiors, including exclusive seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo or one-of-a-kind Ombre Mesh fabric, open-air freedom and a 75th Anniversary exterior badge. Set to arrive in US show rooms in the second quarter of 2016, they will arrive in New Zealand during the second half of 2016.

“There is no better way to mark 75 years of Jeep leadership than with a special edition of each of the models that wear the legendary Jeep name in 2016,” said David Smitherman, chief executive officer Fiat Chrysler New Zealand.

“Therefore we are pleased to confirm that these special editions with be the centre piece of our celebrations of Jeep’s 75th birthday in New Zealand and that they will arrive in the second half of 2016.

Pricing and specifications for the New Zealand Jeep 75th Anniversary editions will be confirmed when they go on sale in the second half of 2016.

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