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Jeep launches three new models


Three new rugged Jeeps will be showcased at the New York International Auto Show this week

Thre three new models are named Jeep LIberty Renegade, Jeep Wrangler Islander and Jeep Wrangler Mountain.

Jeep says the new 2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade (red pictured) boasts a new appearance with standard class-leading capability features, while the Jeep Wrangler Islander and Jeep Wrangler Mountain combine visual appeal with outdoor fun-and-freedom themes.

The "Renegade" name was first used in 1964 and returns for 2010. The highlight of the model is Jeep's Selec-TracĀ® II full-time, shift-on-the-fly, active four-wheel-drive system. This system offers the benefit of a fully electronic two-speed active transfer case and Brake-traction Control System (BTCS). It instantly anticipates wheel slip and redirects torque accordingly, which is ideal for off-roading or when driving in rough weather.

Standard Liberty Renegade exterior features include painted Mineral Gray Keystone 16-inch wheels, dark neutral metallic wheel flares, lower side sills, front and rear fascia, body side moldings and rear license plate bar, black headlamp bezel, Argent Silver accent on the lower fascia applique and roof rack, Satin Black vinyl hood graphics, deep-tint glass, fog lamps, skid plates and tow hooks.

Inside, standard appointments include new premium cloth seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, instrument panel grab handle and park-brake boot, new driftwood accent bezels, leather-wrapped center console and soft-door armrests, premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), cruise control, security alarm, rear cargo cover and steering-wheel-mounted radio controls.

A 3.7-litre V-6 engine is standard on all Jeep Liberty models, including the new Renegade. The engine produces 210hp (157kW) @ 5200rpm and 319 Nm of torque @ 4000 pm.

The Jeep Wrangler Islander (blue pictured) returns after more than 20 years. Based on the Wrangler Sport model, the Islander 'beach theme' offers open-air fun.

Exterior features include an Islander "Jeep Tiki" decal on the hood, black side steps and Moab 17-inch wheels.

Inside, Islander's seats are Dark Gray with Surf Blue inserts, blue stitching and an embroidered Islander "Jeep Tiki" logo adorning the seat back.

The Jeep Wrangler Mountain edition (green pictured) is based on the Wrangler Sport S package.

Exterior features include a "Mountain" decal on the hood, painted high-gloss Mineral Gray 17-inch Moab wheels, grille and bumper appliques, tubular side steps, black tail lamp guards, and a fuel-filler door from Mopar.

Interior features include an embossed seat insert with embroidered "Mountain logo" and anodized graphite heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) rings.

The new Renegade and Islander are now available in US showrooms, with the Mountain available in the second quarter of 2010. No word yet on whether they'll be gracing our shores...

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