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Grand CherokeeDaimlerChrysler Adds Rocky Mountain Editions to Jeep Lineup
Posted by mike on 2005/3/8 0:00:00 (898) reads

How about a new trim style to kick-start Jeep sales?

(from a DaimlerChrysler press release)

Chrysler Group is kicking winter to the curb with special limited production editions of the 2005 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler.   These "Rocky Mountain" editions of America's most capable lineup of SUVs have distinctive styling and are equipped with popular and unique options.

"One of the things that makes Jeep vehicle owners unique is their desire to stand out from the crowd, whether on road or off road," said Jeff Bell, Vice President - Jeep, Chrysler Group.  "The Jeep Rocky Mountain editions give consumers three unique ways to declare their independence from less capable SUVs."

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition is based on the Laredo model.  The starting price is $31,230 for the 4x2 version and $33,200 for the 4x4 version.  The 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard; the 4.7-liter V-8 is optional.  Features include:

  • Heated two-tone leather seats with embroidered Jeep logo
  • Power sunroof
  • 276-watt Boston Acoustic Sound System and a one-year free subscription to SiriusTM  Satellite radio
  • 17" Ronin II cast aluminum wheels with graphite accented pockets
  • P245/65 R17 Goodyear Wrangler SRA OWL all-terrain tires
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Unique center console and door trim panel accents
  • Fog lamps
  • Power adjusted pedals
  • Unique Rocky Mountain Edition badge

The Jeep Liberty Rocky Mountain Edition is based on the Renegade X package.  MSRP for the 4x2 special edition is $24,035, and $25,545 for the 4x4 edition.  Features include:

  • Body color front and rear fascias
  • Body color fender flares
  • Power sunroof
  • 16" Mechanica aluminum wheels with graphite accented pockets
  • Cloth seats with embroidered Jeep logo
  • Unique center console accents
  • Unique Rocky Mountain Edition badge
  • Spare tire cover

The Jeep Wrangler Rocky Mountain Edition is based on the X package.   Equipped with a manual transmission, the MSRP is $23,025; with the automatic transmission, $23,850.  Features include:

  • Color-keyed fender flares
  • 15" Ravine aluminum wheels
  • 30" x 9.5" Goodyear Wrangler OWL tires
  • Dana 44 axle
  • Fog lamps
  • Unique center console accents
  • Unique premium two-tone seat with embroidered Jeep logo
  • AM/FM/CD with seven speakers
  • Unique Rocky Mountain Edition decal

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Willy
Do any of you Jeep fanciers think an energy efficient Jeep would sell?

I'm thinking a plug in hybrid Jeep. An option could be an inverter to power electrical appliances when you are out on the trail.

It just seems to me that if you can plug a vehicle in as well as use gas or diesel to power it that you have a truly independent vehicle.

The batteries may not leave much room for cargo, but if it had a good size fuel tank you could go a long way before refueling. This is true independence.

Wouldn't an idea like this on a Jeep beat silly fender flares and paste on stickers? I'd like to see a diesel hybrid. Jeep could be the first.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
Yeah OnlyOneJeep, I could have went on and on about the trim levels. The Rio Grand, the Renegade, Briarwood, Golden Eagle, etc... definitely not a new thing for Jeep. The Jeep lineup isn't a lineup that changes as often as other manufactures, so these trim levels just add a little bit of variety.

I agree the Rio Grande is probably the best looking YJ. I personally own a 60th Anniversary Edition XJ and it added no additional off-road capability (other than tires that might be a whole quarter inch bigger than the Sport).

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Hey RUBI..don't forget the "RIO GRANDE" model offered in '95 on the YJ. The "JEEP" lettering is its' own special gold/yellow tint. Interior is special design. Southwestern/ Native American motif. Standard soundbar. 5 distinct exterior colors. Mine is Green. Easy to tell apart on the trails(at least around here). Maybe offer again on the new Wrangler? Hope so. Basically just a decal/option mod off the S base model. I think it looks better than the "Sahara" of that vintage..too tacky.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: skramblewishes
The only way to keep selling your existing product is to market it a new way. The Rocky Mountain Package is a short term way to address the lack of new products coming from Jeep.

Hopefully the product blitz will begin soon ( Commander, Scout, new Wrangler and derivatives, hopefully a pick up, etc. ) and DCX won't have to worry about trim packaging to sell their product.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: steve
here is my comment
i'm on my 15th jeep and am all ways looking for a new jeep
let's see some photos!
thanks
steve

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Matt
If anyone from DC reads this, here goes, put it where its needed, not in trim!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
To be perfectly blunt, I am beginning to think there isn't a post that gets put up on here that some of you don't have something to whine about.

The Rocky Mountain Edition is simply a trim package. This is NOTHING new for Jeep. Look back at the Maverick trim package that was on the Willys Wagon, the Tuxedo Park trim package that was on the CJ, or the 60th Anniversary Edition that was on all 2001 Jeeps. None of these packages added any off-road capability. They throw together some of the luxury options at a slightly discounted price and give the vehicle a bit more distinct look.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: city dweller
i agree, i check this website for news and links to upcoming products, yet lately it's so much complaining that i'm not quite sure why those of you whom always complain continue to even log on. if jeep makes you that unhappy get off the trail...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Remo Bianco
here is my comment- The Tuxedo Park mentality lives.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
But Steve U Know.....Where's your 1969 Super Jeep? (Wagoneer) now that was a hot muscleJeep!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Steve U Know
Aw, c'mon Fred, that's just sour grapes. Don't be a whiner, I think Jeep is really trying to sell some more units. I personally own a Willys edition Wrangler, a Rio Grande Wrangler, a Freedom edition Cherokee, and an Overland Grand Cherokee. I wish I could get every special edition. I'm sure they'll be collectible someday.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Fred
Another useless dress package like the columbia or freedom edition, the wrangler sounds like a sport with pretty painted flares and a nice sticker. yeah, now that rocks! a very "unique" jeep (per mr. bell) if i ever heard of one.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Transpower
The one thing I'd like to see standard in the Limited is a combination wood/leather steering wheel, like the Lexus models have. Anyway, I'm still waiting for the Dynamic Handling System. I wonder if the problem is a Delphi, which seems to be having all sorts of management problems.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: name
The inclusion of the D44 is nice, but the rest is bling...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jeef
Aw, c'mon Fred, those heated seats will be really nice when you're stuck waiting for a tow...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Fred M
here is my comment All that stuff will really help on the 4WD roads passing through the Rockies.Come on Jeep,spare us the bling.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
The Camp Jeep link is not on Jeep.com this morning.
I am guessing they took it off to prep it for the Camp Jeep 2005's new page. I still wonder if the dates are right being Fri, Sat, Sun?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RMJeepOwner
I have a 2004 Rocky Mountain Jeep - I got it last month with just a couple of thousand miles on it... Must have been a show jeep or something. I don't care if it adds anything off-roadish. I got all kinds of kewl features and add-ons that the regular X Jeeps don't have.
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