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WranglerBoxiness to Remain Primary Wrangler Element
Posted by mike on 2005/3/28 0:00:00 (783) reads

Looking forward to next year's all-new Wrangler? Like boxy Jeeps? Then you're in luck.

AutoNews.com is running a quick article about the design differences between more "rounded" Jeeps (Liberty, Grand Cherokee) versus "boxy" Jeeps (Wrangler, Commander) with regards to their target market.

It's a fairly interesting article and gives some clues that the next generation Wrangler will keep its flat panels and sharp angles. Here's a snippet:

The redesigned Jeep Wrangler debuting next year will retain an important styling characteristic: boxiness.

The reason? In Jeep's view, that design element is needed to retain Wrangler's primary buyers - men. It also will help differentiate the four-door Liberty from a similar-sized addition to the Wrangler line expected next year, a four-door model. All Wranglers now have two doors.

While not confirming the timing for the redesigned Wrangler or the four-door model, Joe Eberhardt, Chrysler group executive vice president of global sales and marketing, said the Liberty and Wrangler will continue to be styled and engineered for two different groups.

Check out the entire article.

Camp Jeep at the New York Auto Show

Autoblog.com scored some nice photos of the Camp Jeep layout at the New York Auto Show. It looks like a pretty solid driving course, with the usual features. It looks like there will be lots of eye candy to check out as well - everything from classic Jeeps to the Galdiator concept. Check it out

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: xjgary
This is encouraging news! Does this mean it's a Jeep thing and Jeep is starting to get it? I hope so. I hope the new Wrangler has a Turbo Diesel option.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Walt
The funny thing is that girls just love the wrangler, Every girl that I meet says, "I always wanted a jeep" They mean a Cj/Tj jeep. I had to twist my wifes arm to get her to buy a liberty.
I have a wrangler. The liberty is a great road car. It's also a 4x4 for when you want to get off into the forest service type roads. I will never be a rock crawer but it's good to get the groceries. I would love to have a 4 door wrangler. That would be cool. I would much rather get have a Gladaitor if they build it, If they make a Gladaitor it will be my next jeep. Otherwise I will buy a ford f150. It's time to s**t or get off the pot jeep.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Good for you Rich....My present love in my life...(besides my Jeep)...loves mine too....and the ZJ and me....I "had" her when we went out in the trails in the moonlight..topless and doorless.....she fell for me then...Thanks Jeep!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon S.
I was at the NY auto show this weekend and was very impressed with the Camp Jeep layout. It stole the show, in my opinion. I was about to wait on line for the 60 + minute wait on the indoor track though before I realized I wouldn't be doing the actual driving (Jeep reps were). But the Gladiator was very impressive, as was the Commander (a lot nicer seeing it in person). Also on display was the Grand Cherokee SRT. All in all, worth checking out if you're in the area.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: H2 Recovery Team
Funny video, 96XJOwner... except its just a broken tie rod... but thats what you get when try to offroad with a Suburban (or whatever GM platform the H2 is based off of...) that is dressed up like an offroader on the outside. Anyone have a link to that video from Camp Jeep last year of the guy who got his H2 stuck on a measly little stump trying to show off in front of the Jeeps and had to have a Jeep pull it off? You realize how pathetic it really is when you see the pictures...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Mike
His and Her Jeeps...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: rich
Have to say my first wife hated my Wrangler.
THe woman I'm currently lucky enough to be married to not only loves my Wrangler, top down of course, she went out and bought a Liberty..it's a start!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Psycobabble
This is tough on an old guy.When the wife and I take the Liberty instead of the Rubicon on a long highway trip am I to try and get in touch with my feminine side? What's next? Color choice,engine and tire size?Just make it;if it fits my needs I may buy it.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Yeah Carter...like when Men weren't buying the ugly Liberty....It took 'em 4 years to admit it's ugly????

I do admit though; there ARE some pretty females out there who own 'em...

I mean, women tell me that Wrangler guys are hot...and I've met/dated alot of women 'cus of my 'ol YJ...

It makes sense to me the demographic difference in the Wrangler and Liberty..I can vouch for it....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: 96 XJ Owner
I know this is off topic but i was on the autoweek forum and came upon this video of a H2 rock climbing. this thing slips and the wheel breaks off. I just thought it was funny and wanted to share it.


http://content.collegehumor.com/media/movies/hummerbad.wmv

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Carter
I think it is funny that they are trying to play it off as if
they meant for the liberty to appeal to women.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Bowser
Uberness.
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