Jeep Journey Experimental Vehicle Pictures

Date 1999/2/13 0:00:00 | Topic: Concept/Demonstration


Here are the first "official" pictures from DaimlerChrysler of the all-new Jeep Journey experimental vechicle.

The Jeep team based its design on the award-winning 1999 Grand Cherokee with the 235 horsepower 4.7-liter PowerTech V-8 engine and Quadra-Drive(TM) four-wheel drive system. On the exterior the design team applied Patriot Blue Pearl Coat high gloss paint over low gloss paint on fascias and bodyside cladding and added a custom brush guard and rally mesh covers for the grille and head, fog and tail lamps.

Front and rear skid plates, tubular rock rails and integrated front and rear Warn winches prepare the Jeep Journey for extreme off-road use. Seventeen inch high gloss chrome wheels with 235/65 R17 Goodyear Wrangler HP Extended Mobility (run-flat all-terrain) tires and a customized roof rack with stylized wind deflector and integrated front and rear high-intensity spotlights round off the exterior treatment.

On the inside, the Jeep design team used two-tone Deep Royal Blue and Taupe trim, brushed aluminum inlays on the instrument panel and doors, and seats covered with Deep Royal Blue leather with Royal Blue woven cloth accents. Journey-embroidered floor mats complete the interior appearance.

Enhancing the interior is cutting-edge navigation and communication equipment provided by Magellan. Not for sale until May of 1999, but already fully functional in the Jeep Journey is Magellan's state-of-the-art 750NAV® vehicle navigation system.

In addition, Magellan's 750NAV system in the Jeep Journey is a true mobile multi-media center, coupled to a laptop computer in the luggage area, a remote keyboard on the passenger side and a color printer/fax machine in the rear center armrest. The system has a high-resolution, ultra-bright full-color touch screen display on top of the dashboard.

To make Jeep Journey even more versatile for its driver and passengers, the vehicle comes equipped with two Magellan ColorTRAK® handheld GPS systems for hiking and boating, an integrated cellular phone with hands-free operation, a satellite-based world phone, TravelNote voice messaging and an interface with the ORBCOMM® network for mobile e-mail capability.





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