Jeep® Brand Debuts Line of 'Freedom Edition' Vehicles at the North American International Auto Show

Date 2003/1/7 0:00:00 | Topic: Liberty

DaimlerChrysler debuts limited-production variants of Wrangler, Liberty, and Grand Cherokee

The Jeep® brand used the 2003 North American International Auto Show to debut the limited-production line of 'Freedom Edition' Jeep Wrangler, Liberty and Grand Cherokee vehicles with unique exterior features and popular options.
"We started with the most award-winning brand of 4x4s to create the Freedom Edition Grand Cherokee, Liberty and Wrangler," said Jeff Bell, Vice President, Jeep Marketing Division, DaimlerChrysler Corporation. "And capability is just the beginning of the story. Only from behind the wheel of a capable Jeep can you experience the joy that comes with the freedom to go-anywhere and do-anything. That feeling is what inspired this new line of vehicles, with their rugged looks and versatile features."

A version of the Freedom Edition Jeep line will also be available outside the United States as the Rocky Mountain Edition in Canada, and the Red River edition outside North America.

'Freedom' Across the Jeep Line

Building on the recently introduced 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Freedom Edition features a silver front fascia accent, bright silver roof rack and tubular side rails and chrome tow hooks. Complementing the exterior, outlined white letter P235/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all-terrain tires mount on 17-inch graphite painted cast aluminum wheels.

Inside, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition has MicroTech instrument panel accents, Dark Slate Gray cloth seating, front floor slush mats and a molded cargo tray.

This model is available with the award-winning High-Output 4.7-liter Power Tech™ V-8 engine pumping out 265 horsepower (198 kW) at 5,100 rpm, and 325 lb.-ft (447 Nm) of torque at 3,600 rpm. A 4.0-liter Power Tech I-6 engine is standard. Available in both two- and four-wheel drive, four-wheel drive models come standard with the Selec-Trac® full-time four-wheel drive system.

Liberty Freedom

Accentuating the more rugged side of Jeep Liberty, the 2003 Jeep Liberty Freedom Edition has a graphite painted grille, front and rear fascia, and "bolted-on" wheel flares, as well as body color side moldings. Black sidewall P235/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all-season tires mount on 17-inch graphite painted cast aluminum wheels.

Inside, the Jeep Liberty Freedom Edition features a two-tone appearance incorporating Dark Slate Gray and Light Taupe trim to give it a unique, sporty look. Power windows/locks/mirrors and an AM/FM stereo radio with CD player and changer controls are standard.

In addition, unique Mopar equipment was designed to complement this vehicle including a graphite painted front brush guard, side rock rails and tail lamp guards.

The 2003 Jeep Liberty Freedom Edition is powered by the 3.7-liter Power Tech V-6 engine rated at 210 horsepower (157 kW) at 5,200 rpm, and 235 lb.-ft (319 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm. Freedom Edition Liberty vehicles are available with either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. Available in both two- and four-wheel drive, four-wheel drive models come standard with the Command-Trac® part-time four-wheel drive system.

Wrangler Freedom

As the legendary Jeep vehicle, Wrangler continues to deliver a one-of-a-kind feeling of fun, freedom and adventure. Building on that reputation, the Freedom Edition of the 2003 Jeep Wrangler is distinguished by body colored fender flares, a soft-top with full metal doors, fog lamps and tow hooks. Outlined white letter P225/75R15 Goodyear all-terrain tires mount on 15-inch chrome wheels.

Inside, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition comes with air conditioning, Sentry Key® theft-deterrent system, easy access Fold-and-Tumble™ rear seat and a choice of Dark Slate Gray vinyl or cloth seating.

Under the hood is the legendary 4.0-liter Power Tech I-6 engine pumping out 190 horsepower (142 kW) at 4,600 rpm, and 235 lb.-ft (319 Nm) of torque at 3,200 rpm with a five-speed manual transmission. Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition features the Command-Trac® part-time four-wheel drive system.

The entire Freedom Edition Jeep line will be available in red, silver, blue and black exterior colors. In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition will also be available in Graphite Metallic.





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