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After years of teases, spy shots, and internal factory images that have leaked to the press, the 2021 Ford Bronco has finally been revealed. And that means that the Jeep Wrangler, which has pretty much gone unopposed for decades, is finally get a true, apples-to-apples competitor in the mainstream rugged, go-anywhere off-roading segment. First let's get the looks out the way. This thing looks badass, taking some clear inspiration from the first-generation Bronco up front. The grille is dominated by a bold BRONCO lettering, which is flanked by round LED headlights. Moving around to the sides, we can see a horizontal character lines starting from the top of the headlights and moving rearward to... Read more...
American's love trucks, they also love Jeeps, and rumors have been swirling about the rebirth of a Jeep truck for a long time. At first, rumors pegged the truck as the Scrambler, an iconic Jeep truck name from the past. Word then surfaced that the truck would be the Gladiator, another Jeep name of yore. The Jeep Gladiator truck is now official with the unveiling of the ride at the LA Auto Show. There are bits we don't know about the Gladiator right now, specifically pricing and when we can buy it are unknown. In addition, some of the details on specs are also vague. Those vague details include this tidbit from the PR: "Unique frame, bigger axles, brakes, wheels, and suspension." Bigger axles... Read more...
Jeep has let slip everything you might want to know about the new JL Wrangler ahead of its official launch. The new JL Wrangler looks much like the outgoing JK Wrangler it replaces, but it is heavily changed from that outgoing model. The key takeaway here is that the JL Wrangler is said to be vastly improved both on an off-road. One of the major changes to the new generation Wrangler comes inside the vehicle where it gets a much better and more upscale interior. The JL has a backup camera and new infotainment system. It looks almost like a finished car now; not something that appears to be missing trim panels with exposed ducts and wire inside as some past generation Wranglers. Before Wrangler... Read more...
Buying a shiny new car is an easy way to get the latest in-car technologies, but it’s not the most economical. I've had my fair share of new car purchases in the last decade – a 2008 Chevy HHR SS, 2011 Volkswagen Routan SE, 2014 Mazda 5 Sport and a 2015 Nissan Leaf – and driven hundreds of press cars featuring the latest technologies and infotainment systems. Despite new cars being technically superior on paper, the average age of vehicles on the road in 2016 was 11.6 years old, according to IHS Markit. We’ve seen substantial upgrades to the car stereo and infotainment systems in the last decade, including the elimination of the cassette and CD players, integrated navigation systems, improved... Read more...
Some people take Grand Theft Auto V a little too seriously, either that or just live that sort of life for real. Houston police officers have just announced that they have arrested two men accused of stealing at least thirty Dodge and Jeep vehicles with a laptop computer and a simple software hack.  Michael Arce has been charged with with felon in possession of a weapon, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. His partner in crime Jesse Zelaya has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The police have been watching them for a while, but were unable to catch them in the act until last Friday. Michael Armando Arce (left)... Read more...
One of the biggest concerns revolving around ever-improving vehicle technologies is the risk of their security being breached and an exploiter causing something bad to happen. After all, our vehicles are now kitted out with computers - they are computers - and whether we're talking about the desktop, mobile, or enterprise, we see computers get breached a lot. Well, if you've tried to convince yourself that the computers in our vehicles are more bulletproof than those used elsewhere, you're about to have a rude awakening. Tapping into and controlling the remote vehicle Over at Wired, a proof-of-concept has been exhibited using a Jeep Cherokee. The writer, driving some 70 MPH in downtown St.... Read more...
It was only a matter of time, right? With digital becoming the new black, we knew that those hugely thick, underutilized user guides that shipped with automobiles would one day fade from existence, and it looks as if the fading has begun. Chrysler has just announced that it will become the first automaker to ditch the paperback and go digital with the guides that accompany its fleet of vehicles.The paperless approach is designed to save over 930 tons of paper, or around 20,000 trees annually, and we can imagine that it'll also save the company some serious dough. The deal covers Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, all of which will have much more room in their glove box starting with the 2010... Read more...