Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Jeep | posted January 07, 2016 12:18
Off-roading since 1941
First setting its roots in military use in 1941, Jeep celebrates its 75th year in production in 2016. The American 4x4 brand commemorates this milestone with a full lineup of special 75th Anniversary Edition models, from the Renegade to the Grand Cherokee. All models are available with exclusive shades of green.
For the Renegade, it gets new 18-inch wheels, grille surrounds, fog lamp bezels, a roof rack, a unique tail lamp applique and rear fascia, all in Low Gloss Bronze. It also gets a Beats Audio system and a MySky open-air roof system, along with 75th Anniversary badging. Special paint for Jeep's smallest off-roader is Jungle Green.
Moving up to the Cherokee, it gets unique Recon Green as a special paint option and is based on the Latitude variant. It too gets new 18-inch wheels as well as badges and trim accents in Low Gloss Bronze. Inside, Jeeps has added Gode-Tex seat insert cloth with Tangerine accent stitching, a dual-pane sunroof and an 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with Uconnect.
The Jeep Wrangler gets more off-roading equipment for this special edition. Exclusive to the Wrangler 75th anniversary are bespoke17-inch wheels, front and rear tow hooks, Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires, Unique off-road rock rails, Jeep Command-Trac 4x4 transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio, Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle 3.21 or optional 3.73 axle ratio give the Wrangler more capability off-road. As for exterior changes, it gets a power dome hood with functional vents, Body-color grille with Low Gloss Bronze accents and can be specified with Sarge Green. Lastly, interior upgrades include Leather-trimmed heated seats with accent sport mesh inserts and accent stitching and a 6.5-inch touchscreen radio with Uconnect.
Last but not the least, the flagship Grand Cherokee gets subtle exterior and interior upgrades for this production milestone. Separating it from the Limited model it's based on are an all-new, unique front fascia, grille and headlamps along with 75th anniversary markings. It also gets exclusive 18 and 20 inch wheels, tow hooks, grille rings, fog lamp bezels, lower fascia applique, roof rail and badges, all finished in Low Gloss Bronze. Rounding up the exterior changes is Gloss black trim, replacing the chome ones found in the Limited. Inside, the seats are trimmed in either Gode-Tex seat cloth insert or leather trimmed heated seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo and Tangerine accent stitching. Technology-wise, the Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary gets Blind-spot Monitoring, a power sunroof, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect NAV-ready radio as standard.
Other models getting the 75th Anniversary treatment are the Compass and the Patriot.