A Jeep Pickup & A Renegade Overhaul: 2019 and 2020 Models Coming Soon to Precision Jeep in Morris County


The newest version of the Renegade and a new pickup called “Gladiator” are to be released soon.  Precision Jeep of Morris County has the scoop on both of these new models, coming soon in 2019 and 2020.


Jeep Renegade 2019 Overhaul

The Jeep Renegade is the smallest crossover you can buy; being so efficiently small it is easy to park and fills almost every need while maintaining sturdiness and a fantastic off-road traction, thanks to its two-speed transfer.


The Renegade comes with two powertrains, with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Praised by both the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the insurance industry’s IIHS, the Renegade receives great scores and ranking for crashworthiness among other parameters. Optional active-safety features include forward-collision warnings and automatic braking, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitors.


The new version of the model, soon to be available at Precision Jeep Morris County, is a refreshing new take on this favorite crossover. New for the 2019 version is a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine that translates into a 200 pound-feet of torque and 177 horsepower. Incredibly enough, the new engine will have considerable more strength than the outgoing 1.4 liter which has 160 horsepower. The more affordable models –the Sport and the Latitude- will have the current 2.4-liter, 4 cylinder engine standard, with the upgrading as optional; however, the Limited and the Trailhawk will have the newest proposal by default. A nine-speed automatic transmission will be included in all models, regardless of engine choice for 2019.


A revamped center console –which includes a built-in smartphone holder- extra storage compartments, revised cup holders  - is one example of how Jeep made sure this new model is more comfortable and appealing. The design effort is noticeable and much appreciated to Renegade fans. Additional customized options can be offered to buyers such as Trespass Black and Polar Plunge upholsteries; the Polar comes with Sky Grey contrasting stitching.


The new styling is also evident from the exterior due to the body’s facelift. The

The new look is more appealing to the market, with revised wheel arches and a considerable makeover to the taillights. According to Jeep the LED daytime running lights, the fog lamps, and the revised headlights will increase visibility by 50 percent compared to the traditional halogen headlights. Different wheel options (16 to 19 inch sizes) complete the styling makeover.


Why We Love the Renegade


The Jeep Renegade has consistently ranked this year among the top 10 Best Subcompact SUVs. Critics and consumers praised its exceptional off-road capabilities, its upmarket interior, and its smooth handling. The Renegade is often seen as a city-friendly driving car with modern features and all the top terrain handling qualities of any Jeep, which has proven to be a more than reliable brand. In surveys conducted by different Auto Blogs, the Renegade scores above 4 of 5 in every category, from Comfort, Value for the Money, Interior Design, and Reliability.


Consumers claim its outstanding performance comes as a pleasant surprise, and they find its ability to adjust to different terrains extraordinary. The sound system is great, and the trunk space fulfills almost every need.


With its most recent improvements and revisions, the 2019 Renegade will exceed its precedessor’s performance and will become a favorite in its segment. Buyers can expect the 2019 Jeep Renegade to hit the lots at Precision Jeep in Morris County soon.


Jeeps’ Pick-up Truck: The Gladiator


You’ll have to wait a little longer to find this next Jeep in Morris County, though.  Jeep finally returns to the truck segment with a robust model based on the all-time-beloved Wrangler.  There are several reasons why Wranglers are still very popular: its design authenticity, its capability, and its top-of-the art automotive heritage; the Gladiator will share all of them. The Gladiator was developed as a more lifestyle-oriented truck; Jeep had in mind buyers picking up friends, carrying pets and toys to an outdoor adventure.  It comes exclusively with a four-door cab, and unlike its competitors, it does not offer a stripped-down, no-frills trim level.  Out back, it possesses a box –five-foot- with an external powers source and integrated hooks. The top comes in three options: two different hard tops and one soft choice. It also has the ability to go topless, which is distinctive in its division.


Like the Wrangler, the doors can be removed, and the windshield folds. A touchscreen, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is another one of its most modern features. In the comfort area, the Jeep Gladiator offers heated seats, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning technology, and a blind spot monitoring system.


Jeep assures consumers the Gladiator will offer best-in-class towing and 4X4 payload.


Power comes from either a 3.6-liter gas V6 or a 3.0-liter diesel V6.  The 3.0-liter diesel V6 goes with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Options include a hybrid system –for those consumers environmentally concerned- a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine and Jeep has announced that a turbodiesel will be available in the near future. Manual transmission, six-speed, could be available as well.


According to some forums, the Gladiator will be capable of 30 inches of water fording, a towing capacity up to 7,650 pounds and a 1,600 payload capacity. Properly equipped, the Gladiator will be able to haul 1,600 pounds and tow 7,650 pounds.


Models will be available in a range of trims, among these will be the iconic off-road Rubicon, a new Overland level and a base choice named "the Sport." The base trims, such as the Sport will include 255-millimeter wide tires and 18-inch wheels. Following his predecessor, the Wrangler JL Rubicon, the Gladiator Rubicon will come with 33-inch tires that will have 285 millimeters in width. It will also share, with the Wrangler the sturdy ladder frame and its robust axles. When the consumer decides to wander away from the pavement, a strong base paired with great departure angles will do the job without trouble. The Rubicon's upgraded, larger tires will surely entice off-roaders. 


The Gladiator as well has been designed with the best possible aerodynamic efficiency. Jeep states that the aerodynamics will be increased thanks to the optimization of the windshield rake.


For decades the American brand was all about utility and a particular ruggedness which prompted a unique niche in the market; the Gladiator seems to be a return to it. Another distinct quality of the Gladiator is the option of multiple doors or no doors at all; the Gladiator sure proves to be a consequence of inspiration and great well-thought design.


Here are some critical characteristics of the Gladiator, a key for consumer's decision making:


Unmatched crawl ratios


Best-in-class towing and 4x4 payload:


Crew cab configuration features a durable five-foot steel bed with a covered external power source and strongly integrated tie-downs, providing versatility for flexible cargo options


Modern, authentic design instantly recognizable as a Jeep:

Iconic keystone-shaped grille, round headlamps, and square tail lamps


Rugged-yet distinguished design bolsters aerodynamics


Convenient fold-down windshield for off-road purists


The only true open-air 4x4 pickup truck with easy-to-use premium soft top and two hardtops


Dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations


Lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors, hinges, hood, fenders, windshield frame and tailgate help curtail weight and boost fuel economy


Suspension tuned to optimize on-road handling and ride comfort without sacrificing off-road capability, payload or towing capability


Advanced fuel-efficient powertrains:

3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with Engine Stop-Start (ESS)


Eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission


3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with ESS and eight-speed automatic transmission available in 2020


Regarding the buyer’s preferences or customized requirements, the Gladiator will revolutionize its segment and will definitely be a head-turner upon arrival. We’ll keep you posted on when you can stop by Precision Jeep of Morris County to test drive The Gladiator.


If you wish to get a taste of what Jeep offers at Morris County right now, below is the description of a few Renegades, available at present:


    2018 Jeep Renegade Altitude 4x4 (Automatic Transmission). This 2018 model has a 2.4L engine and a 9-speed Automatic Transmission. It yields 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg in the highway. Among its highlighted features, this model offers:  Automatic temperature control, Rear Camera, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Split folding back seat, Wireless phone connectivity, and heated front seats. Both the interiors and the exterior come in a polished black. Price comes to $29,495*.


    2018 Jeep Renegade Altitude 4x4 (Manual Transmission). 1.4L Turbo engine and 6-Speed Manual Transmission. If the consumer's budget is tighter, this model can fulfill even the most frugal customer at a more affordable price. It has its own traits such as Keyless Remote Entry, Perimeter-approach lights and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Aside from that, it shares every other of the Renegade's standard specifications such as Speed control, Illuminated entry, Telescoping steering wheel, etc. The model in black –interior and exterior- comes at $26,230*. 



    2018 Jeep Renegade Limited 4x4. 2.4L Engine and 9-Speed Automatic Transmission. When it comes to luxurious characteristics, this model has it covered. It features leather upholstery,  a top-of-the-art Navigation System, a Power Moonroof and an Emergency communication system. All of it for $33,015*.


Whether the buyer favors subcompact options or rugged trucks, the Renegade and the Gladiator are both outstanding options that will be available in the next year from Precision Jeep Morris County.  With the Jeep brand behind them, it is hard to fail.  Don’t miss your chance to test drive your favorite new Jeep at Morris County soon.











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