Auto Shows Super 8 Has A Custom Jeep In NY That Makes Ronald McDonald Jealous
New Jeep Wrangler to Demonstrate Its Impressive Tech Features at CES 2018
The 2018 Wrangler will show off its nerdy side in Las Vegas next week.Fiat-Chrysler announced Friday that it will demonstrate the 2018 Wrangler's new technology at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. CES 2018 attendees will get to participate in hands-on demonstrations of everything the new Jeep has to offer with four different Wranglers on display. Here's a preview of everything you can play with on the 2018 Wrangler.
2019 Jeep Cherokee: The Baby Grand
2019 Jeep Cherokee: The Baby GrandSetting priorities for what needed to change on the Cherokee must have been easy. Its design, with an insect-like squint and dual-light setup, was a point of contention among consumers. So, Jeep switched things up by reverting to a more family-like appearance. After launching the smaller Compass with styling reminiscent of its best-selling flagship, the Grand Cherokee, Jeep tweaked the Cherokee to look like a bigger Compass. Or like a Grand Cherokee twice removed.
By now you’re no doubt wondering why a hotel chain – never mind Super 8 – is at the New York Auto Show. That’s a very good question, and we can answer it using some standard logic. The auto show features cars. People drive cars. People travel in cars, sometimes long distances from home. Sometimes, those people stop at a Super 8 hotel to rest before continuing to drive further in cars. See the connection? Yeah, we don’t either.
Jeep Compass: 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contender
Better than its predecessors, but a gutless engine leaves us with a desire for more. Our two testers (in Trailhawk and Limited trims) featured a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generating 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque and mated to a nine-speed ZF transmission.Every judge complained about the Compass' slow, hesitant acceleration, which Alisa Priddle characterized as "loud and painful, suggesting the Tigershark engine is struggling to deliver." And the lackluster build quality, such as the yawning panel gaps and cheap interior plastics, was inexcusable.
Super 8 tells us the Jeep was commissioned to help promote recent renovations throughout the chain that total $100 million. That's actually pretty impressive, but we can only assume, then, that there wasn’t much money left over to build this Wrangler. We're not suggesting it looks the least bit like a budget project from an unaired episode of Pimp My Ride – we understand that yellow and red are the familiar colors for the company so they had to be there. And there’s a certain symmetry in endowing the Jeep with a mini fridge and a coffee maker that, presumably, work.
The bizarre painting on the underside of the hood is a mystery however, and the interior fabrics that apparently come from actual Super 8 rooms frankly leaves us a bit creeped out. As for that double row of off-road lights up top, let’s just say that brings another interesting vehicle to mind.
We’ll give Super 8 credit for a clever PR move. We've never, ever, encountered a hotel chain at an auto show that wasn't in some way involved in either getting us journalists to or from the show floor, or making sure we didn't sleep past the early morning press conference. We just hope the new rooms at Super 8 are a bit more comforting than this custom Jeep.
Source: Super 8
Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight is a bargain blackout treatment .
The SUV's $45,995 MSRP still undercuts that of a base three-row Tahoe.The Midnight pack adds black paint to the Custom's 18-inch wheels, grille, bowtie emblems and side steps. At $45,995, including $1,295 for destination, the Custom Midnight is only $1,000 more expensive than the base Tahoe Custom, but still $2,515 cheaper than a Tahoe LS.
Tuesday, 01 may 2018
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Thursday, 31 may 2018
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Friday, 20 april 2018
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Tuesday, 01 may 2018
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Saturday, 21 april 2018
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