Maybe you’ve fallen under the spell of the incredibly catchy ‘I Bought A Jeep’ campaign or perhaps you’ve just been noticing their fetching designs out of the corner of your eye over the past few months. Either way, Jeeps are having their moment to shine on Australian roads, and with good reason.
Long gone are the days that we Aussies looked at Jeeps as workhorse imports from the home of the brave and the land of the free, as their new mixed bloodline with Fiat has seen the automaker step up to the plate to take a swing at luxury rivals such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi.
Of course, that’s not to say that they’ve lost any of their American ruggedness or reliability, but you might sooner see a Jeep Grand Cherokee with chrome fittings and black rims than you see it down a bush track. But, being one of the world’s best in off road, there’s still plenty to choose from in the Jeep stable, no matter what your lifestyle.
For more information about quality used cars and new and used Jeeps, drop by John Hughes to chat to our friendly team. In the meantime, here are three of our favourites:
The Dynamic Jeep Compass
The compact SUV market is booming thanks to entries from most auto brands and the competitive emerging crossover segment, which is why the Jeep Compass stands out as a must look at option for anyone after a dynamic vehicle. Nimble enough to be your day to day runabout, but also optioned with 4×4 features such as 18 inch wheels, reversing camera and heated front seats.
The Iconic Jeep Wrangler
Available in Sport, Overland and Rubicon configurations, there’s one thing that unites all Jeep Wranglers – and that’s their status as a living legend. These tough all-rounders hold pride of place in any 4×4 discussion due to their legacy as one of the most reliable vehicles ever to be made. Of course, a few things have changed since the old days and you’ll now find smart details and thoughtful design such as steering wheel controls, Alpine sound systems and on board navigation. If you’re going to buy a four-wheel drive in its truest form, you can’t go past the iconic Wrangler.
The Ultimate Jeep Grand Cherokee
For buyers looking for the ultimate combination of performance, luxury and detail, look no further than Jeep’s fleet-leading Grand Cherokee. The bold V6 eight-speed automatic transmission provides plenty of power to take you and your family to your next destination, and in comfort and style too. With options including open-pore wood trim, sunroof, baseball stitching on leather upholstery and audiophile quality sound, there’s truly no detail spared. Take for example the personalised instrument cluster and intuitive UConnect system – it’s class-leading luxury at great value. Why pay for a European badge when you’ve got all the style and class right here. Ring us today for a free test drive on 1300 799 060.