Who’s your crisis intervention team? Superman, Batman, or a Jeep Renegade?

2016 Jeep® Renegade ‘Dawn of Justice’  Special Edition.FCA US Launches One-of-a-Kind Co-Branded Partnership With Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • Jeep® and Dodge brands debut marketing campaigns as part of promotional partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, opening nationwide in theaters on March 25, 2016
  • Jeep brand introduces all-new 2016 Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition available now in dealerships across the country
  • Jeep and Dodge brands to launch commercials using hero scenes from the film
BY GERRY MILES
We all know it takes super powers to pull off the supernatural crisis intervention. That’s why Dodge and Jeep have paired up with marketing campaigns in the March release of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Such product placement invariably ensures accompanying special editions.

Right on cue, there’s an all-new 2016 Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition (available now in dealerships across the country), in addition to branded television spots with the Jeep and Dodge brands, and social/digital extensions creating consumer engagement leading up to the film’s premiere next month. (That’s fancy millennial  speak for you’ll see it all over your apps, smart phone and tablets as well as everywhere else they can push it out to the masses.)

“Thanks to an extensive brand and product portfolio, we were able to address every automobile need for the movie including Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, FIAT, Alfa Romeo and Maserati, and from our sister company CNH Industrial, Iveco heavy-duty commercial vehicles,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA Global. “With much of the film’s production taking place in our own backyard of Detroit, our ability to creatively collaborate with the WB team reached new heights. The product integration was so organic to the filmmakers’ vision and storyline, all we had to do was incorporate scenes from the movie for our commercials.”

Of course placement means getting eyeballs to see your product in action regardless of how much danger you put it in at home, at the ballfield or recycling center.
“Our partnership with Warner Bros. and the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justicefilm allows us to expose the Jeep Renegade and its best-in-class capability to an incredibly vast audience,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “The new Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition boasts a unique, dark appearance package for the most capable small SUV that we’re confident consumers – including millions of moviegoers – will love.”

What you’ll see in the TV commercial
The advertising campaign launched Feb. 22, when Jeep debuted a 30-second commercial “Into the Storm” across television and online. The spot features footage from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) behind the wheel of the Jeep Renegade. The commercial speaks to how he feels compelled to move toward danger rather than run away from it. Opening on city street ruins, the narration by actor Jeremy Irons, who portrays Alfred in the film, speaks to that impulse: “You’re not afraid. You like chaos. The madder, the better (as Bruce Wayne is seen driving toward the destruction in the Jeep Renegade — navigating its way in the mayhem). And in these times, we need that. We need you to rush in when everyone else is running away.”

2016 Jeep® Renegade ‘Dawn of Justice’  Special Edition.About the Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition
Available in Granite Crystal or new, exclusive Carbon Black exterior paint colors, the Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition features new 18-inch Gloss Black wheels with Gloss Black accents around the exterior. The DOJ Special Edition models with Granite Crystal paint also feature a two-tone Gloss Black roof. A unique exterior badge hints at the inspiration for this special-edition Jeep SUV.

Inside, the Renegade’s blacked-out theme continues with a black interior, black premium cloth seats and High Gloss Black finishes. Metal Diamond accents are found throughout on key touch points such as the shifter knob and door handles.

The DOJ comes standard with a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2, nine-speed automatic transmission, Jeep Active Drive 4×4, Selec-Terrain with four drive modes and a variety of features, including the ParkSense rear backup camera. Also standard on the Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition is the Popular Equipment Group, which includes remote start, power driver’s seat and dual-zone automatic temperature control.

Arriving at dealer showrooms later this month, the Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition will be available for a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $26,250 (not including destination).

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Clean up on your trade-in with these 10 easy fixes

BY GERRY MILES

Yeah, sure we never wash the rental car, you don’t spit into the wind, and never mistake someone’s silence as a sign of weakness. You KNOW those things. And you also KNOW that a cleaned, well-prepared car at trade-in time, presents a well-kept image, and returns a higher value at the sale.

With that in mind, the folks at Coverhound put together 10 easy fixes that will erase any concerns about your maintenance habits (you do change the oil and backup your PC every day, too, right?) when you sell your vehicle.

  1. SEE THE LIGHT(S). If the brake lights, headlights and high beams don’t shine, it’ll will make prospective buyers wonder what else you haven’t fixed.
  2. CAR MATS. Replace any floor mats that have seen better days and hit carpeted areas with a upholstery cleaner.
  3. BUMPERS. Back-to-black bumper cleaner will help remove the remnants of bumper stickers past.
  4. DASHBOARD. Wax will help restore some shine to that faded dash. THere’s a number of cleaners in easy to use containers to restore luster and remove dirt and dust. Think of what you’d think if you were seeing your vehicle for the first time.
  5. PAINT SWIRLS. Color polish will help remove those unsightly swirls and restore brightness to sun worn paint.
  6. PAINT CHIPS. Pick up a touch-up kit that includes primer, paint and lacquer that match the color of your vehicle.
  7. DENTS. Rather than doing this one yourself, call a paint-less dent repair service.
  8. SCRATCHES. Scratch repair products can help remove lighter scratches, but deeper ones will need to be filled and repainted by a professional.
  9. WINDSHIELD. Talk to a professional about whether any cracks can be repaired or if replacing the windshield is the only option.
  10. TIRES. Use wax or a paint-on product to get rid of that scuffed-up look. There are many products in an easy to use spray bottle – probably the same stuff the reconditioning shop at the dealer uses to make them look shiny and race ready. Use it, please.

Pre Sale Car Prep

N.H. aka hands-free drivers everywhere: Zuna Drive mounts case for keeping your eyes on the road

 

Zuna-0937asCell Phone Case Provides Solid Protection & Serves As A Quality Car Mount For Safe Driving

BY GERRY MILES

If you live in my state – the “live free or die state” of New Hampshire – where hands-free driving became the law on July 1 from texting, driving and dying, the makers of a case that mounts your cellphone securely into the air vents of your car may well solve your worries and keep out of jail and the morgue.

According to the folks at Zuna it is the only cell phone case on the market designed to help prevent distracted driving. It’s also a high-quality, protective cell case and a hands-free vehicle mounting solution.

The Zuna Drive secures the phone to any vehicle vent with no additional attachments. The clever design combines a sturdy, impact-absorbing phone case with a uniquely designed built-in mounting clip on the back that attaches the phone seamlessly to any horizontal A/C or heating vent of a vehicle. The Zuna Drive secures the phone in place for navigation without blocking the driver’s view.

Zuna Press Photo 2The patented design of the product helps make sure the phone stays in line of sight allowing drivers to navigate via GPS, or easily and quickly accept a hands-free call, all the while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. And unlike dashboard mounting devices, the product travels with the user easily from vehicle to vehicle.

The Zuna Drive is available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 5/5s and later this year the Samsung Galaxy. The product weighs just a few ounces and comes in three colors: Gray, Blue, Orange.

The Zuna Drive sells for $34.95-$39.99 and is available online at: www.Zuna.com and at BestBuy.com, which is a small price to stay safe, out of jail, and alive behind the wheel.

 

RIP Tom Magliozzi, RIP

Ray and Tom Magliozzi with their cartoon likenesses for their cartoon show years ago.

Ray and Tom Magliozzi with their cartoon likenesses for their cartoon show years ago.

BY GERRY MILES

The world lost one of its greatest laughs today.

Tom Magliozzi, the second half of “Click and Clack” on NPR’s famed radio show, passed away due to Alzheimer’s disease it was revealed today on their website at the age of 77.

The sad news from “Car Talk Plaza” read:

Dear Friends and Family,

It’s my sad duty to report that our friend and colleague, Tom Magliozzi, passed away this morning due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Tom was the most buoyant, engaging, brilliant and funny person I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.  I know many of you feel the same way.  The legacy he and his brother leave us, Car Talk, has changed radio broadcasting, and has had a life-altering affect on millions and millions of listeners over several generations—many who have never met Tom, but feel like he’s a close friend.
There is little we can do today except be grateful we knew this unusual, creative, fun-loving, uncompromising, endearingly honest man.  I know you join me in sending your thoughts to his loved ones today.
For those of you who work with us, we will be in touch in the coming days to discuss our on-going projects.  We are celebrating Tom’s public life on the show’s web site, cartalk.com, and we invite you to join us there.
For those who care to, his family has asked that in lieu of flowers, friends and listeners make a contribution in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or their favorite public radio stations.
With gratitude,
Doug

Having known Tom and Ray for years, he was as down to earth as anyone could be, without any desire for the fame they had achieved across the airwaves and will no doubt fill the http://www.cartalk.com website and journals in telling tributes.

They were rock stars without the band…as one of their CDs is titled “Born NOT to Run” with Tommy spoofing on Bruce Springsteen’s pose of his musical CD.

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To go on a press trip and have someone learn I’m from Boston – it’s easier to say that then explain what and where New Hampshire is even though we hold the first in the nation primary – invariably the next question would be: have you ever met Click and Clack?

I’d say yes, I’ve known them for a while now and they’re great guys.

When I’d respond positively the very next question was always: So what are they really like? Is all that laughing and joking an act? And who’s the one that laughs like a hyena?

Yes they’re really like that.

They liked nothing better than to have a laugh and joke and smile every single day: especially if it was a trick at someone else’s expense. Staffers have retold that if you ever “went to lunch” with them to never visit the restroom or chances were strong you’d find an empty table with a bunch of noses pressed against the glass watching you have to pick up the entire bill.

The hyena laugh belonged to Tommy. And yes he got quasi-gassed from his laughter.

Tommy often described himself as the Italian brother who looked like a rabbi with the Don King fly-away hairdo and falsetto laugh with an attraction for cheap Hawaiian shirts.

 

That was spot on, too.

At the New England Motor Press Association, we were honored to have them at our annual Christmas party where when pressed they’d harmonize acapella and toss in some soft-shoe shuffling that wowed everyone. It was just Tom and Ray having fun, making people smile and enjoying a laugh.

Click and Clack, both MIT graduates, finally addressed their alma mater in 1998.

Click and Clack, both MIT graduates, finally addressed their alma mater in 1998.

You just can’t split up a duo that needs one half to play off the other.

Imagine the Smothers Brother?

Mutt without Jeff.

Abbott without Costello?

Ralph Kramden without Norton to chase out of the apartment?

Click and Clack aka the Tappett Brothers of NPR will continue in reruns on the airwaves, but one of the nicest, genuine human beings I ever met has left us.

As NEMPA president Craig Fitzgerald wrote today, “Who ever said ‘never meet your heroes’ never met Tom Magliozzi. He was one of the kindest, most welcoming, unpretentious people I ever met.”

And so is his brother, Ray.

I wish Tommy eternal peace in Heaven with an MG that runs, doesn’t drip oil, and an endless supply of couches upon which to nap whenever he wants. He’s earned it.

RIP Tommy. RIP.

 

 

Hyundai uses integrated marketing with college football fans at 17 schools

HyundaiFieldHouse

BY GERRY MILES

A company that makes wonderful vehicles, albeit sans tailgate, is going to provide to connect to college football fans while it does just that: party around the tailgate of various vehicles. With a spotlight on food this year, Hyundai is hoping to boost the appetite for customers to sample their brand.

Hyundai’s returned for its fourth year and is connecting its owners, the most loyal in the entire automotive industry five years running according to Brand Keys, with the passion and traditions of college football. The multi-faceted campaign will be supported by national and regional advertising, social media engagement and game day experiences.

“Participating in college football and interacting with the incredibly dedicated fans continues to be a great way for us to share our pursuit of outstanding customer loyalty,” said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “This year we are putting a big spotlight on the food at these games. After seeing some elaborate tailgates over the past three years, we’ve partnered with the online food network Tastemade to capture and highlight the many different local cuisines fans enjoy before their big game.”

#ThisIsLoyalty
Hyundai’s college football program will feature TV, print, radio and online ads that celebrate the culture of football fans. In the new national spot, “Hands” Hyundai recognizes the many signs fans use to identify themselves like the Florida “Gator Chomp”, USC’s “V-for victory”, Texas’ “Hook’em Horns” along with others, and connects it to the one sign everyone wants to use, No. 1.

Regionally, Hyundai developed 17 new ads with each of its partner schools where a Hyundai dealer is able to seal the deal by leveraging a sought after collector’s item.
#ThisIsLoyalty, the online extension of the campaign, is an invitation for college football fans to share pictures, posts, and tweets that exemplify their individual expressions of loyalty. Fans can also experience more of Hyundai’s celebration of college football tradition by visiting the program’s microsite http://www.hyundaiusa.com/loyalty where they can order a school branded window cling.

HyundaiFieldHouse2On Game Days
Hyundai is partnering with 17 of college football’s most prestigious programs, including 4 of the top 5 in the Associated Press pre-season poll, to bring 114 game day events, activated by agency Advantage International, to stadiums across the country. At 17 featured games, including the Iron Bowl (Auburn vs. Alabama), Oregon vs. Stanford, Penn State vs. Ohio State, USC vs. Arizona State and other top matchups, Hyundai will have a larger presence with The Hyundai Fieldhouse. The Hyundai Fieldhouse is 2,400 square feet of pre-gaming heaven with TVs, lounge seating and surprise university celebrities who will be signing autographs and mingling with fans.
The Hyundai Fieldhouse will also give fans the opportunity to check out the latest vehicles in Hyundai’s lineup and play fun tailgating games to win co-branded school gear. Hyundai will also showcase an “Ultimate Tailgate Vehicle,” a Santa Fe modified for any and all pre- and post-game celebrations along with the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata and at the California home games, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle. By participating in Hyundai’s on-site experience, one lucky fan will have a chance to win a 2015 Sonata.

Tastemade “Grill Iron”
New for this year, Hyundai is partnering with the highly-successful YouTube food network Tastemade. The network will visit some of the top tailgating schools in the country to learn about their rivalries and food culture and create a 13-episode “Grill Iron” series. As part of the programming, local chefs will be invited to cook a new, tailgate inspired dish at the Tastemade Kitchen in The Hyundai Fieldhouse during featured games in their area.
At the end of the regular season, four top chefs will have a cook off in Los Angeles with the season’s best chef selected by the viewing audience at Tastemade’s studio.

Partner Schools
The 17 partner schools include: Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin. From ‘The Swamp’ to ‘The Big House’ to the ‘Coliseum,’ fans from all across the country will experience the loyalty and passion that Hyundai breathes into its products. Hyundai’s support for college football began through a 15 school, multi-year agreement in 2011 with IMG College to manage media, sponsorship rights and develop local campus marketing programs. Building off the success of this partnership, Hyundai has expanded the platform to 17 schools that also include Learfield Sports and FOX Sports as additional partners.

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Hyundai will continue its title sponsorship of the Hyundai Sun Bowl; the second oldest college football bowl game in the nation and matches teams from the ACC and Pac-12 conferences. This year’s game will be broadcast on CBS, Saturday, Dec. 27, at 12 p.m. MT (2 p.m. ET).

Audi’s ‘Doberhuahua’ Super Bowl A3 spot is uncompromised

Audi's Doberhuahua still shot

Audi’s Doberhuahua still shot

BY GERRY MILES

As a friend used to tell me, “son you don’t pay for half a hair cut do you? Heck, no. You get it done right or not at all.”

That’s a gross exaggeration of the concept but one that an Audi satirical Super Bowl TV spot will make for its all-new 2014 A3.

The 60-second commercial airs at the first in-game break after half-time. That means folks will see if if they’re just back from the fridge or bathroom breaks.

Audi of America released the full version, called “Doberhuahua” today on its YouTube channel.

“Unlike other entry-level luxury sedans, the Audi A3 family breaks the boundaries and raises the bar as to what is expected out of entry-level luxury vehicles. The Audi A3 doesn’t compromise on luxury, design or performance,” said Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America. “Through the use of this unlikely new character – the Doberhuahua – Audi illustrates how compromise can be frightening in a humorous, memorable way.”

Simple stated, “Doberhuahua” follows a young couple in their hunt for the perfect dog. When they can’t decide on a breed to choose – a cute and cuddly Chihuahua or a big and bold Doberman Pinscher – the pet store owner suggests they comprise and blend the two breeds. The result: A Doberhuahua that quickly takes over the city, wreaking havoc and leaving chaos in its wake. “Compromise scares us too,” says Audi at the end. The spot also features the hashtag #StayUncompromised.

Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, an animal rights advocate, is featured in a cameo appearance. McLachlan starred in a teaser for the brand’s game day spot last week.

The all-new Audi A3 lineup begins with the A3 sedan, which goes on sale in the spring of 2014 with a base MSRP of $29,900.

2014 Range Rover Sport a wash and wear SUV on the ruts or the road

A Range Rover Sport high atop the mountains in Santa Cruz, CA with a view of the lands behind it. ALL PHOTOS: Land Rover North America

A Range Rover Sport high atop the mountains in Santa Cruz with a view of the lands behind it.                                                                                                                                          ALL PHOTOS: Land Rover North America

BY GERRY MILES

SANTA CRUZ, California – One of the last times I heard a former editor taking a PR folk at Land Rover to task was a classic and with good reason.

He opined that Rovers were made to off-road as pictures from Camel Trophy adventures showed them as metal pigs in mud, crossing rivers, winching fallen trees to build bridges and clear roadways. It was where Land Rover excelled. A New England road, even with spring’s potholes was not a true test and the handling or lack thereof was proof it handled like a bloated water buffalo. It was simply out of its element.  The debate ended with his slamming the phone down. A cooled off LR guy called back a few days later, offering a mea culpa.

That used to be true for Rover portending to have both first-class on-road and off-road capabilities…back then. If you were immune to the vehicle’s body roll and didn’t need Dramamine you were lucky.

Recalling the animated phone call, and listening to the 2014 Range Rover Sport spiels, I wondered if it could indeed be the fastest, most agile and roadworthy vehicle LR had ever made and that Dramamine was no longer needed.

Range Rover Sport climbs a hill with ease

Range Rover Sport climbs a hill with ease

As if they had heard the old scribe’s lament, the 2014 Sport shed 800 pounds from its old frame, offers two engines: a 3.0-liter, 340 hp, supercharged V-6 or the upscale 5-liter, 505 hp, supercharged V-8 that mate to an 8-speed ZF transmission, is swathed in leather and luxury, sports a new aluminum chassis to attain its on-road sports car handling goal while retaining the marque’s heritage to climb 60-degree loose dirt hills like a gazelle.

The result is that the Sport has usurped the matriarchal Range Rover as the sales volume leader and shows no signs of relenting. Overall sales are up 13 percent and could improve if they could get more.

The SUV’s scarcity almost left Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones walking last Christmas. A secretary seeking the SUV for Jones allegedly told the local Rover shop if money was the issue, it should not be an issue, hint, hint. The reply, again, was that there were none in stock. Rover folks audibled,  calling around until a white on white Sport was found after the holiday but in time for Mrs. Jones to ring in the New Year.

In Silicon Valley, we put it to the test driving along the Pacific Coast Highway and twisting roads in the Santa Cruz mountains before tackling a five-mile off-road course in the same Sport that had just cruised down the Route 1 with the greatest of ease in a hushed, cosseted environ without any tire or equipment changes.

On the straights of the PCH, and in the hills, the V-8 Sport easily ran up to 60 mph in the posted 5 seconds, (better than a Porsche Boxster: LR) and is several tenths tall or overstated, on purpose, according to LR.  The V-8 also benefits from an all-aluminum design. Paddle shifters and a tap/slap manual shift option are engaging and never missed. Shedding 165 hp to pilot a vehicle with 340 hp was hardly detrimental.

Immense time was spent on perfecting the handling, feel and tuned exhaust note to provide a sports car feel, attributable to the diet and shift from the old steel ladder frame chassis to aluminum. The fully independent suspension is made of, you guessed it, aluminum. There’s double wishbones at the front and a multi-link setup in the back. Of Rovers previous, we felt like we were sitting on the Rover with its odd controls around us in a madcap pattern. You’ll now sit in the Rover, with the controls more digital, common, clear and intuitive at hand and first glance.

Second row seating is just fine, there’s another inch of knee room. There’s a third-row seat that folds flat into the cargo floor in what Rover calls “5+2” seating. It’s a space best left for wee folks who’d think riding way back is cool. An adult would call it punishment.

The interior, and the vehicle, is quite authentic. The wood trim is wood and not a dark veneer appearing as burled walnut. Aluminum accents are actual aluminum. There were no short cuts, no substitutes. What you see is what you get.

Had any passenger been blindfolded, they’d never had guessed they were in an SUV based upon the whisper quiet cabin, boasting a near complete lack of road noise from the mud/snow tires and the Sport’s eight percent smoother coefficient of drag (.cd) that’s dropped to 0.34.

In the Santa Cruz mountains, the Sport cut through Redwood lined roads that were as tight and narrow as Maui’s “Road to Hana”, showing off its electronic power steering that deftly handled the switchbacks, 180s, blind corners and bicyclists who endlessly pedaled up drastic inclines.

The author guides the Sport through water up to its door sills.

The author guides the Sport through water up to its door sills.

For the off-roader, there’s two full-time 4WD systems: a new single speed transfer case or optional two-speed transfer case. It can wade deeper than a Jeep Wrangler at 33.5 inches or 6 inches higher than old models, has a 25.8” approach, 26.4” departure and 20.6” breakover angle at standard heights. The suspension provides for 21.5”of wheel articulation, with 10.2” of front wheel travel and 10.7” in the rear.

Rover no longer has to explain away its lack of handling with its heritage to justify its being. Instead, competitors might be fielding phone calls why they can’t perform like the Sport given the huge lead they once had and how they can meet the Range Rover benchmarks. It’s better than it ever was and has been.

2014 Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport SE: $63,495

Range Rover Sport HSE $68,495

Range Rover Sport Supercharged: $79,995

Range Rover Sport Autobiography: $93,295

2014 Range Rover Technical Specifications

 

 

3-Liter Supercharged V6

5-Liter Supercharged V8

Height mm (in)

1780 / 70.1

Width excl. wing mirrors /  wing mirrors folded mm (in)

1983 (78.1) / 2073 (81.6)

Length mm (in)

4850 (191)

Wheelbase mm (in)

2923 (115.1)

Approach angle deg

25.8 (standard height)
33.0 (off-road height)

Departure angle deg

26.4 (standard height)
31.0 (off-road height)

Ramp breakover angle

20.6 (standard height)
27.0 (off-road height)

Wading depth mm (in)

850 (33.5)

Turning circle m (ft)

12.6 (41.3)

Drag coefficient (Cd)

0.37

0.37

Estimated Weight (kg)

2144 kg  (4727 lbs.)

2310 kg (5093 lbs.)

Front suspension

SLA suspension  with twin lower links with air springs/CVD with Passive ARB or optional ARC

SLA suspension  with twin lower links with air springs/CVD with ARC

Rear suspension

Integral link suspension with air springs/ CVD with Passive ARB or optional ARC

Integral link suspension with air springs/ CVD with ARC

Brakes

350mm ventilated disc front / 350mm ventilated disc rear

380mm ventilated disc front / 365mm ventilated disc rear

Steering

Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) rack and pinion

Four wheel drive system

Permanent four-wheel drive with standard locking center differential & Terrain Response® 2, Available locking rear axle differential.

Engine type

Longitudinal / 90 degree V6 / 24 Valve
Quad cam DIVCT (Dual Independent Variable Cam Timing)

Longitudinal / 90 degree V8 / 32 Valve
Quad cam DIVCT (Dual Independent Variable Cam Timing)

Displacement cc (cu.in)

2995 (182.8)

4999.7 (305.1)

Bore / Stroke mm (in)

84.5 / 89.0 (3.33 / 3.50)

92.5 / 93.0 (3.64 / 3.66)

Compression ratio: 1

10.5

9.5

Max Power US bhp

340

510

Max Torque Nm (lb ft)

450 (332)

625 (461)

Transmission

ZF 8HP70 Eight Speed Automatic

ZF 8HP70 Eight Speed Automatic

Fuel Economy  Manufacturer’s Estimated City/Highway MPG (Combined)5

17 / 23 (19)

14 / 19 (16)

Fuel tank capacity

105 liters (27.7 US gallons)

105 liters (27.7 US gallons)