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Watercar Panther: Amphibious Vehicle, Jeep or Boat?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

In this fast-growing generation, recreational of amphibious vehicles are nothing new. Most of them are tend to be the boats or cars which can creep on the land or slowly spill through water. WaterCar’s new Panther is the one which may be on both sides of the division. Fill your fast driving speed on land as well as lake with new & fastest amphibious ride going car named WaterCar Panther. It is a kind of completely newish entry to the entire segment that presently came to our attention through deliberately crazy promo video.

It’s Design and Interiors

Watercar has designed lightweight chassis made of chromoly steel which intelligently solve weight problem of Panther.

Its chassis was specifically designed to slip in fibreglass hull that provides complete protection to modern epoxies which decrease noise during hard handling.

The hull and chassis comes with advanced composites that provide total toughness as well as strength.

It provides complete capability of more than 80 mph on the street and energetic 44 miles per hour over the water (38 knots).

This transition from car to boat mode will hardly take about 15 seconds.

The V-6, all-aluminium power plant is fully equipped with single overhead camshaft cylinder heads and 24 valves. These intake as well as exhaust valves are easily controlled by Acura’s Variable valve Timing and lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system.

How does it look alike?

This Watercar Panther similarly looks like nifty piece of water sports kit. It is completely equipped with long travel off-road suspension which easily enables you to access less user-friendly lakes. You just need to simply take a jeep CJ-8, keep 3.7-liter V6 engine sourced from Honda for 305 hp and add retracting wheels, fibreglass hull & a jet boat drive to get perfect new Panther from WaterCar. This suspension simply allows you to drive in & out of water even without requiring slipway. Its powerful & significant engine provides total power to the wheels and also offers Panther Jet for in-water propulsion.

Simply purchase WaterCar Panther in order to complete all your needs for driving anywhere.

Jeep Wrangler – A Perfect Choice for Those who Love Adventure

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Are you looking for a vehicle that can provide you great amount of thrill? Yes there are cars that can offer you adventure both off the road and on the road.
These cars have the ability to perform well in a wide variety of terrains. When you are willing to get some adventure with your car you must choose a model that has a good pickup and a powerful body. Among the various cars available in the market the Jeep Wrangler can is the best choice.

Some unique features of Jeep Wrangler

V6 engine with 3.8L capacity has been included in the vehicle to provide extreme power. Thus it has been seen that the off road performance of the vehicle has been greatly enhanced.
Latest electronic gadgets have been fitted in the vehicle so that the driver is able to maintain constant communication with the world outside. This will decrease the chances of accidents.
The innovative Uconnect system has been also included in the car. With the help of this the driver can enjoy driving essence according to his preferences.

The best thing about the car is that the customer doesn’t have to stick to a single style. You can choose the color that suits your personality the most. You thus get a long list of options at the time of buying this car. There are various features that make the Jeep Wrangler different from the other vehicles of the same type available in the market. Let’s have a look at some of the most exciting ones. Various other security features have been also included in the jeep to make riding more enjoyable.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The all new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is said to debut in March at the New York International Auto show.  The Jeep Cherokee had been one of the best sellers with an economical yet powerful six cylinder engine, strong off-road features and capabilities and high interior space to foot print ratio. The preproduction photos that were released of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee did raise a few eyebrows as there were references made to a lot of other cars like the Nissan Juke , Pontiac Aztek and many others. The reactions have been mixed, but most of the reviews on the lake have been a tad negative because of the similarities with other car models.
The Off-Road Abilities Of 2014 Jeep Cherokee
The most important aspect that people relate to a Jeep is the off road capabilities of the models and the off road details of the 2014 have not been released by Chrysler as of yet.
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will house a 3.2L V6 engine and not the usual 3.6L engine as the focus has been on the fuel mileage and better wheel travel.
The cars that will be exported will have a 2.0L four cylinder engine that is used currently.
The transmission on the car is expected to be the ZF nine speed automatic that uses a TorqueFlite styled planetary gear set and is to be built by Chrysler.
The front and rear departure angles are expected to be better than or the same as the Trail Rated Liberty
The NV242 transfer case is likely to be used to deliver power to the rear axle at 90°
AWD, 4WD low, 4WD high may all find its place in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee
More About The 2014 Jeep Cherokee
Some of the features expected in the car are seven inch TFT configurable gauge cluster, UConnect, 8.4 inch radios and headlamps with LED DRLs. Interior space is expected to be good for passengers but on the low side for cargo. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is expected to start production in spring of 2013 and no specific dates for the launch have yet been disclosed.

Jeep Brand Market Performance

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The 61.8 percent increase in Jeep sales in Europe is credited to its strengthened dealer network resulting from its integration with the Fiat Group. It is predicted that if the trend continues,

Jeep brand can become the best import brand in Europe.
The Jeep brand’s current production models are the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, the Jeep Liberty, the Jeep Patriot and the Jeep Compass. Sales for 2011 were 122,460 for the Jeep Wrangler, 127,744 for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, 66,684 for the Jeep Liberty, 47,700 for the Jeep Compass and 54,647 for the Jeep Patriot.
The Jeep Compass and the Patriot did not perform as well in the market. Both model’s sales for the first six months registered minus 15% and 4% respectively over the same period in the previous year. The 2012 Compass is priced at MSRP $19,295 to $26,205 depending on the options, with the local dealer deciding the final price. The Jeep Patriot is considered by reviewers as one of the most car-like off-road SUVs, and it is ranked 20th out of 21 among the list of “Affordable Compact SUVs” with a MSRP of $15,995-$25,330, again depending on the options and the local dealer determining the final price.

Jeep Brand Market Performance

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Jeep brand June sales are reported to be up by 23%, with the Wrangler recording its third all-time monthly sales record during the last 12 months with 14,461 units sold, an improvement of 28% over the previous year. The best seller Cherokee sold 12,506 units which is its best June sales in the last seven years, and a of 39% increase over the previous year. The Jeep Liberty recorded its best month this year with sales up by 50% over the previous year, and its best June record since 2007. Some quarters attribute the Wrangler’s popularity to its being the only remaining American utility vehicle with a manual transmission. The Grand Cherokee on the other hand is a consistent top performer in “Car of the Year” competitions. New cool look.
This is the 6th month in a row that the Jeep brand has reported sales increases for the year. January sales were up by 37%, February by 30%, March by 34%, April by 19% and May by 24% compared with the same months a year ago.
Jeep brand sales worldwide grew up by 41% and 44% in the U.S. in 2011. The highest growth were registered in Europe, where sales have grown by 124% in Germany, by 117.6% in Italy, by 71.7% in France, by 21.2% in Spain and by 18% in the UK. It should be noted that the increased sales in Spain and the UK were recorded while the two countries were experiencing economic difficulties.

Wrangler Jeep: Named As The Best Boston Globe Drive.2

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

As for the jeep’s dashboard, you will surely feel the desire to stay close to it because it came as something as well-crafted and was perfectly designed to give you that real commute feeling.  Mirrors that are power heated also come with the new Wrangler Jeep. Riding on it gives you no worries at all even when it looks as something ever playful. And for your assurance, Wrangler
Jeep is absolutely capable.

The following awards, recognitions, and citations were also given to Wrangler Jeep during the recently concluded awards ceremony:

2012 Best four wheeler awarded by the Four Wheeler magazine
2012 Best 4×4 awarded by Petersen’s Four-Wheel and Off-Road Magazine
The Best Mid-size SUV in Texas
The Best Value for Off-road award
The Hottest 4 by 4 SUV
The Best Compact Vehicle award

Along with these awards and citations, Kelley Book’s has also cited and recognized Wrangler for its resale value which is considered by the site to be the best among the others. This particular award was obtained by Wrangler on the site for the CUV category.

Additionally, the site has also recognized Wrangler as one of the top ten automobiles in this year’s auto industry.

Boston Globe has had this bottom line for the all new Wrangler Jeep: Wrangler has remained as something great from the time it was first introduced up to the present days. In fact, it keeps on getting much, much better each year.

Wrangler Jeep: Named As The Best Boston Globe Drive.1

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Jeep Wrangler has again proven its high quality existence in the world of jeep fanatics. Recently, Wrangler Jeep has been awarded with many different types of recognitions and awards because of its award winning and rock crawling attributes that are not comparable to any other types of jeeps out there in the market today.

The Boston Globe editors gathered and put their heads altogether to include Wrangler Jeep on their list for the best drives of the year 2012. Luckily, Wrangler has bagged the Boston Globe 2012 Best Drive award along with other awards, citations, and recognitions. Jeep News.

According to Boston Globe, all of the things that made Wrangler Jeep hard to love were all gone; in fact they are already a thing of the past. This V6 jeep now runs smoothly and pulls very hard. The steering wheel now also comes stable and safe. Wind noise is no longer a big issue because it now comes minimal the moment you go driving it.

The Jeep.2

Friday, June 15th, 2012

In 2011 alone, the sale for Jeep went up by 63 percent and this is already taking into consideration the fact that in China is purchasing these vehicles at a higher price. Chrysler, the manufacturer of the Jeep, is looking into finding a partner in China.  They hope that they will be able to establish a manufacturing company for the Jeep in China. Once the company is successful in doing that, manufacture in China will take place and Jeep will become even more readily available to the Chinese market.
Chrysler is quickly working on this concern. The availability of the Jeep in a country with a population like China’s is of utmost importance to the company. The situation though is looking worse the longer it goes on. If Jeep cannot be manufactured in China meaning that it won’t be readily available, then there is a real possibility that consumers will lose interest and they will just look for the next best thing. If this happens, it could mean a big loss of market sales for Chrysler. We will just have to see where this goes, in a few month’s time, we should be able to determine how Jeep will fare in China.

Grand Cherokee Jeep Trailhawk Concept Has Led Moab Parade

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Mopar and Jeep in Michigan took off the wraps of the six vehicles that were Moab-bound on Tuesday. This has showcased concepts like the Jeep Wrangler Traildozer and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk.

While the 6 vehicles are expected to turn many heads on to the  Easter Jeep Safari, the popular vehicle brand Chrysler has also declared that it will go to its way revving up with  Mopar with some kind of new division for off-road which are charged with improving and developing authentic accessories and parts for jeeps.

According to the company, each of the parts of the accessories will be made and designed and will offer a good quality and built as well. They are all tested so that they will be able to meet all jeep requirements and specifications. This will also fulfill the requirements of the jeep brand, particularly for the 4 x 4’s capability, versatility, and craftsmanship.

Jeep also stressed out that the Trailhawk’s concept goal is to come up with a visual impact. Trailhawk simply comes with Stone White, Red, and Mineral Gray exterior. It is also inspired with hood appliques in matte black that are responsible for cutting the glares that usually take place during technical and off the road maneuvers.

According to Chrysler, the Wrangler Traildozer is specifically designed with a concept that will match the toughest trails of Moab. This concept seems like to be the remake or the spun version of the 2012 Dozer Yellow Jeep Rubicon Wrangler that is also shod with thirty-seven-inch tires. In addition, this also comes with a 470hp that is bolt-in, a 6.8 L Hemi V-8 engine that is connected to a 238 Getrag 6-speed manually operated transmission. 

This jeep also comes with a 3.5 suspension lift, rear bumpers, Mopar premium for its rear and front guards for its corners including a Warn/Mopar Cti Winch 9.5.

The Jeep J12 on the other hand is considered as Mopar JK8’s extended version while the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Apache was created as a response to the many people asking for V8 powered jeeps.

On the other hand, Jeep Mighty FC Concept is a great nod for the Jeep Forward Control that became popular and debuted sometime in 1956. The designers made use of Wrangler 2012 Rubicon as the jeep’s base.

And lastly, the “The 2012 Mopar Accessorized” is considered as a rolling ad for the bin for the Mopar’s parts. It comes with two inches lift kit for performance, all-time weather mats, rock rails, and several goodies.

The Jeep Is On Its Way

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The Jeep brand’s legacy started during the Second World War with the military off-road vehicle Willys-Overland. Now owned by Chrysler, Jeep is slowly making a huge comeback out of the ashes of its bankruptcy in 2009. Optimism is high while Jeep sales are up by 30 percent this year compared to the brand’s performance in the same quarter last year. Last month has been tagged as the trade name’s 22nd consecutive month of sales gains.
The brand with the iconic seven vertical slots grille has since expanded its models into SUVs and CUVs and all of the five Jeep models posted double digit sales increases last month. On top of the list is the all-time favorite Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 47% boost in sales. Television’s most respected car show series MotorWeek has awarded the Grand Cherokee with the Driver‚  Choice Award Best Large Utility just last month. Another Jeep model, the Wrangler, won the Total Cost of Ownership Award for mid-sized sports utility vehicles from Kelley Blue Book, the most trusted source of car valuation.
In February 2011, Jeeps sales was pegged at 28,619 units while this year same month, sales peaked at 37,312 showing that whopping 30 percent increase in sales. The brand’s popularity has earned another boost as its Facebook site has hit two million fans becoming the first ever US auto brand to ever reach the two million mark. Its closest rival has only 700,000 fans. According to Mike Manly, President and CEO of the Jeep Brand, this amazing feat is a manifestation of the vehicle owners  unique culture and sense of passion and community.
Plans to upgrade the look of the Grand Cherokee is underway and the company intends to parade the latest enhanced model to the state that awarded the Grand Cherokee as its official SUV, the wonderful state of Texas. A sneak preview showed that the enhanced model will feature a chrome front end and black gloss wheels. Described as ‘ edgy and aggressive, the Grand Cherokee promises to be an entirely new appearance, totally different from the Grand Cherokee that we see today. A brilliant black prototype of the new Grand Cherokee model first appeared at the Houston Auto Show and a cherry red variant was shown at the Washington Auto Show. Aside from the platinum chrome grille set, the new model has leather-trimmed seats and leather-wrapped steering wheels. The front seats are also heated.