Jeep Celebrates 75 Years with anniversary editions

It’s amazing to think that 75 years ago the first Jeeps were rolling off the assembly line on their way to war. These amazing four-wheel drives changed the face of battle, and later the way America and the world look at back country travel. Thankfully, Jeep hasn’t forgotten what made their vehicles great all those years ago, and they continue to make better and more capable SUV’s with each new iteration. Now on their diamond anniversary, the brand is releasing several special edition vehicles to pay homage to their 4×4 ancestors.

“In honor of the brand’s 75th anniversary, we have created eye-catching, special-edition models of each vehicle in our lineup that celebrate the unparalleled history of the legendary Jeep brand,” – Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global

2016 Jeep® 75th Anniversary edition complete model lineup

So what’s unique about these special models? Well for starters each will be available in an exclusive Sarge Green, Recon Green, or Jungle Green paint scheme depending on the model you select. They come with low gloss bronze wheels, bronze and orange exterior accents, unique interior combinations including a 75th anniversary edition only Ombre mesh fabric with embossed logos, and an open-air freedom and a 75th Anniversary exterior badge. Alright so they don’t have new off-road options or four-wheel drive features, but we give Jeep credit for choosing some great looking dark colors like bronze and green, instead of throwing flashy paint schemes on them. We especially love the look of the Grand Cherokee, which is just begging for some all terrains, a rear ladder, and a roof top tent. Each model will be available in Jeep dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2016.

Check out all the features and close up photos below, as well as this cool interview with Mark Allen, head of Jeep design, on Jeep’s legacy.

 

2016 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition

The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary edition is $34,575 ($38,375for four-door Unlimited models), plus $995 destination. It is available in Sarge Green, Black, Rhino, Mojave Sand, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

2016 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition

Features include:

  • 17-inch wheels, front and rear tow hooks, Jeep badge and unique front and rear steel bumpers, all in Low Gloss Bronze
  • Body-color grille with Low Gloss Bronze grille throats and headlamp rings
  • Power dome hood with functional air vents
  • Leather-trimmed heated seats with accent sport mesh inserts and accent stitching
  • 75th Anniversary grab handle
  • Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires
  • Unique off-road rock rails
  • Available rear locker
  • Jeep Command-Trac 4×4 transfer case with 2.72:1 ratio
  • Dana 30 front axle and heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle
  • 3.21 or optional 3.73 axle ratio
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen radio with Uconnect handsfree phone and SiriusXM Radio

2016 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition

The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition is $36,775 for 4×4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

2016 Jeep® Grand Cherokee75th Anniversary edition

Features include:

  • An all-new, unique front fascia, grille and headlamps
  • Exclusive 18- and 20-inch wheels, tow hooks, grille rings, fog lamp bezels, lower fascia applique, roof rail and badges, all in Low Gloss Bronze
  • New Gode-Tex seat cloth insert or leather trimmed heated seats with embossed 75th Anniversary logo and Tangerine accent stitching
  • Gloss Black painted body accents, Blind-spot Monitoring, power sunroof, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect NAV-ready radio

2016 Jeep® Grand Cherokee75th Anniversary edition

2016 Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition

The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition is $29,875 for 4×4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Brilliant Black, Bright White, Billet Silver, Rhino and Granite Crystal.

2016 Jeep® Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition

Based on the Cherokee Latitude model,features include:

  • New 18-inch wheel, badges and trim accents in Low Gloss Bronze
  • New Gode-Tex seat insert cloth with Tangerine accent stitching
  • Dual-pane sunroof
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen radio

2016 Jeep® Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition

2016 Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition

The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary edition is $25,375 for 4×4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Jungle Green, Alpine White, Black, Omaha Orange, Mojave Sand, Glacier Metallic, Granite Crystal and Anvil.

2016 Jeep® Renegade 75th Anniversary edition

Based on the Renegade Latitude model, features include:

  • New 18-inch wheel, grille surrounds, fog lamp bezels, roof rack, tail lamp applique, rear fascia and tail lamp applique and badges, all in Low Gloss Bronze
  • Beats Audio system
  • MySky open-air roof system

2016 Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary edition

The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Compass 75th Anniversary edition is $24,475 for 4×4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

2016 Jeep® Compass 75th Anniversary edition

Features include:

  • 18-inch wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad, badges and tow hooks (4×4 models) in Low Gloss Bronze
  • Light Bronze interior bezel paint
  • Power sunroof
  • Remote start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission

2016 Jeep® Compass 75th Anniversary edition

2016 Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition

The starting U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary edition is $22,475 for 4×4 models (plus $995 destination). It is available in Recon Green, Black, Bright White, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.

2016 Jeep® Patriot 75th Anniversary edition

Based on the Patriot Sport model, features include:

  • 17-inch wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad, badges and tow hooks (4×4 models) in Low Gloss Bronze
  • Light Bronze interior bezel paint
  • Power sunroof
  • Remote start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission

2016 Jeep® Patriot 75th Anniversary edition

Additional information: history of the Jeep brand and an overview of key historical Jeep vehicles.

 

 

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.