Allnew jeep liberty undergone extreme makeover

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 01.01.2012

2008 All-new Jeep Liberty Undergone Extreme Makeover

The Jeep Liberty has been an all-time success for Chrysler since its introduction in 2002 and for its 2008 model the Liberty will undergo an extreme makeover. The competition in the mid-size SUV segment that seems to grow more competitive by the day has marked the time for the Jeep® brand to launch its Liberty.

The Liberty has been redesigned to roll out its Grand Cherokee sibling at the New York Auto Show. One noticeable feature of the 2008 Liberty is the increase in its “body figure” which was increased by 2 inches longer and half inch wider than the outgoing model. Such increase in length and width increases the legroom of the rear passengers by 1.5 inches and at the same time provide an additional cargo space—these are precisely the two elements where the previous Liberty was said to be lacking as compared to its competition.

The bigger dimension of the new 2008 Jeep Liberty gives it a more serious look. It has forgone its somewhat cutie front end with its rounded headlights and relatively curvy appearance– which by the way were not appreciated by most of the Jeep fanatics—and was replaced by a bold, squared off profile with rectangular headlamps and sharper edges.—In short, a much more Jeep-ly appearance.

The subtle hood bulge gives a hint of the 3.7 liter V6 that’s lurking underneath while the seven-slat grille that is made slightly larger and more upright provides the all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty with a meaner look. It also make used of top-of-the-line Jeep components starting from the big and complex up to the small parts like for instance its Jeep oil filter.

Another remarkable innovation done on the new Liberty is the addition of the Sky Slider which is a full-length sliding canvas roof. The material used for this special type of sunroof is much like that of a convertible top. Its weather stripping guarantees that the roof is watertight and airtight. The sunroof is powered by means of a one-touch switch, and can be fully opened, closed, or in any position in-between.

There are two versions of the 2008 Jeep Liberty that will be sold—the Sport and the Limited. Unlike the previous Liberty, the entry-level Sport version will get a body-colored fenders and bumpers together with a chrome grille similar to its upscale sibling. The primary distinction between the two trim level lies on the dark-colored side moldings that is prominent from the outside for the Sport where as the Limited gets a chrome version. The roof rack rails are a standard feature for the Limited and offered as an option for the Sport. The roof rack rails also differ for the Limited and the Sport, former gets a chrome theme while the latter gets a black paint.

The interior of both models come standard with cloth seats however monotone upholstery is used for the Sport while the Limited gets a two-tone color scheme with optional leather. There are also other distinctions such as the electronic controls for the radio and info center which are available for the Limited’s four-spoke, leather-covered steering wheel and the satin silver center console which are not found in the Sport version. The cargo area of the Limited resides an Infinity subwoofer and amplifier while the Sport gets a storage bin instead.

Underneath the bodywork is an independent front suspension and five-link rear suspension which improve both handling and comfort. Other features include two Jeep Trail Rated four-wheel drive setups (the Command-Trac and the Selec-Trac II), the 3.7 liter V6 engine delivers the same 210 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque as before but made even more fuel efficient recording 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg in the highway. These figures are based on the reworked 2008 EPA standards.

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