Jeep unveils its 1st electric SUVs for North America, Europe
Jeep will start selling two fully electric SUVs in North America and another one in Europe over the next two years. The new EVs, Jeep's first, are part of the Stellantis brand's plans to convert half of its U.S. sales and all of its European sales to battery-electric vehicles by 2030. The new vehicles include the Jeep Recon, a four-wheel-drive midsize SUV about the size of the Jeep Wrangler and rival Ford's gas-powered Bronco Sport.news.yahoo.com
Juvenile dead, four injured in Hudsonville after teen driver misses stop sign, police say
HUDSONVILLE, MI -- One person died and four others were injured in a collision between an SUV and gravel truck near Hudsonville, police said. The person who died was described as a juvenile and was a passenger in a Jeep, police said. Deputies said the Jeep was going west on Jackson Street about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 when the driver failed to stop for a stop sign at 22nd Avenue. The Jeep pulled into the path of the gravel truck, police said. The gravel truck driver, a 62-year-old Byron Center man, was not hurt.mlive.com
Jeep drove through multiple red traffic lights before crashing into Subaru
A driver disregarded multiple red traffic signals before crashing with another vehicle at an intersection, causing a serious injury, police said. The second vehicle, a 2016 Subaru driven by a 35-year-old Dorr woman, was traveling south on 104th Avenue. Upon approaching the intersection the Subaru had a green light, and the driver entered the intersection to make a left hand turn onto Adams. The at-fault Jeep disregarded the red light while traveling westbound at 104th and struck the Subaru, police said. The driver of the Subaru received serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.mlive.com
Suspect wanted in death of Vermont woman sold Jeep to Texas car dealership just days after murder
A suspect who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Vermont woman in Texas sold her Jeep for $12,200 before fleeing the state on a flight out of Austin, just days after the alleged murder, authorities said.news.yahoo.com
Edmunds compares Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Cadillac Escalade
Jeep has come out with a new three-row large SUV, the Grand Wagoneer. Immense power, impressive technology and a premium cabin are the highlights rather than Jeep’s typical trail-busting capabilities. Of course, there’s another American SUV that plies these same gilded halls: the Cadillac Escalade.news.yahoo.com
Bystander caught in crossfire outside Mt. Morris Township restaurant dies, police say
MORRIS TWP., MI – Police say a bystander caught in the crossfire outside a Mt. Morris Township restaurant Saturday evening has died. Related: Altercation leads to fatal shooting outside Mt. Morris Township restaurant, police sayPolice were called out shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, April 23, to the scene at 4418 W. Pierson Road. Morris Township police were assisted at the fatal shooting scene by Michigan State Police, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, the Flushing Police Department and Genesee Township Police Department.mlive.com
Attempted murder charges dismissed against pastor accused of ramming deputies in Michigan
STANDISH, MI — Following courtroom testimony, a Ferndale pastor is no longer facing charges that he tried killing two Arenac County Sheriff’s deputies in a drunken crash. The preliminary examination held Thursday, April 21, for 57-year-old David A. Jones saw Arenac County Prosecutor Curtis Broughton call one witness to the stand, that being Arenac County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Davison. Broughton presented Arenac County Judge Richard E. Vollbach Jr. with an analysis report of Jones’ blood, the results of which were not stated aloud. “I realize that the very serious charges were dismissed, but very serious charges were added, though not quite as serious. Read more:Ferndale pastor charged with trying to kill 2 Arenac County Sheriff’s deputies competent for trialFerndale pastor accused of trying to kill two sheriff’s deputies to undergo psych evalDetroit-area pastor charged with trying to kill 2 Arenac County Sheriff’s deputies with his vehiclemlive.com
Jeep the Mac adds light parade to weekend of trail riding, mudbogging
ST. IGNACE, MI – The 7th Jeep the Mac weekend – known for trail riding, mudbogging and a crossing of the Mackinac Bridge – is adding a lighted parade to its list of 2022 activities. Jeep the Mac features a group crossing of the Mackinac Bridge, a day of trail riding plus mudbogging on Drummond Island and the new lighted parade in St. Ignace. The new parade will be at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, beginning at the Mackinac County Airport and ending at Family Fare in St. Ignace. The first-place prize is a hotel stay, second place gets two round trip ferry tickets to Mackinac Island, and third place will be awarded a gas card. READ MORE:Why falling ice has been a problem on the Mackinac Bridge this yearHundreds of salamanders spotted crossing U.P.mlive.com
Police investigate rollover crash that injured two West Michigan teens
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – A pair of Hudsonville teens were injured in a rollover crash Wednesday, April 6, after police said the 16-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle. Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 10:22 a.m. report of a one-vehicle accident near 14th Avenue and Ponstein Drive in Ottawa County’s Georgetown Township. The driver of the Jeep suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, police said. The crash remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. sheriff’s officemlive.com
Fatal crash during New Mexico kidnap suspect chase
Law enforcement agencies were searching the Santa Fe area for a suspected kidnapper whose flight from police into oncoming traffic led to fatal car crashes Wednesday, killing a police officer pursuing him as well as at least one other driver. (March 3)news.yahoo.com
Edmunds compares Jeep Grand Cherokee L and Kia Telluride
Jeep’s Grand Cherokee has long been a solid choice for shoppers looking for an upscale and rugged SUV. It kicks off the model’s full redesign and debuts a third-row seat, something the Grand Cherokee has never had. Among the best is the 2021 Kia Telluride.news.yahoo.com
Rochester Hills woman crashes stolen Jeep full of empty beer, wine bottles into house, police say
A Rochester Hills woman hugged a stair guardrail to try to avoid arrest after she stole her parents’ Jeep, crashed it into a neighbor’s house and was found surrounded by empty beer and wine bottles, authorities said.
Rollover crash sends Northern Michigan woman to hospital
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI – A woman is in serious condition after a man allegedly ignored a stop sign, causing a two-vehicle rollover crash in Northern Michigan early Monday, police said. A 62-year-old Lake City man who was driving of the second vehicle, a gray Ford pick-up truck, was not injured. A 48-year-old female Jeep passenger was seriously injured while the 15-year-old female driver sustained minor injuries. A 48-year-old female Jeep passenger was seriously injured while the 15-year-old female driver sustained minor injuries. A 48-year-old female Jeep passenger was seriously injured while the 15-year-old female driver sustained minor injuries.mlive.com
Non-functioning traffic light leads to crash at busy Saginaw Township intersection
SAGINAW TWP, MI — A busy intersection’s non-functioning traffic light led to a two-vehicle crash in Saginaw Township. Severe thunderstorms struck Saginaw County on Tuesday, Sept. 7, leaving numerous power outages in their wake. The Taurus, driven by a 53-year-old Saginaw woman, had traveled into the intersection without stopping, Pussehl said. “The traffic signal was not working because of the power outage,” Pussehl said, before reminding drivers how they’re to handle such developments. As of 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, 10,512 Consumers Energy customers are without power in Saginaw County.mlive.com
Jeep tries to stomp on Ford Bronco with new Wrangler Xtreme Recon SUV
Jeep is introducing a new Xtreme Recon package for the Wrangler that adds equipment to give it the best ground clearance, water fording and approach, departure and breakover angles in the segment. The announcement comes just as the new Ford Bronco is hitting dealers.news.yahoo.com
17-year-old Detroit man accused of causing fatal crash in stolen car charged with murder
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – A 17-year-old Detroit man accused of causing a fatal crash in a stolen vehicle has been charged with murder. The unnamed defendant is accused of traveling at a high rate of speed in a stolen Jeep southbound on Van Dyke Street last week before causing a fatal, three car crash near 15 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido has charged the defendant with felony murder, second degree murder and first and second degree fleeing a police officer. “Our County is grieving the tragic death of a young woman,” Lucido said in a statement. Lucido noted that other people could be charged in connection to the incident as the multi-jurisdictional investigation continues.mlive.com
Driver seriously injured after SUV strikes I-196 guardrail, flips onto underpass road and catches fire
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI -- A 22-year-old Holland man was seriously injured after his SUV struck an I-196 bridge guardrail, then flipped upside down onto an underpass road before catching fire. The crash happened about 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at I-196 and 48th Avenue in Jamestown Township. Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies said the man was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee west on the freeway and drifted off the road. The Jeep struck a guardrail and went off the road, flipping onto its top on 48th Avenue below the freeway. He was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and was last known to be in serious condition, police said.mlive.com
Chicago man sentenced to 12 years in prison for stealing car with girl in back seat at Aurora gas station
A Chicago man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for stealing a car at an Aurora gas station while the owner’s 11-year-old daughter was in the back seat, officials said.chicagotribune.com
Jeep plans to go from gas-guzzling SUVs to 'green' off-road electric vehicles
These vehicles are just the beginning of the brand's plans, according to Jeep CEO Christian Meunier. "Our vision is to be the greenest SUV brand in the world," he told CNBC. Jeep on Monday unveiled a new all-electric version of the Wrangler as a concept vehicle called the "Magneto." Automakers use concept vehicles to gauge customer interest or show the future direction of a vehicle or brand. The Jeep Wrangler Magneto concept is a fully electric SUV based on a two-door 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.cnbc.com
Jeep unveils all-electric Wrangler concept SUV
Jeep has unveiled a new all-electric version of its iconic Wrangler SUV, but consumers will likely have to wait at least a few years to purchase one. "It's a sustainable, stealthy, rock-climbing force," Jim Morrison, vice president of the Jeep brand in North America, said during a media event. "It's a zero-emissions concept vehicle with Jeep 4x4 capability taken to the next level." Jeep executives have said every Jeep will offer some form of electrification going forward, but it has not confirmed an all-electric version of the Wrangler. Plug-in hybrid electric models have batteries like EVs but also still have a traditional internal combustion engine.cnbc.com
Jeep to unveil new lineup of Cherokee SUVs amid calls to remove the Native American-based name
"Their wishes need to be respected," said Rhonda Levaldo, a Haskell Indian Nations University faculty member, who also leads a group called Not in Our Honor, which advocates against the use of Native American imagery in sports. "We are, more than ever, committed to a respectful and open dialogue with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr.," the statement adds. A Cherokee Nation spokesperson also alluded to ongoing conversations on the topic. "The Cherokee Nation has an open dialogue with Stellantis leadership, and look forward to ongoing discussions," the spokesperson said. "People don't really see us for who we are," Levaldo said, adding that having a sports team or product named for a Native American tribe is not the preferred way to honor the culture.cbsnews.com
Jeep to unveil new lineup of Cherokee SUVs amid calls to remove the Native American-based name
Jeep has used the Cherokee name for over 45 years, but last month, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. called on Jeep to remove his tribe's name from all of its vehicles in a new and formal push to stop the company's use of the Native American label. "Their wishes need to be respected," said Rhonda Levaldo, a Haskell Indian Nations University faculty member, who also leads a group called Not in Our Honor, which advocates against the use of Native American imagery in sports. "We are, more than ever, committed to a respectful and open dialogue with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr.," the statement adds. A Cherokee Nation spokesperson also alluded to ongoing conversations on the topic. "The Cherokee Nation has an open dialogue with Stellantis leadership, and look forward to ongoing discussions," the spokesperson said.cbsnews.com
Jeep to debut new lineup of Cherokee SUVs amid calls to remove the Native-American based name
Jeep to debut new lineup of Cherokee SUVs amid calls to remove the Native-American based name Members of the Cherokee Nation are calling for automaker Jeep to remove the word "Cherokee" from its eponymous line of SUV cars. Cherokee Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said the tribe is not honored "by having our name plastered on the side of the car." Errol Barnett reports.cbsnews.com
Jeep unveils long-awaited Grand Wagoneer SUV topping $111,000
The Grand Wagoneer will be the premium sibling to a less expensive SUV called the Wagoneer, which will start at $57,995. 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Jeep"Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are born from Jeep, but their character is different than the rest of the brand," Jeep CEO Christian Meunier said during a media briefing ahead of the unveiling. WagoneerThe Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are expected to arrive in dealerships in the second half of 2021, including a top-end model Grand Wagoneer Series III that starts at $103,995. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer names were previously used by Jeep for large SUVs from 1963 until 1991. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Jeepcnbc.com
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivers 2021 State of the City
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, talks Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Detroit about the initiative to give about 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. As schools closed in March as part of the state's stay home order to slow the spread of the virus many suburban districts quickly moved teaching online. Detroit lagged because nine of 10 students don't have access to tablets, computers or the internet. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
DUI charges filed following deaths of 4, including teen and 6-year-old, in Rolling Meadows collision, state police say
As the Jeep traveled north, approaching the Ford, the driver of the Jeep “veered off the roadway to the right, striking the rear of (the Ford),” according to state police. The force of the collision caused the Jeep and the Ford “to cross all lanes of traffic and come to rest on the left shoulder,” according to the statement.chicagotribune.com
Chief of Cherokee Nation calls on Jeep to stop using tribe’s name
DETROIT – It is time for Jeep to stop using the Cherokee Nation’s name on its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs, the chief of the Oklahoma-based tribe said. In a recent interview the chief of the Cherokee Nation says it should be time for a change and that comes as the company is set to roll out the next generation of the SUV. Cherokee chief: Time for Jeep to end use of tribe’s nameKristin Starnes, a spokeswoman for Jeep’s parent company, Amsterdam-based Stellantis, said in a statement that the vehicle name was carefully selected “and nurtured over the years to honor and celebrate Native American people for their nobility, prowess and pride.”She didn’t say whether the company was considering renaming the vehicles and didn’t immediately reply to an email requesting that information. AdBoth vehicles are among the most popular SUVs on the market. “I am saying categorically that it is wrong to use our name to peddle a vehicle,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, Chuck Hoskin Jr.Read more: Automotive news
Cherokee chief: Time for Jeep to end use of tribe's name
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., speaks during a news conference in Tahlequah, Okla. The chief of the Cherokee Nation says it's time for auto maker Jeep to stop using the tribe's name on its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models. Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a statement he believes corporations and team sports should stop using Native American names, images and mascots on their teams and products. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – It is time for Jeep to stop using the Cherokee Nation's name on its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs, the chief of the Oklahoma-based tribe said. The controversy comes amid a national reckoning over the use of Native American names and images, particularly in sports.
Springsteen charged with drunken driving; Jeep ad on pause
(Biden Inaugural Committee via AP)HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey, prompting Jeep to put on pause the Super Bowl television commercial that features him. Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 in a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area on the New Jersey coast, a spokesperson for the National Park Service confirmed Wednesday. Springsteen received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. While during Sunday's Super Bowl, he appeared in a Jeep ad filmed in Kansas that urged people to find common ground. But the company said, “it’s also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the actual facts can be established."
Jeep omits Upper Peninsula in Super Bowl LV ad with Bruce Springsteen
DETROIT – We’re not sure why this keeps happening to the Upper Peninsula, but another giant company has decided to erase its existence. Jeep’s Super Bowl LV spot, featuring Bruce Springsteen, features a map of the U.S. at the end of the commercial -- but it was missing the Upper Peninsula. Jeep is headquartered in *checks notes* Auburn Hills. The commercial was about finding “the middle,” and uniting the country -- but it’s hard to believe the message when Jeep decided to cut out an entire portion of a state. More: A look at the commercials of Super Bowl LV
Morning Briefing Feb. 8, 2021: Jeep omits Upper Peninsula in Super Bowl ad, Feds give Michigan $8.3 million for COVID vaccine distribution, high school contact sports to resume, Arctic temps grip stat
AdThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 567,648 as of Saturday, including 14,894 deaths, state officials report. On Friday, the state reported a total of 565,251 cases and 14,778 deaths. On Saturday, the state reported a total of 498,495 recoveries from the virus. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,201 on Saturday -- the lowest since October. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 54,300 on Saturday -- the lowest it’s been since November.
‘I felt like a part of me left with it’ -- Ashes of Navy Veteran stolen along with Jeep in Macomb County
FRASER, Mich. – A Macomb County man is grieving not only his father’s untimely death, but the theft of his father’s remains and the rest of his belongings. He’s said he doesn’t care about the Jeep, he just want his father’s belongings back. There’s paintings in there of my father,” Justin said. Justin’s now offering a $15,000 reward for his father’s belongings, but he fears it may be too late for the vehicle. Plans were being made to make sure his father remains were honorably laid to rest.
Revamped Detroit auto plant to start making new Jeep by March
DETROIT – A revamped version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV with three rows of seats will roll off the assembly line this spring at a restored Detroit factory complex. Fiat Chrysler unveiled the Grand Cherokee L on Thursday and said production would start by the end of March. It hired 3,850 people to work at the company's first new auto plant in Detroit in nearly three decades. Current versions of the Grand Cherokee are now being built at FCA's Jefferson North plant in Detroit. Once Detroit Assembly is up and running, Jefferson North will be converted to build the new versions, FCA said.
Owner of the Jeep that was set on fire in Macomb County says he doesn’t know what the motive could be
Owner of the Jeep that was set on fire in Macomb County says he doesn’t know what the motive could bePublished: July 24, 2020, 11:18 pmA Macomb County woman is accused of setting a Jeep on fire and Local 4 spoke to the owner of the vehicle.
VIDEO: Macomb County woman charged with arson on suspicion of burning Jeep
HARRISON CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Sydney Parham, a 26-year-old woman from Fraser, was charged with arson in connection to a Wednesday Harrison Township vehicle fire. According to authorities, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at about 8 a.m. to the San Remo Villa Apartment complex on Union Lake Road on reports of a vehicle fire. Harrison Township Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Police said they located Parham in a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle. Parham was taken into custody, checked out medically, and lodged at the Macomb County Jail.
VIDEO: Macomb County woman charged with arson on suspicion of burning Jeep
VIDEO: Macomb County woman charged with arson on suspicion of burning JeepPublished: July 24, 2020, 3:51 pmAccording to authorities, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at about 8 a.m. to the San Remo Villa Apartment complex on Union Lake Road on reports of a vehicle fire. Harrison Township Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Police said the investigation revealed no one went near the Jeep during the time of the fire other than a woman believed to be Parham, who matched the description given by witnesses and what was seen on video recorded from the scene.
Tribute held for Monroe County Animal Control officer who died after multiple-car crash
MONROE, Mich. A tribute for a fallen Monroe County Animal Control Officer was held on Thursday. Darrian Young, 24, was working the morning of June 4 when a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed her vehicle. Officer Young was an enthusiastic, energetic, animal lover who had a particular passion for horses, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said in a statement. Downriver Jeep clubs decided there was a way to honor Young and support her family. Money raised from the convoy will go toward a memorial fund to benefit the animal control.
2 men charged in connection with shootout in front of Warren mobile home park
Two people have been charged in connection with an Oct. 7, 2019 shooting at a Warren mobile home park. (WDIV)WARREN, Mich. - Two men are facing charges in connection with a shootout in front of a Warren mobile home park Monday. Cook was also charged with possession of a weapon by a felon and assault with a dangerous weapon. Myles was also charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended, revoked or denied license, second offense. Cook and Myles allegedly got out of the vehicle and fired shots into the trailer park.
Owner of Jeep abandoned on Myrtle Beach explains how it got there
CNN video(CNN) - The owner of the Jeep abandoned on Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Dorian will probably think twice before giving someone his car keys. It turns out the SUV's owner had lent it to his cousin so that guy wouldn't have to ride his motorcycle in the bad weather, the owner told CNN affiliate WMBF. So, the owner's cousin "got on the beach and started driving it," the owner told WMBF. Then I called (my cousin) and spoke to him and he told me exactly what happened," the Jeep's owner told the station. Workers used a backhoe loader Friday morning to tow the Jeep away, video posted by Myrtle Beach police shows.
15-year-old girl arrested, 4 male teenagers detained after shots fired in Oakland County, police say
PONTIAC, Mich. - A 15-year-old girl was arrested and four male teenagers were detained after shots were fired from a Jeep in Oakland County in retaliation for an earlier incident, police said. Witnesses told authorities a woman was shooting a handgun from a silver Jeep Commander, police said. Deputies said they arrived at the scene and learned the shooting was in retaliation for an earlier incident. Authorities saw the Jeep heading south on Cesar Chavez Boulevard near Johnson Street at a high speed, police said. One of the passengers, a 15-year-old Pontiac girl, told deputies she had fired a handgun and it was still in the Jeep, according to authorities.