Jeep Liberty goes through its final quality testing on the
dynomometer at DaimlerChrysler Corporation's Toledo North
Hills, Mich - The
Chrysler Group today announced that its all-new 2002 Jeep®
Liberty will start in the U.S. market at just $17,035, which includes
a $585 destination charge. Liberty will stand apart from the competition
with its unrivaled combination of exceptional on-road refinement
and legendary Jeep capability.
the all-new 2002 Liberty, the Jeep brand is delivering a unique
combination of ruggedness, capability and on-road refinement,
to set this vehicle apart from the competition, in true Jeep tradition,"
said Chrysler Group President and Chief Executive Officer Dieter
Zetsche. "Liberty combines the legendary Jeep capability
that our customers have come to expect with a new level of on-road
refinement all at an extremely competitive price to broaden
our buyer base even further."
The Jeep Liberty
Sport features the 150-horsepower 2.4-liter Power Tech engine
with a 5-speed manual transmission. All Sport models include driver
and front passenger air bags, AM/FM stereo radio with cassette
and CD changer controls, unique 65/35 split rear seat with one-handed
folding operation, patented rear flipper glass/swing gate system,
center rear shoulder belt, user-ready child seat restraint anchorage
system, P215/75R16 all-season tires and rear defroster and wiper/washer.
Four-wheel drive Sport models start at $18,545 including destination.
Edition features the all-new 210-horsepower 3.7-liter Power Tech
V-6 engine with a multi-speed automatic transmission. The 3.7-liter
engine is optional on the Sport model with either a 5-speed manual
transmission or a multi-speed automatic transmission. Both Sport
and Limited Edition models are available in either two- or four-wheel
Installation of the all-new Jeep Liberty at DaimlerChrysler
Corporation's Toledo North Assembly Plant.
Edition starts at $21,795 including destination, featuring the
3.7-liter V-6 engine and automatic transmission. In addition to
the standard Liberty Sport features, the Limited Edition includes
AM/FM stereo radio with CD player and CD changer controls, air
conditioning, power windows, power locks, speed control, keyless
entry, height adjustable steering column, fog lamps, cargo compartment
cover, P235/70R16 all-season tires and 16" aluminum wheels.
Four-wheel drive Limited Editions start at $23,305 including destination.
the first Jeep vehicle with available side air bag curtains. Available
on all Jeep Liberty vehicles, side curtain air bags ($390) provide
additional head protection for both front and rear outboard occupants.
Jeep Liberty was designed and developed to expand the breadth
of the Jeep lineup and broaden the brand's international appeal.
Not only for traditional Jeep buyers, this vehicle will also attract
the new generation of sport-utility vehicle buyers, who value
on-road refinement and ruggedness.
Jeep brand has always been known for its outstanding capability
and ruggedness with vehicles such as Wrangler," said Tom
Marinelli, Vice President Chrysler/Jeep Division Global Brand
Center, DaimlerChrysler. "Grand Cherokee melded this reputation
with luxury and now the next great Jeep idea, Liberty, expands
the depth and breadth of the Jeep brand even further."
be available early this summer, starting with the 3.7-liter V-6
automatic -- expected to be the most popular powertrain combination.
The 2.4-liter engine will join the lineup at normal fall introduction.
Jeep Liberty seen in the paint shop of DaimlerChrysler Corporation's
Toledo North Assembly Plant.
engineered by the Jeep Platform Team and is being built at the
all-new, state-of-the-art Toledo (Ohio) North manufacturing facility.
As DaimlerChrysler's newest assembly plant, the Toledo North Assembly
Plant represents the culmination of best practices from the company's
worldwide operations for lean, flexible, high-quality production.
Also in the
Jeep lineup, Grand Cherokee continues production at the Jefferson
North (Michigan) Assembly Plant and Wrangler at the Parkway (Ohio)
Assembly Plant. As previously announced, Jeep Cherokee production
will end mid-2001.
Suggested Retail Prices by model + MSRP Destination
Jeep Liberty Sport 4x2 $16,450 + $585
Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 $17,960 + $585
Jeep Liberty Limited Edition 4x2 $21,210 + $585
Jeep Liberty Limited Edition 4x4 $22,720 + $585