MI, Jan 05, 2003 - The Jeep® brand used
the 2003 North American International Auto Show to debut
the limited-production line of 'Freedom Edition' Jeep Wrangler,
Liberty and Grand Cherokee vehicles with unique exterior
features and popular options.
started with the most award-winning brand of 4x4s to create
the Freedom Edition Grand Cherokee, Liberty and Wrangler,"
said Jeff Bell, Vice President, Jeep Marketing Division,
DaimlerChrysler Corporation. "And capability is just
the beginning of the story. Only from behind the wheel of
a capable Jeep can you experience the joy that comes with
the freedom to go-anywhere and do-anything. That feeling
is what inspired this new line of vehicles, with their rugged
looks and versatile features."
of the Freedom Edition Jeep line will also be available
outside the United States as the Rocky Mountain Edition
in Canada, and the Red River edition outside North America.
Across the Jeep Line
Building on the recently introduced 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee,
the Freedom Edition features a silver front fascia accent,
bright silver roof rack and tubular side rails and chrome
tow hooks. Complementing the exterior, outlined white letter
P235/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all-terrain tires mount
on 17-inch graphite painted cast aluminum wheels.
the Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition has MicroTech instrument
panel accents, Dark Slate Gray cloth seating, front floor
slush mats and a molded cargo tray.
model is available with the award-winning High-Output 4.7-liter
Power Tech™ V-8 engine pumping out 265 horsepower
(198 kW) at 5,100 rpm, and 325 lb.-ft (447 Nm) of torque
at 3,600 rpm. A 4.0-liter Power Tech I-6 engine is standard.
Available in both two- and four-wheel drive, four-wheel
drive models come standard with the Selec-Trac® full-time
four-wheel drive system.
Accentuating the more rugged side of Jeep Liberty, the 2003
Jeep Liberty Freedom Edition has a graphite painted grille,
front and rear fascia, and "bolted-on" wheel flares,
as well as body color side moldings. Black sidewall P235/65R17
Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all-season tires mount on 17-inch
graphite painted cast aluminum wheels.
the Jeep Liberty Freedom Edition features a two-tone appearance
incorporating Dark Slate Gray and Light Taupe trim to give
it a unique, sporty look. Power windows/locks/mirrors and
an AM/FM stereo radio with CD player and changer controls
In addition, unique Mopar equipment was designed to complement
this vehicle including a graphite painted front brush guard,
side rock rails and tail lamp guards.
2003 Jeep Liberty Freedom Edition is powered by the 3.7-liter
Power Tech V-6 engine rated at 210 horsepower (157 kW) at
5,200 rpm, and 235 lb.-ft (319 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Freedom Edition Liberty vehicles are available with either
a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. Available
in both two- and four-wheel drive, four-wheel drive models
come standard with the Command-Trac® part-time four-wheel
As the legendary Jeep vehicle, Wrangler continues to deliver
a one-of-a-kind feeling of fun, freedom and adventure. Building
on that reputation, the Freedom Edition of the 2003 Jeep
Wrangler is distinguished by body colored fender flares,
a soft-top with full metal doors, fog lamps and tow hooks.
Outlined white letter P225/75R15 Goodyear all-terrain tires
mount on 15-inch chrome wheels.
Inside, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition comes with air
conditioning, Sentry Key® theft-deterrent system, easy
access Fold-and-Tumble™ rear seat and a choice of
Dark Slate Gray vinyl or cloth seating.
the hood is the legendary 4.0-liter Power Tech I-6 engine
pumping out 190 horsepower (142 kW) at 4,600 rpm, and 235
lb.-ft (319 Nm) of torque at 3,200 rpm with a five-speed
manual transmission. Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition features
the Command-Trac® part-time four-wheel drive system.
entire Freedom Edition Jeep line will be available in red,
silver, blue and black exterior colors. In addition, the
Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition will also be available
in Graphite Metallic.