Jeep Liberty is a compact SUV model that was first introduced in 2002. It is said to be inspired by the style and design of Jeepster and Dakar concept vehicles. With intend to replace Jeep Cherokee, this vehicle first incorporated rack and pinion steering for better performance. The second generation model of Jeep Liberty was then shown in 2007 New York International Auto Show as 2008 model. In 2012 the production of this model was axed but now some reports suggest its return. The manufacturer is rumored to modify and bring 2017 Jeep Liberty redesign for better experience than ever.
Changes in new Jeep Liberty:
Jeep tries to cater a number of functionalities in this new vehicle. To keep the competition a live with the counterparts, it is sure that new Liberty will be transformed into a consumer’s need SUV vehicle. It will also retain Jeep’s proven off-road capabilities but reports also suggest more refinement in its look and interior.
2017 Jeep Liberty: Exterior Design
The concept has shown that spectators will see numerous transformations from its predecessor. One factor is that this vehicle will retain strong, aggressive look as its signature style. However, the model will also look modern and sleeker with slightly toned down body lines and edges.
The front fascia of this model will get new interpretation of the seven piece grille and on each its side new headlamps will be situated. Redesigned front bumper will include slots for the fog lights and reshaped hood will also be included.
Redesigned boot will also get new taillights and bumper and will be more sculpted than the last version. New wheel designs will also be available and dimensions form 17- to 20- inches will be in the equipment list.
According to different sources, it is predicted that 2017 Jeep Liberty will come with more refined interior. The surfaces will be covered with high-quality materials to offer more luxurious feel and comfort than its predecessor.
The redesigned dashboard and console will be incorporated and equipped with infotainment screen and other controls. Well-contoured and padded seats will provide good comfort while driving and will be equipped with additional features in higher trim levels.
The model will also advance in terms of tech features and it will include the latest Uconnect Interface, navigation, smartphone compatibility, premium sound system and other convenience like automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated seats and more will also be available.
2017 Jeep Liberty: Powertrain
The engine specification is not yet confirmed by the manufacturer, but 2017 Jeep Liberty is supposed to be equipped with a 3.2 liter, V6 diesel engine. It is also found that all new Liberty will have a gasoline variant.
With both automatic and manual transmission system, Jeep Liberty is going to be mated with a 9-speed transmission for its two-wheel drive system. The model will also be available with four-wheel drive and there will also be more off-road equipment in additional packages as well.
2017 Jeep Liberty: Price and Release Date
According to various sources, it is expected to come with an increase in its price than the predecessor. It will be interesting to see what the manufacturer has thought about all new 2017 Jeep Liberty. It is predicted to have a price value around $32,000 for its base model.
The release date of new Liberty is still uncertain. Different sources have reported that 2017 Liberty might hit the showroom either early 2017 or in the middle of 2017.