Chrysler LLC and the Arab American Vehicles Company (AAV) late last year announced the manufacturing debut of the Jeep® J8 multipurpose vehicle at AAV’s Cairo assembly plant.
The Jeep J8 marks the Jeep brands return to commercial and military vehicle production with a thoroughly modern vehicle designed to meet the needs of both non-government organizations and government agencies.
Originally unveiled at the 2007 Defence Systems & Equipment International military trade show in London, the J8 is based on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
“The Jeep J8 combines legendary capabilities and dependability that makes the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited famous, with unmatched cargo capacity and an exceptional towing rating,” said Thomas Hausch, Chrysler’s Vice President of International Sales.
While not intended for front-line combat action, the Jeep J8 is well-suited as a support vehicle for military operations.
The Jeep J8 is powered by a 2.8L four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 158 horsepower. The J8 also features a unique air intake system with special filtration and a hood-mounted snorkel that enables the J8 to ford water up to 30 inches deep and operate in sandstorm conditions for up to five hours.
i was just talking to my cousin about how jeep used to be all about off road and now they are trying to keep up with other car dealers and forgot about the of road part. Hopefully this isnt too expensive
2000 XJ sport 4.5 inch Rough Country Series X lift Cooper Discover M+S 31X10.5 15x8 uniques Dana 30 front Chrysler 8.25 rear Stock gears
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And neither of those are running a 158hp engine...
Torque is king when crawling. If you actually expect to run that thing at 50+ mph, you need more ponies. Heck, 40mph and a 7000 foot pass would make that engine beg for mercy. The venerable 4bt put out around 215 horses. 30 years of more technology and we are going backward? C'mon...