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Unread 01-28-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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2011 Jeep Phoenix (fiat panda mini 4X4)

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Jeep Phoenix:

The cockpit is designed around all of the requirements for handy offroading. Revealed! The 2011 Jeep Phoenix 4x4, a remarkable 1.3 litre, 5 door, four wheel drive mini-Jeep that is going to take the North American market by storm, while still getting almost 59 mpg!

Based on the Fiat Panda Cross 4x4, the Jeep Phoenix is simply rebadged, but completely suited to North American offroad conditions. It is also an exceptional city car that gets far higher mpg than any hybrid on the market, including the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius. And all that with a conventional gasoline engine with no hybrid technology anywhere!

The new Jeep is very aptly named Phoenix as it is the type of vehicle that will allow Jeep to arise magically from the ashes of the devastated Chrysler. Just days away from what may be the last days of Chrysler, it is important to note that there are virtually no scenarios that allow for the Jeep brand to disappear from the face of the Earth. For many years, Jeep has been the most powerful brand in the Chrysler lineup and it is effectively inconceivable that Jeep will not continue in one way or another even in the death throes of Chrysler: Perhaps as a standalone brand, or maybe as a brand belonging to another major automotive manufacturer

The Panda / Phoenix 4x4 is definitely the way of the future for Jeep. It's a small, incredibly economical and thrifty car that can go anywhere. Yes, its barely 1.3 litre engine would make it the smallest displacement automobile currently sold in the USA with only the Smart Car having a tinier engine, but the Panda / Phoenix delivers. It can very comfortably cruise at highway speeds and the powerplant contains enough grunt to take the little mini-Jeep up frighteningly steep inclines.

With an innovative four wheel drive system which is engaged by viscous coupling with two Electronic Locking Differentials that cut in below 20 mph to brake wheels that find themselves without grip and slipping and proceed to transfer torque to the other wheels, the Panda / Phoenix 4x4 can handle anything the street or the dirt can throw at it.

Here are some specs for the Panda/Phoenix 4x4:

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $10,500

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT

•Body Style • Hatchback
•Doors • Number of • 5
•Seats • Number of • 5
•Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 1248 / 4
•Valves • Number of • 8

•Gears
•1st • 3.909:1

2nd • 2.158:1

3rd • 1.345:1

4th • 0.974:1

5th • 0.744:1

Reverse • 3.818:1

Final drive ratio • 4.062:1
•4x4 Specs
•Incidence angle • 24°

Exit angle • 42°

Slope angle • 24°

Climbable gradient • 50%
•Type of Fuel • Unleaded
•Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 54 / 5000
•Torque (lb / ft) • 65
•Engine Layout • Front
•Wheel Drive • Four Wheel
•Overall Length (mm) • 3538
•Overall Width (mm) • 1578
•Overall Height (mm) • 1540
•Front Seat Head Room (mm) • 940
•Front Seat Leg Room (mm) • 1010
•Rear Seat Head Room (mm) • 935
•Rear Seat Knee Room (mm) • 585
•Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 206
•Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 860
•Turning Radius (m) • 9.1
•Towing Capacity (kg) • 800
•Curb Weight (kg) • 840
PERFORMANCE

•0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 15
•Top speed (MPH) • 93
EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING

EXTERIOR

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES

•Automatic Transmission • Option Not Available
•Central Locking System • Standard Equipment
•Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment
•Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment
•Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment
•Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment
•Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment
•Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment
•Visible VIN • Standard Equipment
•Secure Spare Tire • Standard Equipment
•Etched Parts • Standard Equipment
•Window Etching • Standard Equipment
•Side Impact Safety Bars • Standard Equipment
•Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers • Standard Equipment
CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES

•Adjustable Steering Height • Standard Equipment
•Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment
SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

•Theft Proof Radio • Standard Equipment
•CD With RDS • Standard Equipment
OPERATING COSTS

•City MPG • 39.2
•Highway MPG • 58.9
•Combined MPG • 49.6
•Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 7.7
•Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 135
•Estimated Average Insurance • $273.00
•Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 33.00%
•Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $175.00
•Maintenance Factor • 24
•Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $680.00
•Maintenance Intervals • 9,000 mi
•Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / 40,000 mi



I've driven a Panda for thousands of miles in Europe and can assure anyone that it is a spectacularly capable car, with ridiculous amounts of room considering the overall size of the vehicle, and more than powerful enough to shred any highway speed limit in North America. It is nothing short of an amazing small car and when dressed up in Phoenix 4x4 garb it will make an astounding, proper, suitable, and extremely welcome economy addition to the Jeep lineup.

I'd buy one as soon as they hit the showrooms. They may not be in Chrysler showrooms, but there will be some dealer network somewhere that will carry this exceptional mini 4x4 onroad/offroad great city car!

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Unread 01-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:24 PM   #3
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Ok, I see it has a 7-slot grill and says "Jeep".

I am not sure I like the profile but that is subjective. It is about the size of a Fit?

If it really gets 59mpg, costs $10,500, and can go anywhere (reasonable for it's ground clearance, etc) in 4x4, it could be a good seller with gas prices the way they are.

It is at least interesting but are you sure they are coming to the USA? If they are now being sold overseas, how are they selling there?

So, when you drove one for thousands of miles as you say, did you try it on all different terrains and how did it do, and did it really get 59mpg? (the words Jeep and 59mpg don't usually go together)

If it really did get 59mpg it would do wonders for Chrys/Jeep CAFE figures.

I am trying to be open minded here especially since I have never actually seen or driven one and you have, so please excuse all the questions.

Just some thoughts.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #4
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So, when you drove one for thousands of miles as you say, did you try it on all different terrains and how did it do, and did it really get 59mpg? (the words Jeep and 59mpg don't usually go together).
Dave,I did not do the test drive, It is an excerpt from an european magazine
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Unread 01-29-2011, 05:42 PM   #5
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this makes me want to burn my jeep and call the insurance company
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Unread 01-29-2011, 06:07 PM   #6
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this makes me want to burn my jeep and call the insurance company
lol..... that maybe a bit harsh, but jeep will still be made in america, wished barry robama had given chrysler some bail out money like he did to GM, but if he gets re-elected, were are Fd
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i would not want to be seen in public in this hideous thing. i would rather drive a geo metro!
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lol..... that maybe a bit harsh, but jeep will still be made in america, wished barry robama had given chrysler some bail out money like he did to GM, but if he gets re-elected, were are Fd
agreed, voted against him first time and i will vote against him again!
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Unread 01-29-2011, 07:24 PM   #9
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This is still going around?

I thought this photoshop, untrue job was done by now?

Have I mentioned that this is a PHOTOSHOP?
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Unread 01-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #10
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Please tell me this is all just a cruel joke!
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It is. It's been circulating for a long, long time.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 08:52 PM   #12
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i want one but a couple things bug me
•Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 54 / 5000
•Torque (lb / ft) • 65

i know it's a 1.3 but really what can you do with those numbers? thats like a riding mower lol

•0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 15
a lot of the highways around me have very short on ramps and it would take much planning and a giant open space to get up to highway speeds from a stop on the ramp
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Please tell me this is all just a cruel joke!
Yes and I am about as sick of this being reposted as you are.

Not to mention this is about the 2nd or 3rd time SuperLiberty has posted it himself...
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