August 31, 2011,
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Jeep® Liberty soldiers on for 2012 continuing its reputation for rugged off-road capability and over-all utility. For 2012, enhancements have been made that keep the legendary Jeep heritage intact, while providing even more options and value to the customer.
2012 Jeep Liberty is available in three models – Sport, Limited, and Limited Jet. Sport models will now be available with Uconnect Hands-free with Voice Command, universal garage door opener, compass and exterior temperature in the gauge cluster, an overhead console, and SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio (Canada only). Parksense Rear Park Assist (delayed availability) will also be available on all Liberty trim levels.
2012 Jeep Liberty Limited Jet models have a lower Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $26,960, a reduction of $795 from 2011 models. Liberty Sport models have an MSRP of $23,360 and Limited models start at $26,760. Prices do not include a $795 destination charge.
2012 Jeep Liberty models are available with new color offerings (delayed availability): Mineral Gray Metallic, Canyon Brown Pearl, Rescue Green Pearl, True Blue Pearl and Black Forest Green Pearl
Jeep Liberty remains true to its legendary 4x4 heritage by offering two Jeep Trail Rated® four-wheel-drive systems – Command-Trac II® and Selec-Trac II®. Command-Trac II® is a part-time four-wheel-drive system, which is the standard 4WD configuration. Command-Trac II operates in 2WD, 4WD Lock, 4 WD Low and Neutral.
The optional Selec-Trac II® is a full-time, active on-demand four-wheel-drive system. Select-Trac II operates in 2WD, 4WD Auto, 4WD Low and Neutral. The Liberty features independent front suspension with rack-and-pinion steering and a five-link rear suspension.
A 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard on all Jeep Liberty models. The 3.7-liter engine produces 210 horsepower (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque @ 4,000 rpm.
Liberty’s exterior takes on a rugged, classic Jeep look that captivates and broadens its consumer appeal. Jeep’s Sky Slider® full-length open-canvas roof is an industry exclusive and gives the Liberty that “have fun out there” open-air Jeep brand experience. Remote start, memory seats, power mirrors and express up/down windows are part of the available features and options.
Jeep Liberty is designed to appeal to customers who are looking for Jeep 4x4 capability as well as comfort and convenience. It is targeted to young couples and new families, as well as professional, young singles between 30 and 40 years of age, balanced male to female. Jeep Liberty owners balance day-to-day responsibilities with their passion for adventure as well as the outdoors. They are athletic, and pursue activities that combine their various interests with their active lifestyle.
2012 Jeep Liberty Limited Jet
Exterior features on the new Liberty Limited Jet include 20-inch polished aluminum wheels fitted with P245/50R20 all-season tires; chrome lower fascia opening, body side moldings, license plate brow, and roof rails; blacked-out headlamps; and unique ‘Limited Jet’ badge.
Inside, the Jeep Liberty Limited Jet boasts a nine-speaker premium audio system; a standard security system that includes supplemental side-curtain air bags and Park Sense rear park assist; available Dark Slate Gray leather seating with accent stitching; heated front seats, available with six-way power function for the driver and two-way for the passenger; leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls; and one-touch up/down power windows.
Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand-drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Fiat and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group’s product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram 1500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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