2019 Chicago Auto Show Highlights

The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, as displayed at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

The spectacular event that is the 2019 Chicago Auto Show is at McCormick Place in Chicago until Feb. 18, and we have the good fortune of being able to bring you all the noteworthy updates surrounding both Jeep and RAM. Hint: We’ve got information on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator! Relive the event with us and get ready to picture yourself cruising Dunlap in the Jeep Gladiator.

2020 Jeep Gladiator News

As usual, the folks at Jeep outdid themselves with the Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience. 600 cubic yards of dirt, 30 tons of boulders, the famed Camp Jeep Mountain standing at 18-feet-tall, and so much more were hauled inside, making for a truly immersive experience.

Spectators and passengers alike were in awe as the likes of the 2019 Wrangler and the 2019 Grand Cherokee made their way up the 18-foot traction track and navigated an intense break-over, putting Jeep 4×4 capabilities to the test — with professional drivers behind the wheel, of course. Being indoors didn’t stop them from tearing it up and showing us all what Trail Rated® really means.

As for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, we’ve got some exciting features updates for you! Upon its initial release, this mid-size pickup will boast a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers 285 hp. As if that weren’t enough, the Jeep Gladiator towing capacity is 7,650 pounds when fully equipped – a Best-in-Class spec! Here are some other feature highlights on the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck:

  • Two trims available at launch: Sport and Rubicon
  • Hill-start assist and hill-descent control
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto®
  • Removable doors, top, and rear seat
  • Soft or hard top available
  • USB port
  • Bluetooth and navigation

Don’t forget, this is just the beginning. You can get these features and much more. Be sure to keep up with us so you never miss any updates on the 2020 Gladiator. Can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a Jeep? Explore the 2019 Jeep Wrangler colors to get the process started.

2019 RAM 1500 News

For all of our Bartonville RAM truck shoppers, we’ve got some exciting updates on the 2019 RAM 1500. First off, we’d like to share the announcements made about how well the RAM 1500 is doing in popularity. Not only was it the most awarded half-ton pickup truck in the US, but its sales were also up thirty-six percent in Jan. 2019!

As for RAM 1500 features updates, we’re excited to tell you that there will be a new multifunction tailgate available in just a few short months. While other trucks, like the GMC Sierra, are available with this feature, RAM has turned it from an overcomplicated feature to a simple asset that focuses on function.

  • It can open like a traditional tailgate, and support up to 2,000 pounds when properly configured.
  • You can also open the multifunction tailgate as a 60/40 split double door, so you can grab things from the bed without having to awkwardly lean over the tailgate.
  • The best part? You’ll have full towing capabilities while the multifunction tailgate is open.

Explore Jeep, RAM, and More at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Peoria

Think you’re ready to take an all-new RAM 1500 or 2019 Jeep Wrangler home to Galesburg? Visit us in Peoria for a test drive today! If you’d like more information on modifying your RAM 1500 with the multifunction tailgate when it becomes available, feel free to contact our experienced sales team for more information. If you’re holding out for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, check our new Jeep inventory soon!

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