Jeep® Officially Earns Cult Brand Status

Everyone who drives a Jeep® is quick to fall in love with this trustworthy automaker. For years, Jeep® has been considered one of the most iconic American brands thanks to its rugged capabilities, bold styling, and unbeatable fun. Now, the Jeep® brand has officially earned cult brand status with a “2018 Cult Brand” recognition from The Gathering (Society of Cult Brands).

“Other automotive brands have been nominated over the years, but it’s so fitting that Jeep® is the first Cult Brand Honoree. It’s an iconic brand with vehicles that stand apart from any other in the automotive category,” said Chris Kneeland, co-founder of The Gathering and Chair of the Brand Selection Committee.

Jeep Officially Earns Cult Brand Status | Westpointe CJDR | Yukon, OKJeep® was chosen alongside seven other American staple brands including PlayStation®, Gatorade, Vans®, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, the charitable organization: water, Snickers®, and Beats by Dr. Dre™.

This recognition coincides with the release of the all-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler and the soon-to-be-released 2019 Jeep® Cherokee. Both models have earned themselves a cult following.

No other automotive brand comes close to the iconic status Jeep® has here in the United States. Its Wrangler model is one of the most recognizable ones on the road today, thanks to its timeless style and powerful capabilities.

Stop by Westpointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram to test drive your favorite Jeep® model for yourself.

Jurassic Park Jeep Recreated by University of New Orleans Student

Jurassic Park Jeep

A student at the University of New Orleans has recreated the Jurassic Park Jeep, one of the most iconic movie cars of all time thanks to the cultural phenomenon that was (and is) Jurassic Park.

Michael Adams, a University of New Orleans engineering student and Jeep Wrangler owner, turned his 2003 Wrangler into the Jurassic Park Jeep with the help of a local body shop. The body shop painted on the stripes and attached the Jurassic Park logo. Then, to make it a real replica, they attached a radio antenna and light bar, new tires, and other accents like painted mirrors.

Adams didn’t just alter his Jeep into the Jurassic Park Jeep for kicks, though. He takes it to events like comic conventions and lets attendees pose by it and takes pictures for donations as small as $1, which he then gives to St. Joseph’s Hospice Foundation. Adams has so far raised more than $1,500 for the foundation.

Adams is now considering moving onto another movie-themed project and replicating the Ford Explorer from the Jurassic Park film. If you want to buy your own Jeep to turn into the iconic movie version, give us a call today at Westpointe CDJR near Oklahoma City, OK!

Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck to Arrive in 2019

new Jeep Wrangler pickup coming in 2019

It’s been quite a while since the truck segment has seen a true master of off-roading take the streets, but that’s going to change in just a few years. Fiat Chrysler announced the return of a Jeep Wrangler pickup truck come 2019. While there’s no name and few solid specifications to go on, it looks to be a model that’s bound to dominate the segment.

Known for its off-road capability, the Jeep brand hasn’t seen a pickup truck since the Comanche was discontinued in 1992. The next Jeep pickup will be based on the renowned Jeep Wrangler, one of the brand’s most iconic vehicles.

Set to hit the market in late 2019, the new pickup could bear a familiar name. Fiat Chrysler executives are considering some Jeep nameplates of the past, though none has been confirmed just yet.

The Wrangler pickup will be built in the Toledo plant, just like its predecessors. A new Jeep Wrangler will officially launch towards the end of 2017 following a $700-million retooling.

If the new Jeep Wrangler pickup truck is anything like it’s rumored to be, then the competition better step up their game.

We here at Westpointe CDJR are pumped for the arrival of the new Jeep Wrangler pickup truck!