Published: February 25, 2015 | Geneva Motor Show 2015
After a year of incredible commercial success, which includes reaching the objective of selling one million vehicles world-wide and the début of the first “Italian” Jeep, the brand returns to the 2015 Geneva Car Show with important product updates that represent additional steps forward in the process of brand globalisation, thanks to a complete range of high performance SUVs.
In 2014 Jeep was the fastest growing brand within Europe. In particular, last year in the area of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), there were an unprecedented number of Jeep registrations, with an increase of more than 42 percent in the EMEA area and 70 percent in Europe alone (EU 28 + EFTA) with record results in many of the main countries, and in particular France with a 110 percent increase, Italy with a 95 percent increase, followed by Belgium with 87 percent, UK with 75 percent and Germany with 50 percent.
Infotainment UconnectTM Systems
The Geneva Motor Show has also provided the ideal opportunity to present a preview of the innovative Infotainment UconnectTM systems with 5 and 6.5 inch touchscreens that provide access to the radio, mediaplayer, handsfree phone, navigation device and UconnectTM LIVE services.
Available from June onwards on the Renegade models – and this is the first Jeep vehicle on which they are supplied – both versions provide a Bluetooth interface, Aux-in connector, USB port and vocal commands. Plus, the Uconnect 5? Radio Nav LIVE device offers a TomTom 2.5D navigations system, while the Uconnect 6,5? Radio Nav LIVE is equipped with a satellite navigation with 3D maps and the “One Shot Voice Destination Entry” function to allow the address to be entered using vocal commands.
For the first time the two new Jeep Renegade Infotainment systems offer Uconnect LIVE services which include the option of direct access through the touchscreen display to “TuneIn”, which provides access to over 100,000 Internet radio stations from all over the world; to “Deezer” an internet music service with over 35 million tracks; to Reuters, so you can always keep up to date with the latest world news; to Facebook and Twitter, so you can stay in touch with all your friends.
Source: Automotive News