2008 Jeep Liberty – All-new From the Ground Up
All-new 2008 Jeep Liberty remains true to its legendary 4x4 heritage
- Improved on-road ride and handling with new independent front and
new five-link rear suspension systems.
- All-new Jeep classic exterior styling, functional interior space and
upgraded amenities designed to broaden its appeal to consumers
- Industry-exclusive Sky Slider full-open canvas roof.
Jeep Liberty has remained a leader in the mid-size sport-utility vehicle
(SUV) market since its introduction in 2002.
The popular mid-size SUV gives off-road enthusiasts and owners their own
sense of personal freedom and capability that only defines the Jeep brand.
All-new from the ground up for 2008, the Jeep Liberty remains true to
its legendary 4x4 heritage by offering two Jeep Trail Rated
four-wheel-drive systems – Command-Trac and the all-new Selec-Trac® II.
On-road ride and handling have been improved and refined with the new
independent front suspension, new five-link rear suspension and
The Liberty’s exterior has been redesigned, and takes on a more rugged,
classic Jeep look that is sure to captivate the attention of current Jeep
Liberty owners and broaden its consumer appeal. Inside, cargo and storage
space increases and seat comfort improves. Making its world debut is the
new Sky Slider full-open canvas roof, an industry-exclusive; giving the
Jeep Liberty that “Only in a Jeep” open-air experience. Remote start,
rain-sensing wipers, memory seats and mirrors, and express up/down windows
are added to the vehicle’s ever-growing list of available features and
options. There are two models – Jeep Liberty Sport and Jeep Liberty
“The all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty stands out from the competition by
offering customers classic Jeep design, two four-wheel-drive systems,
refined on-road ride and handling, cargo and utility, as well as features
that are not
found on vehicles in the mid-size SUV segment,” said George Murphy, Senior
Vice President – Global Marketing, Chrysler Group.
The all-new 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
single men and women between 30 and 40 years of age, balanced male to
female. Jeep Liberty owners will 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. The Jeep Liberty will be available at Jeep dealerships
starting in the third quarter of 2007.
The all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty offers a balance of off-road capability and
- All-new independent front suspension, all-new five-link rear
suspension, and a power rack-and-pinion steering system contribute to
the all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty’s blend of on-road ride comfort and
nimble, confidence-inspiring handling
- Two four-wheel-drive systems – all-new Selec-Trac II, full-time
four-wheel-drive system and Command-Trac, a part-time four-wheel-drive
system – both are Jeep Trail Rated
- The 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 engine provides the 2008 Jeep Liberty with
competitive peak power and torque while providing smooth, quiet
operation and proven durability. It produces 210 hp (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm
and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque @ 4,000 rpm. Fuel economy has been
improved and now achieves an estimated *16 city (18 mpg using 2007 EPA
standards), and *22 mpg on the highway (23 mpg based on 2007 EPA
- Two transmissions are offered on the Jeep Liberty in the United
States: a six-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic
- The 2008 Jeep Liberty was designed and engineered under the Chrysler
Development System (CDS), the comprehensive, coordinated and disciplined
product creation process that improves quality and speed-to-market while
reducing costs and encouraging practical innovation in new products
In its first redesign since its introduction, the all-new 2008 Jeep
Liberty embraces its roots by taking on a more rugged, classic Jeep design
that is guaranteed to strengthen its draw to current owners and broaden
its appeal to a new audience.
- Jeep classic exterior styling and functional interior space are
designed to broaden its consumer appeal
- Industry-exclusive Sky Slider full-open canvas roof brings “Only in
a Jeep” open-air experience to mid-size SUV market
- Cargo capacity increases and front and rear passengers will notice
the improved seat comfort along with added space
Safety and Security
The 2008 Jeep Liberty has a full range of active and passive safety
systems. Among the vehicle’s standard
equipment are Electronic Stability Program, Electronic Roll Mitigation,
All-speed Traction Control, Brake Assist, advanced anti-lock brakes, rain
sensing wipers, Tire Pressure Monitoring, and side-curtain air bags.
The 2008 Jeep Liberty offers the MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System™ a
completely integrated audio, navigation, entertainment and hands-free
communication system. MyGIG allows customers to use touch screen or voice
commands to control features, and includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive where
music and photos can be stored. The system also includes a voice-memo
recorder feature. MyGIG supports real-time traffic information, available
through SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and can provide an alternate drive route
based on traffic conditions. All of these functions can be controlled
through voice commands and by utilizing a touch screen.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio provides U.S. customers with 130 channels,
including 100 percent commercial-free music, sports, news, talk,
entertainment, traffic and weather. And the UConnect® hands-free
communication system uses Bluetooth® technology to provide wireless
communication between the customer’s compatible mobile phone and the
vehicle’s on-board receiver.
The 2008 Jeep Liberty will be built using Chrysler Group’s modern
production process, called the Flexible Manufacturing Strategy (FMS). FMS
allows multiple products to be produced at one plant in a time-efficient
manner that are a higher quality for lower cost. At the core of the new
manufacturing process is the heavy use of robots at the Toledo (Ohio)
North Assembly Plant.
The Jeep Brand
Today, with the all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty mid-size SUV, Jeep offers
customers the freshest, most capable and widest range of sport-utility
vehicles under one brand in the industry.
The Jeep vehicle family consists of seven SUVs that represent four
distinct vehicle segments. In late 2006, production began on the newest
member of the lineup, the all-new Jeep Patriot. Earlier that year was the
debut of the redesigned Jeep Wrangler two-door, the icon of the brand; the
all-new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the first-ever four-door Wrangler; and
the all-new Jeep Compass. The Jeep Commander – the first Jeep vehicle with
seven-passenger seating – was introduced one year earlier. It shares its
platform with the Grand Cherokee, a descendent of the Wagoneer and the
legendary Grand Wagoneer.