When you think of electric cars, it’s often the sleek or flashy futuristic designed versions like those offered by Tesla. That’s why one carmaker is getting some attention for its decision to bring back a classic sport utility vehicle, this time with a new electric upgrade.
Fiat Chrylser America is reviving the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, a pair of vintage, luxury SUV, perhaps best known for the wood exterior paneling adorning the side doors. Both models will be available as plug in hybrids, according to the company.
The news initially came as part of a larger announcement that Fiat Chrysler is pouring $4.5 billion into its Michigan carmaking facilities, with an emphasis on electric vehicles. That includes $1.5 billion for the company’s Warren, Mich. plant, where FCA plans to start building the revived Wagoneers in 2021.
There’s no word on whether the new versions will come with the old wood paneling. “Everything will have its own look,” Jeep Head of Design Mark Allen told Fox.
The manufacturer is, however, considering rolling out some new Grand Wagoneers with a supercharged V8 engine, Road & Track reports. That could also mean a hefty price tag.
FCA chief Mike Manley has also told reporters that the company is working on a new, three-row SUV.
How the California Lemon Law Protects Buyers and Lessors
FCA’s big moves on the Wagoneer front show the company is seriously investing in bringing hybrid cars to the market. But even with all the big bucks flying around the auto industry, too many cars still land in dealership lots with serious defects that can be difficult to detect.
Nearly 500,000 car accidents happen in California alone each year. Those crashes are caused by a variety of factors, including drinking and driving, speeding and other unsafe behavior behind the wheel. But even the most cautious driver can’t adequately contend with manufacturing defects that can make driving a malfunctioning vehicle dangerous for everyone on the road.
That’s where the California lemon law comes in. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act protects a wide range of consumers in the Golden State, including car buyers and lessors. Generally, the law requires a car manufacturer to make reasonable attempts to repair a defective car while it’s under warranty. If the carmaker refuses to make those repairs, or if the efforts aren’t successful, it’s obligated under the law to replace the vehicle or to take it back and reimburse the buyer or lessor.
The lemon law also makes the manufacturer responsible for paying legal fees that you incur as part of enforcing your rights.
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