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Naperville Jeep recently received a 2014 Overland V6 with Granite exterior and black interior. I wanted to see this color in person as well as the all black interior since all I saw at the autoshow was the Indigo and tan interiors. Those are both nice, but after seeing the black today I am 100% sold on that!!!
So first off the black interior looks phenominal paired with the all black pillars and roof. I love how they did that compared to the 11-13 which had the very light colored roof. Another area that I know people were concerned with was the bronzish center bezel and steering wheel parts. DO NOT let this be of concern to you, in person they look absolutely amazing and give the interior a very rich feel. It is by no means over the top either and doesnt look a whole lot different than the 11-13 color. Its just different enough that you know something has changed. Its perfect!! The new 8.4" nav/radio setup and 7" evic displays are excellent. The amount of info that can be displayed on the EVIC is very extensive and looks awesome too. Only thing that would take some getting used to is the heated steering wheel and seat buttons in the nav screen. I was so used to just hitting the switch on my 2012 Overland. I dont think its a bad thing necessarily, will just take getting used to. New interior night lighting looks great!!

Exterior wise I love everything about it. My only gripes is that the flipper glass is gone and thats something that came in handy a few times when I had my 2012. The lack of rear LED tail and brake lamps is kind of disappointing, but I know of a LED system that can fix that issue if I were to buy a new one. The rear LED license plate lights are cool looking.

I previously had a 2012 Overland V6 so driving this new 2014 V6 was a perfect comparison. If I were to buy a new one I would probably be going with the V8, but I will say the 2014 V6 was for sure an improvement over the 5spd 11-13 versions. I constantly complained about the shift points and overall driving experience to be just so dead feeling in my 12. In normal or eco mode the new 2014 sort of felt the same, but that was expected since it was setup to get the absolute best MPG. When I switched it to sport mode it was like a whole new machine, HUGE improvement and I wasnt expecting that. When I put my 2012 into sport mode it did absolutely NOTHING except lower it into aero mode and hold a couple gears a little longer. Cant wait to try sport mode in the V8 version.

The 11-13's are excellent vehicles, but after driving the new 14 it almost felt like an entirely different vehicle. Its that good!!

Here are some pictures I took of the Overland in Granite. After seeing this color combination in person I am SOLD on it! If and when I get a new one it will be in this color combo! The pictures arent anything spectacular they were just taken with my iPhone5 on a cloudy day, but hopefully they help give you an idea of how this color looks in person for those that havent yet seen it.

























 

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I thought the 2014's got LED tailights. Did I misread/misunderstand the changes?
Well what they got was a nice looking LED running light, but neither the brake or turn signal is LED. The front turn signal is LED though go figure.
 

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NICE!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to get the pics.
 

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The more I see it, the more I like granite. To bad you cannot get it with indigo interior.
 

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Those are some nice pics, thanks. Sounds like you just talked yourself into buying another one! I don't mind the brake and rear signal bulb being incandescent. Tails are still LED atleast.
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^^^ yeah those for sure look cool!
 

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I thought the whole point of LED tails was the brake light coming on sooner and brighter to help avoid a rear end collision. I guess I just assumed that when the 2014 changes said LED tailights, that meant all the tail lights, not excluding brake and signal lights.
 

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Those are some nice pics, thanks. Sounds like you just talked yourself into buying another one! I don't mind the brake and rear signal bulb being incandescent. Tails are still LED atleast.
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Wonder if you could swap out the incandescent bulbs for LED replacements? I don't get why they just didn't do ALL LED from the factory. Everything else in the vehicle is practically using LEDs except those rear signal and brake lights. It makes no sense.
 

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I can't believe so many like LED brake and turn signals. I don't like the look or looking at them. Small red dots that light up instantly and go out just as fast. I hate 'em.
 

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I can't believe so many like LED brake and turn signals. I don't like the look or looking at them. Small red dots that light up instantly and go out just as fast. I hate 'em.
They can easily diffuse the LEDs so you do t see the dots (see the taillight portion of the new WK2, no dots visible).
 

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JTS97Z28, I have a question about the black interior. I've seen it at the car show, but my dealer didn't have one on the lot when I ordered. In the harsh lighting of the car show it looked almost like a very dark charcoal grey. Out in the daylight does it look like that, or true black?
 

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yeah not all LED setups are dots. For example my 08 Acura TL uses diffusers over the LED brake lamp LED boards. So you still get the brightness and instant on/off of LED's, but don't get that full out "Audi" look. For anyone that is interested in installing an actual LED brake and turn lamp, DO NOT get one of those tower LED things that has like 90 some lights facing outward. They suck and do not utilize the reflector housing properly. Not only that, but they are extremely dim in any sort of day light conditions. This new product from VLED's is amazing. They are called the V3 Triton's. They are a fully plug and play system with three extremely high powered LED's that utilize a lens that in turn functions similar to an incandescent bulbs output charecteristics. I have them in the front park/turn signals and rear turn signals on my 08 TL and they are hands down the best aftermarket LED's made. They are not some cheap made bulbs and they will cost you a pretty penny, but to me they were well worth it. These could be the perfect solution for the WK2 guys.

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JTS97Z28, I have a question about the black interior. I've seen it at the car show, but my dealer didn't have one on the lot when I ordered. In the harsh lighting of the car show it looked almost like a very dark charcoal grey. Out in the daylight does it look like that, or true black?
The interior is 100% jet black. Not even close to a touch of gray. So like you said it must have somehow been the unique lighting of the autoshow. The interior looked soooooo good.
 

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The interior is 100% jet black. Not even close to a touch of gray. So like you said it must have somehow been the unique lighting of the autoshow. The interior looked soooooo good.
Great, just what I wanted to hear! Now if they could just get some billet silver for the skin, the fine lads at JNAP could send it down the line and on it's way home.
 

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Thanks for the photos and write up JTS. This is the color/spec I've ordered (CRD tho); great to see the pics and now can't wait until July when they start landing here in Oz :) looks fantastic!!!
 

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This is the first that I've learned about deleting the flipper glass. Sadzies :-(

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Granite courtesy of "Fifty Shades of Black" by Chrysler.
 

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Thanks much, JTS97Z28! Awesome pics.

Great, just what I wanted to hear! Now if they could just get some billet silver for the skin, the fine lads at JNAP could send it down the line and on it's way home.
You and me both, Brudder. :thumbsup:
 

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I can't believe so many like LED brake and turn signals. I don't like the look or looking at them. Small red dots that light up instantly and go out just as fast. I hate 'em.
most people havent got a clue about leds they wouldnt notice the difference if you pointed it out to them. Im on the opposite side i cant understand why everyone wouldnt want them. I fell in love with them when the cadillac first put them on their sedan de villes in the late 90s or early 2000s.

In addition i love the trails they leave in my eyes at night which remind me of my youth if ya know what i mean:):)
 
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