Jeep is slinging some mud at Ford as the two crosstown rivals battle for off-road supremacy.
In showing off the rugged Trailhawk version of the redesigned Grand Cherokee, Jim Morrison, head of the Jeep brand, belittled the upcoming Ford Explorer Timberline, which offers a lifted suspension, all-terrain tires and other tweaks.
"I actually feel sorry for customers that get tricked," Morrison told Muscle Cars & Trucks for a story last week. "You can paint a tow hook red. It doesn't mean that behind the tow hook it would even hold up in the right moment that it needs to."