Modell’s Needs To Figure Out What It Did Wrong
Family-owned chain Modell’s Sporting Goods, a familiar retailer throughout the northeastern U.S., is preparing to declare bankruptcy. The CEO’s unusual step late in February to keep the company afloat by reaching out publicly to crowdsource funds has proven unsuccessful.
Mitchell Modell, chief executive officer of Modell’s Sporting Goods, in Jan., 2014. Photographer: … [+] Chris Goodney/Bloomberg
An online discussion about the matter by the experts on the RetailWire BrainTrust earlier this month explored Modell’s questionable decision to crowdsourced capital and – more importantly for Modell’s at the moment – how it might move forward toward a turnaround.
Mitch Modell’s Plea to the Public
In an interview with Fox Business on Feb. 21, Modell’s CEO Mitchell Modell announced that he was for the first time planning to sell equity in the company and that he was hoping people who were watching the show and are fans of the chain would invest in it. In the face of an ongoing downturn, Modell’s has been forced to close more than 15 percent of its stores.
Mr. Modell also created a video, posted online, in which he personally detailed the onset of the financial issues, discussed the company’s 130-year history in New York City (featuring members of his family) and made a pitch for outside investments.
Where the Cry for Help Went Wrong
While some on RetailWire’s BrainTrust saw the move as a permissible way to capitalize on generations of customer loyalty and appreciated Mr. Modell’s bravery, there was little enthusiasm overall for the approach. Many were turned off by the tone, and thought potential investors would be too.
“I don’t recall ever seeing a CEO attempt to appeal to the market in such a candid and vulnerable way,” wrote Mark Ryski, CEO of HeadCount Corporation. “And while I give Mitchell Modell credit for trying to leverage social media, his pleas for support makes him and his company appear disturbingly desperate. I don’t think this will help Modell’s situation – in fact, it may make it worse.”
“Simply put: No, this will not help,” wrote Michael La Kier, principal of What Brands Want. “It smells of desperation. I guess it’s hard to tell your CEO no, but they should have.”
“When the CEO says ‘I’ve got no choice … it’s a long shot,’ when referring to the investment he is seeking, it really gets me excited to offer up a line of credit! *facepalm/thumbs-down emoji*,” wrote Evan Snively, loyalty strategist at Maritz Motivation.
Where Modell’s Could Go, Post-Bankruptcy
While the brick-and-mortar sporting goods space as a whole has faced challenges, some companies seem to be finding ways to successfully compete in the new economy. Dick’s Sporting Goods, for example, has shown signs of improvement recently, which it has ascribed in part to its increased investments in employees. In 2019, the retailer launched a new associate training program and began to focus on employee recognition, offering tiers of rewards for employees demonstrating different types of exemplary service.
In light of this, many experts on the BrainTrust agreed that, were Modell’s to get the money, it would need to make big changes to right a long line of wrongs. These insights remain true in the face of the bankruptcy declaration, and could point to a path forward for the flagging chain.
“If a retailer isn’t able to survive through normal trading activity then there isn’t much hope for it!” wrote Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData. “Modell’s needs to understand why its business model isn’t working and attempt to fix it.”
“[Modell’s has] been watching the retail industry evolve around them and failed to invest,” wrote Ricardo Belmar, senior director, retail transformation specialist at InfoVista. “Throwing more money at their bottom line without the right level of investment in the store isn’t going to solve their problems. “
“The solution for Modell’s isn’t to become ‘more like Dick’s’,”wrote Zach Zalowitz, director of retail consulting at Envista. “In a retail environment where foot traffic and store comps are down, I think a major offering that they need to go full-steam towards is a pickup in-store capability.”
“The challenge faced by sporting goods retailers is a disintermediation threat from their vendor community,” wrote retail thought leader Ken Morris. “Modell’s needs to differentiate itself via private label or a niche sports focus to survive this tsunami.”
“Modell’s needs to re-invent its core business positioning in order to survive,” wrote James Tenser, principal at VSN Strategies. “It’s not just about liquidity.”
Modell’s CEO Accused of Expensing $7M on Trips and Food – Upper East Side – New York
Modell’s Sporting Goods CEO Mitchell Modell (right) has been accused by his sister-in-law of using company accounts to bankroll his lavish lifestyle.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — She’s got major beef with the head of Modell’s Sporting Goods.
The Upper East Side sister-in-law of Mitchell Modell, the CEO of the family-owned athletic apparel chain, has accused him of bankrolling his lavish lifestyle with company funds, including spending $116,250 in a single day at a popular Chicago steakhouse with a corporate credit card.
Abby Modell also claims in a legal filing last week that her brother-in-law has charged more than $7 million to company accounts for vacations, massages and World Series tickets for family and friends.
Since becoming the CEO, Mitchell has more than tripled his pay and approved no-show jobs with six-figure salaries for his mom, his sister and her daughter, according to the filing in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court.
“The millions of dollars in excess compensation that Mitchell has taken for himself, and the millions in personal expenses which he has charged to the company, reduces what would otherwise be income available to distribute to the shareholders of Modell’s as dividends,” Abby said in the filing.
The spending spree began after Abby’s husband, Michael Modell, the former CEO of the chain, died at 48 in 2001 from Hodgkin’s disease, according to the filing.
Mitchell and Michael had earlier taken over the family business from their dad, William Modell.
Together they grew the business to the point where the company now has more than 140 stores in New York and throughout the East Coast.
Mitchell had been the chief financial officer while his brother was alive. But when Michael died, Mitchell became CEO and upped his annual salary from $1.8 million to $6.275 million — despite hiring another person to fill his shoes as CFO, Abby charges.
Currently, Mitchell controls half of the Modell’s empire. Michael’s half is in a marital trust, for which Abby acts as the executor. The trust, which provides for Abby and her children, is worth between $200 million and $300 million, according to a legal filing.
Mitchell and Joel Goldberg, a clinical psychologist hired years ago by the Modells to mediate disputes among family members, also serve as trustees of the marital trust.
The in-law imbroglio began in 2011 when Abby accused Mitchell of using the company as his personal piggy bank during the past decade, eating into her dividend.
In her latest filing, she demands that a Manhattan Surrogate’s Court judge suspend Mitchell as a trustee of the marital trust.
Abby itemizes hundreds of thousands in expenses that Mitchell made with company money, including a $38,655 jaunt on a private jet to take him and his two sons fishing in Ontario, Canada; nearly $50,000 for a family vacation to Puerto Rico; and more than $90,000 for three trips to Disney World.
Mitchell also spent $9,000 of Modell’s dough on masseuses at Midtown’s Friars Club, Abby claims. He blew at least another $180,000 of company money on a trophy of Yankees great Thurman Munson, which he displays in his media room at his home, according to the filing.
Mitchell, who has struggled with his weight, also dropped $116,250 with an American Express Centurion card connected to Modell’s at Morton’s steak house in Chicago, according to an earlier legal filing by Abby.
“These outlandish charges cry out for inquiry,” the filing said.
Mitchell spent so much company money that during an audit of Modell’s 2006 and 2007 tax returns, the Internal Revenue Services disallowed more than $1.5 million in travel, food and entertainment expenses that the sporting goods chain tried to write off as connected to business, according to Abby.
A spokesman for Modell’s did not return a request for comment.
Mitchell Modell’s lawyer, Eve Rachel Markewich, said she had not seen Abby’s latest filing, but was “confident Mitchell will prevail” in any litigation with his sister-in-law.
“I can tell you that, since the death of his brother, Mitchell has done nothing but fulfill his obligations as CEO of the company and trustee of the trusts of which Abby is a beneficiary,” Markewich said.
Mitchell has accused Abby in previous filings of being greedy despite being well-compensated by the trusts set up for her and her children. In a 2011 filing, Mitchell claimed Abby had received more than $34 million from the trust since her husband’s death, plus $10 million in payments and compensation from Modell’s.
She also receives $60,000 per month to cover the expenses of her three children, the filing said.
Earlier this year, Mitchell made headlines when rival chain Dick’s Sporting Goods accused him in a lawsuit of masquerading as one of its vice-presidents to obtain trade secrets at one of its New Jersey stores.
That accusation “further demonstrates [Mitchell’s] unsuitability to run the family business,” Abby’s lawyer, Gary Freidman, said in an affidavit on Monday.
Sporting goods retailer Modell’s to close 24 stores: CEO
Sports retailer Modell’s will be closing 24 stores and is considering offering a minority stake in the company as it fights to stay alive, CEO Mitchell Modell said Friday.
During an interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria,” Modell said he will do whatever it takes to keep his 130-year-old family business in operation.
Modell described having to announce the store closures to his associates as “one of the most difficult days of my life.” Despite the hardship, it’s closing the 24 stores in order to preserve the whole company and save the jobs of 4,300 families, Modell said. Of the stores on the chopping block, five are located in New Jersey, eight in New York, four in Pennsylvania and the balance are in either Washington D.C. or New England, the Modell’s vice president of marketing told FOX Business.
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After assessing the financial situation of the company, Modell hired investment banker RBC to look at strategic alternatives for the company, including selling equity—which Modell had never expected to do.
Sabrina Beth looks at a Nike Inc. sneaker at a Modell’s store New York, U.S. (Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
“[Berkeley Research Group wants] to make sure that we get rid of the unprofitable stores so we have a chain that’s profitable moving forward,” Modell said.
In March 2019, the Wall Street Journal published an article detailing the company’s financial difficulties, which began a chain reaction of vendors stopping shipment of products to Modell’s, insurance companies cutting it off and their credit rating being downgraded, according to Modell.
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The article made public the retailer’s hiring of Berkeley as its financial adviser to explore its next steps, which at the time included filing for bankruptcy.
Modell told Bartiromo that Berkeley was, at the time the Journal article was written, hired as a consultant to help the company with its merchandising operations, not for purposes of restructuring.
The CEO hired Berkeley again, this time to as a restructuring company. He said Berkeley’s work has been “phenomenal.”
In 2019, the company lost $50 million in sales which exacerbated an already difficult environment for the company, according to Modell. A warm winter, “lousy” local sports teams and six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas in addition to the rise of internet retail formed the company’s economic backdrop.
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Modell is now looking for outside investors to come in to help him save the company, despite previously insisting he would never sell a minority stake.
RBC is shopping around on behalf of Modell’s searching for a strategic partner. Modell added that his company’s relationship with its banks, Chase and Wells Fargo, has been very positive throughout the process.
In terms of receiving products from vendors—which had been a problematic affair since the WSJ article—Modell noted his company currently has enough inventory, but goods are starting to tighten up as suppliers grow nervous. This is putting a time constraint on the company to resolve its issues.
Modell’s was founded in 1889 by Mitchell Modell’s great-grandfather, Morris A. Modell. The company has been family-owned and had 141 stores prior to the recent closures.
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“We’ve got the support of our landlords, of our vendors, I mean, they want a win for us,” Modell said.
Modell’s goal is to save his family’s company and every option is on the table that will allow him to do that, he told Bartiromo.
Since his appearance with Bartiromo, Modell received enough positive feedback that he believes he might be able to renegotiate leases with his landlords, potentially saving one or two stores, he told FOX Business’ Kristina Partsinevelos.
If the company can get 90 percent of its vendors and landlords to support it, Modell argues, combined with selling a minority stake, the company will have a path to success and its legacy will continue.
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Modell’s Interview: Questions & Tips
Modell’s Hiring Practices
Family-owned sporting goods retailer Modell’s Sporting Goods offers exceptional customer service provided by skilled, knowledgeable employees. For most available positions, hiring managers evaluate applicants through one to two interview sessions. Interviews are primarily held 1:1 with a store manager or assistant store manager and last about 20 minutes.
Getting Ready for Interviews
For a chance at a Modell’s interview, applicants need to submit necessary employment forms and hiring materials to preferred locations. If selected for interviews, job hopefuls need to prepare by reviewing past employment and relevant skills. Additionally, applicants should conduct some research on the company to learn about products and company history. Once prepared, candidates should arrive several minutes early and dressed in casual business attire.
Interview Questions to Consider
For entry-level positions with Modell’s, like sales associate or cashier jobs, interviews usually feature standard questions for the sporting goods retail industry. Typical interview questions include:
- What can you tell me about yourself that isn’t on the application?
- Why should I hire you over someone else?
- Why did you leave your last job?
For managerial and more advanced positions, expect to hear questions like:
- What would you do if you saw an employee stealing?
- Have you ever clashed with a manager at your previous job?
- How long do you see yourself working with Modell’s?”
During interviews, applicants provide answers, which reflect clear thinking and customer-focused natures. As Modell’s Sporting Goods prefer team members with passion for sports and athletic gear, applicants should take opportunities to bring up past athletic involvement or interests with certain sports or teams. Overall, a job seeker needs to show enthusiasm at the prospect of working with the company.
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modell (masc. ) (definite singular modellen, indefinite plural modellar, definite plural modellane)
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20 years later, Art Modell still did the Browns wrong
Twenty years after being involved in a major relocation controversy, it’s fortuitous that the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens are playing each other this week, even though as AFC North rivals they meet twice a year.
This week, much of the conversation around the NFL this week revolved around relocation. NFL owners met Wednesday to discuss the efforts to move a team to Los Angeles, and it appears increasingly likely the league will return to the nation’s entertainment capital within the next couple of years.
Though the situation will undoubtedly be messy if/when the Rams, Chargers or Raiders abandon their current markets for LA’s glitzier pastures, it’s unlikely it will become quite as unhinged as the 1995 season in Cleveland. Sports teams are more than cash cows for billionaire owners — they’re public trusts. Few historical examples embody that more clearly than how Browns fans reacted when owner Art Modell announced in November 1995 he was transporting the franchise to Baltimore the following year.
Why did Modell move the Browns?
Like almost every relocation story, Modell’s dissatisfaction with the Browns’ lack of revenue spurred the move to Baltimore. The Browns shared Cleveland Stadium with the Indians for more than two decades, but then the Indians opened up a brand new new ballpark, Jacobs Field, in 1994. Modell operated Cleveland Stadium, so he lost a tenant when the Indians moved out.
The lack of revenue was too much for Modell to bear, and he announced midway through the 1995 season he was abandoning Cleveland for Baltimore. The NFL allowed Modell to retain the contracts of all players and team personnel.
How did Cleveland react?
U-G-L-Y. Browns fans wore “Muck Fodelll” shirts for the duration of the ’95 campaign, and many high-profile companies –– including McDonald’s, Continental Airlines and Revco –– pulled their sponsorship. The city of Cleveland also partnered with fans in a lawsuit.
But perhaps no quote better encapsulates the rage Cleveland residents felt at the time than this offering from one Browns fan who purchased Modell’s toilet at an auction: “I wanted to see where Art Modell made all of his bad business decisions,” the fan said.
Salt in the wound
The especially cruel detail about the Browns leaving Cleveland in 1995 is that they were supposed to be really good. Like, Super Bowl contender good (Sports Illustrated predicted the Browns would be playing for the Lombardi Trophy that season). Head coach Bill Belichick led the Browns to a playoff appearance in 1994, and they started off the ’95 campaign with a 3-1 record before dropping their next three contests. The losing persisted after Modell made his announcement, and Cleveland finished the gut-wrenching season with a 5-11 record.
The following spring, the Ravens selected both Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden in the first round of the draft. They won the Super Bowl just four years after leaving Cleveland. The Browns, meanwhile, have only posted two winning seasons since they were reactivated in 1999.
The Browns have never even made a Super Bowl appearance. They haven’t won an NFL championship since 1964, the last time a Cleveland pro sports team has won a title.
Over the last 16 years, the Ravens have been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL whereas the Browns have been one of the worst. Baltimore has won 10 or more games nine times in that span, and made the playoffs on 10 occasions. The Ravens’ most recent Super Bowl title came three years ago when they ousted the San Francisco 49ers. The Browns haven’t even won a playoff game in that span.
Head-to-head, it’s even more brutal for the Browns, who have lost to their rivals 13 of the last 14 times. Overall, the Ravens hold a 24-8 edge in the series.
But though the two teams have gone in completely opposite directions since the move, they both stand at 1-3 this season. The Ravens are coming off an overtime win against the Steelers, largely thanks to two missed fourth-quarter field goals from Pittsburgh kicker Josh Scobee and questionable play calling from Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. The Browns, conversely, lost to the Chargers after San Diego’s kicker Josh Lambo sent a 34-yarder through the uprights as time was expiring. (Lambo missed his first attempt, but in classic Browns fashion, they were flagged as offsides on the play.)
Whichever team wins Sunday will keep its playoff hopes alive, whereas the loser will likely have to start thinking about spending January on the golf course. Recent history says the Ravens will triumph and the Browns will fall, but given the timing of Sunday’s game, maybe the stars will align for Cleveland. It would be a welcome change of pace for Browns fans, who have had to watch their new team sputter over the last 16 years while the club that never should’ve left wins at a high level.
Modell’s Sporting Goods Partners With the Prostate Cancer Foundation During Men’s Health Month to Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer Research
NEW YORK, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — June is Men’s Health Month and to heighten awareness about a men’s health issue – prostate cancer – Modell’s Sporting Goods will be joining forces with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to raise money to advance prostate cancer research. For the fourth consecutive year, the month-long fundraising initiative will be inviting Modell’s Sporting Goods shoppers at all of its 156 locations, to make a donation to help fund trailblazing research to defeat prostate cancer and improve early detection methods. Proceeds will benefit PCF, a nonprofit organization committed to globally accelerating the development of new breakthroughs in prostate cancer and finding a cure as quickly as possible.
Due to its success last year, Modell’s Sporting Goods will be relaunching the Give 5, Get $5 shopper incentive program which allows customers to make a $5 donation (or more) and receive a $5 coupon to use in-store or when making an online purchase. Monetary donations in any amount will also be welcomed.
“Throughout our history, Modell’s Sporting Goods has been focused on programs that support families, youth, education, and physical activity,” said Tami Mohney, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for Modell’s Sporting Goods. “Our company is dedicated to making a difference by being socially conscious and being proactive with philanthropic outreach. We view each customer as our neighbor and strive to improve the quality of life for our communities. Modell’s is proud to be teaming up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation for this worthwhile cause.”
Each year, three million men in the U.S. battle prostate cancer – one in nine will be diagnosed. The PCF is tirelessly working to reduce deaths from prostate cancer by supporting and funding research. The pipeline for new research breakthroughs and innovative treatment has never been more promising, said Jonathan Simons, MD, PCF’s President and CEO. “Corporate support from companies like Modell’s Sporting Goods makes it possible to continue our work of backing groundbreaking research and talented medical investigators while simultaneously providing the latest information and resources to the public.”
In 2017, this fundraising initiative raised more than $100,000 and the goal this year is to reach $125,000. Since 2015, the Modell’s Sporting Goods has raised more than $400,000 for prostate cancer research. For more information about the fundraiser, please visit www.Modells.com.
About the Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $745 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise now extends to 19 countries. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer. For more information, visit www.pcf.org.
About Modell’s Sporting Goods
Founded in 1889, Modell’s Sporting Goods is the local family sporting goods destination that provides a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us. Modell’s offers customers an assortment of top brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear, team apparel and active apparel for every level of play year round. The retailer operates over 150 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition, www.Modells.com is a diverse website which services customers all over the country, filling all of their needs regardless of their residence.
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90,000 The history of the emergence of the profession of a model – Models of the catwalk. Models off the runway. Models. Photo of the model. Actors. Hostess. Model girls. Top models. Working as a model. Photo models. Modeling agency. Site of models. Site of the photo model. Fashion. Models men.-Fashion-People.com.ua
Who would have thought that the profession “Model”, which is now at the top of popularity among the beautiful half of humanity, was not known to society back in the 19th century. The first representatives of this profession were called fashion models, and with the development of photography, the concept of “Model” appeared.And the term “model” appeared in the West in the middle of the 20th century. Now the royalties of famous models such as Naomi Kemble and Claudia Schiefer have even surpassed the royalties of famous film and pop stars. They are constantly in the focus of the media and are capable of influencing public opinion.
The first models were wooden dolls and they were called pandora dolls. They were made in human height, with the outlines of a human figure. Merchants demonstrated new models of aristocratic outfits.
The next stage in the emergence of this profession was that the hostesses of fashion houses demonstrated models of new clothes on themselves.At the end of the 19th century, they became preserves and organizers of the first model shooting.
The first fashion models at that time were artists, actresses, dancers. It was a one-time job for them. They were dressed in black “underwear” under the throat with long sleeves. And on top of these covers, they wore the creations of the designers of that time. This tradition persisted for a long time, before Professional models took to the catwalk.
The first models were considered the lowest level, such as servants. And ladies from high society did not want to wear outfits “off the shoulder” of the lower classes.This problem was resolved when professional models were brought to Paris from America. In the 1920s, Russian émigrés took the podium, distinguished by their aristocratic charm and elegance.
It was Russian emigrants who brought the term “Secular fashion model” to French salons. Thanks to their sophistication and ability to present themselves, the profession of the model has become respected. It was they who made the owners of fashion houses pay a good salary for their work, which subsequently grew to fabulous proportions.After the First World War, the largest French fashion houses Cristian Dior and Chanel used the services of models. The girls took the outfits home, appeared in them in public, told the press about their origins and thus advertised them.
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“Young girls should be very careful” The story of a model from Russia who achieved success in the USA: People: From life: Lenta.
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Irina Proskurina moved to the United States when she was very young, became a model and conquered the catwalks of New York. Persistence and perseverance helped her not to surrender in the ocean of show business sharks. “Lenta.ru” publishes her story as part of a series of materials about compatriots abroad.
I have a far from magical story, when they noticed and immediately took to Paris. I had to achieve everything with hard work. I am from a simple family that did not have extra money. Since childhood, I have worked to improve my financial situation: I sold cosmetics at school, worked part-time in a factory in the summer, and even traded kvass.
When I was in my first year at the Faculty of Journalism in Stavropol, I was offered a promotional job. I readily agreed. My task was to present a construction company to the public. The people around noticed that only girls of model appearance are hired for such work.
Since then I began to participate in various extras and promotions. Two years later, when I turned 19, I flew to the USA to become a model.
The main difficulty for immigrant models in the United States is the visa.It is not easy to obtain an O1 visa, which gives the right to work. There are a number of criteria – magazine covers, for example, and many girls don’t. How to work without a work visa? On the tourist one it is impossible – this is a violation of the law. Another problem is the language barrier. Even if the girl is very beautiful, charisma and excellent knowledge of the English language are needed.
When I arrived, I started out as a freelancer. I worked and went to the shooting at the same time. I had to pay the expenses myself. Housing alone in New York is worth a lot! It’s good if you live in a model apartment – they are free.But if you rent, then even for a simple room you have to pay from 800 to 1000 dollars a month. Added to this are food and travel expenses. I want to buy a skirt … well, there are many temptations in New York.
I always advise beginner models: save money. But they don’t listen and then they fly away. But if you wish, all difficulties can be overcome. For those who decide to stay, there are many ways to legalize. They learn the language and earn money. Cope, as in all megacities.
I worked as a nanny, in the office at the reception, as a hostess in a restaurant. When I made my first portfolio, I went to the agencies to propose my candidacy. Unfortunately, no one wanted to take me. I went around many agencies and was already desperate, but then I decided to ask one of the agents: “What’s wrong?” And he answered me: “Your photos are bad. There is no style, you dress differently from the models. ” In short, it was not like that.
Photo: provided by the heroine of the material
To succeed, you must never give up.Only forward! Even if they refuse or say that they are incapable. Don’t listen to them and make your way. You need to take care of yourself. Start dating. Go to auditions all the time. Trying to get into a large agency, their clients, respectively, are “large”.
Having learned the reason for my failures, I began to correct my style. I studied magazines, went shopping, watched shows about models. And finally, I was accepted into a small agency. By the way, it no longer exists.
The agent is necessary even for novice models.He looks for work for you and for you and takes 20 percent of his income for it. On the covers of American fashion and beauty magazines, as a rule, they also get through the agency. They send it to the casting, and there the client decides. But sometimes you can do it through a photographer or editor, so you need to be on good terms with everyone.
True, if you have an exclusive contract, then you simply cannot work with other clients bypassing the agent. If not exclusive, then you can cooperate with other agencies or earn extra money as a freelance.In addition, a freelancer chooses a job for himself and decides whether to agree or not. And if through an agent, then be kind – go to work. If you do not come or are very late, then you are not a professional.
Working as a model in America can be rich and famous, but it takes persistence. As, however, in other countries of the world. There are simply more opportunities in America. Supermodels are on the Forbes lists – and this, you know, is a good motivation.
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I had many shows, but most of all I remember the show, which was organized to raise money for the purchase and training of Labradors for the blind.Such a dog can cost four to five thousand dollars, which not every blind person with disabilities can afford. The models were not paid, but I was happy to participate in this show for free.
When I started, I never dreamed of fame. And that was a mistake. Ambition in this career is essential. But I tried very hard. I always wanted my parents to be proud of me and wanted to help them. I am such a person that if I take on something, I bring it to the end. I believe that having reached one peak, you need to conquer the next.This is the key to success.
There are many beautiful models, but character is more important. For example, Natalia Vodianova is a purposeful business woman. But I especially liked Tyra Banks – one of the first black models. I always read, watch her interviews and admire how strong and charismatic she is, how she can take a punch. She’s also the founder of America’s Next Top Model, which I really wanted to get into.
There are designers or fashion houses we would like to collaborate with.Let’s say it would be interesting to talk to Donatella Versace and work in a team. She is a living legend, the original source, the founder of the fashion world. Many fashion houses were established a long time ago and already have hired designers.
When it became fashionable to be a model, children of wealthy parents rushed into this business. Look at Bella and Gigi Hadid. They made their way not because of their appearance, which is not a model for them, but thanks to the connections of their parents. Some Victoria’s Secret models changed their appearance through plastic surgery – this, I think, is also not very honest.In general, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer are gone … Times have changed.
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A mutual friend introduced me to my future husband. It’s a funny story: it turned out that we lived in the same house, but never met. Our house consisted of the south and north towers. So, we also lived in the same tower: I am on the 34th floor, and he is on the 37th.
At first we were just friends, then we created a common project, worked together. So we fell in love.We are similar: both business people, we love to travel – this is how the stars converged. He really wanted children, and I am grateful to him for taking the initiative. It’s hard to decide to have a baby in Manhattan.
In America they start a family late (and rightly so). It is completely normal here to become a mother at the age of 38-40. Models by this age, as a rule, have either finished their careers, or regular clients appear who love you and invite you from year to year (without casting, of course).
Combining work and family is difficult, but possible.Everything is the same as with other working moms, only you still need to look cool. We have to keep up with everything, raise children and take care of themselves, play sports, go to auditions.
Now I am trying to help beginners who want to break into the modeling business. I know the hard way how difficult it is. There is a lot of deception in this business. In Los Angeles, every second is a producer; in New York, every second is the most famous photographer. You have to be very careful, especially for young girls.
I wrote a book called “How to Become a Model in the USA”.It is addressed to both girls and guys, everyone who wants to become a model or actor in the States, regardless of age and appearance. There are more than 30 different types of modeling: fashion, advertising, plus-size, hair models, age models, children . .. There is something for everyone.
The book contains a lot of useful information. About work visas, vouchers, contracts, portfolios, there is a list of agencies and much more. Honestly, if I had been given such a book upon arrival in the United States, I would have saved myself several years of my life.
For me, the priority is to be useful to people. Be a worthy mother to your daughters. A worthy daughter to her parents. I sincerely believe that the main thing is not money or fame, but finding your destiny. I really hope that people will like my book, and the information in it will help and be useful to many.
More stories about the life of Russians who have moved to other countries – in the story “Russians Abroad”. If you want to tell your story, send emails to life @ lenta-co.ru
Model History – C-MIMUN
History and current state of the model movement in Russia and in the world
Inception of the model movement
Models started before the existence of international organizations, and the first model was carried out in the USA. The American Senate carried out its work in 1789. This institution had its own meeting procedure, so the colleges paid great attention to this issue.
Of course, in order to prepare a senator, it is necessary to give a person knowledge in the field of jurisprudence, economics, political science, history, and international relations. However, theory must be alternated with practice, for which the Senate models were carried out. In general, they are carried out today, like the models of other legislative bodies of different countries.
Models of International Organizations
The forerunner of the UN model was the League of Nations model. In 1921, a group of Oxford University students organized a meeting of the “International Assembly”.The event was significant, and even the Observer magazine published an article entitled “Geneva at Oxford”.
This model was organized by Mir Mahmoud, a student at Oxford, originally from Amritsar (India). He understood the need for further development of the model movement, so in 1922 Mir Mahmoud came to Harvard, where he spoke to representatives of the Free Student Club.
After the Club endorsed Mir Mahmoud’s initiative, in 1923 the model of the “International Assembly” was held at Harvard.One of the main issues discussed by the delegates was the issue of opium trafficking. However, in the mid-20s, the conduct of the models was less active.
Format of models of the first half of the 20th century. different from modern ones. If today delegates discuss one problem for 5 days (or 2 on foreign models), then in the 1920s Oxford insisted on a different form. The meeting lasted 1 evening. Several problems were discussed at once, an hour was allocated for each. It cannot be said that the meeting was in full compliance with the rules of procedure of the League of Nations, since the chairman of the Model played a key role in the discussion, which did not always give all delegates the opportunity to speak equally.
A new stage in the development of the model movement falls on 1945 – the year the United Nations was founded. However, even today the League of Nations models are being carried out (an example of such a model is the model of the Russian State Humanitarian University).
The first UN model took place in 1947 at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. It was attended by 150 delegates from 41 colleges. One committee was modeled – the General Assembly. 3 issues were considered:
- Atomic Energy Control and Development,
- Civil status of refugees.
In 1949, a model UN was carried out within the walls of New York’s St. Lawrence University. The ideological organizer was Gary Rafe, advisor to the American delegation at the San Francisco conference in 1945 and at the UN conference in London in 1945-1946.
In 1968, thanks to the efforts of Dutch students and teachers, a similar practice appeared in Europe – the European International Model UN was held in The Hague, which is successfully functioning today.
Although the modeling movement initially developed in the United States, in the 1990s, models began to be carried out in East and South Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa.
Today the model movement continues to develop. There are over 50 organizations in Europe and over 150 in the USA.
Model movement in Russia
The first Russian Model UN was held in Moscow in 1990 – this was the model that is now called the Moscow International Model UN. IN AND. Churkin.
It is important to note that the original organizers included a general secretary and several activists. Today the structure of the Secretariat is much broader and includes separate sectors and working groups.
The scale of the event has also changed. Today the Moscow International Model United Nations. IN AND. Churkina is the largest UN model in Eastern Europe, annually it brings together more than seven hundred delegates from all continents. The work is carried out in the six official languages of the United Nations, which gives future diplomats the opportunity to improve their language skills. Developed infrastructure, high level of organization of the cultural program, open information policy The models allow participants to concentrate on their work in committees, without wasting valuable time on organizational issues.
The Russian experience of organizing the model movement is similar to the experience of New York modelers – the first model was organized by a former diplomat (Grigory Maksimovich Kovrizhenko). In general, this practice is very common, because not only students are interested in the UN Models – it is also a tool for implementing public diplomacy.
The main Russian models are under the patronage of the Russian Association for the United Nations. The models actively cooperate with foreign partners; the largest Russian models have signed cooperation agreements with models that are held in European countries.
History of the BMW brand – CARobka.ru
BMW AG is a manufacturer of cars, motorcycles, engines and bicycles with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The company owns the Mini and Rolls-Royce brands. It is one of the three German premium car manufacturers that are leading in terms of sales worldwide.
In 1913 in Munich, Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto founded two small aircraft engine companies. After the outbreak of the First World War, the demand for their products increased dramatically, and the owners of the two companies decided to merge.So in 1917 a company called Bayerische MotorenWerke (“Bavarian Motor Plants”) appeared.
After the end of the war, the production of aircraft engines in Germany was banned under the Treaty of Versailles. Then the owners of the company were converted to the production of motorcycle motors, and later on motorcycles. However, despite the high quality of the products, the business of the company was not going well.
Businessmen Gothaer and Shapiro buy BMW in the early 1920s. In 1928, they acquire the Eisenach car plant, and with it the right to manufacture Dixi cars, which have been redesigned by the British Austin 7.
The subcompact Dixi was quite progressive for its time: it was equipped with a four-cylinder engine, electric starter and brakes on all four wheels. The car immediately became popular in Europe: 15,000 Dixi were produced in 1928 alone. In 1929, the model was renamed BMW 3/15 DA-2.
BMW Dixi (1928–1931)
During the Great Depression, the Bavarian automaker survived by releasing a licensed subcompact. However, it soon became clear that the world-renowned aircraft engine manufacturer could not be content with the release of a British car.Then BMW engineers started working on their own car.
The first in-house developed BMW model was the 303. It immediately got a strong start on the market thanks to the 1.2-liter six-cylinder engine with 30 hp. Weighing only 820 kg, the car had excellent dynamic characteristics for that time. At the same time, the first design sketches of the brand’s characteristic radiator grille in the form of elongated ovals appeared.
The platform of this car was then used for the production of models 309, 315, 319 and 329.
BMW 303 (1933-1934)
In 1936, the impressive sports car BMW 328 is introduced. Innovative engineering developments in this model included an aluminum chassis, tubular frame and a hemispherical combustion chamber, which provided more durable and productive pistons and valves.
This car is considered the first in the popular CSL line. In 1999, he entered the top 25 finalists of the International Car of the Century competition.132 automotive journalists from all over the world voted.
BMW 328 won numerous sports competitions, including Mille Miglia (1928), RAC Rally (1939), Le Mans 24 (1939).
BMW 328 (1936-1940)
In 1937, the BMW 327 appears, notable for the fact that it was produced intermittently until 1955, including in the zone of Soviet occupation. It was presented in coupe and convertible bodies. Initially, a 55-horsepower engine was installed on the cars, later an 80-horsepower power unit was optionally offered.with.
The model received a shortened frame from the BMW 326. The brakes were equipped with hydraulic all-wheel drive. The metal body surfaces were attached to a wooden frame. The doors of the convertible opened forward, the coupe – back. To achieve the required angle of inclination, the front and rear glass were made of two parts.
Behind the front axle was installed a six-cylinder in-line engine from model 328 with two Solex carburetors and double chain drive from BMW 326. The car accelerated to 125 km / h.Its price ranged from 7,450 to 8,100 marks.
BMW 327 (1937-1955)
During the Second World War, the company did not produce cars, but focused on the production of aircraft engines. In the post-war years, most of the enterprises were destroyed, some fell into the zone of occupation of the USSR, where cars continued to be produced from the available components.
The remaining factories, according to the plan of the Americans, were to be demolished. However, the company began producing bicycles, household goods and light motorcycles, which helped maintain production capacity.
The first post-war car begins production in the fall of 1952. Construction work began before the war. It was a model 501 with a 2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine with 65 hp. The maximum speed of the car was 135 km / h. According to this indicator, the car was inferior to its rivals from Mercedes-Benz.
Nevertheless, he gave the automotive world some innovations, including curved glass, as well as lightweight parts from light alloys. The model did not bring the firm a good profit at home and was sold poorly abroad.The company was slowly approaching a financial abyss.
BMW 501 (1952-1958)
The Bavarian automaker decided to focus on mass production. The first of these was the Isetta model with an interesting appearance. It was a very small class car with a door that opened at the front of the body. It was a very cheap car, ideal for fast travel over short distances. In some countries, it could be driven with only motorcycle rights.
The car was equipped with a single-cylinder 0.3-liter engine with a power of 13 hp. The power plant allowed her to accelerate to 80 km / h. For those who like to travel, a small trailer for one and a half berths was offered. In addition, there was a cargo version of the model with a small trunk, which was used by the police. Until the early 1960s, about 160,000 units of the car were produced. It was he who helped the company to withstand financial difficulties.
BMW Isetta (1955-1962)
In 1955, the BMW 503 debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show.The abandonment of the B-pillar made the car body especially stylish, under the hood was a 140-horsepower V8, and a top speed of 190 km / h finally made you fall in love with it. True, the price of 29,500 German marks made the model inaccessible to the mass buyer: only 412 units of the BMW 503 were produced.
A year later, the stunning 507 Roadster appears, on the design of which Count Albrecht Hertz worked. The car was equipped with a 3.2-liter V8 engine, which developed 150 hp.with. The model accelerated to 220 km / h. She is also known for the fact that out of 252 issued copies, one was bought by Elvis Presley, who served in the Federal Republic of Germany.
BMW 507 (1956-1959)
By 1959, BMW was again on the verge of bankruptcy. Luxury sedans did not bring in enough cash, and neither did motorcycles. The buyers who recovered after the war no longer wanted to hear about Isetta, and the financial situation was so deplorable that on December 9, at a shareholders meeting, the question of selling the company to a competitor, Daimler-Benz, arose.The last hope was the release of the BMW 700 with the body of the Italian company Michelotti. It was equipped with a small 700 cc two-cylinder engine. cm and a power of 30 hp. Such a motor accelerated a small car up to 125 km / h. The BMW 700 was well received by the public. During the entire production period, 188,221 copies of the model were sold.
Already in 1961, the company was able to use the proceeds from the sale of “700” to develop a new model – BMW New Class 1500. However, the most important thing was that the car made it possible to avoid an unfriendly merger with a competitor and helped BMW stay afloat.
BMW 700 (1959-1965)
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1961, a new product was shown, which finally secured the brand’s future high status in the world of auto. It was the 1500. In design, it featured the distinctive Hofmeister Curve on the C-pillar, the aggressive front end and the distinctive grille nostrils.
BMW 1500 was equipped with a 1.5-liter engine with an output of 75 to 80 hp. From the start to 100 km / h, the car accelerated in 16.8 seconds, and its maximum speed was 150 km / h.The demand for the model was so overwhelming that the Bavarian automaker opened new factories to satisfy it.
BMW 1500 (1962-1964)
In the same 1962, the BMW 3200 CS comes out, the body of which was developed by Bertone. Since then, almost all BMW two-doors have had the letter C.
Three years later, a coupe with an automatic transmission appears for the first time. It was the BMW 2000 CS, and in 1968 the 2800 CS surpasses the 200 km / h mark. Equipped with a 170-horsepower in-line “six” car, the car was able to accelerate to 206 km / h.
In the 70s, cars of the 3-series, 5-series, 6-series, 7-series appeared. With the release of the 5-series, the brand stopped focusing only on the sports car niche and began to develop the direction of comfortable sedans.
In 1972, the legendary BMW 3.0 CSL appears, which can be considered the first project of the M division. Initially, the car was produced with a six-cylinder in-line engine with two carburetors with a capacity of 180 hp. and a volume of 3 liters. With a car weight of 1 165 kg, it accelerated to “hundreds” in 7.4 seconds.The weight of the model was reduced by the use of aluminum in the manufacture of doors, hood, hood and trunk lids.
In August 1972, a version of the model with the Bosch D-Jetronic electronic injection system appears. The power increased to 200 hp, the acceleration time to 100 km / h was reduced to 6.9 seconds, and the top speed was 220 km / h.
In August 1973, the volume of the engine was increased to 3,153 cubic meters. cm, the power was 206 hp. Special racing models were equipped with engines of 3.2 and 3.5 liters and power, respectively, 340 and 430 liters.with. In addition, they received special aerodynamic packages.
The Batmobile, as it was called, won six European Touring championships. He also distinguished himself by being the first among the brand’s models to receive a 24-valve engine, which was later installed on the M1 and M5. With his help, ABS tests were carried out, which then went into the 7-series.
BMW 3.0 CSL (1971-1975)
In 1974, the world’s first turbocharged production car, the 2002 Turbo, was launched.Its 2-liter engine produced 170 hp. This allowed the car to accelerate to 100 km / h in 7 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 210 km / h.
In 1978, a road-going sports car with a mid-engine position, unique in history, appears. It was developed for homologation: in order to participate in races of groups 4 and 5, it was necessary to make 400 production cars. Of the 455 M1s produced from 1978 to 1981, only 56 were racing cars, and the rest were road cars.
The design of the car was developed by Giugiaro of ItalDesign, and work on the chassis was outsourced to Lamborghini.
3.5-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine with 277 hp. was located behind the driver’s seat and transmitted torque to the rear wheels through a five-speed transmission. The car accelerated to “hundreds” in 5.6 seconds, and the maximum speed was 261 km / h.
BMW M1 (1978-1981)
In 1986, the BMW 750i comes out, which first received a V12 engine. With a volume of 5 liters, it developed 296 hp. This car was the first, the speed of which was artificially limited at around 250 km / h.Later, other major automakers began to implement this practice.
In the same year, the fantastic Z1 roadster appears, which was originally developed as an experimental model as part of a brainstorming session. Unlimited engineers “drew” a car with excellent aerodynamics, thanks to the special design of the bottom, a plastic body on a tubular frame and a futuristic appearance. The doors did not open in any of the usual ways, but were pulled into the thresholds.
In its manufacture, the automaker has worked out the technology of using xenon lamps, as well as an integrated frame, door mechanism and pallet. A total of 8,000 cars of the model were assembled, 5,000 of which were pre-ordered.
BMW Z1 (1986–1991)
In 1999, the first BMW SUV, the X5, appears. His sporty character caused quite a stir at the Detroit Auto Show. The car was characterized by impressive ground clearance, traction control and four-wheel drive for off-road, as well as enough power to compete on an equal footing with passenger models of the brand on asphalt.
BMW X5 (1999)
In 2000-2003, the BMW Z8 is produced, a two-seater sports car, which many collectors of the brand call one of the most beautiful cars in history.
When creating the design, the designers tried to show the model 507, which would have been produced at the beginning of the XXI century. She received an aluminum body on a space frame, a 5-liter engine with 400 hp. and a six-speed Getrag manual transmission.
The model was used as a Bond car in The World Is Not Enough.
BMW Z8 (2000-2003)
In 2011, BMW AG founded a new division, BMW i, which specializes in hybrid and electric vehicles.
The division’s first models were the i3 hatchback and i8 coupe. They debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
BMW i3 was launched in 2013. It is equipped with a 168 hp electric motor. and a rear-wheel drive system. The maximum vehicle speed is 150 km / h. Average fuel consumption in the i3 RangeExtender version is 0.6 l / 100 km. The hybrid version of the car received a 650 cc internal combustion engine, which recharges an electric motor.
BMW i3 (2013)
Official sales of the brand’s cars in Russia began in 1993, when the first BMW dealer appeared in Moscow. The company now boasts the most developed dealership network among luxury car manufacturers in our country. Since 1997, the assembly of cars of the brand has been established at the Kaliningrad enterprise “Avtotor”.
BMW AG is today one of the leading manufacturers of premium cars. Its factories are located in Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, India, Egypt, USA and Russia.In China, BMW has partnered with Huacheng Auto Holding to produce cars under the Brilliance brand.
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ŠKODA Superb – a short history of model
The historical roots of the flagship model ŠKODA Superb go back to the very beginning of the last century, when the concern from Mladá Boleslav was just beginning its successful business. The trend towards the production of roomy, dynamic and prestigious technology can be traced back to the very first models.
Among the most significant creations for the automotive industry and the formation of the ŠKODA brand, it is worth mentioning Laurin & Klement Faeton (1907) – the first car with an 8-cylinder engine in Central Europe, as well as the luxurious Hispano-Suiza H6 limousine with an incredibly powerful engine for 1924 in 100 liters. with., having a complex design with the use of aviation technologies.
The debut SKODA Superb was created in 1934 and had the digital index 640.Like modern representatives of this series, the model differed from competitors by the most advanced technical equipment.
So, in the design of the ŠKODA Superb, an independent suspension was used, which greatly increased the torsional rigidity, the propeller shaft was protected by a cylindrical casing, and in the engine compartment there was a productive 2.5-liter internal combustion engine with a capacity of 55 hp. with.
The first SKODA Superb line existed until 1949, but with the onset of the new millennium, the concern decided to revive the legendary name, only this time in a completely new guise.
ŠKODA Superb today
The modern branch of ŠKODA Superb starts reporting in 2001, when the 1st generation of the old new model was released. Barely entering the market, these cars have shown that mid-range sedans can be much more spacious – no competing manufacturer could offer such a spacious interior.
Today’s SKODA Superb is a real breakthrough for the brand, bringing this model closer to the premium segment in terms of equipment.The car offers the latest multimedia system with SmartLink technology (MirrorLink ™, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) for limitlessly effective interaction with mobile gadgets.
Impeccable design with clear silhouette lines and crystalline motifs, powerful and economical Euro-6 engines, a spacious interior and the largest trunk in the class, as well as traditionally practical Simply Clever solutions define the Superb character, strengthening its position in the D-class . ..
You can get acquainted with the car at the official dealer center “Bear Abakan”, which is located at the address: Abakan, Molodezhny quarter, 2v, tel .: +7 (3902) 21-75-88.
90,000 Jeep Cherokee Model History – Vehicle Generations by Year
Jeep Cherokee of the modern (fifth) generation is a Medium class crossover with high maneuverability on the track and excellent driving characteristics. With its introduction, a new benchmark for comfort, design, technological equipment and safety was adopted in the SUV segment.
The Cherokee History
Cherokee emerged as the successor to the Jeep Wagoneer with sporty performance, enhanced trim levels and a new body design. Sales of the model began in 1974, the first modification had three doors. The five-door version began production in 1977, both versions of the crossover were produced until 1983.
Jeep Cherokee were manufactured at Chrysler’s Detroit factories, as well as at Argentine and Australian facilities. The crossovers were equipped with V8 power units of 5.9 liters and 6.6 liters, as well as a V6 of 4.2 liters.Plug-in four-wheel drive was chosen for the model with a manual transmission (four-speed), and for cars with three-speed automatic transmissions, it was permanent.
The crossover story continues with the next generation Cherokee. The time of its release is 1984-2001. The company assessed the prospects for the compact SUV class and proposed a novelty with a monocoque body. It had three or five doors, spring suspensions were installed, and power units were offered to choose from – petrol V6 2.5 liters, 2.8 liters and 4 liters or turbocharged diesel 2.1 liters.Diesel engines were updated in 1994. The Cherokee began to install 2.5-liter VM Motori engines. In 1985, rear-wheel drive was added to the all-wheel drive Jeep Cherokee. The body design and interior have become more relevant, and only 2.5-liter and 4-liter gasoline models and 2.5-liter turbodiesels were left in the engine lineup.
In the third generation Jeep Cherokee, the name of the crossover for the American market was changed to Jeep Liberty, and for the rest of the territories it was left the same. These models have undergone major changes:
- an independent front suspension and springs were installed instead of springs;
- only five-door variations were left in the lineup;
- , Command-Trac with a rigid drive and Selec-Trac (permanent, four-wheel drive, center differential) was added to the transmission line.
Jeep Cherokee of this generation were equipped with 2.4-liter gasoline engines and turbocharged diesel units – 2.5 liters or 2.8 liters. Versions were released until 2007. They were replaced by models of the fourth generation, and in 2013 – the fifth. Its differences are an innovative automatic transmission with nine steps and two engines – 2.4 liters and 3.2 liters. At the same time, the automaker adhered to the principle of generational continuity and retained in the crossover the best features of previous versions and their “related” SUVs, such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee.