HALF MOON BAY, CA – Get a good look at the tow hooks on the all-new ’11 Jeep Grand Cherokee, because you may not see their kind much longer, says the Jeep brand’s top designer. Crashworthiness requirements and the growing importance of pedestrian-impact mandates have transformed the simple devices into complex conundrums for designers and engineers. For this reason, Mark Allen predicts tow hooks could go the way of the hand crank. “It’s not that you can’t do it,” Allen says. “Nobody’s ...

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