Having received a whole load of accolades before its launch, the new Jeep Cherokee has evolved into a completely new vehicle delivering to customers a fresh interpretation of the “Go anywhere, do anything”, attitude of the legendary American brand.
Showcased in European première at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show last week, the Jeep Cherokee is now in its fourth generation. The Jeep’s mid-size SUV with sleek and athletic design, enhanced on-road driving dynamics and handling, legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, premium interior craftsmanship, innovative technology, new levels of efficiency, entertainment and comfort and ‘five-star’ safety and security features that recently allowed the vehicle to earn the ‘best in class’ designation from Euro NCAP in its category.
The new generation of Jeep Cherokee is now available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations, and it offers a choice of three new and sophisticated Jeep four-wheel-drive systems in order to guarantee benchmark off-road capabilities under all driving conditions. Jeep Cherokee is also the first mid-size SUV to feature rear-axle disconnect, resulting in reduced energy loss when 4×4 capability isn’t needed and ensuring improved fuel efficiency.
The engine offer will include the 2.0-litre Multijet II turbo diesel delivering 170 horsepower in combination with the new nine-speed automatic transmission, used for the first time in the mid-size SUV segment. A 140 horsepower version of the 2.0-litre engine will also be available on the new Jeep Cherokee in combination with the six-speed manual gearbox. Rounding off the enginerange for the European market is the 3.2-litre V6 Pentastar petrol engine, paired to the new nine-speed automatic transmission.
The new Jeep Cherokee range will be introduced in Jeep dealerships throughout Europe in the second quarter of 2014. Find out more at jeep.com.