Jeep Cherokee is the mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle of the Jeep brand. In its fourth generation, the 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. The new Jeep Cherokee powered by the efficient 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo diesel engine in combination with the new nine-speed automatic transmission is making its début at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show this year.
The new Jeep Cherokee raises the bar in its segment and features a new 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 the Small Off-road 4X4 category.
Engineered to excel on any and all terrains, the new Jeep Cherokee expresses the synthesis between stylistic innovation and family tradition, legendary 4×4 capability and technology: features that are fully embodied in the new Limited model and in its alter ego, the ‘off-road’ specialist Trailhawk.
The new generation Jeep Cherokee is now available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations, offering a choice of three new and sophisticated Jeep four-wheel-drive systems in order to ensure benchmark off-road capabilities under all driving conditions. The new 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 rear-axle disconnect, seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management without requiring input from the driver.
The new Jeep Cherokee will be introduced in Jeep dealerships throughout Europe beginning the second quarter of 2014, in the Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels. The engine offer comprises the efficient 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo diesel delivering 170 horsepower. This engine will be matched with the new nine-speed automatic gearbox, which is used for the first time in the mid-size SUV segment. A 140 horsepower version of the 2.0-liter engine will also be available in combination with a six-speed manual transmission. The European lineup also includes the 3.2-liter V-6 Pentastar petrol engine paired to the new nine-speed automatic transmission. In Russia and the Middle East, a Sports trim level is available in the new Cherokee range and the new automatic gearbox is offered in combination with the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4.
Premium materials abound wherever the customer touches the vehicle – the door uppers, the center armrest and the upper instrument panel. Throughout the cabin, customers will find interior trim that is soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye. A vinyl-wrapped, stitched instrument panel brow is standard on all models and the stitching carries over to the center console armrest and front door armrests.
The new Jeep Cherokee is available with three interior trim choices inspired from exotic locations and landscapes around the world, such as Morocco, Grand Canyon and the Italian Mount Vesuvio.
Among the exclusive customizations available on the new Cherokee, the two 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels options add to the sporty and elegant look of the vehicle and were designed to meet the high resistance standards of Jeep models. Alongside the two wheel rim options offered by Mopar, the new Cherokee also features a Black Hood Decal: this special hood decal was designed, tested and created specifically for the new generation of the Jeep mid-size SUV.
Finally, Mopar accessories for the new Cherokee also include Black Steel Rock Rails and roof bars. Both contribute to convey to the vehicle a more off-road-capable appearance and suggest the ability of mastering the toughest routes with utmost safety: the first ensure maximum protection on extreme off-road tracks and the second increase the load capacity allowing the transport of outdoor equipment, like bike and ski/board racks.
Seats are ergonomically designed to support the contour of the body, and are available with a ‘memory’ adjustable mechanism and heated/ventilated features for the front seats. They are trimmed with premium cloth (Longitude), quality Nappa leather (Limited and Trailhawk) or a combination of cloth and Nappa leather (Trailhawk).The 60/40 split second-row seats adjust fore and aft for increased passenger comfort and cargo flexibility.
Exclusive features such as the available heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel and wireless charging pad, complete the interior of the new Jeep Cherokee and will delight drivers and passengers alike.