The all-new Jeep Cherokee, launched in the US last year and now it will debut at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show on March 4, 2014 with new 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine, mated with the new nine-speed automatic transmission. The all-new Jeep Cherokee delivers a fresh interpretation of the “Go anywhere, do anything” attitude of the legendary Jeep brand, while providing the advanced technology and fuel efficiency that European customers demand.
This is the first time in Europe that – the efficient 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo diesel and the new nine-speed automatic gearbox – has been offered in the mid-size SUV segment.
The new turbo diesel is available in two versions 170 or 140 horsepower outputs and both generating 350Nm of torque. The 170 HP version of the 2.0-liter engine is integrated with the nine-speed automatic transmission, while the 140 HP version engine is matched with six-speed manual transmission. Both versions of the 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine incorporate ‘Stop/Start’ technology. The company has European line-up also includes the 3.2-liter V-6 Pentastar petrol engine paired to the new nine-speed automatic transmission, producing 272 hp and 315 Nm of torque. In Russia and the Middle East, the new Jeep Cherokee will also be offered with the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4 petrol engine. It is available in two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) configurations.
The all-new Jeep Cherokee safety features include seven airbags (front seats multistage air bags, side bags, window bags, driver side knee air bag), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with ERM (rollover mitigation) and ABS (anti-lock brake system) with both on-road and off-road calibration as standard. It has also the additional safety feature options new systems such as the innovative Forward Collision Warning-Plus, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection.
The new Cherokee will be introduced in Europe, during the second quarter of 2014 and will be available in three trim levels – Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels.