Jeep Cherokee 2014 full details revealed
The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee has now been revealed in its entirety, in time for the 2013 New York Auto Show. And it remains as controversial as ever.
One report suggests that this was actually supposed to be an Alfa Romeo crossover, until parent-company Fiat decided it should become a Jeep product. The 2014 Cherokee is thus based on an Alfa Romeo-derived platform shared with the Dodge Dart.
Interestingly, possibly as a last-minute fix to the universally-negative reaction to earlier photos, these new photos appear to be photoshopped with smoked headlights (yes, those rectangles above the bumper are the actual headlights). It remains to be seen how the production version looks in real life.
The new Jeep Cherokee will offer both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, with a choice between a 184 hp 2.4-litre “Tigershark” 4-cylinder and a new 271 hp 3.2-litre “Pentastar” V6. A new 9-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models. It features four-wheel-independent suspension.
There will be four different versions — Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk. The last one is the most offroad-capable version and has Jeep’s “Trail Rated” badges, and comes with a Selec-Terrain system and a locking rear differential.
Other available features include a park-assist system that gives you directions on how to park into a particular space, an 8.4-inch touchscreen with optional navigation and rear camera, adaptive cruise control with auto-braking, and more.
Expect the new model to reach showrooms in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and other GCC countries by early next year.
Keep track of future updates in the Jeep Cherokee buyer guide.