The Jeep Cherokee returns with the 2014 model year back to the offer of U.S. off-road brand. With the all-new mid-size SUV Jeep would also immediately set new standards and offers plenty of latest technology for the off-roaders.
Visually, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is very futuristic and so should also signal the dawn of a new era for the brand. Narrow headlights and a large grille featuring the front end.
For the new Jeep Cherokee and innovative three-wheel drive systems are available. The "Jeep ACTIVeDRIVE I" four-wheel drive with single-stage transfer case is the basic equipment for the sports models, Latitude and Limited.
The next level represents the "Active Drive II Jeep" all-wheel drive, which has a two-stage transfer case and an off-road ratio.
Who wants to cope with rougher terrain, the new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk can grab that has the "Jeep Drive Active Lock" all-wheel drive with two-speed transfer gearbox, rear-range gearbox and limited slip differential as standard on board.
Even the look of the model differs by an even more common ground interpretation of the other Cherokee models. So it has specific front and rear aprons, which can handle larger slope angle and a body lying higher by 2.5 cm.
Another highlight of the new Cherokee also features the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management, which provides up to five modes. The driver can choose between Auto, Snow, Sports, sand / mud and rocks, the last mode is only the Cherokee Trailhawk available.
For the first time there will be for the Jeep Cherokee and a new 9-speed automatic, which should provide for a special efficiency. The U.S. market at the start are a new Tigershark 2.4 petrol engine with 184 hp (137 kW) available, which is to consume only 7.6 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers on average.
Upon request, a new 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine with an output of 271 hp (199 kW) available, which is recommended as an ideal engine for customers who need a higher towing capacity.
Present themselves as modern, the body and the art so modern, the interior is designed without sacrificing high functionality. A 7 "color display instruments, the driver is informed about the key driving values on request there is also a 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia center in the center console.
In addition to navigation, climate control and the audio system can be controlled. In addition to the superior comfort features of the Cherokee also offers a comprehensive safety package.
Standard features include ABS, ESP and 10 airbags on board, on request, but there are also a variety of assistance systems, such as the new "Park Sense" to Park Auto, a rearview camera with guide lines "Rear Cross Path Detection", an adaptive cruise control , a collision warning or lane departure.
In North America, the new Jeep Cherokee will start in the third quarter of 2013, Europe will probably come only in 2014.