The Jeep Cherokee has made its European debut at the Geneva Motor show. Powered by a new diesel engine, the Jeep Cherokee will be available in showrooms during the second quarter of 2014 in three trim levels - Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk.
The Jeep Cherokee also sees in it the debut of an all-new 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo-diesel engine comes in either 170 hp or 140 hp outputs, both generating 350 Nm of peak torque and incorporating start/stop technology. The 170 hp version of the engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox (also making its debut in Europe), while the lower-powered version is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Another engine, the 3.2-liter V6 Pentastar petrol engine will also be available, mated to the 9-speed A/T, producing 272 hp and 315 Nm of torque. In Russia and the Middle East, Fiat will also offer a 2.4-liter Tigershark Multiair I-4 petrol engine.
The SUV is also available with both two- and four-wheel drive and the 4WD version uses a rear axle disconnect technology, wherein the 4WD is turned off when not required, to improve fuel efficiency.
On the inside, the car features a 7-inch TFT reconfigurable screen for its instrument console and a touchsreen multimedia centre on the centre console.
Check the press release below for further details. For more images, head to our NY Auto Show 2013 coverage.
Jeep Cherokee makes European debut - Geneva - Press Release
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