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Coming soom from Jeep: the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the most capable mid-size SUV. Learn more next week at the New York Auto Show.
 

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All-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee: No-compromise Mid-size SUV Sets a New Standard

Jeep® raises the bar with legendary benchmark capability, world-class on-road dynamics, fuel economy up to 31 mpg, revolutionary Jeep design with world-class craftsmanship inside and out, and an array of advanced safety and technology features

Best-in-class capability
Three new four-wheel-drive systems that raise the standard for mid-size SUVs:
Jeep® Active Drive I with one-speed power transfer unit (PTU)
Jeep Active Drive II with two-speed PTU and low range
Jeep Active Drive Lock with two-speed PTU, low range and locking rear differential
New Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with up to five customized modes – Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock
Best-in-class V-6 towing capability – 4,500 pounds
Jeep Trail Rated capability
Up to a 56:1 crawl ratio, a 90-percent improvement versus the outgoing model
Vastly improved fuel economy – up to 31 mpg
First SUV with nine-speed automatic transmission
Industry-first rear-axle disconnect resulting in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t needed; improving fuel efficiency
2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4 delivers a more than 45-percent fuel economy improvement versus outgoing model and nearly 500-mile range
First use of Chrysler Group’s new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine
Superior on-road ride and handling
First Jeep vehicle to utilize Chrysler Group’s Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) platform
New independent front and rear suspension
Increased torsional stiffness
Exceptionally quiet cabin
New Jeep design with world-class craftsmanship
New aerodynamic design cues combine Jeep heritage with advanced technology
Aggressive approach and departure angles contribute to leading capability Advanced LED lighting technology with distinctive daytime running lights
Premium, well-crafted interior with extensive use of soft-touch materials
Class-exclusive all-new CommandView panoramic sunroof and Sky Slider roof
Array of advanced, cutting edge technology features
Full-color 7-inch reconfigurable LED instrument cluster
Uconnect 8.4-inch color touchscreen media center
Uconnect Access Via Mobile
More than 70 advanced safety and security features
First Chrysler Group use of ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System aids the driver in parallel/perpendicular parking
Clever functionality and versatility
Second-row 60/40 split folding seat moves fore and aft for passenger comfort and cargo flexibility
Fold-flat front passenger seat with covered in-seat storage
Useful, clever storage features throughout the Cherokee cabin
Innovative Jeep Cargo Management System


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There is a new king of the hill in the mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment: the all-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee.

The renowned Cherokee name returns to the Jeep® vehicle lineup for the 2014 model year. The result – the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee completely redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent (versus the outgoing Liberty model), superior on-road ride and handling, a cutting-edge, revolutionary design, world-class craftsmanship, class-exclusive technology and more than 70 advanced safety and security features. The Jeep Cherokee is set to delight consumers both on the road and on the trail.

“The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be the benchmark for mid-size SUVs with a new level of on-road driving dynamics and fuel economy, while at the same time improving the 4x4 capability that customers expect from Jeep,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep Cherokee boasts a new design, a nine-speed automatic transmission and two advanced engines, class-leading capability from three innovative 4x4 systems, more than 70 safety features, and a host of new technology features.”

Jeep 4x4 capability
The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee provides a choice of three innovative 4x4 systems for best-in-class 4x4 capability in all weather conditions. The Jeep Cherokee is the first mid-size SUV to feature rear-axle disconnect, resulting in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t needed, improving fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management and does not require input from the driver.

The Jeep Cherokee offers best-in-class V-6 towing capability of 4,500 pounds.

Jeep Active Drive I
Available on the Cherokee Sport, Latitude and Limited models, Jeep Active Drive I features a single power transfer unit (PTU) which is fully automatic and delivers seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. The system does not require any driver intervention or feedback, delivers yaw correction during dynamic events and improves both understeer and oversteer conditions.

Jeep Active Drive II
Available on the Cherokee Sport, Latitude and Limited models, Jeep Active Drive II includes a two-speed PTU with torque management and low range. 4-Low mode locks the front and rear drive shafts for low-speed power or towing. Low range provides a 2.92:1 gear reduction. The gear reduction allows for enhanced climbing ability as well outstanding crawl ratios for severe off-road conditions. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee with Jeep Active Drive II gives the off-road adventurer a ride height that is increased by an inch, a crawl ratio of 56:1 when powered by the 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine, and 47.8:1 when powered by the new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – up to a 90-percent improvement versus the outgoing model.

Jeep Active Drive Lock
Jeep Active Drive Lock includes all the features of Jeep Active Drive II and adds a locking rear differential for superior low-speed power for severe off-road conditions. Jeep Active Drive Lock is standard on all Trailhawk models.

All 4x4 systems feature the Jeep brand’s renowned Selec-Terrain traction control system, which allows the driver to choose the on- and off-road setting for optimum performance. Five customized settings are offered: Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock. Through the use of algorithms that enable unsurpassed control and capability, Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates and optimizes up to 12 systems on any terrain providing enhanced vehicle control including: drivetrain control module, electronic brake controller, electronic stability control (ESC), transmission controller, powertrain controller and Selec-Speed Control (Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control).

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Trail Rated
The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model exemplifies Jeep 4x4 capability with a distinctive, aggressive look, backed up by Jeep Trail Rated hardware, for the most capable Jeep Cherokee model and the most capable mid-size SUV in the segment. The Trailhawk includes as standard equipment aggressive approach and departure angles, complements of the unique front and rear fascias, one-inch factory lift, Jeep Active Drive Lock with locking rear differential, skid plates and signature red tow hooks. The locking rear differential is selectable in any low range terrain mode, but will lock automatically when in certain modes, such as “Rock,” to maximize tractive effort at the tire patch that can support it.

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk boasts an approach angle of 29.8 degrees, a departure angle of 32.1 degrees and breakover angle of 23.3 degrees. Running ground clearance is 8.7 inches.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model with the standard off-road package is Trail Rated. The “Trail Rated” badge on the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk indicates that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.

World-class architecture
FIAT Group architecture is the basis for the underpinnings of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) platform’s proven modular architecture means many models can be built using the same basic underpinnings. The result is better quality and reliability, as well as lower costs, less development time and tooling. The architecture Cherokee is built on is comprised of common, modular and interchangeable components and allows for modularity of the wheelbase, front track, rear track, front overhang, length and width across vehicle lines.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee’s body structure has a high-strength steel content of roughly 65 percent. Hot stamped-, high-strength- and ultra-high-strength steel are used to construct a strong, lightweight, solid vehicle architecture.

Superior on-road performance and fuel efficiency
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee premium on-road manners and fuel efficiency are a result of a number of efforts by Jeep engineers.

Powered by the choice of two new engines mated to a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, the all-new Cherokee delivers the power drivers appreciate on the road with fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent compared with the outgoing model. With expected highway fuel economy ratings of up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg) and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of nearly 500 miles, the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee delivers drivers a no-compromise ownership experience.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee features Chrysler Group’s 948TE nine-speed automatic transmission, the first time a nine-speed automatic transmission has been used in the segment and is standard equipment in all models of the new Cherokee. The nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits customers will appreciate, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus a six-speed automatic transmission.

Efficiency and refinement also are hallmarks of Chrysler Group’s 16-valve, 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 I-4 engine, which comes standard in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The 2.4-liter Tigershark engine offers up to an estimated 31 mpg highway fuel economy rating, a more than 45-percent improvement versus the outgoing model, and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of nearly 500 miles. The 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 Tigershark I-4 engine produces 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque.

The acclaimed electro-hydraulic fully variable valve-lift system uses a column of oil in place of the traditional mechanical link between the camshaft and intake valves. As a result, it delivers precise control of the intake-valve events – beginning and end – delivering reductions in engine-pumping losses and increases in volumetric efficiency.

In addition to reducing carbon-dioxide emissions, MultiAir accounts for a fuel-economy boost of up to 7.5 percent, compared with engines with conventional valve trains.

The 2.4-liter is the third engine to feature MultiAir technology from Chrysler Group and features the second generation “MultiAir 2” system that further enhances combustion control, improves fuel efficiency and reduces exhaust emissions.

Performance ratings for the 2.4-liter engine are 184 horsepower (137 kW) and 171 lb.-ft. (232 Nm) of torque.

The available new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is the first derivative of the celebrated 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines three years running. The available new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine benefits from the same innovations that earned its larger displacement predecessor industry–wide acclaim for efficiency, power and refinement. For the driver, that means a refined driving experience with reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and an exceptional balance of higher specific power output (84.2 horsepower per liter) while delivering fuel economy improvements of 30 percent versus the outgoing V-6 engine. The 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces 271 horsepower, 239 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers best-in-class V-6 towing of 4,500 pounds.

The all new Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV sports a new front independent suspension with MacPherson struts and a new rear independent multi-link suspension. The front suspension provides 6.7 inches of travel while the rear suspension provides up to 7.8 inches of travel for better articulation. The isolated rear cradle, aluminum front crossmember and superior torsional rigidity all contribute to the quieter, smoother ride and superior handling characteristics drivers will experience in the Cherokee.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with an electronic power steering system (EPS) that improves fuel efficiency and contributes to the Jeep Cherokee’s nimbleness with a turn circle radius of approximately 36 feet in 4x2 models, approximately 38 feet in 4x4 models and roughly 39 feet in the Trailhawk off-road model. With EPS all of the power assist is provided via an electric motor system rather than a traditional hydraulic system. Because the system is fully electronic, the driver experiences optimal steering effort at all vehicle speeds, and there is less noise and better fuel efficiency since there is no parasitic loss from a power steering pump.

Design
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV debuts a new exterior designed for the future with a global appeal. Jeep designers were inspired to create a vehicle that moves Jeep into the next era with a shape that is efficient without losing Jeep DNA and design heritage. The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a vehicle that not only looks efficient and capable, but is efficient and capable - in all on-road, trail and weather conditions.

Fluid, sleek exterior lines highlight the efficient, wind-splitting upper body of the all-new Cherokee. The rugged, protective lower body conveys the legendary capability that is characteristic of every Jeep.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee has a powerful stance, an aggressive wheel-to-body proportion and a commanding road presence. The aggressive approach and departure angles contribute to the best-in-class capability. The first key feature in the front of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the waterfall hood with the iconic peaked, seven-slotted grille which includes a crisp, horizontal snap – a feature in many classic Jeep vehicles. The hood is clearly defined and separated from the front fenders in a modern twist of Jeep heritage. The one-piece hood and grille assembly ensures a precise build.

Advanced LED lighting technology is used throughout the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Forward lighting features a unique daytime running lamp (DRL) shape that plays a dominant role in the fresh front-end proportion, giving the impression of a slim headlamp. Contemporary full LED tail lamps are an integral part of the rear backlight graphic, making the vehicle look stronger yet harmonious. This graphic is the connection between the upper and lower rear and brings a unique presence specific to this all-new Cherokee.

The Trail Rated 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model takes rugged design and capability to a whole new level. With exclusive exterior and interior colors, functional differences such as Jeep signature red front tow hooks, skid plates underneath and aggressive front and rear fascias add to the rugged exterior appearance and deliver exemplary approach and departure angles for class-leading 4x4 capability, resulting in the most capable mid-size SUV in the market.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee offers customers two industry-exclusive open-air options – the new CommandView panoramic sunroof or the Sky Slider full-length open canvas roof.

The interior of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is modern, inviting and comfortable. A sophisticated, refined design, hand-sculpted forms, signature Jeep design cues, high-quality materials, precision craftsmanship and attention-to-detail raise the bar in the mid-size SUV segment. A driver-oriented cockpit loaded with easy-to-use, useful technology, clever, thoughtful storage features and more than 70 available safety and security features including 10 standard air bags give the driver and passengers everything they want for any adventure they undertake.

Inspiration for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV interior included countries and terrain around the world that brought beautiful imagery to mind. The Cherokee interior is a sophisticated blend of hand-sculpted fluid shapes, high-quality materials, innovative color and material choices, precision craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and features that drivers and passengers appreciate.

Premium materials abound wherever the customer touches the vehicle – the door uppers and armrests, the center armrest, the upper instrument panel. Interior trim that is soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye is found throughout the cabin.

Seats in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee are ergonomically designed to support the contour of the body, are trimmed with premium cloth or quality Nappa leather and available as power adjustable, heated/ventilated seats with memory. Premium cloth fabrics include a unique interlocking graphic. The 60/40 split second-row seats adjust fore and aft for increased passenger comfort and cargo flexibility.

Unique features such as the available heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, an available wireless charging pad and many more will delight both drivers and passengers alike.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee was designed with thoughtful, state-of-the-art, high-tech features and amenities that are intuitive, easy-to-use.

The world-class thin-film transistor (TFT) LED 3.5-inch grayscale or 7-inch full-color reconfigurable instrument cluster allows the driver to enjoy a customized user experience and receive information and vehicle feedback in the format they prefer while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

The easy-to-use instrument cluster displays the basic information a driver needs at his or her fingertips but also allows the driver to add information they desire, similar to an iPhone.

The driver can select from a multitude of information that can be displayed in the center of the gauge cluster including turn-by-turn navigation, speed, real-time fuel economy, safety warnings, available Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, audio information and Jeep-specific features including Selec-Terrain.

The available ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System (first Chrysler Group availability) is displayed in the center of the gauge cluster and operated with buttons on the steering wheel and the shifter. The graphic walks the driver through the steps necessary to utilize the park assist system. Jeep designer’s passion for the brand shines through in the park assist screen, which features a 1941 Jeep Willys graphic on each side of the open parking space.

An available award-winning 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia command center – the largest in the segment – or the standard 5-inch touchscreen multimedia command center are attractive, intuitive and easy-to-use, and located in the center stack. The 2014 Cherokee equipped with the Uconnect system allows the driver to control the audio, climate, heated/ventilated seats and much more from the touchscreen, redundant controls located on the center stack below the touchscreen or with voice commands. The touchscreen buttons are large and easy-to-see at a glance. The 8.4-inch color touchscreen Uconnect Access is user-friendly and includes Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM Radio, navigation, music, apps (Pandora, Aha, iHeart Radio and more), voice-to-text messaging and streaming audio capability.

The class-exclusive Jeep Cargo Management System makes the most of the cargo space in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. A universal module rack is mounted on the side in the rear cargo area and provides for hooks and a removable grocery bag. Other optional accessories compatible with the system are available through Mopar and include an off-road accessory kit for Trailhawk models that features a tow rope, gloves and more; cargo bin, cargo mat, foldable cooler and first aid/emergency kit are just some of the accessories available that mount securely to the rack for secure storage solutions the adventurous customer desires.

Safety and Security
The new Cherokee was engineered with more than 70 available safety and security features. The Jeep Cherokee starts with a strong foundation constructed with 65 percent high-strength steel. Engineers then added both active and passive safety and security features, including: Chrysler Group vehicle firsts ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and Lane Departure Warning-Plus; 9-1-1 assist call; ESC; Electronic Roll Mitigation; Blind-spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines and 10 standard air bags.

The ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist feature in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a first in a Chrysler Group vehicle. Using ultrasonic parking sensors on the bumper the system will find and guide customer into an available parking space when the driver initiates parking maneuver. The parking guidance system controls the steering angle automatically, the driver controls the gear position, brake, and accelerator. Parallel parking is possible on either side of the car; during perpendicular parking, the vehicle is backed into the space.

Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, a first for a Chrysler Group vehicle, is significant for its capacity to bring the vehicle to a complete stop without driver intervention in certain conditions. Radar and video sensors identify the locations of vehicles traveling ahead of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The sensors also help ensure the vehicles are separated by a gap determined by the driver. If the gap is dramatically breached, the ESC system can aggressively deploy the vehicle’s brakes to affect a full stop, even if the driver never touches the brake pedal. To resume travel, the driver need only press a button on the steering wheel or tap the accelerator pedal.

Forward Collision Warning-Plus, another Chrysler Group first, addresses traffic-gap changes when Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus is inactive. When radar and video sensors detect a fast-closing obstacle ahead, the system pre-fills the brakes to prepare for emergency driver intervention. If collision risk remains, Forward Collision Warning-Plus correspondingly ratchets up the response with:
• audible and visual warnings
• a brief brake deployment to alert the driver
• a 1.5-second brake deployment to quicken the driver’s reaction time
• deployment of Advanced Brake Assist (ABA) if the driver is not braking aggressively enough

Lane Departure Warning-Plus, which is offered for the first time in a Chrysler Group vehicle, uses a camera-based vision sensor to establish the Jeep Cherokee’s position on the road. If there occurs an unintentional lane drift, determined by trajectory change and the absence of turn-signal activation, the system will deliver a visual warning and a haptic warning – the subtle introduction of torque from the electric power steering (EPS) system. If the driver unintentionally drifts too far, the system provides a secondary visual warning.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee boasts numbers that make the difference for the SUV customer that cares about fuel economy and capability in all weather conditions — fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent, more than 70 safety and security features, numerous industry and segment “firsts,” a nine-speed automatic transmission, a 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque, a 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine with 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, nearly 500 miles driving range on a tank of gasoline and three new, innovative 4x4 systems that deliver legendary Jeep capability including crawl ratios of 56:1 with the 2.4-liter engine and 47.8:1 with the 3.2-liter engine, an improvement of up to 90 percent versus the outgoing model.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee competes in the mid-size SUV segment, the largest SUV segment in North America, with roughly 2 million sales in 2012.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is available in four different models in the United States and will arrive in volume in dealer showrooms in the third quarter 2013. Customers can choose from the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport, Cherokee Latitude, Cherokee Limited and the rugged, Trail Rated Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

The Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV will offer consumers 11 different exterior colors from which to choose: Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Eco Green Pearl Coat, Mango Tango Pearl Coat, Auburn Pearl Coat, Cashmere Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, and Anvil Clear Coat.

The Cherokee is built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Plant.
 

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Music video demonstrating the off-road capabilities of the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
 

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All-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee off-road and beauty footage.
 

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After nearly a decade Jeep's bringing back the Cherokee nameplate, but this time it's a crossover. How will the market react to this new kind of Jeep?
 

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Chrysler Group‘s Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio) celebrates the unveil of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee by rolling out the new model to take its place in front of the legendary Jeep sign that marks the site where the vehicle will be produced. Making its world debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, the Cherokee redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent, superior on-road ride and handling, world-class craftsmanship, class-exclusive technology and more than 70 advanced safety and security features.
 

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All-new Jeep® Cherokee Debuts Internationally at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

Jeep® Cherokee sets a new standard for mid-size sport-utility vehicles

Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – gets even better

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon celebrates 10th anniversary with new model


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The all-new Jeep® Cherokee raises the bar and is ready to take the mid-size SUV segment by storm – on any continent. Following close behind its world premiere in New York last month, the Jeep Cherokee has its international debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show on April 20.

“Jeep is our global brand and, since its inception, the all-new Jeep Cherokee was conceived and developed not only for our home market of the U.S. but also for world markets,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, and Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific Region, Fiat S.p.A. “The new Jeep Cherokee will become a benchmark in the global mid-size SUV segment by combining the segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, refined on-road manners and fuel efficiency with the capability that only Jeep can deliver and that our customers have learned to trust.”

The Jeep Cherokee, which will be known in China as “Zi You Guang,” will arrive in volume to dealer showrooms in the China market by the end of 2013.

“China is the largest market for the Jeep brand outside of the U.S., and one out of every five vehicles in the mid-size SUV segment is sold in China. Hence, it just makes sense that the new Jeep Cherokee has its international debut in Shanghai,” said Manley.

Boasting a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, the Jeep Cherokee delivers up to 30 percent fuel consumption improvement over the outgoing model. At launch in China, two innovative 4x4 systems will be available for all-weather capability: Jeep Active Drive I with a one-speed power transfer unit (PTU) and Jeep Active Drive II with a two-speed PTU and low range.

Housing all this efficiency and capability is a new exterior designed for the future with global appeal. Jeep designers were inspired to create a vehicle that moves Jeep into the next era with a shape that is efficient without losing Jeep DNA and design heritage. The all-new Jeep Cherokee is a vehicle that not only looks efficient and capable, but is efficient and capable – in all on-road, trail and weather conditions.

The interior of the Jeep Cherokee is modern and sophisticated, incorporating high-quality materials and precision craftsmanship alongside high-tech features, such as an available 7-inch full-color reconfigurable instrument cluster and award-winning 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia command center.

For international markets, the Jeep Cherokee will be also available with a diesel powertrain in both left- and right-hand-drive versions.

Jeep Asian Premieres
Two more Jeep vehicles will have their Asian premieres in Shanghai: the new Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition.

The newest Jeep Grand Cherokee becomes the most fuel-efficient Grand Cherokee ever, courtesy of an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, powerful yet thrify engines and the new Eco Mode feature. Grand Cherokee also offers renowned all-terrain, all-weather capability and class-leading refinement through its premium design and technology features.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition is the most capable factory-produced Jeep Wrangler ever. Created as a tribute to 10 years of Wrangler Rubicon history and to the Jeep brand’s most passionate enthusiasts, the special model is available in select exterior colors, with a striking red leather interior, and a host of standard off-road equipment seen for the first time on a production vehicle.

China’s current Jeep product portfolio comprises Compass, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited and Patriot. Now, the all-new Jeep Cherokee joins the lineup to become the benchmark for mid-size SUVs.

Jeep brand sales in China in 2012 set a record with more than double the prior year’s result and led by the Jeep Compass. Jeep brand was the first to create a foreign joint venture in China in 1983 with the creation of Beijing Jeep Corporation, and today, Jeep remains the fastest-growing mainstream brand in this critical market.

About Jeep Brand
Jeep is Chrysler Group’s global brand and accounts for three-quarters of all Company sales outside of North America.

Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

Thanks to its comprehensive portfolio – including right-hand-drive versions and petrol and diesel powertrain options – the Jeep brand’s global sales have increased more than 100 percent since 2009, with a 160-percent increase in international markets. With over 700,000 units worldwide, the year 2012 brought all-time record sales for the Jeep brand.
 

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DETROIT — When Chrysler Group LLC designed the interior of its revamped Dodge Dart, it was out to prove its status as a reborn carmaker, with a new emphasis on quality and craftsmanship.

The interior did just that, winning awards for the 2013 Dart’s styling cues, and praise for a company under new ownership looking to put the old Chrysler and its 2009 bankruptcy behind it.

Now with the auto industry facing another set of hurdles — this time to meet higher fuel-economy standards rather than a severe fiscal crisis — the company is working to balance styling with cutting weight to improve fuel performance.

For the upcoming 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler pushed its engineers, designers and suppliers to new performance levels, said Mark Sheldon, who oversees cockpit design for Chrysler, during an April 17 discussion on lightweighting interiors at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2013 World Congress in Detroit.

“Weight reduction must be part of designing a vehicle from the very beginning,” Sheldon said.

After creating the Dart, Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Chrysler used reverse engineering to take a second look at the upgraded interior and determine how it could have reduced weight without impacting the overall design.

It considered ways to consolidate parts to reduce overall weight, and questioned where to fine-tune structural requirements. The same beam is used to support the steering column and the instrument panel infrastructure, Sheldon noted, but many of the parts hung from that beam do not need the same level of support. Heating and air conditioning ducts do not have the same structural requirements as a steering wheel, for one example.

The development team used lessons learned from both the original Dart development and the engineering study to determine ways to shave weight from the interior of the Cherokee without sacrificing the overall style, he said.

Working with Sabic Innovative Plastics, Chrysler and the material supplier went through 60 different mold-flow studies before selecting the perfect glass-filled polypropylene for an instrument panel substrate that is only 2 millimeters thick, according to Sheldon.

The company is also considering options such as microcellular foaming and alternative structural materials, although Sheldon noted ultralightweight composites such as carbon fiber are not yet ready for full-scale production.

It will also be important to increase development between every step of the supply chain, he and other interior specialists said. Automakers have renewed their emphasis on in-house design, rather than outsourcing some decisions to suppliers. That move allows the companies to put greater emphasis on styling choices while leveraging weight-saving options across multiple vehicle lines, said Tim Boundy, global interior innovation manager for Detroit-based General Motors Co.

Automakers also can make alterations to the frame or chassis that suppliers cannot, as long as the teams are working together at an early stage. Boundy noted one case where a seat maker found a potential weight savings of more than 10 pounds — but that company was brought in too late to make those changes without also altering the placement and shape of the fuel tank.

Suppliers, meanwhile, can have more knowledge of individual parts, manufacturing improvements or material selection, making it possible to bring to the industry high-volume production using techniques such as in-line compounding, Sheldon said.

As the North American auto industry moves closer to a goal of improving fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, carmakers will be taking a wider view of all of their mass-reduction options.

“We’re going to have to pick and choose which places will get the most funding and development in terms of weight reduction,” Sheldon said.
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Chrysler said that the delay in the production launch for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee will not affect sales.

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“We did start with an initial scheduled plan of the third week in May, and now we are into mid-June,” Mark Chernoby, Chrysler’s senior vice president of engineering, told the Free Press. “That is just due to a wide range of issues.”

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is manufactured at the Toledo North assembly plant and replaces the Liberty. The automaker relies on this model to boost sales and revenue, after profit during the first quarter fell 65% mainly due to the Jeep Liberty elimination. Building the Cherokee is more complex compared to other vehicles, as the model is based on an underbody adapted from Fiat and is the first Chrysler model to be fitted with a nine-speed transmission developed with ZF Group, a German supplier.

“With sales planned for September, this gives them roughly three months to work out issues. The Jeep customer is astute and (Chrysler) needs to make this a grand slam,” said Dave Sullivan, an automotive analyst with AutoPacific.

Until now the Toledo plant has been building pilot versions of the Jeep Cherokee, which will not reach dealerships. Beginning next week the automaker will manufacture 200 Cherokees which will be used for media test drives and regulatory testing.
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All-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee to start at $22,995

Jeep® raises the bar with legendary benchmark 4x4 capability, world-class on-road dynamics, fuel economy of more than 30 mpg, modern and progressive new design, world-class craftsmanship, and an array of advanced safety and technology features

All-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee pricing starts at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,995

2014 Jeep Cherokee is priced less than outgoing Liberty model, but offers more advanced technology and safety features, significantly improved fuel economy, and many segment “firsts”

Best-in-class 4x4 capability with three new advanced four-wheel-drive systems and industry-first rear-axle disconnect

Segment-first 9-speed transmission contributes to improved fuel economy, as well as on- and off-road driving performance

More than 45-percent fuel economy improvement versus outgoing Liberty and driving range of nearly 500 miles, courtesy of new 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 I-4 engine

First use of Chrysler Group’s new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine

More than 70 advanced safety and security features including first Chrysler Group use of ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System

Array of advanced, cutting-edge technology features

Modern, progressive new Jeep design


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Available to consumers in the third quarter of this year, the all-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee will be offered at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,995 (plus $995 destination). Jeep Cherokee’s starting price is hundreds of dollars less than the outgoing Jeep Liberty model, while offering more fuel economy, more advanced safety and technology features, even more class-leading 4x4 capability, a modern and progressive new design, and significantly improved everyday on-road ride and handling.


“The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is entering the largest SUV segment in North America with an unmatched combination of capability, fuel efficiency, technology, safety and value,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep Cherokee is absolutely packed with content that includes numerous industry and segment ‘firsts’ that directly translate to a tremendous value for consumers shopping in the mid-size SUV segment, which boasts two million sales annually in North America and five million globally.”

Completely redefining the mid-size SUV segment, the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee delivers legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent (versus the outgoing Liberty model), superior on-road ride and handling, a new aerodynamic design, world-class craftsmanship, class-exclusive technology and more than 70 advanced safety and security features.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is available in four different trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk.
Following are the starting U.S. MSRPs for each 2014 Jeep Cherokee model (all exclude $995 destination):

Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x2: $22,995
Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4: $24,995
Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x2: $24,495
Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4: $26,495
Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x2: $27,995
Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4: $29,995
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4: $29,495


For comparison, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee’s starting price is $400 less than the outgoing 2012 Liberty model, which started at $23,395 for Sport 4x2 models and $25,395 for Sport 4x4 models.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport
The Jeep Cherokee Sport model with a starting U.S. MSRP of $22,995 delivers a sleek, athletic design, world-class craftsmanship, fuel economy of up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg), a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission and legendary Jeep capability in all weather conditions with a price point customers will value.

The Cherokee Sport model is powered by the new 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine which produces 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of nearly 500 miles.

Standard equipment includes: Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) platform and high-strength steel body, drivetrain with rear axle disconnect, black power mirrors and door handles, Uconnect 5.0-inch touchscreen media center with Bluetooth for hands-free phone and streaming audio capability and a media hub that offers USB, SD and auxiliary ports and charging capability, a new 3.5-inch full-color, thin-film transistor (TFT) LED center cluster, cloth seats with driver and passenger manual height adjuster, driver-seat back pocket, 60/40 split rear seat that reclines, has an armrest and cup holder and adjusts fore and aft up to six inches, acoustic, laminated front windshield, power windows with driver one-touch down, sliding sun visors with illuminated mirrors, cargo management system, 10 air bags including multistage driver and front passenger air bags, driver and front-passenger knee bags, front- and second-row seat-mounted side air bags, supplemental all-row side curtain air bags; LED tail lamps and daytime running lamps, halogen projector headlamps, bright exhaust tip, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, Hill-start Assist, electric power steering, electric park brake, cruise control, air conditioning with rear outlets, remote keyless entry, power remote open fuel door, tire pressure monitoring system with four tire display, tire inflator kit, 17-inch steel wheels with all-season tires and class-exclusive Jeep Cargo Management system including standard hooks and storage tote and available lifestyle accessories.

Optional equipment and packages for the 2014 Cherokee Sport include: Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 system, Selec-Terrain drive mode selector (standard equipment with 4x4 equipped vehicles), SiriusXM Radio, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, 17-inch aluminum wheels, engine block heater, Cold Weather Group and Trailer-tow Group.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude model is the volume model for the Cherokee lineup, has a starting U.S. MSRP of $24,495 and is packed with an impressive amount of standard and available features. The Cherokee Latitude model includes all the standard equipment found on the Sport model as well as: body color power mirrors and door handles, bright daylight opening (DLO) molding and roof rails, deep tint sunscreen glass, fog lamps, power windows with one-touch up and down, front passenger fold-flat seat with in-seat storage space, leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient LED interior lighting, new 17-inch aluminum wheels, air conditioning with integrated center stack controls, 115-volt outlet and compact spare tire.

Optional equipment and packages on the Jeep Cherokee Latitude includes: new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which produces 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of 460 miles, Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 system, Jeep Active Drive II 4x4 system, Selec-Terrain drive mode selector (standard equipment with 4x4 equipped vehicles), 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect radio, 506-watt Alpine premium audio with nine speakers and subwoofer, CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, engine block heater, Cold Weather Group, Comfort/Convenience Group and Trailer-tow Group.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited
The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $27,995 and offers the discerning customer luxury amenities at an affordable price point. The Cherokee Limited features the standard equipment of the Latitude model as well as leather heated power seats, heated steering wheel, Keyless Enter-N-Go, automatic headlamps, heated, signal mirrors with approach/courtesy lamps, bright lower fascia appliques front and rear, security alarm, new 18-inch polished/painted aluminum wheels with all-season tires, 8-way power driver seat with 4-way power driver lumbar adjust, 7-inch full-color, thin film transistor, reconfigurable instrument cluster, 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, SiriusXM Radio, USB in instrument panel media center for iPod, ParkView rear backup camera, remote start, dual-zone automatic temperature control, auto-dim rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, leather-wrapped shift knob and cargo net.

Optional equipment and packages include: new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which produces 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of 460 miles, Jeep Active Drive I, Jeep Active Drive II, Selec-Terrain drive mode selector (standard equipment with 4x4 equipped vehicles), Uconnect Access 8.4N HD radio with navigation and 8.4-inch touchscreen, wireless charging pad, 506-watt Alpine audio with nine speakers and subwoofer, CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, engine block heater, Cold Weather Group, Technology Group, Comfort/Convenience Group, Trailer Tow Group and Luxury Group.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
With a starting U.S. MSRP of $29,495, the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model is the ultimate expression of off-road ruggedness and performance delivering best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability.

The Cherokee Trailhawk includes the standard equipment of the Cherokee Latitude model, as well as unique off-road front and rear fascias, off-road wheel flares, red tow hooks, skid plates, off-road suspension, one-inch increased ride height, heavy-duty engine cooling and auxiliary transmission oil cooler, Jeep Active Drive Lock 4x4 system with low range and locking rear axle, Selec-Terrain drive mode selector, new Selec-Speed Control with Hill-ascent Control and Hill-descent Control, heated, power mirrors, accent color mirrors, grille surrounds, lower fascia appliques and roof rails, black DLO moldings, red “Trail Rated” and “Trailhawk” badges, new 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with black painted pockets and OWL all-terrain tires, full-size spare tire, unique cloth and leather interior, red accent stitching on instrument panel brow, seats, door armrests, center console lid, shifter boot and console netting, red “Trailhawk” tag on console netting, leather-wrapped shift knob, 7-inch full-color, thin-film transistor, reconfigurable instrument cluster, 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, SiriusXM Radio, USB in instrument panel media center, cargo net and all-weather slush floor mats.

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk includes as standard equipment aggressive approach (29.8 degrees) and departure (32.1 degrees) angles – compliments of unique front and rear fascias – a one-inch factory lift, and boasts an approach angle of 29.8 degrees. Running ground clearance is 8.7 inches.

Optional equipment and packages include: new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which produces 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of 460 miles, matte black hood decal, Uconnect Access 8.4N HD radio with navigation and 8.4-inch touchscreen, 506-watt Alpine audio with nine speakers and subwoofer, CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, SkySlider open air sunroof, engine block heater, Cold Weather Group, Technology Group, Comfort/Convenience Group, Trailer-tow Group and Leather Interior Group.

Jeep Brand
Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited – with the all-new 2014 Cherokee debuting in the third quarter of this year. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand-drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.
 

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Published on Jun 25, 2013

Part two of the Chrysler Group's debut of Behind the Wheel, an interactive video series broadcast over our livestream channel. In part two of our first show in the series, Rich Silbert, Assistant Chief Engineer of Driveline, continues his discussion of the all-new Cherokee's three class-leading 4X4 systems, 9-speed automatic transmission, and more. He also answers questions from viewers. In upcoming weeks, Behind the Wheel will feature shows about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's design, technology and safety and security.
 

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Published on Jun 25, 2013

The Chrysler Group debuted aninteractive livestream video series called 'Behind the Wheel' on June 24, 2013. In the nearly half-hour segment, Rich Silbert, Assistant Chief Engineer of Driveline was interviewed about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's powertrain, including 3 advanced 4X4 systems and a new 9-speed transmission. He also took questions from viewers via our livestream channel and Twitter. In upcoming weeks, Behind the Wheel will feature shows on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's design, technology and safety and security. This Behind the Wheel segment is the first of two parts.
 

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Soy Body Sealer Aids Greening of All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Revolutionary acoustic foam formula contributes to weight-reduction and fosters sustainability

Blocks unwanted cabin noise; enhances all-new Jeep Cherokee driving experience

Lower viscosity enables easier application for greater assembly-line efficiency


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The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is all-new, inside and out, including a revolutionary body sealer that helps deliver a tranquil driving experience while contributing to weight-reduction, cost-savings and sustainability.

The Toledo Assembly Complex, home to the all-new Jeep Cherokee, features special applicators that inject a unique acoustic foam into strategic locations of the vehicle’s body structure. The foam blocks unwanted noise from entering the vehicle cabin, but because its density is lower than conventional acoustic material, it affords weight savings of up to 1.5 lbs. per vehicle, which contributes to improved fuel economy and better handling.

“At Chrysler Group, we are working on a number of initiatives that further our sustainability efforts while also addressing key product goals, such as on-road refinement combined with off-road ruggedness for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee,” said Bill Hall-Director of Sustainability and Business Continuity. “This new foam not only helps deliver noise reduction and improved fuel efficiency, but its renewable content minimizes the impact on the environment.”

Developed with and supplied by Dow Automotive Systems, BETAFOAM™ Renue features a soy-based product instead of the petroleum normally used in such material. And because its density is lower than that of conventional material, less foam is required to achieve the desired performance, which translates to reduced cost.

The new foam bolsters 10 locations of the Cherokee’s body structure, including the A- and B-pillars and rear wheelwells. Because of its lower viscosity, it also is easier to work with than conventional acoustic material – a decided advantage on the assembly line.

In addition, the new foam affords greater logistical flexibility for the plant because its six-month shelf life is two times longer than that of commonly used foam.

The new foam was first used early this year at Chrysler Group’s Sterling Heights Assembly plant, home to the 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize sedans. Existing equipment was adapted to accommodate the injection process there, whereas the Toledo site features all-new equipment.
 

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An employee at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Complex installs the instrument panel on a new Jeep Cherokee. The Company announced in November 2011 that it would invest $500 million and add more than 1,100 jobs to support production of the next generation Jeep SUV.





 

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Published on Jul 26, 2013

A new state-of-the-art Metrology Center, a new body shop, and a highly-anticipated new vehicle. The Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio, is ramping up production on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and will add a second shift of 1,100 new employees in the third quarter. Plant Manager Zach Leroux talks about what the Chrysler Group's $500 million investment in the Toledo Assembly Complex has brought to production of the new Jeep Cherokee.
 

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Chrysler Group LLC employee Kory Kohler installs a rear seat inside the all-new Jeep Cherokee at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio.

Chrysler Group LLC employees work in the paint shop in Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio.

Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne inspects the inside of a vehicle with an employee at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio during a tour on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Marchionne was at the plant to celebrate the launch of the Jeep Cherokee with employees.

Chrysler Group LLC Toledo Assembly Complex Plant Manager Zach Leroux (right) reads employee questions to Company CEO Sergio Marchionne during an employee town hall meeting on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Marchionne visited the plant to celebrate the production launch of the all-new Jeep Cherokee.
 

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Official 2014 Jeep Cherokee Fuel Economy Figures Announced by the EPA

09/06/2013

The EPA website FuelEconomy.gov has published the first official fuel economy figures for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and with numbers of 31mpg on the highway, the striking new Jeep is towards the top of the segment in terms of both power and fuel economy.

The most efficient drivetrain configuration for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine mated to the new 9-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive layout. This setup affords the new Jeep to hit 31 miles per gallon on the highway, 22 miles per gallon in the city and 25mpg combined while delivering 184 horsepower and 171lb-ft of torque. That same engine and transmission with the advanced all wheel drive system offers 21mpg around town, 28 on the open road and 24 combined. With 31 miles per gallon for the front wheel drive models and 28mpg for the all wheel drive packages, the 2014 Cherokee is the most efficient option in the current Jeep lineup.

Should buyers opt for the more powerful 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, they will benefit from 271 horsepower and 239lb-ft of torque. When fitted to the same 9-speed automatic transmission as it used with the 2.4L engine, the 2014 Cherokee V6 models with front wheel drive are able to hit 19 miles per gallon in the city, 28mpg on the highway and 22 combined while the V6 Cherokee with all wheel drive will return 19 in the city, 27 on the highway and the same 22 miles per gallon combined.

So the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the most efficient option in the current Jeep lineup but how does it stack up to the rest of the midsized SUV segment?

Well, in terms of front wheel drive highway mileage, the top performers are the Chevrolet Equinox with the 2.4L engine, the Ford Escape with the 1.6L EcoBoost and the Mazda CX-5 with the 2.0L Skyactiv engine – all of which offer 32 miles per gallon so they offer a slight advantage over the 2014 Cherokee 4-cylinder models. Around town, the Mazda CX-5 has a huge advantage with a measure of 26mpg followed by the Toyota RAV4 at 24mpg in front wheel drive form. When you look at the all wheel drive crossovers, the Subaru Forester is the most efficient option with 32mpg on the highway and 24mpg around town. Based on the 4-cylinder comparisons, the new Cherokee isn’t the most efficient vehicle in the class – but it is towards the upper end of the spectrum in both front and all wheel drive form.

Fuel economy aside, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is among the most popular models in the segment with 184 horsepower and 171lb-ft of torque. The Chevrolet Equinox offers 3 more horsepower and 1 more pound of torque, the Honda CR-V offers 1 more horsepower but less torque and the vastly less efficient Volkswagen Tiguan offers a bunch more horsepower and torque (200hp, 207tq).

While the 2014 Jeep Cherokee sits towards the top of the list in both fuel economy and power, the fact that it isn’t tops in any category (especially fuel economy) could hurt sales in the early going. The Cherokee shook things up with the unusual/unique front end styling and with delays on production and the balmy fuel economy figures, things are going as smoothly as the Chrysler Group had hoped surrounding the launch of the new SUV. Fortunately, the SUV market is much more than just being the most efficient and with so many loyal Jeep buyers always helping to make the brand so popular, these numbers may not have much impact on the funky midsized SUV when it hits dealerships later this month.
- See more at: Official 2014 Jeep Cherokee Fuel Economy Figures Announced by the EPA | Torque News
 

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All-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee: No-compromise Mid-size SUV Sets a New Standard

Jeep® raises the bar with legendary benchmark capability, world-class on-road dynamics, fuel economy up to 31 mpg, revolutionary Jeep design with world-class craftsmanship inside and out, and an array of advanced safety and technology features

Best-in-class capability
Three new four-wheel-drive systems that raise the standard for mid-size SUVs:
Jeep® Active Drive I with one-speed power transfer unit (PTU)
Jeep Active Drive II with two-speed PTU and low range
Jeep Active Drive Lock with two-speed PTU, low range and locking rear differential
New Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with up to five customized modes - Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock
Best-in-class V-6 towing capability – 4,500 pounds
Jeep Trail Rated capability
Up to a 56:1 crawl ratio, a 90-percent improvement versus the outgoing model
Vastly improved fuel economy – up to 31 mpg highway
First SUV with nine-speed automatic transmission
Industry-first rear-axle disconnect resulting in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t needed; improving fuel efficiency
2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4 delivers a more than 45-percent fuel economy improvement versus outgoing model and nearly 500-mile range
First use of Chrysler Group’s new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine
Superior on-road ride and handling
First Jeep vehicle to utilize Chrysler Group’s Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) platform
New independent front and rear suspension
Increased torsional stiffness
Exceptionally quiet cabin
New Jeep design with world-class craftsmanship
New aerodynamic design cues combine Jeep heritage with advanced technology
Aggressive approach and departure angles contribute to leading capability
Advanced LED lighting technology with distinctive daytime running lights
Premium, well-crafted interior with extensive use of soft-touch materials
Class-exclusive all-new CommandView panoramic sunroof and Sky Slider roof
Array of advanced, cutting edge technology features
Full-color 7-inch reconfigurable TFT instrument cluster
Uconnect 8.4-inch color touchscreen media center
Uconnect Access Via Mobile
More than 70 advanced safety and security features
First Chrysler Group use of Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System aids the driver in parallel/perpendicular parking
Clever functionality and versatility
Second-row 60/40 split folding seat moves fore and aft for passenger comfort and cargo flexibility
Fold-flat front passenger seat with covered in-seat storage
Useful, clever storage features throughout the Cherokee cabin
Innovative Jeep Cargo Management System


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2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk







There is a new king of the hill in the mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment: the all-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee.

The renowned Cherokee name returns to the Jeep vehicle lineup for the 2014 model year. The result – the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee completely redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent (versus the outgoing Liberty model), superior on-road ride and handling, a cutting-edge, revolutionary design, world-class craftsmanship, class-exclusive technology and more than 70 advanced safety and security features. The Jeep Cherokee is set to delight consumers both on the road and on the trail.


“The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be the benchmark for mid-size SUVs with a new level of on-road driving dynamics and fuel economy, while at the same time improving the 4x4 capability that customers expect from Jeep,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep Cherokee boasts a new design, a nine-speed automatic transmission and two advanced engines, class-leading capability from three innovative 4x4 systems, more than 70 safety features, and a host of new technology features.”

Jeep 4x4 capability
The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee provides a choice of three innovative 4x4 systems for best-in-class 4x4 capability in all weather conditions. The Jeep Cherokee is the first mid-size SUV to feature rear-axle disconnect, resulting in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t needed – improving fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management and does not require input from the driver.

The Jeep Cherokee offers best-in-class V-6 towing capability of 4,500 pounds.

Jeep Active Drive I
Available on the Cherokee Sport, Latitude and Limited models, Jeep Active Drive I features a single power transfer unit (PTU) which is fully automatic and delivers seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. The system does not require any driver intervention or feedback, delivers yaw correction during dynamic events and improves both understeer and oversteer conditions.

Jeep Active Drive II
Available on the Cherokee Sport, Latitude and Limited models, Jeep Active Drive II includes a two-speed PTU with torque management and low range. 4-Low mode locks the front and rear drive shafts for low-speed power or towing. Low range provides a 2.92:1 gear reduction. The gear reduction allows for enhanced climbing ability as well outstanding crawl ratios for severe off-road conditions. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee with Jeep Active Drive II gives the off-road adventurer a ride height that is increased by an inch, a crawl ratio of 56:1 when powered by the 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine, and 47.8:1 when powered by the new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – up to a 90-percent improvement versus the outgoing model.

Jeep Active Drive Lock
Jeep Active Drive Lock includes all the features of Jeep Active Drive II and adds a locking rear differential for superior low-speed power for severe off-road conditions. Jeep Active Drive Lock is standard on all Trailhawk models.

All 4x4 systems feature the Jeep brand’s renowned Selec-Terrain traction control system, which allows the driver to choose the on- and off-road setting for optimum performance. Up to five customized settings are offered: Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock. Through the use of algorithms that enable unsurpassed control and capability, Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates and optimizes up to 12 systems on any terrain providing enhanced vehicle control including: drivetrain control module, electronic brake controller, electronic stability control (ESC), transmission controller, powertrain controller and Selec-Speed Control (Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control).

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Trail Rated
The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model exemplifies Jeep 4x4 capability with a distinctive, aggressive look, backed up by Jeep Trail Rated hardware, for the most capable Jeep Cherokee model and the most capable mid-size SUV in the segment. The Trailhawk includes, as standard equipment, aggressive approach and departure angles, complements of the unique front and rear fascias, one-inch factory lift, Jeep Active Drive Lock with locking rear differential, skid plates and signature red tow hooks. The locking rear differential is selectable in any low range terrain mode, but will lock automatically when in certain modes, such as “Rock,” to maximize tractive effort at the tire patch that can support it.

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk boasts an approach angle of 29.8 degrees, a departure angle of 32.1 degrees and breakover angle of 23.3 degrees. Running ground clearance is 8.7 inches.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model with the standard off-road package is Trail Rated. The “Trail Rated” badge on the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk indicates that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.

World-class architecture
FIAT Group architecture is the basis for the underpinnings of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The Compact U.S. Wide (CUS-wide) platform’s proven modular architecture means many models can be built using the same basic underpinnings. The result is better quality and reliability, as well as lower costs and less development time and tooling. The architecture Cherokee is built on is comprised of common, modular and interchangeable components and allows for modularity of the wheelbase, front track, rear track, front overhang, length and width across vehicle lines.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee’s body structure has a high-strength steel content of roughly 65 percent. Hot stamped-, high-strength- and ultra-high-strength steel are used to construct a strong, lightweight, solid vehicle architecture.

Superior on-road performance and fuel efficiency
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee premium on-road manners and fuel efficiency are a result of a number of efforts by Jeep engineers.

Powered by the choice of two new engines mated to a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, the all-new Cherokee delivers the power drivers appreciate on the road with fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent compared with the outgoing model. With highway fuel economy ratings of up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg) and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of nearly 500 miles, the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee delivers drivers a no-compromise ownership experience.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee features Chrysler Group’s 948TE nine-speed automatic transmission, the first time a nine-speed automatic transmission has been used in the segment and is standard equipment in all models of the new Cherokee. The nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits customers will appreciate, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus a six-speed automatic transmission.

Efficiency and refinement also are hallmarks of Chrysler Group’s 16-valve, 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 I-4 engine, which comes standard in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The 2.4-liter Tigershark engine delivers an EPA rating of 22 city/31 highway/25 combined for 4x2 models –
a more than 45-percent improvement versus the outgoing model. The 2.4-liter MultiAir 2 Tigershark I-4 engine produces 184 horsepower (137 kW) and 171 lb.-ft. (232 Nm) of torque and offers drivers a driving range on a tank of gasoline of nearly 500 miles.

The acclaimed electro-hydraulic fully variable valve-lift system uses a column of oil in place of the traditional mechanical link between the camshaft and intake valves. As a result, it delivers precise control of the intake-valve events – beginning and end – delivering reductions in engine-pumping losses and increases in volumetric efficiency.

In addition to reducing carbon-dioxide emissions, MultiAir accounts for a fuel-economy boost of up to 7.5 percent, compared with engines with conventional valve trains.

The 2.4-liter is the third engine to feature MultiAir technology from Chrysler Group and features the second generation “MultiAir 2” system that further enhances combustion control, improves fuel efficiency and reduces exhaust emissions.

The available new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is the first derivative of the celebrated 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines three years running. The available new 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine benefits from the same innovations that earned its larger displacement predecessor industry–wide acclaim for efficiency, power and refinement. For the driver, that means a refined driving experience with reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and an exceptional balance of higher specific power output (84.2 horsepower per liter) while delivering fuel economy improvements of 30 percent versus the outgoing V-6 engine. The 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces 271 horsepower, 239 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers best-in-class V-6 towing of 4,500 pounds. The 3.2-liter Pentastar engine has an EPA fuel economy rating of 19 city/28 highway/22 combined for 4x2 models.

The all new Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV sports a new front independent suspension with MacPherson struts and a new rear independent multi-link suspension. The front suspension provides 6.7 inches of travel while the rear suspension provides up to 7.8 inches of travel for better articulation. The isolated rear cradle, aluminum front crossmember and superior torsional rigidity all contribute to the quieter, smoother ride and superior handling characteristics drivers will experience in the Cherokee.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with an electronic power steering system (EPS) that improves fuel efficiency and contributes to the Jeep Cherokee’s nimbleness with a turn circle radius of approximately 36 feet in 4x2 models, approximately 38 feet in 4x4 models and roughly 39 feet in the Trailhawk off-road model. With EPS, all of the power assist is provided via an electric motor system rather than a traditional hydraulic system. Because the system is fully electronic, the driver experiences optimal steering effort at all vehicle speeds, and there is less noise and better fuel efficiency since there is no parasitic loss from a power steering pump.

Design
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV debuts a new exterior designed for the future with a global appeal. Jeep designers were inspired to create a vehicle that moves Jeep into the next era with a shape that is efficient without losing Jeep DNA and design heritage. The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a vehicle that not only looks efficient and capable, but is efficient and capable - in all on-road, trail and weather conditions.

Fluid, sleek exterior lines highlight the efficient, wind-splitting upper body of the all-new Cherokee. The rugged, protective lower body conveys the legendary capability that is characteristic of every Jeep.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee has a powerful stance, an aggressive wheel-to-body proportion and a commanding road presence. The aggressive approach and departure angles contribute to the best-in-class capability. The first key feature in the front of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the waterfall hood with the iconic peaked, seven-slotted grille which includes a crisp, horizontal snap – a feature in many classic Jeep vehicles. The hood is clearly defined and separated from the front fenders in a modern twist of Jeep heritage. The one-piece hood and grille assembly ensures a precise build.

Advanced LED lighting technology is used throughout the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Forward lighting features a unique daytime running lamp (DRL) shape that plays a dominant role in the fresh front-end proportion, giving the impression of a slim headlamp. Contemporary full LED tail lamps are an integral part of the rear backlight graphic, making the vehicle look stronger yet harmonious. This graphic is the connection between the upper and lower rear and brings a unique presence specific to this all-new Cherokee.

The Trail Rated 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk model takes rugged design and capability to a whole new level. With exclusive exterior and interior colors, functional differences such as Jeep signature red front tow hooks, skid plates underneath and aggressive front and rear fascias add to the rugged exterior appearance and deliver exemplary approach and departure angles for class-leading 4x4 capability, resulting in the most capable mid-size SUV in the market.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee offers customers two industry-exclusive open-air options – the new CommandView panoramic sunroof or the Sky Slider full-length open canvas roof (late availability).

The interior of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is modern, inviting and comfortable. A sophisticated, refined design, hand-sculpted forms, signature Jeep design cues, high-quality materials, precision craftsmanship and attention-to-detail raise the bar in the mid-size SUV segment. A driver-oriented cockpit loaded with easy-to-use, useful technology, clever, thoughtful storage features and more than 70 available safety and security features including 10 standard air bags give the driver and passengers everything they want for any adventure they undertake.

Inspiration for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV interior included countries and terrain around the world that brought beautiful imagery to mind. The Cherokee interior is a sophisticated blend of hand-sculpted fluid shapes, high-quality materials, innovative color and material choices, precision craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and features that drivers and passengers appreciate.

Premium materials abound wherever the customer touches the vehicle – the door uppers and armrests, the center armrest, the upper instrument panel. Interior trim that is soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye is found throughout the cabin.

Seats in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee are ergonomically designed to support the contour of the body, are trimmed with premium cloth or quality Nappa leather and available as power adjustable, heated/ventilated seats with memory. Premium cloth fabrics include a unique interlocking graphic. The 60/40 split second-row seats adjust fore and aft for increased passenger comfort and cargo flexibility.

Unique features such as the available heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, an available wireless charging pad and many more will delight both drivers and passengers alike.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee was designed with thoughtful, state-of-the-art, high-tech features and amenities that are intuitive, easy-to-use.

The world-class thin-film transistor (TFT) LED 3.5-inch grayscale or 7-inch full-color reconfigurable instrument cluster allows the driver to enjoy a customized user experience and receive information and vehicle feedback in the format they prefer while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

The easy-to-use instrument cluster displays the basic information a driver needs at his or her fingertips but also allows the driver to add information they desire, similar to an iPhone.

The driver can select from a multitude of information that can be displayed in the center of the gauge cluster including turn-by-turn navigation, speed, real-time fuel economy, safety warnings, available Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, audio information and Jeep-specific features including Selec-Terrain.

The available Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System (first Chrysler Group availability) is displayed in the center of the gauge cluster and operated with buttons on the steering wheel and the shifter. The graphic walks the driver through the steps necessary to utilize the park assist system. Jeep designer’s passion for the brand shines through in the park assist screen, which features a 1941 Jeep Willys graphic on each side of the open parking space.

An available award-winning 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia command center – the largest in the segment – or the standard 5-inch touchscreen multimedia command center are attractive, intuitive and easy-to-use, and located in the center stack. The 2014 Cherokee equipped with the Uconnect system allows the driver to control the audio, climate, heated/ventilated seats and much more from the touchscreen, redundant controls located on the center stack below the touchscreen or with voice commands. The touchscreen buttons are large and easy-to-see at a glance. The 8.4-inch color touchscreen Uconnect Access is user-friendly and includes Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM Radio, navigation, music, apps (Pandora, Aha, iHeartRadio and more), voice-to-text messaging and streaming audio capability.

The class-exclusive Jeep Cargo Management System makes the most of the cargo space in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. A universal module rack is mounted on the side in the rear cargo area and provides for hooks and a removable grocery bag. Other optional accessories compatible with the system are available through Mopar and include an off-road accessory kit for Trailhawk models that features a tow rope, gloves and more; cargo bin, ‘cargo mat’, foldable cooler and first aid/emergency kit are just some of the accessories available that mount securely to the rack for secure storage solutions the adventurous customer desires.

Safety and Security
The new Cherokee was engineered with more than 70 available safety and security features. The Jeep Cherokee starts with a strong foundation constructed with 65 percent high-strength steel. Engineers then added both active and passive safety and security features, including: Chrysler Group vehicle firsts ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus; 9-1-1 assist call; ESC; Electronic Roll Mitigation; Blind-spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines and 10 standard air bags.

The ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist feature in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a first in a Chrysler Group vehicle. Using ultrasonic parking sensors on the bumper, the system will find and guide the customer into an available parking space when the driver initiates parking maneuvers. The parking guidance system controls the steering angle automatically; the driver controls the gear position, brake, and accelerator. Parallel parking is possible on either side of the car; during perpendicular parking, the vehicle is backed into the space.

Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, a first for a Chrysler Group vehicle, is significant for its capacity to bring the vehicle to a complete stop without driver intervention in certain conditions. Radar and video sensors identify the locations of vehicles traveling ahead of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The sensors also help ensure the vehicles are separated by a gap determined by the driver. If the gap is dramatically breached, the ESC system can aggressively deploy the vehicle’s brakes to affect a full stop, even if the driver never touches the brake pedal. To resume travel, the driver need only press a button on the steering wheel or tap the accelerator pedal.

Forward Collision Warning-Plus, another Chrysler Group first, addresses traffic-gap changes when Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus is inactive. When radar and video sensors detect a fast-closing obstacle ahead, the system pre-fills the brakes to prepare for emergency driver intervention. If collision risk remains, Forward Collision Warning-Plus correspondingly ratchets up the response with:

audible and visual warnings
a brief brake deployment to alert the driver
a 1.5-second brake deployment to quicken the driver’s reaction time
deployment of Advanced Brake Assist (ABA) if the driver is not braking aggressively enough

LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, which is offered for the first time in a Chrysler Group vehicle, uses a camera-based vision sensor to establish the Jeep Cherokee’s position on the road. If there occurs an unintentional lane drift, determined by trajectory change and the absence of turn-signal activation, the system will deliver a visual warning and a haptic warning – the subtle introduction of torque from the electric power steering (EPS) system. If the driver unintentionally drifts too far, the system provides a secondary visual warning.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee boasts numbers that make the difference for the SUV customer that cares about fuel economy and capability in all weather conditions — fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent, more than 70 safety and security features, numerous industry and segment “firsts,” a nine-speed automatic transmission, a 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque, a 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine with 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, nearly 500 miles driving range on a tank of gasoline and three new, innovative 4x4 systems that deliver legendary Jeep capability including crawl ratios of 56:1 with the 2.4-liter engine and 47.8:1 with the 3.2-liter engine, an improvement of up to 90 percent versus the outgoing model.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee competes in the mid-size SUV segment, the largest SUV segment in North America, with roughly 2 million sales in 2012.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is available in four different models in the United States and will arrive in volume in dealer showrooms in the third quarter 2013. Customers can choose from the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport, Cherokee Latitude, Cherokee Limited and the rugged, Trail Rated Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

The Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV will offer consumers 10 different exterior colors from which to choose: Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Eco Green Pearl Coat, Mango Tango Pearl Coat, Cashmere Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, and Anvil Clear Coat.

The Cherokee is built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Plant.

Jeep Brand
Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand-drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.
Jeep Brand
Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand-drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.
 
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