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Jeep Cherokee Diesel Announced for Europe

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Now that Fiat owns the entire Chrysler operations, thy can do whatever they want with their models, and what they want to do at this point is bring the new Cherokee to the European market. TO make the car salable over here they have fitted it with their brilliant 2.0-liter Multijet II Turbo diesel engine.

Set for debut at the 204 Geneva Motor Show, the new Jeep Cherokee Diesel comes with two outputs of 140 or 170 horsepower. The latter also offers 350 Nm of torque, and has the new nine-speed automatic transmission. The 140 hp version comes with a six-speed manual, but both get ‘Stop/Start’ technology as standard.

If you hate diesel, do not despair, because Jeep Cherokee is also offered with a meaty 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine, developing 272 horsepower and 315Nm of torque. There is even a run of the mill 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4 petrol unit you can choose.

Four-wheel-drive is optional for the Euro-spec Jeep Cherokee, but if you opt for it you can choose between Jeep Active Drive I, Jeep Active Drive II and Jeep Active Drive Lock systems. Other features you can choose include an advanced touchscreen multimedia command and 7-inch full-color reconfigurable instrument cluster.

Traditionally, Jeeps in Europe always suffered from lack of proper safety features. That is not the case anymore, as the Jeep Cherokee Diesel, and the petrol models for that matter, come with 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). You can fit the car with fancy electronic systems as well, such as Forward Collision Warning-Plus, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, and… but as it is, the Cherokee is a NCAP five-star car.

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