Jeep has taken the wraps off the Euro-spec Cherokee which will receive its first public outing next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Looking virtually identical as its American brother, the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be sold in Europe with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter Multijet II turbodiesel engine offered with 140 bhp / 350 Nm and 170 bhp / 350 Nm. The first variant will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox while the more powerful version will be coupled to a newly developed nine-speed automatic transmission.
Besides these two diesel engines, Jeep plans on selling the Euro-spec Cherokee with the familiar 3.2-liter V6 Pentastar rated at 271 bhp (202 kW) and 315 Nm (232 lb-ft). Russia and the Middle East will also get a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4. These two gasoline engines will work together with the aforementioned 'auto box.
Equipped with a rear-axle disconnect feature, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be sold with the same four-wheel drive systems as the U.S.-spec model: Active Drive I, Active Drive II and Active Drive Lock. The first one has a single-power fully automatic transfer unit while the second one features a two-speed transfer unit with low range and torque management. Active Drive Lock comes with the same components as Active Drive II but adds a locking rear differential and is standard equipment on the Trailhawk variant.
Jeep has also announced they will be offering more than 100 accessories developed by Mopar, ranging from roof bars and rails to alloy wheels and a cargo management system.
Additional details can be found in the press release area.