Jeep Cherokee Diesel Will Debut in Geneva
The all-new Jeep Cherokee was launched in the States last year to amazing success, and now the brand new model is headed for Geneva during the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, which begins on March 4, 2014. Geneva will mark the European debut for the Jeep Cherokee. Also making its debut will be the 2.0-liter Turbo diesel engine, married to the also premiering nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Jeep Cherokee Diesel will be offered in two versions. One powertrain will lay down 170 hp while the second outputs 140. Both generate 258.16 lb-ft of torque. The 170-hp diesel powertrain is mated to the nine-speed automatic gearbox while the 140-hp engine gets a six-speed manual transmission. Both versions will feature Start/Stop technology aimed at improving fuel economy while also reducing harmful CO2 emissions.
While the Jeep Cherokee Diesel will be making headlines at Geneva, the European version will also be offered with a 3.2-liter V6 Pentastar petrol engine, also married to the nine-speed. By opting for the traditionally powered engine, drivers will see hp numbers boosted to 272 and torque ratings up to 232.34 lb-ft. Exclusively in the Middle Eastern and Russian markets, the Jeep Cherokee can also be fitted with a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4 petrol engine.
The Jeep Cherokee will be available with both two-wheel and four-wheel drive and will feature rear axle disconnect.
Safety features for the Jeep Cherokee abound, including seven airbags, Electronic Stability Control with rollover mitigation, and an anti-lock brake system (with on- and off-road calibration). Other available features include ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
For more information on the Jeep Cherokee Diesel, its nine-speed automatic transmission, or any other powertrains offered in the revolutionary SUV’s European version, be sure to check back in with us here at The News Wheel during the Geneva Motor Show this March.