The first glimpse of new Jeep Cherokee goes live, Jeep Cherokee is the first Jeep-branded product to be created from the ground up by the Fiat-Chrysler alliance. Jeep Cherokee is set to unveil itself at New York motor show in March. The car may be best rival to the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail.
The new Jeep Cherokee is built on Fiat’s ‘Compact Wide’ platform, which is used by dodge dart saloon, Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Fiat Viaggio mostly sold in US markets. This wheelbase is capable of handling a four-wheel-drive system and V6 engines, People in India might get 3.2-litre version of Chrysler’s 3.6-litre unit. Vehicle is also equipped with new nine-speed automatic gearbox. This transmission is said to be “the future of the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive world of Chrysler”, according to CEO Sergio Marchionne.
The new Jeep’s styling is a radical departure from the square, chunky look of the rest of the range, and the overall shape is altogether more curvy. But familiar styling cues like the seven-bar Jeep grille remain – although it appears ‘bent’ across the curve of the bonnet. The unusual headlight cluster uses a pair of slit-like lamps that also house the indicators, while a larger pair of lamps sit below these on either side of the grille. There are attractive touches like chrome detailing and LED light elements to liven up the front end as well.
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