After it was revealed earlier at the beginning of February, the Euro-spec Jeep Cherokee has made its official public debut during the Geneva auto show.
If you’re thorough and want to spot the differences between the US version and the Old Continent one you’ll have some trouble, as the two look virtually identical, and the technical modifications undertaken are actually legally commissioned.
The game changes if the car is running, as the difference between the gasoline sipping engines loved in the States and the diesel burning ones that Europeans are fond of are still big enough. The American brother can be powered by a duo of gasoline engines – a 2.4-liter Tigershark and a V6 3.2-liter Pentastar – while the European Cherokee relies on two Multijet units sourced from the Fiat Group and the latter V6. In Russia and the Middle East, the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4 will also be on offer.
Going back to the Multijet units, they are featured in two power variants, one offering 140 hp / 350 Nm and the other 170 hp / 350 Nm. While the first will be offered with a six speed manual transmission, the more powerful will be equipped with the new nine-speed automatic transmission and a Start/Stop function.
The 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine delivers 272 hp/ 6,500 rpm and 315 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm, also boasting a towing capacity of 2,200 kg. Just like the US-spec models, the all-wheel drive systems on offer will be the Active Drive I, Active Drive II and Active Drive Lock.