In Europe, the new Jeep Cherokee will hit the market next week at a starting price of 34, 800 euros.
Unveiled during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the base model is powered by a 2.0-liter Multijet II Turbo diesel unit that develops 140 hp and is connected through a six-speed manual transmission to the front wheels.
It is the most economical model of the compact SUV – with a combined fuel consumption of 5.3 liters (CO2 emissions: 139 g / km).
The 170 horsepower version of the 2.0-liter engine is coupled with the nine-speed automatic gearbox and will start at 40,500-euro, the U.S based automaker told reporters today during a news conference in Frankfurt.
The European line-up also includes the 3.2-liter V-6 Pentastar petrol engine. Producing 272 horsepower and 315Nm of torque, the top of the line European Cherokee will start at 48.000 Euro.
Cherokee will be available in three trim levels – Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels.
Standard safety features include seven airbags, ESP with ERM (rollover mitigation), ABS – but buyers can opt for Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus Blind Spot Monitoring and many other safety features.
The vehicle was tested by EuroNCAP and achieved five-star rating last year with an overall score of 83 percent.
In the U.S the automaker already sold 29,000 Cherokee models during the first two months of 2014.
– attached images showing the new European Jeep Cherokee during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show