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Jeep® is announcing the start of sales of one of the main premieres of the Geneva Motor Show: on 23 May, the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will appear at official Jeep® dealers in Russia. The new generation Jeep Cherokee boasts a refreshed elegant style and is the first mid-size SUV with rear-axle disconnect.
The new car’s main distinguishing features are:
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is engineered to ensure benchmark on- and off-road capabilities under all driving conditions. The rear-axle disconnect option (for when four-wheel drive is not needed) helps reduce energy loss and improve fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management without requiring input from the driver.
The new Jeep Cherokee is equipped with the most innovative four-wheel drive systems. Jeep® Active Drive I features a fully automatic, single power transfer unit and delivers seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. The Trailhawk version comes equipped with Jeep® Active Drive Lock. This is a two-speed PTU with torque management and low range, supplemented with a locking rear differential for superior low-speed power delivery.
Jeep Cherokee was awarded the prestigious five stars in Euro NCAP testing with a total score of 83/100 (92% for adult protection, 79% for child protection, 67% for pedestrian protection and 74% for assistance safety systems).
The new Jeep Cherokee model range will be available in the following versions:
Sport (2.4-liter, FWD, from 1,420,000 rubles; AWD, from 1,530,000), Longitude (2.4-liter, AWD, from 1,630,000), Trailhawk (2.4-liter AWD, 1,830 000), Limited (2.4-liter, AWD, from 1,850,000; 3.2-liter, AWD, from 1,990,000).
Jeep Cherokee owners will also have access to a unique on-road assistance program developed with the involvement of Jeep partner dealerships and based on the results of consumer research. Jeep® is the only car brand to include unique privilege services in its standard on-road assistance package: for the entire period of ownership, customers can use the services of an accident assistant and the Pick&Go service, which guarantees a comfortable transport solution in the event of any breakdowns or emergencies.
“Jeep always has been and remains a symbol of style, dynamism, power and best-in-class off-road capabilities. The new Jeep Cherokee and on-road assistance program demonstrate the special attention to the needs and preferences of customers that allows Jeep to remain the market leader,” said Giorgio Gorelli, CEO, Chrysler RUS.