Jeep has presented on a motor show in Detroit updated Cherokee crossover. The car lost the disputed two-story front optics, for which it was constantly criticized. However, only cosmetic changes did not happen.
Due to the wider use of high-strength steels in the power structure, the Jeep Cherokee dropped 90 kilograms of weight. This was helped by other tricks, for example, the new rear door was made using composite materials, this reduced its weight by 18 kilograms.
In the cabin of the crossover, there is practically no change. True, the multimedia system Uconnect got a version with a 7-inch screen, but the previous ones with a diagonal of 5 and 8.4 inches remained in the ranks. Because of the new tailgate and other concepts of the luggage compartment, its volume increased from 697 to 793 liters.
The base version of the crossover is still equipped with a 2.4-liter engine with 184 horsepower. Preserved and 3.5-liter V6 with a power of 275 hp. But in the range was added a 2-liter engine, which previously debuted on the Jeep Wrangler with a power of 270 hp. All engines are aggregated exclusively with a 9-speed automatic.
In the US, sales of the updated Jeep Cherokee will begin in the near future, but the crossover will reach us in the second half of this year.