Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jeep's Cherokee Hits the Warpath

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jeep's Cherokee Hits the Warpath

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Byline: By Steve Hughes

The Jeep Cherokee has been improved for 2005 with a new look, updated interior and a new 2.8-litre diesel engine. The new oil-burner replaces the smaller 2.5-litre unit to offer lower emissions, more power and greater pulling power.

There is also a new six-speed manual transmission as an alternative to the existing five-speed automatic system.

Acceleration with the new unit is reasonable, with 0-60 mph taking 12.8 seconds in manual mode and 12.2 seconds with the slicker automatic.

The six-speed manual shifter is also fitted as standard to the 2.4-litre petrol engine and there is a further option of a 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine mated to the automatic transmission.

In its latest 2005 guise the Cherokee gets a revised front grille with fog lamps plus a new front fascia, wider and more comfortable seats with improved lumbar support and rear seats that fold flatter than those of the previous model.

Other changes include re-locating the electric window switches to the centre console and the addition of side-curtain airbags as standard on Limited models. …

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