Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Jeep's Overland Is Just Grand

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Jeep's Overland Is Just Grand

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JEEP has added a new Overland model to the top of its Cherokee range, which takes prices to a new high of PS40,000.

Packed with a host of extra equipment, the new Jeep Cherokee Overland is equipped with a 2.2-litre 200bhp turbo diesel engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

This somewhat powerful engine endows the car with a 0-60mph acceleration time of 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 127mph. The CO2 rating is 149g/km and the claimed economy is 50mpg.

Stylish new features include a polished bright front grille, new body-coloured door cladding, front and rear bumpers and wheel arches, new 18-inch polished bright aluminium wheels and HID bi-xenon headlamps.

The colour choices are red, white, black and silver while luxury enhancements include powered Nappa leather ventilated and heated driver and front passenger seats with four-way lumbar adjustment, memory driver's seat and mirrors, a new steering wheel with wood insert, anodized silver bezels and vent surrounds, and Berber floor mats.

Entertainment comes courtesy of a powerful Alpine Premium sound system, while there's also a Uconnect radio with 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth and GPS navigation.

Other features include a panoramic sunroof, power tailgate and a front and rear reverse assist system.

Prices are PS38,750 for vehicles with the Active Drive 1 system and PS39,950 for the more sophisticated Active Drive II system.

Jeep is celebrating its 75th anniversary and soaring sales in the UK with the recent introduction of a range of limited-edition vehicles.

They all come with exclusive branding, a high level of standard equipment, special styling details, an optional unique green paint finish and 75th Anniversary badging.

All 75th Anniversary models are distinguished by a new livery, a 75th Anniversary badge, low gloss bronze wheels, bronze and orange exterior inserts and special interiors with seats sporting the 75th Anniversary logo.

The Renegade 75th Anniversary gets unique Jungle Green livery and is equipped with either a 1.4-litre turbocharged 170bhp MultiAir II engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a 2. …

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