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Jeep adds Diesel to Cherokee range

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The all-new Jeep Cherokee line-up has been further strengthened by the arrival of the new Cherokee Limited Diesel, which joins the other petrol offerings consisting of the 2.4-litre Sport and the 3.2-litre V6 Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk models.

The Limited Diesel is now the new top dog in the range, priced from $49,000 excluding on-roads. Power comes from Jeep’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel delivering 125kW and 350Nm to all four wheels via the brand’s most advanced off-road system – the Active Drive II, which features a two-speed power transfer unit with torque management and low range unique to the diesel powertrain.

Mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and featuring Stop/Start technology and rear axle disconnect, the Cherokee Diesel has a combined fuel consumption figure of 5.8-litres/100km, on paper.

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The Limited Diesel also features 18-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery with heated front seats, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera and an Alpine nine-speaker surround sound system all as standard.

Standard safety features include seven airbags (front seats multistage air bags, side bags, window bags, driver side knee air bag), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with ERM (rollover mitigation) and ABS (anti-lock brake system) with both on-road and off-road calibration.

To ensure maximum protection, additional safety feature options for the new Jeep Cherokee include new systems such as the innovative Forward Collision Warning-Plus, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection.

Read FoceGT’s 2015 Jeep Cherokee Diesel Review

Read ForceGT’s 2014 Jeep Cherokee Review

Jeep Cherokee Diesel specification

Powertrain

  • 2.0L I-4 Turbodiesel engine
  • 125kW and 350Nm of power
  • Jeep Active Drive II – 4WD system with low range
  • New 9-speed automatic transmission – segment first
  • Selec-terrain system

Exterior

  • 18-inch polished aluminium wheels
  • Xenon HID Headlights with washers
  • Stop/Start fuel saving technology 

Interior

  • Alpine 9-speaker premium sound system
  • Heated front seats
  • Instrument cluster with 7.0-Inch TFT colour display
  • Leather upholstery
  • Premium interior accents
  • Remote start system
  • Remote USB port
  • Uconnect 8.4-Inch touchscreen with Navigation

Safety & Security

  • Automatic headlight leveling system
  • Parksense front & rear park assist with stop
  • Parkview rear back-up camera
  • Jeep Active Drive II – 4WD system with low range

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