Leaked photos last week prompted Jeep to at least reveal images of the 2014 Cherokee, which hit the news cycle while we were in Texas testing the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The all-new design of the popular Jeep Cherokee platform is certainly unique.
The new 2014 Cherokee will be filling the spot of the Liberty, which will not return to the company’s lineup in 2014. It does feature styling of the Grand Cherokee and Compass, but its size and smaller headlights also put it more in line to the Nissan Juke and vehicles of that size.
The vehicle is set to debut at the New York Auto Show in late March, and sister publication AutoGuide reports the Cherokee will feature a new 3.2-liter version of the brand’s Pentastar V6 and perhaps even an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission. Either way, Jeep promises fuel economy improvements of up to 45%.
In a release, Jeep said the all-new Cherokee will offer “best-in-class capability” and “exemplary on-road driving dynamics.”
The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, and will arrive in dealer showrooms in the third quarter of this year. For more information on Jeep’s full lineup, visit www.Jeep.com.