European Jeep Cherokee Debuts at the 2007 International Auto Show (IAA)
Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 4, 2007
- The 2007 International Auto Show (IAA) in Frankfurt will be the stage
for the European Premiere of the all-new Jeep® Cherokee, which
delivers a powerful punch in the mid-size SUV market with a new
four-wheel-drive system, an exclusive Sky Slider™ full-open canvas
roof, a more rugged, classic Jeep look and an all-new interior.
Also having its
European debut in Frankfurt is the newest Jeep Grand Cherokee, offering
customers more innovative technology, a restyled interior and exterior,
an improved engine and more premium amenities. The Grand Cherokee SRT8
high-performance version also sports new looks and features.
The Jeep brand
has gone through a major product offensive, expanding globally from
three models in 2005 to seven in 2007 – the most available to retail
consumers at one time in the 65-year history of Jeep vehicles. No other
automotive manufacturer in the world has the range of SUVs that Jeep
The Jeep brand
line-up now includes Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee (including SRT8),
Cherokee (Liberty in North America), Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited,
Compass and Patriot. These seven vehicles – all of them powered by both
petrol and diesel engine options – provide the opportunity to grow the
Jeep brand by offering a variety of products that will excite current
customers and attract new ones.
The all-new Jeep
Cherokee (called Liberty in North America) remains true to its
legendary 4x4 heritage while offering customers more on-road refinement
and amenities. The new Cherokee takes on the Jeep rugged exterior
design, and it will now come standard with the all-new Selec-Trac®
II full-time four-wheel-drive system.
Also standard is
the Jeep-engineered Hill Descent Control system, Hill Start Assist
system and more, as Jeep Cherokee continues to build on its already
long list of safety and security technologies.
Luxury Leather package upgrades the already supple leather seats to
solid, single-colour leather coverings featuring French seam stitching.
The passenger grab handle, console storage cover and front-door trim
panels also receive the same leather treatment, complete with the
French seam stitching. The emergency brake handle and transmission
shifter receive exclusive leather treatment, brushed stainless-steel
door-sill plates welcome passengers, and the floor carpet is augmented
with premium floor mats. This package is exclusive for Jeep Cherokee
sold outside North America.
In addition to
all-new interior design, the amenities, innovations and cargo and
storage space continue to improve. An exclusive, all-new feature is the
Sky Slider full-open canvas roof, giving the Jeep Cherokee that "Only
in a Jeep" open-air experience. The MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment
System with and without navigation, rain-sensing wipers,
express-up/down windows, and memory seats, radio and mirrors are added
to the vehicle’s ever-growing list of available features and options.
Jeep Cherokee is
available with either the 3.7-litre V-6 petrol engine or new 2.8-litre
turbo diesel engine. Cherokee Sport and Limited models will be
available outside North America, in both left-hand and right-hand
drive, starting in the first quarter of 2008.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
The new Jeep
Grand Cherokee displays multiple enhancements to the best-selling Jeep
nameplate. New for this year is an extremely advanced and flexible Hill
Descent Control system for greatly improved control in off-road
situations, a new Hill Start Assist system that holds the vehicle
automatically on steep hills for a smooth and controlled drive away
from a stop, and Trailer Sway Control that minimises trailer sway
Cherokee also features a new 4.7-litre V-8 petrol engine that delivers
an improvement in fuel economy of more than six per cent, with a 30 per
cent increase in horsepower and an eight per cent increase in torque.
The interior and exterior design is restyled, and the new Grand
Cherokee also features a host of innovative, premium amenities such as
the MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System.
Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in Europe and other markets
outside North America starting at the end of 2007.
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