The Jeep Cherokee diesel will make its European debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show Sporting the automaker’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine.
The all-new Jeep Cherokee went on sale in the U.S. last year but will now be heading to Europe with its nine-speed automatic transmission. The turbo diesel engine will be available in two forms one with 170 hp and another with 140 hp. Only the 170-hp engine is mated to a nine-speed transmission while the 140-hp variant is paired to a a six-speed manual transmission. To improve fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, both powerplants use stop-start technology.
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The European Jeep Cherokee lineup will also get the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission with 272 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. In Russia and the Middle East, the Jeep Cherokee will also be offered with a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir four-cylinder engine.
The Jeep Cherokee received the Euro NCAP five-star rating last year with an overall score of 83 percent. The Jeep Cherokee will be introduced to European dealerships during the second quarter of 2014 and will be available in three trim levels: Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk.
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