Jeep announces range updates to the Cherokee
Jeep has announced the range updates that will be introduced to the Jeep Cherokee this week.
This will include the Active-Drive II 4x4 system, Forward Collision warning with low speed stop function and high speed crash mitigation, new shaped integrated dual exhausts, and two special order options are among a raft of updates.
Coming into effect from early November, the Model Year changes offer more features and equipment, although pricing across the Cherokee line-up remains unchanged.
Active-Drive II, which is only available on Limited trim, automatic transmission cars, offers additional off-road performance for the legendary Cherokee 4x4, and can be operated using the enhanced Selec-Terrain dial inside the car.
Launched in time for the winter weather ahead, Active-Drive II adds Hill-Descent control, a "low range" gear-set for greater control and torque in off-road or extreme situations, and a neutral mode, which disconnects the rear axle to assist, for example, in flat towing.
Damien Dally, head of brand at Jeep UK, said: "Following on from the successful launch into the UK of new Jeep Cherokee, I am delighted with these further enhancements to the car. They are another example of how we continually try to enhance our class-defining models, and I am sure customers will be delighted with the changes we have made."
The optional ADG Safety technology group, available on Limited automatic versions also gets updated Forward Collision Warning with a low-speed stop function and high-speed crash mitigation.
Visually, all automatic versions of Cherokee will feature rectangular integrated exhausts, a development which enhances the car's appearance from the rear.
Two new special order options are also offered: 'Cold Weather group' available on the Limited trim only, including all-season floor mats and heated steering wheel, and 'Safety and Security group' - bi-xenon light sensitive headlamps, headlamp washer, and rain sensitive windscreen wipers. These visibility-assisting features are already standard on the Limited trim.
by: Becca Chaplin