Jeep announces range updates to the Cherokee

05/11/2014 18:36

Jeep announces range updates to the CherokeeJeep 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

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