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05 Feb 2019

Authentic, Premium Jeep® Design Enhances the Evolution of the New 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Authentic, Premium Jeep® Design Enhances the Evolution of the New 2019 Jeep Cherokee
  • New, more premium design stays true to iconic Jeep® styling - all-new front fascia, hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps and fog lamps, new lightweight, hands free power liftgate, four new wheel designs and open-air freedom with available dual-pane sunroof.

 

  • Premium, refined interior functionality and design with new Satin Chrome and Piano Black high-gloss accents, improved rear cargo volume and more convenient storage space.

 

  • 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 engine with ESS technology delivers 271 horsepower and 324 Nm. of torque plus best-in-class towing capability of 2,041 kg (4,500 lbs).

 

  • Enhanced nine-speed automatic transmission tuned to match the performance of the 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 engine.

 

  • Best-in-class Jeep Trail Rated capability with enhanced four-wheel-drive systems that set the benchmark for mid-size SUV’s.

 

  • Fourth-generation Uconnect® system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (where available) and the choice of 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-zoom capability.

 

  • Packed with more than 80 available advanced safety and security features.

 

Available now in Jeep® showrooms across the Middle East, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee - the most capable mid-size SUV - boasts a new, authentic and even more premium design, with the latest evolution offering more interior comfort and convenience, delivering everyday practicality with outstanding ride and handling characteristics, independent front- and rear-suspension systems with world-class body torsional stiffness, highly efficient nine-speed transmission and more than 80 safety and security features.

 

Authentic Jeep Design

 

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee features an extensive new exterior design that highlights a completely fresh appearance and includes a major restyling of a number of signature components.

 

The distinguished new look of the all-new front is consistent with classic, iconic Jeep design and styling, aligned with the premium side of the Jeep family. Complete with a new fascia, lightweight hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps (DRL), fog lamps and liftgate, the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a vehicle that offers a fresh look and maintains its unmatched capability in all weather conditions, on the road or trail.

 

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee stays true to its heritage with a wide and commanding stance and an aggressive wheel-to-body proportion for a distinctive identity. Aggressive approach and departure angles contribute to best-in-class capability. A main feature is maintaining the signature waterfall hood mated to the seven-slot grille. As a single piece, the sloping new lightweight aluminium hood projects clean visual lines that separate from the front fenders, further contributing to the distinctive, premium look.

 

The latest and most advanced LED lighting technology is prominent on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. New front Bi-LED projector headlamps incorporate its signature Cherokee DRLs, which have been refined as one fixture, providing a fresh look. A new re-sculpted front fascia completes its wide stance with dual LED fog lamps surrounded by bright trim details with the adaptive cruise control radar sensor positioned below. A new contemporary look highlights the 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s rear profile with re-sculpted design cues, creating a more harmonic flow to the rear of the vehicle.

 

The new Cherokee’s tail lamps remain an integral part of the rear backlight graphic, which includes a signature red “Feature Light” - a thin homogenous LED light strip that wraps individual stop, turn and reverse tail lamp applications.

 

The new, redesigned lightweight composite liftgate includes an integrated light bar with the release handle repositioned higher for added customer convenience. Additionally, the available handsfree liftgate is operated by making a kicking motion under the bumper to open it.

 

Cherokee also stays true to Jeep open-air freedom by offering a dual-pane sunroof with motorized sunshade that minimizes glare.

 

Interior

 

The updated interior has received a fresh and elegant touch while remaining a practical and comfortable environment. Premium hand-sculpted forms tie signature Jeep design cues and high-quality materials together with precision craftsmanship. A driver-oriented cockpit loaded with easy-to-use, useful technology, clever, thoughtful storage features and more than 80 available safety and security features - including eight standard air bags - provide occupants everything they need for any adventure they undertake.

 

Drivers and passengers will immediately notice refined and elegant features in the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The use of new high-gloss Piano Black, complemented by premium Satin Chrome tracer accents, add a delicate touch around the radio, air vent and gear shifter bezels, creating a tailored and harmonious look. The electric park brake button has also been enclosed around the centre shifter bezel for ease of operation.

 

The re-sculpted centre console front media hub (USB port and 115-volt outlet) has been repositioned, creating additional space with the enlargement of the front storage pocket, perfect for placing mobile smart phones and other devices next to the integral USB port for easy access to connected services.

 

Cherokee maintains premium materials abound through the door panels, armrests and upper instrument panel. Interior trim that is soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye is found throughout the cabin. Designers also freshened the interior with lighter colour tones on lower trim panels that match seating and create a pleasant and welcoming environment.

 

Ergonomically designed seats that support the contour of the body are trimmed with premium cloth or quality Nappa leather and come available as power adjustable, heated/ventilated seats with memory. Premium cloth fabrics include a unique “Hex” interlocking graphic. The available 60/40 split second-row seats adjust fore and aft for increased passenger comfort and cargo flexibility.

 

Unique features such as the available leather-wrapped steering wheel, ventilated front seats plus much more will delight both drivers and passengers alike. Rear cargo capacity has also been increased over three inches (76.2 mm) in width and now totals more than 27 cubic feet, offering additional storage space that can easily accommodate golf clubs or groceries.

 

High-efficiency powertrain: 3.2-litre Pentastar V6

 

The Cherokee’s standard 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 engine produces 271 horsepower, 324 Nm of torque and delivers best-in-class V6 towing of 2,041 kg (4,500 lbs). The engine blends a balance of efficiency, power and refinement from the same innovations that earned its larger displacement predecessor industry-wide acclaim, while reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) for occupants.

 

Nine-speed transmission

 

The Cherokee’s upgraded TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission features new software that further refines drivability and delivers numerous benefits, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus a six-speed automatic transmission. Engineered to ensure the Cherokee is always in the appropriate gear, its 4.71 first-gear ratio contributes to launch performance, while the small steps between mid-range gears ensure smoothness. Higher gears enable lower engine speeds - a primary operating condition for superior fuel efficiency.

 

Superior on-road performance

 

A front independent suspension with MacPherson struts and a rear independent multi-link suspension absorb on-and off-road obstacles while providing superb comfort for vehicle occupants. The front suspension provides 6.7 inches (170 mm) of travel, while the rear suspension provides up to 7.8 inches (198 mm) of travel for better articulation. The isolated rear cradle, high-strength, low-alloy front cross member and superior torsional rigidity all contribute to the quieter, smoother ride and superior handling characteristics drivers will experience in the Cherokee.

 

An electronic power steering system (EPS) improves fuel efficiency and contributes to the Jeep Cherokee’s nimbleness. With EPS, the power assist is provided via an electric motor system rather than a traditional hydraulic system, and because the system is fully electronic, the driver experiences optimal steering effort at all vehicle speeds, and there is less noise and better fuel efficiency since there is no parasitic loss from a power steering pump. This technology also enables active safety features, such as LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist.

 

Unmatched Jeep 4x4 capability

 

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers a choice of three innovative 4x4 systems that have been enhanced for unmatched 4x4 capability for all weather conditions and ensure that it maintains its place as the benchmark mid-size SUV. Rear-axle disconnect technology results in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t needed, while improving fuel efficiency, seamlessly switching between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management without any input from the driver. All 4x4 systems feature the Jeep brand’s renowned Selec-Terrain traction control system, which allows the driver to choose the on- and off-road setting for optimum performance. Five customized settings are offered: Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock.

 

Jeep Active Drive I

 

Available on Cherokee Longitude and Limited models, Jeep Active Drive I features an all-new design. Jeep engineers set out to reduce weight and enhance efficiency of the next-generation rear drive module (RDM), which is fully automatic and delivers seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. The result of this new state-of-the-art technology is reduced weight of nearly 7.7 kg, and a reduction of low-speed system drag torque by 50 percent, which improves fuel savings. The system does not require any driver intervention or feedback, delivers yaw correction during dynamic events, and improves during both understeer and oversteer conditions.

 

Jeep Active Drive II

 

Available on the Trailhawk model, the recalibrated Jeep Active Drive II includes a two-speed Power Transfer Unit (PTU) with torque management and low range. 4-Low mode locks the front and rear driveshafts for low-speed power or towing. Low range provides a 2.92:1 gear reduction that allows for enhanced climbing ability, as well outstanding crawl ratios for severe off-road conditions. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee with Jeep Active Drive II gives the off-road adventurer a ride height increase of one inch (25.4 mm) and a crawl ratio of 48.3:1. The system also has a neutral state that allows for flat-towing with all four wheels on the ground.

 

Jeep Active Drive Lock

 

Jeep Active Drive Lock includes all the features of Jeep Active Drive II and adds a locking rear differential for superior low-speed traction for severe off-road conditions. Jeep Active Drive Lock is standard on all Trailhawk models.

 

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Trail Rated

 

Jeep 4x4 capability is at the forefront of the latest trail-rated Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Featuring an aggressive look and stance, it exemplifies trail readiness as the most capable mid-size SUV in the segment. Loaded with Jeep off-road hardware, the Trailhawk includes aggressive approach and departure angles with unique front and rear fascia, one-inch (25.4 mm) factory lift. Its unmatched 4x4 capability comes via Jeep Active Drive Lock and its locking rear differential, skid plates and signature red tow hooks. The locking rear differential is selectable in any low-range terrain mode to maximize tractive effort at the tyre patch that can support it.

 

Trailhawk boasts an approach angle of 29.9 degrees, departure angle of 32.2 degrees and breakover angle of 22.9 degrees. Running ground clearance is 8.7 inches (47.5 cm). The “Trail Rated” badge indicates that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.

 

Fourth-generation Uconnect® systems

 

The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee features the latest Uconnect® systems, which include easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics, with a choice of 7.0-, or 8.4-inch (177.6mm or 213.36 mm) touchscreen displays with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

 

Available features and services include handsfree phone calls or texts; built-in radio options, which allow drivers and passengers to stream internet radio through Bluetooth or plug-in compatible personal devices in to USB or AUX ports; Uconnect Navigation with turn-by-turn directions and touchscreen with customizable menu bar, using a new Drag and Drop feature.

 

The world-class thin-film transistor (TFT) LED 3.5-inch (88.9 mm) grayscale or 7-inch (177.8 mm) full-colour reconfigurable instrument cluster allows the driver to enjoy a customized user experience and receive information and vehicle feedback in the format they prefer while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Drivers can select from a multitude of information, which can be displayed in the centre of the gauge cluster. The available ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist System is also displayed in the centre of the gauge cluster and operated with buttons on the steering wheel and the shifter.

 

Safety and security

 

The new Jeep Cherokee has more than 80 available safety and security features, starting with a strong foundation constructed with 65 percent high-strength steel. Engineers then added both active and passive safety and security features, including ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus; Electronic Stability Control (ESC); Electronic Roll Mitigation; Blind-spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines and eight standard air bags.

 

Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

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