When we saw the first leaked images of the new Cherokee, we found them rather hard to believe; after all, they were revealing something never seen before on a Jeep model. Those images however were very accurate and the model finally made its world debut today at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
When initially announced, Jeep claimed the new Cherokee will deliver “even more best-in-class capability, exemplary on-road driving dynamics, and fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent versus the outgoing mid-size SUV model,” – aka Jeep Liberty.
The new Cherokee will be built at the company’s assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio and will be put on sale in the third quarter of this year. Customers can choose from the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport, Cherokee Latitude, Cherokee Limited and the Trail Rated Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.
The 2014 Cherokee offers a design never seen before on a Jeep model, but the company announced this is just a preview version “for the future with a global appeal.” The first design element that catches our attention is that waterfall hood with the seven-slotted grille featuring a horizontal snap. There is also a one-piece hood separated from the front fenders in a modern twist of Jeep heritage.
The new, slim headlights are offered with LED lighting technology, just like the new taillight graphic.
For 2014, Cherokee customers will have a choice of eleven different exterior colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Eco Green Pearl Coat, Mango Tango Pearl Coat, Auburn Pearl Coat, Cashmere Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, and Anvil Clear Coat. Thanks to Simona and topspeed.com for the news.