2014 Jeep Cherokee officially unveiled

 2014 Jeep Cherokee officially unveiled
2014 Jeep Cherokee 22.2.2013

Bigger, Bolder, Uglier

Jeep is doing some late night damage control as they have released official images of the 2014 Cherokee well ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show.

In a move designed to convince us it's not as ugly as we think, the press photos attempt to portray the model in the best light possible. That's no easy task, but the pictures show a higher-end variant that has more body-color trim than the models posted by Jalopnik earlier today. This, combined with lack of the shock factor, helps to make the model seem slightly less hideous.

While the Cherokee's design is sure be controversial, we can see the crossover will have a curved grille, slender headlights and a uniquely shaped hood. There's also plastic body cladding, chrome trim and a swoopy shoulder line.

Jeep declined to release powertrain specifications, but speculation suggests we can expect a 2.4-liter TigerShark four-cylinder and a 3.2-liter V6. There could also be a 2.0- and possibly 3.0-liter diesel for Europe. Regardless of the final offerings, Jeep says the model will have "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 Liberty)."

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be built at the company's plant in Toledo, Ohio and sales are slated to begin in the third quarter of 2013.

Source: Jeep

Jeep Cherokee Returns

February 22, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® Cherokee. The name is instantly recognizable as the most capable and versatile mid-size SUV in the world. For 2014, Jeep brings the Cherokee name back to North America with the debut of its all-new mid-size sport-utility vehicle.

Set to debut at the New York International Auto Show in March, the all-new, “no-compromise” 2014 Jeep Cherokee sets a new standard with 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.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, and will arrive in dealer showrooms in the third quarter of this year.

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Looks like the Jeep designer watched 2 girls 1 cup.
Feb 26, 2013 8:03 pm
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i actually like it... maybe its not the best looking jeep but its not boring at least
Feb 25, 2013 1:44 am
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Feb 24, 2013 11:37 pm
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I thought netizens said the same of the Juke back in 2010. No?
Feb 24, 2013 5:27 pm
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It's not so much that it's ugly. It is that this is a completely new styling language for Jeep. Once we all get over the initial shock, this vehicle won't look at bad as we initially think.
Feb 24, 2013 5:20 pm
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jeep represent american blood and culture 120%... how in the world did they manage to make it look asian??? i belive the soldiers that fought their way in WW2 in willis-es against asian forces are now burning in their graves...or this is the new american way?
Feb 24, 2013 2:02 pm
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Show some respect and leave the dead soldiers alone. They had other things to worry about than the Jeep styling.
Feb 24, 2013 5:23 pm
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ye, they were mindless drones of the octopus spreading it's tentacles across the globe. you imply i shld have respect for ants. they are as mindless as those stupid soldiers figting false wars, only meant for conquering... but i was really pointing out that it's f*ing hilarious to see a purebred american brand look like a chinesse newcommer. i find it interesting, and futuristic, if it were a ssangyong or some brand like that...personally i would buy it, but with a lerge discount. if i want jeep i want that bad-ass tasteless design from before...2 round headlights and that grille between'em
Feb 24, 2013 9:03 pm
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Don't Jeeps CEO's know that they can get sued for releasing photos of such hideous things? There are small children watching, for God's sake!!!!!
Feb 24, 2013 10:52 am
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Thank you Jeep. http://www.thehorrorzine.com/Morbid/elephantman/eric%20stoltz.jpg
Feb 24, 2013 10:05 am
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Seems like ugly cars attracts more viewers. Comments here are more than what I see in Porsche, Ferrari or Lambo's articles
Feb 24, 2013 3:03 am
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"i'm too sexy for my car, too sexy for car, the way i disco dancing"...its a no miss with this freakazoid
Feb 23, 2013 11:55 pm
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So a Nissan Juke and a surviving Pontiac Aztek were very much in love with each other....
Feb 23, 2013 10:46 pm
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I might add that it's a shame that with this Jeep is throwing away its heritage. It does look like a Korean built (hopefully better quality inside) BUT, it does look better the Juke, Toyota's Cross-eyed deer, or current Lexus RX model. Japs fans, bring on the hate...
Feb 23, 2013 10:03 pm
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I can not imagine a stress of workers in a assemly line for a next 4-5 years
Feb 23, 2013 7:45 pm
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why the jeep was sold to fiat? Jeep is now Italian. Americans wake up and stop crying over spilled milk...
Feb 23, 2013 4:18 pm
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Dude von Dudenstein
Well, that's in my opinion the problem with this car. It's an Italian Jeep (not that Italian cars are wrong). Jeep is supposed to be a patriotic, all-American carmaker. This lost its American character, it might as well be some Fiat SUV.
Feb 23, 2013 6:14 pm
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If I were a Native American from the Cherokee region, I would feel offended seeing this creature.
Feb 23, 2013 4:10 pm
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Trying to be an Evoque alternative using the Juke formula is just plain horrendous! Moreover, agree with everyone, the new headlight styling is all about the Chinese market with that squinting look.
Feb 23, 2013 3:41 pm
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Ouch did they hire the guy that designed the Nissan Juke Headlights?
Feb 23, 2013 1:24 pm
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it may happen when you absolutely want to change a good design. Sometimes is better to develop, not overturn a design language. Porsche and Aston Martin designer are expert in this: theirs cars look quite the same but every generation is beautiful.
Feb 23, 2013 1:11 pm
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better looking than compass,,,thats all l can say
Feb 23, 2013 12:59 pm
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Somebody got paid a LOT of money to design this. Presumably that same somebody was on drugs, wearing mittens and blindfolded!
Feb 23, 2013 12:35 pm
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