Jeep Cherokee gets turbo-diesel
Jeep has added a turbo-diesel to the all-new Cherokee line-up (Limited Diesel) with pricing from $49,000 (+ORC).
THE LIMITED DIESEL completes the Cherokee line-up, featuring 18-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery with heated front seats, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera and an Alpine nine-speaker surround sound system all as standard. Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 125kW and 350Nm and mated to a nine-speed automatic. Fuel consumption is 5.8L/100km.
The new Jeep Cherokee Limited Diesel also features Jeep’s Active Drive II off-road system, which features a two-speed power transfer unit with torque management and low range which is unique to the diesel powertrain. It also features rear axle disconnect which helps improve fuel efficiency in situations when four-wheel drive isn’t needed.
In terms of safety, the Cherokee Limited Diesel gets a five-star ANCAP rating like the rest of the Cherokee range, with seven airbags, traction and stability control, it also features: Forward Collision Warning-Plus, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus, Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection.
The Cherokee Limited Diesel rounds out the Cherokee line-up which includes: Sport (2.4L petrol) and the Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk variants which run the 3.2-litre Pentastar V6.