Text: Brent Co / Photos: Kelvin Christian Go | posted September 20, 2014 18:16
5th generation Cherokee makes Philippine reveal
Jeep Philippines held the dynamic preview of the 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk at the 2014 Philippine International Motor Show. Visitors will get to experience the fifth-generation Cherokee in specially designed off-road course to demonstrate its maneuverability, traction, cross-axle articulation, ground clearance, safety and stability.
“There is no better way to introduce the new Cherokee than to see it do what it can do best,” says Robert P. Shaw, VP – Sales & Marketing of Auto Nation Group.
Jeep Philippines has decided to introduce the 'trail rated' version which boasts of features like aggressive approach and departure angles, complements of the unique front and rear fascias, one-inch factory lift, Jeep Active Drive Lock with locking rear differential, skid plates and signature red tow hooks. The locking rear differential is selectable in any low range terrain mode, but will lock automatically when in certain modes, such as “Rock,” to maximize tractive effort at the tire patch that can support it.
The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk boasts an approach angle of 29.8 degrees, a departure angle of 32.1 degrees and breakover angle of 23.3 degrees. Running ground clearance is 8.7 inches.
Jeep boasts of five key performance categories for the Cherokee Trailhawk: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.
Under the hood is a 2.4-liter 'Tigershark’ MultiAir 2 inline-4 rated at 187 PS @ 6250 rpm and 232 Nm of torque at 4800 rpm. It is mated to a ZF-sourced 948TE 9-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, features include a Uconnect 8.4-inch multimedia system with 9 speakers, leather seats, GPS navigation, and wireless charging pad.
Delivery of units is slated at December of 2014. Pricing has yet to be released.