What’s new?As part of Jeep's new product offensive, this is the American firm's latest generation mid-size Cherokee model. Pitched below the premium Grand Cherokee and a more rounded proposition than the iconic but extreme Wrangler, the Cherokee is expected to do battle with cars from the likes of Nissan, Kia, Hyundai, Audi and BMW.
Sitting on a new platform, this Cherokee promises higher levels of refinement and on-road manners than its predecessor. For the UK diesel power is the default choice, with two power outputs from a single 2.0-litre unit. A more extreme 'Trail Rated' variant boasting increased capabilities will be available, but as a petrol V6 variant numbers are expected to be small.
Key to this Cherokee's appeal will be its ability to come good on its maker's claims of improved on-r...