A special edition of the award-winning Jeep Cherokee is being unleashed across the UK this summer.
Branded Jeep Cherokee Extreme Sport, the new 4x4 will appeal to drivers looking for a real off-road vehicle with true Jeep can-do attitude. And with just 200 of the special Cherokees available, Jeep’s 94 dealers are expecting an "extreme" rush from customers.
With more than 60 years of top-flight 4x4 know-how that only comes with a Jeep, and superb style, luxury and affordability, the Cherokee Extreme Sport boasts unique 16 inch alloy wheels and extended wheelarches, bumpers and front grille in high-gloss graphite.
A choice of two engines is available with Extreme Sport – the torquey 2.8 litre common rail diesel or the powerful 3.7 litre V6. Both come with an automatic gearbox – five-speed on the CRD and four-speed on the V6.
The 148 bhp 2.8 CRD accelerates from 0-62 mph in 12.6 seconds and carries on up to 108 mph. But even with those performance figures it still returns 27.4 mpg on the combined cycle.
The 3.7 V6’s 208 bhp takes the car from 0-62 mph in 10.8 seconds and continues to 112 mph. It returns 20.2 mpg on the combined cycle.
Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler and Jeep in the UK said: "Whether you choose CRD or V6, you are getting an awful lot of car for your money. Jeep’s fantastic off-roading track record, combined with the stunning design and style of these new Extreme Sport models will, I am sure, make them a very attractive proposition."
Standard safety and security equipment on both cars includes driver and front passenger airbags, height adjustable front seat belts, high-level rear brake light, locking fuel filler cap and a Thatcham category 1 alarm and immobiliser. A leather wrapped steering wheel, trip computer, height adjustable steering column, auxiliary power socket and six speaker CD/radio/cassette are among other standard features.
Prices are £21,880 on-the-road for the 2.8 CRD and £20,880 for the 3.7 V6.
Meanwhile, Jeep has further upgraded its popular Grand Cherokee range for 2004 model year with a new front appearance and specification detail changes. The stunning 4x4 has been given a freshened look with the addition of vertical grille bars and new front driving lamps.
New door mirrors have been introduced to further reduce wind noise and a new colour – Deep Lava Red – is added.
Prices for the 2004 Grand Cherokee stay at current 2003 levels:
- 4.0 Limited – £27,995
- 2.7 CRD Limited – £29,500
- 4.7 V8 Limited – £31,000
- 2.7 CRD Overland – £31,500
- 4.7 V8 HO Overland – £34,000
As with all Jeep models, the Cherokee Extreme Sport and 2004 Grand Cherokee come with a full peace-of-mind warranty package and European roadside assistance cover for three years/60,000-miles plus a seven years' unlimited mileage anti-corrosion guarantee.Published 6 June 2003