Jeep has added a new 2,8 turbodiesel engine with a five-speed automatic gearbox to its Cherokee Sport and Ltd models.
A new powertrain option widens the range of engines and transmissions available on the Jeep Cherokee.
The Cherokee is now available with a new 2,8 common-rail turbodiesel (CRD) engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The 2,8 CRD engine provides power and responsive acceleration with the ease of a smooth-shifting automatic transmission. The engine develops 110 kW and 360 N.m of torque.
Maximum power is 110 kW @ 3 800 r/min and maximum torque 360 N.m @ 1 800 to2 600 r/min.
The 545RFE five-speed automatic overdrive transmission, new to the Cherokee and also used in the Grand Cherokee, features driver-adaptive shifting that allows the transmission to learn a driving style and adapt the shift characteristics accordingly.
It joins the existing 2,5 CRD engine with five-speed manual transmission, 3,7 V6 PowerTech petrol engine with four-speed automatic transmission and 2,4 PowerTech petrol engine with five-speed manual transmission.
“Two diesel and two petrol derivatives will ensure Jeep further cements its position as the undisputed leader in the segment,” said Jeep’s Guy Franken.
“The CRD automatic will be available from dealerships in the next couple of weeks and will carry a price premium of R10 000 over manual CRD Limited and Sport models.” The Limited sells for R324 900 and the Sport is R291 900.