Jeep has debuted the new Cherokee Overland at the New England International Auto Show. New Jeep Cherokee Overland is expected to go on sale from March 2016. Coming at Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,495 (plus $995 destination), the Overland variant joins the Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk models in the Cherokee lineup.
Talking about the exterior styling of Jeep Cherokee Overland, it gets new body-color fascias with a bright front grille and chin extension, body-color door cladding and wheel flares, new 18-inch aluminum wheels, HID bi-xenon headlamps and “Overland” badge on the liftgate. The designing cues have been taken from the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland model. As for the cabin, the Cherokee Overland boasts of a leather-wrapped instrument panel, power front driver and passenger seat with four-way power lumbar, a new Jeep steering wheel with Zebrano high-gloss wood trim, bright door sill plates, and Berber floor mats.
The company is offering standard Nappa leather seats with ventilation and heating function for front seats. An Alpine Premium Audio system with Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM radio is also on offer as standard. Moreover, a 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth, Navigation, HD Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link, SiriusXM Traffic and Uconnect Access Advantage also comes as standard. Besides the aforementioned features, a few more exquisite features are available with the Jeep Cherokee Overland in form of power liftgate, blind spot monitoring and rear crosspath detection, Parksense rear backup assist system and a premium insulation group.
Needless to say, Jeep Cherokee Overland edition gets the Jeep Active Drive II 4×4 system, like every other Jeep model. In addition, it also features the Jeep brand’s Selec-Terrain traction control system, via which the driver can select any of the four driving modes available: Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud. Under the hood, there is the 3.2-litre V6 Pentastar engine with standard engine stop/start (ESS) fuel-saving technology, while producing 271hp of top power and 239 lb.-ft. of peak torque. “Cherokee sales increased 23 percent in 2015, and we expect the new Overland model will attract even more consumers into our Jeep showrooms going forward,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global.