Chrysler working on a SRT version of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Article by Christian A., on July 11, 2013

Although the standard version didn’t hit the dealerships yet due to quaity checks, Jeep is already planning a SRT version of the 2014 Cherokee. According to Allpar, Chrysler plans to release a 2014 Cherokee SRT in the near future, which means that the small SUV will get an improved version of the Pentastar V6 engine.

Using a single turbo, the Pentastar V6 is expected to develop around 375 hp, while with twin-turbos the maximum output will be around 410 hp.

The standard version will be offered with a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine with 184 hp but also with a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 capable to offer 271 hp.

If you want one, you’d better know that Jeep wants $22,995 (plus $995 destination) for the entry-level version of the Cherokee and $29,995 (plus $995 destination) for the top-of-the-line version. The 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk costs $29,495 plus $995, of course.

New Jeep Cherokee is fitted with a new exterior that looks forward to the future while appealing to customers around the world. This new Cherokee should be able to move the brand forward to the new future by sporting a new shape that isn’t just efficient but also features the vaunted Jeep DNA and heritage. As a result, the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is efficient and capable both in terms of visual appeal and performance.

The upper body of the new Cherokee has been designed to be aerodynamic, as marked by fluid yet sleek exterior lines. The lower body of the new SUV, meanwhile, has been designed to be rugged yet protective, thereby conveying the capability typical of a Jeep. Overall, the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee features a powerful stance, a commanding on-the-road presence as well as an aggressive wheel-to-body proportion. Of course, the new Cherokee is able to lead its class in terms of capability, thanks in part to its aggressive approach and departure angles.

On the front, the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee features a one-piece waterfall hood and seven-slotted grille assembly – a configuration that helps ensure a precise build. Both of these cues pay tribute to Jeep heritage. For instance, waterfall hood is clearly separated from the front fenders while the iconic peaked grille includes a crisp, horizontal snap.

Amazingly, the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee extensively employs LED technology. On the front, the new Cherokee features seemingly slim headlamps, thanks to the shape of its distinct daytime running lamp (DRL) shape. The rear end also features tail lights employing full LED units, thereby giving the SUV a strong yet harmonious rear backlight graphic that connects the upper and lower rear portions of the new Cherokee.

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