There’s a new Overland model to top off the Cherokee range, too

Originally Published: October 2016
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The Cherokee has gained a new range-topper in the form of the Overland. Despite its name, this isn’t the same deal as the old Grand Cherokee Overland, which was modifi ed for off -road use. 

This Overland will have the 2.2-litre Multijet II turbo-diesel engine, with 200bhp available. This Fiat-sourced lump be mated to a nine-speed auto gearbox working through either the Active Drive I or II four-wheel drive system.

The Euro 6 compliant engine should manage 127mph with economy and emissions of 50.4mpg and 149g/km respectively. There are changes to the exterior with most panels, bumpers and grille being now body-coloured, contrasted by HID bi-xenon headlights and new 18” bright alloys.

Inside there is more luxury, with front leather seats that are heated, ventilated and multi-way adjustable. There are even Berber fl oor mats to go with the Morocco Black nappa leather, but the authentic aroma of camel seems to be absent.

And if you were a true desert Berber, you wouldn’t need the included Uconnect radio, 8.4” touchscreen, Bluetooth and GPS either. Which would leave you richer to the tune of between £38,745 and £39,950.

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