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Jeep adds new Cherokee flagship

Jeep has added a new range-topping ‘Overland’ model to its Cherokee range.

The new luxury Overland provides ‘elegant interiors and premium equipment’, and features a polished bright front grille, new body-coloured door cladding, front and rear bumpers and wheel arches, new 18-inch polished bright aluminium wheels, standard HID bi-xenon headlamps and is finished with an Overland badge on the tailgate.

Powered by a 2.2-litre MultiJet II 200 hp turbo diesel engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission in either Active Drive I or Active Drive II 4WD, the engine gives the car a 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 127mph. The Euro 6 unit has a 149g/km CO2 figure, due to an improved final drive ratio when compared with the 2015 Cherokee, and fuel economy of 50.4 mpg.

The car comes in a range of colours: Deep Cherry Red, Bright White, Brilliant Black and Billet Silver. Premium enhancements include powered Nappa leather ventilated and heated driver and front passenger seats with four-way lumbar adjustment, memory driver’s seat and mirrors, a new steering wheel with wood insert, anodised silver bezels and vent surrounds, and Berber floor mats.

The interior is available in Morocco Black Nappa Leather, or in a brand new Pearl coloured Nappa Leather finish. Both interiors have no additional cost and both carry the signature Overland logo in premium stitching on the front seats.

Entertainment comes courtesy of a powerful Alpine Premium sound system, while there’s also a Uconnect radio with 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth and GPS navigation. A standard-fit panoramic sunroof is joined, as standard, by a powered tailgate and Jeep’s ParkSense front and rear reverse assist system.

The 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp Overland Active Drive I 4WD 9 speed automatic is priced at £38,745 OTR while the 2.2 MultiJet II 200hp Overland Active Drive II 4WD 9 speed automatic costs from £39,950 OTR.