2014 Jeep Cherokee Becomes “Liberty Light” in China
Although Chrysler created the 2014 Cherokee as a replacement for the Liberty, it seems that the vehicle will keep its old name in China... kind of. According to CarNewsChina, the Cherokee will be sold in the world’s largest market under the Ziyou Guan name, which means “Liberty Light”.
Interestingly enough, the Jeep Liberty, which is being sold since 2002 and will exit the stage later this year, was never sold in China. The source also says the Jeep Ziyou Guan will share Fiat Viaggio’s turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which will come with either 120 HP or 150 HP, paired to a five-speed manual gearbox or a DCT.
A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is also in the books as an option, but it looks like China won’t get the 3.6-liter V6 mill. Obviously, the “Liberty Light” SUV will be built alongside the Fiat Viaggio at the Guangzhou-Fiat plant in China.
All told, we can’t help but wonder if the 2014 lemon-sucking Jeep Cherokee will actually suck as an SUV in China, given that the base US-spec engine will be served as a range-topping option.
Story via CarNewsChina
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