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It resembles the new GC in that picture. :rolleyes:

 

Ha! seriously? with that grill... & if they're claiming a 45% fuel savings increase then there's no way it'll have the hemi option;)

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From Worldcarfans.com, an artist rendering of what they think the new Cherokee "should" look like instead of what it actually looks like. Much better...

 

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Better, but it still looks like an egg. Like a big Geo Metro.

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well, having now seen it with a paint-matched front, it can look decent actually:

 

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now that's decent for a car/van-thingy i mean! it's still no Jeep, and to disgrace the Cherokee name with a crossover vehicle is just plain wrong.

 

From Worldcarfans.com, an artist rendering of what they think the new Cherokee "should" look like instead of what it actually looks like. Much better...

 

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What? Seriously? This is an artists rendering of what it 'should' look like? So what does it 'really' look like? ???

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Okay, whoops! Didn't see the difference before I posted that. Sorry. It actually does look better with color keyed paint on the trim than without. And the 'should' be picture is probably the best case scenario although it's too late now and doesn't matter in the least since this is simply a masquerade Cherokee anyhow. Blah!

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My guess is you'll be lucky if it is available with a V6 let alone a Hemi.

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A transverse 4 cyl with front wheel drive, and AWD as on option... At least that is what it "looks" like. I don't have photoshop, but I'm just trying to imagine that thing with 35's, a 4 in lift, and articuation..... Don't think it will. BLAH!

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It would appear that this is a rebadged Alfa Romeo so you know it will be great offroad.

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From Autoblog yesterday:

 

Jeep Cherokee faces on-sale delay

 

A report in The Wall Street Journal looks at some of the obstacles to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee that go beyond its mootable yet "very contemporary" looks, almost all of them based on Fiat's financial position. Starting with that sheetmetal, in defense of it SRT president Ralph Gilles and Jeep design head Mark Allen said they wanted to "make sure the design still looks modern five years from now."

 

The WSJ piece doesn't cite longevity as a factor, instead saying that its features originated in a design for an Alfa Romeo, the transformation into a Jeep design meant allowing Chrysler get it to market more quickly and save "hundreds of millions of dollars" in engineering.

 

The need for Fiat to save money while it weathers the European situation has cut budgets for development, engineering and the pace of retooling the Toledo, Ohio plant to build the Cherokee. In a familiar case of snowballing at work, among the effects will be pushing back the Cherokee's volume sales date and delaying updates to some of Chrysler's other products.

 

Things will get better when Chrysler can work through its program and get the Cherokee to dealers in bulk – especially if it finds it really can sell 250,000 per year – but the hurdles won't help the financials in the short term.

 

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