Everything else superfluous
Although almost every manufacturer now a SUV or SUV has the program that " True " will not superfluous. On the contrary: Jeep makes good business, the model Cherokee already nearly 1,200 cars in the first half 2015, new registrations in Germany, in the entire previous year, there were only 1700. Now the offer is further spread, there is a new diesel engine and a new gearbox for the small Renegade.
The news about the Jeep Cherokee affect its engine selection. Until now, the diesel supply was limited to a 103 kW / 140 hp engine, which was to have only front wheel drive and manual transmission. Now it will be supplemented by two additional versions that have 4 × 4 drive. It is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder is used, which is connected to a ZF nine-speed automatic transmission. The motors are to have choice of 136 kW / 185 hp or 147 kW / 200 hp and to the EU standard 5.7 and 6.1 liters per 100 kilometers consume. That a strict test drive the on-board computer causes a display of more than eight liters, was no surprise. Prices range from 40,600 to 47,600 euros. The latter applies to the 200-horsepower car with Active - Drive II system.
Although about 120 kilograms heavier than the front-wheel drive car with two-liter engine, the new sprints much spirited thanks to the higher torque of 440 Newton meters. Only 8.8 seconds needs the 185 - hp version to accelerate from zero to one hundred. Up to 204 km / h sprint is so that it is much faster than the Trailhawk model with V6 petrol engine. Two balancer shafts ensure low-vibration operation, total of the Fiat engine works very cultured and unobtrusive. As standard, the vehicle with automatic climate control, electric tailgate, light and rain sensor and front fog lamps equipped.
In its long history the US brand in 2014 has sold for the first time more than one million cars. In three years there will be already 1.9 million long as demand persists. A means to an end is the entry-level Jeep Renegade, but also at the top end of the model range is draufgesattelt. 2018 is not only a completely new Grand Cherokee rolls to the customer, but also a luxury SUV that the Range Rover is to compete. Jeep reactivated to the model name Grand Wagoneer that was used since the early 80's several times for specially equipped Cherokee versions. Who 's like a couple of numbers has little, could enlist from the successor of the Jeep Compass, the inaugural end of 2016 in the compact class.
Until then, the manufacturer is trying to keep the interest in the Renegade high. The fact that he uses a Fiat platform, did not hurt him, in a short time more than 100 000 units have already been built. Just below the threshold of EUR 20 000 is positioned with 1.6 - liter petrol engine which exclusively via the front axle driven variant. The marketing strategists have devised the name " E - Torq 'for this version, which according to the English word " torque " ( torque ) should sound. That could so far be regarded as misleading as the pulling power with 152 Nm but excludes quite modest at 4500 revolutions. All other petrol have 230 or 250 Newton meters.
Since the car but with just 1400 kg weighs about as much as a compact sedan, rich from the 81 kW / 110 hp for propulsion unspectacular. Sparkling it comes as even with the 1.4-liter multi-air engine to which also gives its 103 kW / 140 hp to the front axle. This model Jeep recently as an inexpensive alternative to 125 kW / 170 hp Top - gasoline into the program and equips it with a six-speed dual clutch transmission. Transmissions of this type are known for their quick speed change, which is why it is surprising that Jeep indicating the acceleration from zero to eleven seconds. For the manual transmission model 10.9 seconds can be specified. A slight advantage achieve the buyers of automatic but in consumption, where 5.9 liters are called as the average EU standard.
This is a smooth liters less must be estimated at the top gasoline than driving. No wonder: Not only the ZF nine-speed transmission weighs more than the six-speed automatic, but also the additional four-wheel drive brings weight to the car, so that in total 110 kg more are on record. Nine speed gearbox and 4 × 4 drive result in an additional cost of 6100 euro against the 140-horsepower front-wheel drive, which is available with dual-clutch gearbox for 24 600 euros. In both driven front-wheel drive variants noticed positively that even strong acceleration not led to noticeable influences in the steering. The traction is reliable, but the Renegade was independent of the motorization a pronounced tendency to run after ruts. The steering wished you look a little smoother. ( ampnet / ab)