Jeep Philippines held a preview of their Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk at the 2014 Philippine International Motor Show.
The 2015 Jeep Cherokee, now a compact-midsize crossover, is also Jeep’s most competitive bet at capturing a market share from the high-end or top-of-the-line models of mainstream compact crossovers such as the Subaru Forester 2.0 XT, Toyota RAV-4 AWD, and more.
Show at the 2014 PIMS is the Trailhawk variant. More than just a crossover for show, the Trailhawk is Trail Rated by Jeep, meaning it is truly a legitimate off-roader. The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has an approach angle of 29.8 degrees, a 32.1 degree departure angle, and a 23.3 degree breakover angle. Combined with features such as Jeep Active Drive Lock with locking differential and its skid plates, the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk clearly has all the go and all the show that a true 4×4 possesses.
Powering the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is a 2.4 liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 engine from the Fiat family, and in case you still aren’t aware, Italian car manufacturer Fiat bought the whole Chrysler group back in 2009. The Tigershark engine produces 185 hp and 232 Nm of torque, and is mated to a ZF 9-Speed Automatic Transmission, one of the first few production cars in the world to have a 9-Speed transmission.