December 03, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

News: Jeep puts faith in these four in hopes to make a good comeback

Distributed by DRB-HICOM, their stay might be even longer this time round, especially when it comes with a 5-year/150,000 warranty. By Chris Ng


Distributed by DRB-HICOM, their stay might be even longer this time round, especially when it comes with a 5-year/150,000 warranty. By Chris Ng
 
Grand Cherokee Overland
The big daddy of the bunch, this SUV finds motivation from a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic mapped to save fuel, hinting on just the kind of performance you’ll get. At least the Grand Cherokee doesn’t seem underpowered – on paper, at least. 284bhp at 6350rpm and 347Nm at 4,300rpm are the numbers the V6 is able to crunch out. 

It comes standard with the Quadra-Lift Air Suspension and Selec-Terrain Vehicle Management System, all of which pushes the vehicles weight to over 2.1tonnes. 

Price: RM468,889
 
Cherokee Trailhawk

In the diverse range of SUVs we have on our shores, the Cherokee Trailhawk is arguably the best looking one for under RM380,000. Behind that Hannibal-eqsue grille is an inline-four 2.4-litre Tigershark MultiAir 2 engine. Trailhawk? Tigershark? Gotta love Jeep’s codenames. In any case, the engine promises 174bhp at 6,400 and 229Nm at 3900. A nine-speed automatic sends power to all four wheels.

Despite its urban looks, the ability to lock its rear-axle and the Selec-Terrain with Rock mode reveals its off-roading capability. Helps too, when you know it can wade in waters of up to half-metre deep.

Price: RM378,889
 
Wrangler

Also known as MacGyver’s bullet-evader/bad-guy-chaser/getaway/date vehicle of choice. For Malaysia, the Wrangler will come in three versions – the two-door Rubicon and the four-door Unlimited Sports and Unlimited Sahara. All three versions are powered by the same powerplant that gives motivation to the Grand Cherokee – the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6. The Wranglers ride on a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system and live solid axles.

Price: From RM288,889 to RM338,889
 
Compass Limited

The compact Compass Limited is the entryway to get into the world of Jeep; its ticket price is that dear compared to the other five. It’s powered by a 2.4-litre engine, mated to a six-speed automatic, riding on MacPherson struts upfront and multilink rears. Just as the rest of Jeep’s offering, the Compass Limited is also driven by all four wheels. 

Price: RM248,889
 
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