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Posted by nashman on 2011/11/16 17:47:09 (4134) reads

Chrysler/Fiat is investing 1.7 billion dollars in the replacement of the Jeep Liberty - and they may call it a "Cherokee":

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said today that Chrysler plans to invest $1.7 billion to build its next generation Jeep SUV at an assembly plant in Toledo and may name the new vehicle the Cherokee.

Check out the full story from the Detroit Free Press.

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Posted: 2012/4/26 6:58  Updated: 2012/4/26 6:58
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 Re: Jeep to return to the Cherokee name?
Heh, I never called it jeep Liberty, for me, they always remained Cherokee. I'm probably like many others, so Chrysler is ready to abandon its promise not to use the native American names.

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Posted: 2011/11/17 6:40  Updated: 2011/11/17 6:40
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 Re: Jeep to return to the Cherokee name?
In the Uk the name Cherokee is used for the vehicle you refer to as a Liberty in US. This is despite the fact that I think the Liberty is a pale shadow of the old XJ which I used to drive. I seem to remember reading somewhere (Possibly on this web site) that Chrysler had agreed not to use native American names on its models. Can anyone tell me if I am right or wrong? How would this affect any future Cherokee?

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Posted: 2011/11/17 11:59  Updated: 2011/11/17 12:10
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 Re: Jeep to return to the Cherokee name?
Chrysler had agreed not to use native American names on its models

Hmmmm, maybe you're right... that was about the time the Washington Redskins & Atlanta Braves were getting "PC" grief, too!

Long gone have been:
Cherokee (though GC is still there)
and the Li'l Red Express Truck

They should have simply changed the name to Cherokee (in the US) when they boxed it out & did the last sheet metal refresh. Oddly, the EXTERIOR dimensions of the Patriot & INTERIOR dimensions of the Liberty are XJ-like... Everything else just got thicker...

Dopes! Even though it's a only a shadow of its predecessor, they probably would have sold a whole bunch more in the U.S. --starting in 2002-- if they kept calling it the Cherokee... even with those ugly bug-eyes.
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