One of our faithful readers from Latin America recently sent us some marketing materials and Web sites where we can see the all-new 2002 Jeep Cherokee (and you thought the Cherokee's last model year was 2001!).
If you're interested in test-driving the all-new Jeep Cherokee, point your browser at: crautos.com.
As far as our contact knows, the DaimlerChrysler is marketing the new "Cherokee" in the following Latin American countries:
- El Salvador
- Costa Rica
2002 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Wins Petersen's 4-Wheel and Off-Road "4x4 of the Year"
The Chrysler Group today announced that its 2002 Jeep® Grand Cherokee has won one of the most prestigious awards in the popular sport-utility vehicle market segment, 4-Wheel & Off-Road's "4x4 of the Year" award.
"The 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed, engineered and built upon the combination of heritage and capability that has made the Jeep brand the most highly regarded name in the sport-utility segment," said Tom Marinelli, Vice President, Chrysler/Jeep Division Global Brand Center, DaimlerChrysler Corporation. "It's spectacular news that the new high-output 4.7-liter Jeep Grand Cherokee won the 4-Wheel and Off-Road magazine's '4x4 of the Year,' marking the sixth time a Grand Cherokee has taken the number one spot."
The Grand Cherokee, equipped this year with a new high-output 4.7-liter V-8 engine, is the ninth Jeep vehicle overall to win Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road's "4x4 of the Year" -- an honor we have held more than any other manufacturer. The new high-output 4.7-liter V-8 engine produces 260 horsepower at 5,100 rpm, and 330 lb.-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm, representing a 15 percent increase in horsepower and 12 percent increase in torque over the highly acclaimed 4.7-liter PowerTech V-8 engine.
In addition to the new engine, Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first sport-utility vehicle to offer a tire pressure monitoring system. Also newly available this model year is a premium Overland model, ceiling-mounted curtain-type side air bags, rain-sensitive front wipers and adjustable brake and accelerator pedals.