Why is Europe Getting a Cherokee Diesel and Not the US?

2014 Geneva Motor Show

This always seems to happen.

Mainstream America is finally beginning to see the perks of going diesel. Without having to go hybrid, diesel owners can use less fuel and gain solid performance. The German automakers have done a good job meeting diesel demand in the US, but even Chrysler has jumped into the mix with its new 3.0-liter V6 diesel, an option for the Ram 1500. That diesel can also be had on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but an oil-burning Cherokee isn’t on offer.

Europe, however, is a different story. Jeep will be unveiling its Euro-spec Cherokee at Geneva next month and it’ll be available with a brand new 2.0-liter diesel. In fact, it’ll be offered with two different diesels packages. The new MultiJet II diesel will have 170 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and will be paired to a nine-speed automatic. The second diesel has 140 hp and will be mated to a six-speed manual. Although the Cherokee’s gasoline engines are solid, it’s a shame the US won’t be getting at least one diesel option.

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