Jeep Cherokee will return

Mar 5, 2013

Chrysler Group announced that it plans to revive the Cherokee nameplate as part of its plans to replace the Liberty SUV in Jeep’s lineup.

The vehicle’s name, minor details and a few photos were revealed by the automaker in a Feb. 22 press release.

Set to officially debut at the New York International Auto Show in March, Chrysler noted that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee will feature fuel economy improvements of more than 45% compared to the retired Liberty.

The Cherokee is scheduled to go into production in May at Chrysler’s Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, and will arrive in dealership showrooms in the third quarter of this year.

Chrysler discontinued output of the Liberty in August 2012, which put a dent in Jeep sales in recent months. It ended production of the popular mid-sized Jeep Cherokee in 2001 after nearly two decades.