Jeep Cherokee, Renegade and Compass 'S' models set to debut at Geneva
New S trim level for Jeep range to be revealed alongside latest Cherokee Trailhawk
Jeep has announced a new S trim level for the Renegade, Cherokee and Compass models ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. The S range will be presented together with the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and the Jeep Compass Night Eagle special editions in Switzerland.
The Jeep Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee all receive new body kits, upgraded interiors and more technology in S form. A special ‘Granite Crystal’ colour is a theme across the cars, as is all-black interiors. An 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard on all S models.
Jeep Renegade ‘S’
The Jeep Renegade ‘S’ features style tweaks such as a black roof, roof bars and the Granite Crystal finish for the grille, which is used again on the car’s 19-inch alloy wheels.
The interior will be all-black and feature special edition seats and a black-stitched leather steering wheel. The Renegade is given a host of driver assistance technology such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning too.
You can pick from four engines. If petrol is your preferred choice, there is a 1.3-litre turbo option with either 148bhp or 177bhp, the latter available with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Diesels available are either the 1.6-litre with a choice of either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, or the 2.0-litre with a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Jeep Compass ‘S’
The Compass S features two-tone ‘Pearl White’ paint and a black roof. The same Granite Crystal 19-inch alloys and highlights from the Renegade S are carried over to the Compass.
Inside the cabin, the Jeep Compass S sports black leather with contrast colour stitching and a ‘Gun Metal’ centre console. Additional equipment includes automatic high beam Bi-Xenon headlights, a Beats sound system, eight-way electric seats and a power tailgate.
The Jeep Compass has two petrol and three diesel engine choices. The petrol is a 1.4-litre with either 138bhp or 167bhp, both available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a nine-speed automatic with four-wheel drive. A 1.6-litre 118bhp manual kicks off the diesel choices, followed by a 2.0-litre engine with either 138bhp or 167bhp. Both come with a nine-speed automatic transmission but only the more powerful of the two comes with four-wheel drive.
Jeep Cherokee ‘S’
The Jeep Cherokee ‘S’ features a body-coloured front bumper and wheel arches. The ‘S’-specific highlights are in the satin gloss Granite Crystal metallic paint.
The interior is kitted out in Nappa black leather and contrasting stitching. Safety kit includes a number of safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Forward Collision Warning with additional pedestrian warning, an Active Speed Limiter, Advanced Brake Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Keyless Enter-N-Go and more.
The Cherokee ‘S’ comes with a 267bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol, a nine-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.
Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘S’ Limited
The Grand Cherokee ‘S’ Limited is given a number of extra features on top of the ‘S’ range extras to reflect its flagship status. Styling upgrades include a sporty bonnet, front and rear bumpers and side-skirts, 20-inch alloy wheels and a burnished exhaust tip. Three new paint colours called ‘Slate Blue’, ‘Green Metallic’ and ‘Sting Grey’ are available for the car.
The interior of the Grand Cherokee ‘S’ Limited has been given a redesigned centre console, new technology and updated upholstery and trim. This includes heated and perforated leather seats and Piano Black touches to the console. A new infotainment system takes centre stage, with a nine-speaker Alpine sound system, subwoofer and active noise cancellation included.
As with the Cherokee ‘S’, there’s only engine one on offer, namely a 246bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
The special edition Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, intended for those keen for more serious off-roading, is given a 2cm lift in ride height, meaning ground clearance is equivalent to 22cm. Off-road tyres on 17-inch alloy wheels feature, along with bespoke front and rear bumpers and skid plates, and ‘Firecracker Red Clear Coat’ paint.
The Cherokee’s four-wheel drive system has been boosted by the addition of Jeep Active Drive Lock, a locking rear differential and a five-mode Selec-Terrain system which, exclusively for this model, includes a ‘Rock’ mode.
The 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is featured alongside a configurable 7-inch TFT colour screen. The car has a nine-speaker sound system with subwoofer too. The Cherokee Trailhawk comes with plenty of safety and convenience tech, including front and rear parking sensors, keyless go, Active Speed Limiter, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning Plus with pedestrian recognition, Advanced Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus and Blind Spot Monitoring.
The Trailhawk comes with Jeep’s new 267bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Jeep Compass Night Eagle
The last of the special editions on show in Geneva is the Jeep Compass Night Eagle. It has a sportier look than the standard Compass thanks to a black grille, fog lights and a set of halogen headlight bezels. A blacked-out theme is carried through the window trims and badging, as well as the black and diamond cut 19-inch alloy wheels. The Night Eagle model comes in ‘Lazer Blue’ with a contrasting black roof.
The Jeep Compass Night Eagle has the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio and sat nav system, a rear parking camera and rear parking assist. The cabin is finished in a cloth and ‘techno-leather’ material.
The new Jeep models will be fully revealed on the 5 March at the Geneva Motor Show, with prices to follow shortly after.
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