The Overland is a new trim akin that sits at the top of the Cherokee range. In some respects, it has the amplitude of the beyond Grand Cherokee but in a abate package. The added luxuries add a blow of old-school American chic but while it looks smart, the Overland adaptation has absent none of the Cherokee’s absorbing off-road skills. At the predicted amount of about £40,000 it’s expensive, however, and for awfully cast bossy Brits, the attraction of a Land Rover, BMW or Audi brand for agnate money may be aloof too able to ignore.
Jeep is accepting a renaissance in the UK. March 2016 was its best ages for registrations aback August 1997 and the car that’s arch Jeep’s action aback is the tiny Renegade crossover.
Jeep is bigger accepted for its ample SUVs, admitting and to accomplish abiding its two heavyweights don’t alluvion into the shadows, there’ll be a facelift for the Grand Cherokee after this year and there’s a new adaptation of the Cherokee. Quite simply, the new Cherokee Overland trim is a chic adaptation of Jeep’s BMW X3 and Audi Q5 rival.
To accentuate this upmarket accession there’s a alternative of monochromatic paints, the artificial cladding is now body-coloured and there’s a set of able 18-inch wheels. On the central the Overland gets acrimonious and aerial nappa covering seats, plusher carpets, a covering covered dashboard and an Alpine stereo system. The council caster is additionally topped with bright copse trim that’s abnormally not again anywhere abroad in the cabin. Overall, the Overland would attending added at home in an Ivy League College car esplanade than the Mohave Desert.
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However, it’s still a Jeep and on our actively boxy off-road analysis avenue through the abundance ranges in Moab, Utah, the Overland didn’t abash itself. Our car had the Active Drive II four-wheel drive arrangement that includes a low-range approach for the gearbox, and afar from the auto scrabbling on agleam bedrock and the abhorrence of abrading the aflame alloys; the Overland was aloof as accomplished off-road as the boxy Jeep Wrangler. With its cosseting interior, the Overland does feel added at home on tarmac, admitting – it’s quiet with a adequate ride, although it’s never blood-tingling or involving to drive.
We could alone drive the Overland with a bland 3.2-litre V6 petrol packing 268bhp, but in the UK it’ll appear with a 197bhp 2.2-litre four-cylinder agent and a nine-speed auto ‘box. In added Cherokees, the agent agent is aesthetic abundant while carrying appropriate boost and admirable ammunition economy, but the nine-speed auto can sometimes be a little busy.
Jeep hasn’t priced up the Overland for the UK yet, but it should be accession about July 2016 costing abutting to £40,000. At that price, a lot of buyers will be affected by the Land Rover Discovery Sport as it combines affluence and off-road accomplishment added assuredly than the Cherokee Overland can.