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Makeover for Jeep Cherokee

JEEP has introduced a new version of the Cherokee for 2005, with a more powerful version of the 2.8 CRD motor offering more power, lower fuel consumption and Euro IV compliance.

Jeep has also changed the interior, with a new dashboard, wider, more comfortable seats and flatter-folding rear seats.

Side curtain airbags have become standard on Limited models. The outside has also been given a makeover. The car now has a new grille featuring integrated fog lamps.

The Euro IV compliant version of the 2.8 CRD is now the only diesel offered and features a variable geometry turbocharger to boost power to 161bhp at 3,800rpm and improve torque to 295lb-ft at 1,800rpm.

Six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmissions are available on the diesel while the Jeep Pioneer commercial vehicle has an auto option for the first time.

The 2.4-litre petrol has only the manual, and the 3.7-litre V6 is auto only.

Prices start at £17,995 on-the-road for the 2.4-litre Cherokee Sport and £24,520 on-the-road for the 2.8 CRD Limited.

Safe driving goals THE footballers taking part will initially complete a driver risk assessment to determine their risk exposure rating.

The assessment will be followed by a two-hour interactive workshop looking at key driving issues such as speed awareness, driver fatigue, the impact of alcohol and drugs, mobile phone usage and observation and manoeuvring.

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