Car And Driver Nails The Jeep Cherokee
February 22nd, 2013 12:20 PM Share
Remember the Jeep Cherokee rendering we posted last month courtesy of Car and Driver? Well, we had it on good authority that the rendering was very accurate. Turns out our sources were right. Jalopnik has photos of the new Jeep Cherokee undisguised and it is dead on. The styling is polarizing, to say the least. Some day it looks like a Jeep Juke, but I see more Cayenne.
Published February 22nd, 2013 12:20 PM
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It looks like a Rav4 or CR-V, both of which sell really, really well. I hope it's a decent vehicle, at least. The Cherokee had a reputation for ruggedness but it somehow was never found to be reliable. And, judging by the few remaining examples in the parking lot, they would start to rust if you used salty language in their presence. I suppose I might lament the old Cherokee's passing, just a bit but, really, most SUVs are bought by people whose idea of getting out into the wild is to drive to a Starbucks in a different zip code.
It may be a great Jeep, but it just does not look like a Jeep. And that makes it a fail, sad to say....sometimes I get the impression that some insist on change just for the sake of change...
My reaction from just this one picture: "What is this S--t?!" The grille and headlights hurt me, and the rest looks like a Ford Edge, or other nondescript CUV.