Official 2014 Jeep Cherokee pics released

Well it's official...the Cherokee is back. It has been rumored for sometime that the Cherokee name would return to Jeep dealers and here it is sports fans, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. It has also been said that the new Cherokee would replace the Liberty in Jeep's line-up, but no word on the name change or specifications have been released. Expect all the deets after the car's official debut at the New York Auto Show next month. Till then, enjoy these pics. I like the look, but some have liken the car to the Nissan Juke (which I also like) and not in a positive way. The new Cherokee strikes me as a sleek and modern interpretation of the classic Jeep look. No tail pics were released probably due to possible last minute changes. A leaked interior pic (on another site) shows a modern dash with a selectable all-wheel-drive knob on the console, so expect the new Cherokee to at least maintain Jeep's soft-road prowess (yes soft-road..this ain't no Wrangler).. Can't wait to see it in the metal.

Source:Jeep - Brief press release and pic after the jump.

Press Release:
Jeep Cherokee Returns

Jeep® Cherokee. The name is instantly recognizable as the most capable and versatile mid-size SUV in the world. For 2014, Jeep brings the Cherokee name back to North America with the debut of its all-new mid-size sport-utility vehicle.

Set to debut at the New York International Auto Show in March, the all-new, “no-compromise” 2014 Jeep Cherokee sets a new standard with even more best-in-class capability, exemplary on-road driving dynamics, and fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent versus the outgoing mid-size SUV model.

The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, and will arrive in dealer showrooms in the third quarter of this year.