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wayoflife
10-02-2012, 03:13 PM
So, on the Jeep plant tour that we got to take on the JK-Experience, we were shown an empty wing that was being converted for production of the all new 2014 Jeep Liberty, Cherokee in forign markets or, what some like to refer to as 'Liberkee'. The letter designation for this new model Jeep is to be KL and, after doing some looking around, I found a few pics of what it'll most likely look like...


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A few spy shots definitely prove that the lines will be more 'car' like or crossover in design...

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The 2014 Cherokee / Liberty — or, again, Liberkee — will be made on an extended, lifted version of the basic Dart car platform during calendar-year 2013, after an unusually long factory shutdown and refit, expected to take six to eight months. It might be a “real Jeep,” but most observers believe it will be less off-road capable than the current model, with a single Trail Rated version that matches the current Trail Rated Liberty...

You can read the whole article on allpar.com here:

http://www.allpar.com/SUVs/jeep/2014-cherokee.html

So, what do ya'll think? Ya or Nay :cool:

StrizzyChris
10-02-2012, 03:25 PM
To each their own....but for me its a definite na! I would never own a cross over. Too little of a car and to little of an suv if u wanting both.

StrizzyChris
10-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Much rather have something like this
http://www.allpar.com/cars/chrysler/2013/jeep-wagoneer.jpg

LoPo
10-02-2012, 04:30 PM
Looks like a Subaru Impreza or Mazda 3 to me. I'm not sure I can take this seriously as its such a drastic departure from the previous incarnations of the liberty that they couldn't brand it as a liberty.

LoPo
10-02-2012, 04:34 PM
Read the car and driver report. Their pics actually make it look like a crossover as the suspension is definitely taller than the pics above. They said they are looking to compete against the xterra and 4runner. That's funny because they also state it will be FWD with an AWD option. The xterra and 4runner would run circles against this thing in any condition other than sun day driving to the grocery store.

10frank9
10-02-2012, 06:37 PM
That's a big negative for me! Not feeling the crossoverish look of this. Besides the grill nothing really says "Jeep" about it.

JAGS
10-02-2012, 07:39 PM
Well, I'm pretty sure that we "wranglerers" are not the target audience for this vehicle. I personally wouldn't like it as other stated several good reasons. But in terms of what's hot right now and what market this would be going after, it's a decent entry into the space. The xterra/4runner rival thing doesn't make sense with the designs here. :thinking: Maybe more against the edge, escape, CX5, CRV et all.

That's my marketing and auto industry take on it. Entry level under Grand Cher in the cross over class..... as really the "SUV" is all but dead.

Wouldn't trade my '12 JKUR for it though!!!

Markymark420
10-02-2012, 11:29 PM
I would buy a Freelander or Evoque before even considering that ugly P.O.S.

wayoflife
10-03-2012, 12:22 AM
Much rather have something like this
http://www.allpar.com/cars/chrysler/2013/jeep-wagoneer.jpg

yeah, saw that too and like it but, i doubt it would ever happen.

NY1982JK
01-11-2013, 07:48 PM
And this is the sad truth. A big negative for me on the first post. To me at least the front grill screams "Hummer H4????"


yeah, saw that too and like it but, i doubt it would ever happen.

my_jk
01-11-2013, 07:54 PM
:grayno: That design looks like it has nothing to do with the Jeep brand except for the grill and that looks more hummer like to me.

Jersey_Devil
01-11-2013, 11:24 PM
I don't like that "thing" up top..... Think it looks like a vw tourage or whatever it's called

OverlanderJK
01-12-2013, 02:35 AM
That is god awful!

wayoflife
01-12-2013, 04:20 PM
Just got word that Jeep will be unveiling the new KL on Monday at the North American International Auto Show.

Jersey_Devil
01-12-2013, 04:27 PM
Just got word that Jeep will be unveiling the new KL on Monday at the North American International Auto Show.
Well most of us might not like it too much but watch sales go thru the roof with women being the majority of sales.... My gf, her sister, and both our moms called it "cute"

I think it will do good. I personally don't like it. Looks like an audi or vw crossover......

wayoflife
01-12-2013, 04:29 PM
Well most of us might not like it too much but watch sales go thru the roof with women being the majority of sales.... My gf, her sister, and both our moms called it "cute"

I think it will do good. I personally don't like it. Looks like an audi or vw crossover......

Agreed. The way I see it, Jeep is doing what they need to do to stay viable and profitable. Not like they're getting rid of the Wrangler so having more choices is a good thing :yup:

Jersey_Devil
01-13-2013, 03:52 AM
Agreed. The way I see it, Jeep is doing what they need to do to stay viable and profitable. Not like they're getting rid of the Wrangler so having more choices is a good thing :yup:

Definitely a good thing! :thumb:

Holeshot
01-13-2013, 04:37 PM
They do like ford did with the new focus and the new escape model...

Linebacker
01-13-2013, 05:02 PM
As a small 2nd car that can handle a snowy drive to work it's OK, otherwise:yawn37:. Not my cup of tea.:twocents:

just_jeepin
01-14-2013, 08:37 PM
It looks more like a Compass replacement than a Liberty replacement.

wayoflife
01-19-2013, 02:35 PM
Just saw on AllPar that the new 2014 KL will in fact be called the Cherokee here in the U.S...


An attentive Allpar fan just let us know that, according to a statement by Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales for Chrysler Group, the new mid-size Jeep will be called the Cherokee, not the Liberty. Since the previous models were sold as Cherokees in other markets, we assume this was done to settle on a worldwide name for the model.

The statement came during a broadcast of the charity preview of the North American International Auto Show on Detroit TV station WXWZ, Channel 7.

http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2013/01/bigland-new-jeep-will-the-cherokee