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Jeep - Cherokee - 65th Anniversary

Jeep Cherokee

Make: Jeep

Model: Cherokee

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Apr 1985

Jeep logo1 Mar 1979

By THE GOAUTO TEAM

The original Jeep Cherokee was released in the USA in 1974, and was based on – but priced below – the big heavy J-series Wagoneer station wagon that dated back to October 1962.

It wasn’t until 1979 that Australia saw the first Jeep Cherokee 4WD wagon, powered by a 104kW 5.9L V8 engine.

A two-door Chief wagon was also available until June 1981, when the facelifted Sportsman models replaced it.

An 82kW 4.2-litre six-cylinder engine was an option. The two-door Cherokees disappeared during 1983.

These early Cherokees had nothing in common with the smaller series of the same name that followed from 1994.

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