Jeep Cherokee has returned to the Australian market with a new model that features legendary all-terrain ability, improved fuel economy, enhanced on-road ride and handling, more than 65 safety and security features and progressive interior and exterior design. The new KL model, which follows the XJ, KJ and KK Cherokee models, also brings numerous firsts and best-in-class features. It is the first mid-size SUV on the market to offer three advanced, class-leading four-wheel-drive systems with one- or two-speed power transfer units: Jeep Active Drive I, Jeep Active Drive II and Jeep Active Drive Lock. All four-wheel-drive systems feature rear-axle disconnect, which activates when four-wheel-drive capability is not required and reduces energy loss and improves fuel efficiency. This is a first in the automotive industry. KL Cherokee is also unique in its segment in offering a nine-speed automatic transmission, which provides fuel efficiency gains, refined shifting and enhanced on and off road driving performance. Four models are available from launch: Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk with two powertrains that are new to the Cherokee line: the 2.4-litre TigerShark l-4 and the 3.2-litre V6 Pentastar.