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New Jeep Cherokee in running to be 2014 World Car of the Year

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SYDNEY – Feb 21, 2014: Jeep Cherokee has been named a finalist in the 2014 World Car of the Year Awards in another endorsement of the new mid-size SUV.

69 international motoring journalists selected Cherokee alongside 11 other vehicles as candidates for the top prize, which will be announced at the New York International Auto Show on April 17.

The World Car Awards began in 2004 ‘to reflect the reality of the global marketplace, as well as to recognize and reward automotive excellence on an international scale’.

They are run by a non-profit association and not affiliated with any manufacturers, publications or commercial partners.

Cherokee has already achieved awards success in the United States, having been named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and winning the Compact SUV of Texas accolade from the Texas Auto Writers Association.

New Jeep Cherokee will launch in Australia mid-2014.