Jeep is adding a new 2.2-litre Multijet diesel engine to its Cherokee range.

The current two-litre diesel 140 hp manual versions have been joined by a 2.2-litre MultiJet engine, available with 185 hp and 200 hp outputs. Jeep says the new offerings provide a significantly wider spread of torque from low rpm, greater power, improved performance and better fuel economy than the out-going two-litre 170 hp automatic engine.

The new 2.2 engine is Euro 6 compliant and can now be ordered in the UK.

The new engine is available only with Jeep’s nine-speed automatic gearbox matched to the Active-Drive four-wheel-drive systems.