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All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee: UGLY as Homemade Shoes!
Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 03/25/2013 1:23:50 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican


What were they thinking...

As a lifelong car nut, I can assure you I'm about as open-minded as they get when it comes to automotive design... and if FIAT did even one thing good with Chrysler  I just kind of assumed the Italians would be bringing some dashing, innovative styling to Mopars and Jeeps over the next few years... THEN THIS!

Pics of next year's replacement for the Jeep Liberty have been released, the 'bold' 2014 Jeep Cherokee: while there's no denying some original thinking here, the interwebs have exploded with derision, revulsion... and cackles of laughter:

"Kill it with fire"

"EpicSuperMegaFAIL face"

"The Catfish"
 
Those are some of the harsher critiques that greeted Jeep's "bold" new Cherokee on automotive websites around the world within hours of its unveiling. 

The all-new mid-size SUV features polarising styling, with the recognisable seven-slot grille sporting a prominent horizontal crease through its centre. 

Slimline headlights and larger, squared-off fog-lights and a thick, angular front bumper help cement the new look for a Cherokee that clearly looks as though it will appeal to a different market to the squarer Cherokees that have typified the breed...


Speaking of ugly cars...

Jeep.com   Drive.com


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cherokee; chrylser; fiat; jeep
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To: jjotto

Yeah the existing Patriot is a similarly configured unibody “soft roader” as they say.

99% of these will never go off road, they’re for soccer moms and dads to feel adventurous.


41 posted on 03/25/2013 1:49:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Wow, that thing is AWFUL. So now we’re going back to the space bubble look?

Glad I bought my Jeep in 2011. It’s a nice looking car. This new one... not so much.


42 posted on 03/25/2013 1:50:07 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: illiac
Or the AMC Pacer.

Was that a Romney-approved design?

43 posted on 03/25/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Reaganite Republican

I’m guessing that the side view somewhat resembles a Chevy Traverse? This is unsettling.


44 posted on 03/25/2013 1:53:20 PM PDT by IChing
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To: Reaganite Republican

That Jeep is bad, but it has a lot of competition:

Mazda 3
Kia Soul
Nissan Juke
Land Rover Evoque
Nissan Leaf
Toyota Prius


45 posted on 03/25/2013 1:53:49 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
It's a Chevy Traverse with a new grill


46 posted on 03/25/2013 1:55:07 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

The grill (ugliest part) looks like multiples of a grill I think I have seen on some other car - I just can’t place where.


47 posted on 03/25/2013 1:56:15 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You mean the dumpster on wheels?


48 posted on 03/25/2013 1:58:23 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Given the existence of the very capable, cool looking Wrangler Unlimited, with its inexhaustible aftermarket options and customability, why would one even consider a Chook?


49 posted on 03/25/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Fast Moving Angel
The body lines sorta resemble BMW, which isn’t bad. But the front end just sucks. Yeesh ... what were they thinking???

Whoever coined The Catfish was right about the front end. Not sure there's anything particularly memorable about the rest of the vehicle - who on earth came up with that "face"??
50 posted on 03/25/2013 2:01:11 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Wuli

Well, the lower grill looks like it came from a KIA (aka killed in action). The upper grill sort of looks like 3 1/2 BMWs.


51 posted on 03/25/2013 2:03:02 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Something similar resulted in Chrysler ten years ago when they mated with the Germans. The last Axis power is probably too smart to knock boots with them.


52 posted on 03/25/2013 2:04:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Recall if you will that Jeeps are made in China.

The bastard child of Jeep and Fiat is desirable in the neighborhoods of affluent thirtyish China babes.

As goes China, so goes Jeep


53 posted on 03/25/2013 2:04:14 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Reaganite Republican

When they took the divisions of the old grill out of the grill enclosure they were part of, placing them in a row on the skin, without the enclosure, they made a feature that was not exactly horrible into one that is awful. Redesigning the grill segments with the slight fold back half way up did not improve what was lost by removing them from the grill enclosure they had been part of. In my personal opinion.


54 posted on 03/25/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Reaganite Republican
Are you still looking at UAW cars?!?!? ;)
55 posted on 03/25/2013 2:05:21 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Don’t forget the role government requirements for average gas mileage play in turning everything into bullet shaped repulsiveness.


56 posted on 03/25/2013 2:07:05 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

It looks like a generic SUV. Jeep is stupid to give up their distinctive look.


57 posted on 03/25/2013 2:08:52 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: rockvillem

You want to see a catfish, look at the Ford Focus ST. That car, by the way, has the ugliest interior ever designed.


58 posted on 03/25/2013 2:09:55 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Hey! Watch it. My dad made my shoes out of old softballs while he was in prison.


59 posted on 03/25/2013 2:10:33 PM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Here’s the mechanical detail

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


60 posted on 03/25/2013 2:12:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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