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Cherokee: first US gas car to get Japanese tax break

by David Zatz on

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is the first gasoline-powered, American-made, American-brand passenger vehicle to qualify for Japan’s Eco-Car tax incentive, according to FCA.

With the V-6, the Cherokee Trailhawk meets both the fuel-efficiency and emissions-level rules needed to get a ¥58,000 (around $533)  tax break.

In Japan, the Jeep is rated at 10.3 kilometers per liter and has a four-star emissions rating, along with a standard stop-start system also used in the US. The Cherokee Trailhawk will hit Japanese dealerships in May; the Cherokee itself was rated one of the ten best cars in the 2014-2015 Japan Car of the Year of Award, the first American car to gain that honor.

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