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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.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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