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According to Allpar forum member MoparNorm, who has been a reliable source in the past, Jeep is dropping both the names currently attached to their mid-sized steel-roof SUV, in favor of a new name that will be used globally. The first vehicle to be named Cherokee was a two-door version of the Jeep Wagoneer, in 1975. The verison most Americans now is the 1984-1996 Jeep Cherokee, a completely new vehicle with a coil link front suspension, leaf springs in back, and a modified unit-body design (with subframes). It was redesigned twice; the first time, the redesigned version ended up debuting as the first Grand Cherokee, and selling alongside the original. The second time, it appeared there was still room for both, and so the new vehicle was renamed to Liberty in the United States and Canada while Cherokees continued to pour off the assembly lines. This only lasted for..

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