The Jeep Cherokee Latitude has already been announced: it’s the first model above the base Cherokee, costing $1,500 more and adding bigger wheels, various trim additons, fog lamps, the fold-flat front passenger seat, and various conveniences, as well as making the low-gear four wheel drive system available. But what exactly is the Longitude, a model recently spotted in Rochester (Michigan) by reader TStark1? Clearly out for testing, since no Cherokees are in customers’ hands yet (and given the manufacturer plates), this Cherokee has a badge that’s pretty consistent with the Latitude badging. One answer that comes up is that, in Australia, the Latitude model will actually be called Longitude. Our reader didn’t tell us if this was a right-hand-drive car, but even if it isn’t, the odd decision to rename Latitude to Longitude in some regions could explain the badging of this test car. Problem solved: A TNAP employee wrote, “Latitude..
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