Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Oz 01

DRB-Hicom has announced that its subsidiary company Edaran Otomobil Nasional (EON) has been appointed by Chrysler as the exclusive Jeep distributor in Malaysia.

In a brief press release, DRB-Hicom said that sales are set to begin in October, with four models making their way into EON showrooms. The spearhead models will be the fourth-gen Grand Cherokee (which sits on a platform derived from the third-gen W166 Mercedes-Benz M-Class), the KL Cherokee, Wrangler and Compass.

No mention about the incoming variants for each of the types – the brand has plenty, from Longitude, Trailhawk and Sport for the KL Cherokee, and the Laredo, Overland and Limited for the WK2 Grand Cherokee, for example. It was however mentioned that EON would establish a 3S (sales, service and spare parts) Jeep centre in Glenmarie by the start of sales operations.

It has been more than a decade and a half since the brand was last seen here. What do you think of the funky new Jeeps – the 2014 Cherokee and Compass look particularly bold. Do you think the current crop of Jeep models will do well here?

Jeep Cherokee RHD (KL)

Jeep Compass RHD

Jeep Grand Cherokee RHD (WK2)

Jeep Wrangler RHD (JK)