Eight days from now, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 crossover will be unveiled to the world at the New York Auto Show's media preview days.

Jeep released the first photos and details of the 2014 Cherokee three weeks ago, and now it's served up a video to whet our appetites further.

The video is meant to demonstrate the Cherokee's off-road capabilities--for those Jeep enthusiasts who remember the old Cherokee's truck-like toughness.

The goal is to show that even though the 2014 model is built on an all-wheel-drive version of the same Fiat underpinnings used for the Dodge Dart sedan, it has the approach angles, all-wheel traction, and general ruggedness of a real Jeep.

The video doesn't show much of the Cherokee itself, though.

There are views over the hood, many of them at extreme angles, and some shots of the undercarriage as the car passes over a camera sitting on the dirt.

For which you can read: Yes, this Cherokee has all the ground clearance you'll need.

Watch the video and let us know whether you think the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be accepted by Jeep enthusiasts as a valid successor to the old truck-based model.

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