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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Last Nov I bought a used Cherokee Trail Hawk, and have been lurking and learning here. Discovered why my motorhome went wacko when my TH got the death wobble, and that I need the steering kit installed. It was a mystery until I read about it here.

But lately I have tried to find out what the KL stands for. Done searches here, google, and others. But can't find out what it stands for. Are all late Cherokees KLs? Just ones other than Trail Hawks? Does it have meaning at all? I'd appreciate a revelation.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 12:17 PM
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Welcome to the forum. The original Jeep Liberty was the KJ. The second generation was KK. In all markets except the US, the Liberty was a Cherokee. So, KL just continues with Jeep's Internal Nomenclature for the Cherokee.
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Jeeps have been given character designations over the years. All models of 2014 and later Cherokees are designated KL.
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As others have mentioned, The KL is the body/class designation for the vehicle. The 2-Door Wrangler (07-current) is a JK, The previous Wangler was a TJ, before that was the YJ and then the CJ (Which isn't technically a "Wrangler")

There are lots of model/body/class designations. A good read on them is here -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jeep_vehicles
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Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome, ditto to what has been said about the (KL) designation.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 03:07 PM
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The Cherokee is called KL because it's KooL.
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 03:48 PM
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Happy to read the question given the title of the thread....thought it was going to be a rant ;-)

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Welcome to the forum and as you see you will be able to get many questions answered on here.
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If you must know...

Krazy Love. Okay, just kidding. It's what this guy said:

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The Cherokee is called KL because it's KooL.

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Happy to read the question given the title of the thread....thought it was going to be a rant ;-)
That's what I thought, too!
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