Jeep Cherokee XJ 1984-2001
The XJ Cherokee was introduced in 1984 as the first unibody Jeep.
Designs of the XJ Cherokee date back to 1978 when a team of
American Motors (AMC) and Renault engineers drew several sketches.
A few clay models were based on the existing SJ Cherokee. Early
sketches of the XJ Cherokee had an European influence, and most of
the styling cues were done by AMC engineers.
A variation on the Cherokee from 1984 through 1990 was the Jeep
Wagoneer. It was sold in two trim levels: the Wagoneer and the
Wagoneer Limited. Both Wagoneers were distinguished from the
Cherokee by the four headlights. The Wagoneer Limited came with
vinyl wood trim on the sides.