Published: Thu, December 21, 2017
Research | By Clarence Powell

Jeep Cherokee revealed ahead of Detroit motor show

Jeep Cherokee revealed ahead of Detroit motor show

The hardcore Trailhawk version shows the same distinctive red tow hooks upfront outside a unique honeycomb black bumper, Firestone clad black alloys and black roof rails and accents on the exterior trim, along with the "trail rated" plaque that adorns all off-road tested Trailhawk variants.

So far Jeep is withholding any detail on the new Cherokee until it is revealed next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

Due in Australian showrooms around the middle of 2018, the new Cherokee has replaced the split-headlight and daytime running light set-up with a softer, more rounded design that bears a closer resemblance to its Grand Cherokee and Compass siblings.

The other major change is at the rear.

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Inside, the updates are fairly minor.

From the side, the updated 2019 Cherokee appears to differ little aside from new wheel designs on the Limited and Trailhawk trim levels shown in the images the automaker handed out.

December 19, 2017, Auburn Hills, Mich. - The most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) boasts a new, authentic and more premium design, along with even more fuel-efficient powertrain options. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. In this case it's the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Today's Cherokee offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.2-liter V-6, both paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission; whether such language signals the Wrangler's forthcoming 3.0-liter diesel option remains to be seen.

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