Jeep Cherokee 2018 revealed

Kelley Robertson
December 22, 2017

Six model years after the controversial, squinty redesign of the Jeep Cherokee, the successful midsize Jeep is getting an exterior makeover. The range is topped by a Trailhawk with a 3.2-litre V6 petrol that outputs 268bhp.

The company still hasn't revealed the technical specifications and other details about the new Jeep Cherokee and claims to reveal complete vehicle information at Detroit Auto Show. It looks as though the current Cherokee's split headlights have now been merged into single units on either side of the grille, which has resulted in a much more conventional nose than it has at the moment.

Off-road-focused Trailhawk variants are expected to retain more muscular styling, with the inclusion of tow hooks, black cladding on the bumpers and wheelarches, all-terrain tyres and an increased ride height. For example, new taillights feature an orange section outlining their lower section, and a revised bumper has a larger section of metallic trim.

The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker released four photos of the SUV that showed its new design, wider headlights and some other changes.

At the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, Mike Manley, who heads Jeep and Ram for Fiat Chrysler, said Cherokee "is really important for the brand.because it enters the biggest SUV segment in the world, and we'll build on the progress that we made with today's Cherokee". Globally, the mid-size SUV will go on sale towards the end of 2018, after its debut at Detroit, and while there is no official word on it yet, we do expect the SUV to reach the Indian shores as well.

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