Jeep's Bringing This Updated 2019 Cherokee To Detroit

Phillip Butler
December 21, 2017

These are the first official pictures of the comprehensively revised 2019 Jeep Cherokee, due to debut at the Detroit Motor Show on 16 January, less than five months after the release of the updated 2018 range. It gets reshaped headlights, a redesigned front bumper and new foglight bezels.

Jeep is tight lipped about more details until the Detroit show, but we bet it will still offer a standard 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder that delivers 184 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque.

At the rear, the numberplate has been moved to the tailgate for a more streamlined rear bumper, while the tail-light design has also been tweaked slightly.

A rival to SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery Sport and higher-spec versions of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the next Cherokee trades the distinctive design of the outgoing auto for a look that's more similar to its siblings.

Immediately obvious is the all-new front end, which loses the predecessor's bumper-mounted headlights and insectoid parking lamps in favor of a much more conventional lighting array.

For now, Jeep still hasn't discussed anything regarding drivetrains, platform or pricing for its 2019 Cherokee, but it will still ride on the C-Evo platform developed in partnership with Fiat.

Inside, the cabin appears relatively the same as the pre-facelift model. The air vents are all roughly the same shape and style, the centre stack is the same but we can expect an update to the infotainment unit.

Both engines will be mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and available with all-wheel drive options.

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