Jeep Cherokee reveals its new face

Herbert Rhodes
December 21, 2017

FOLLOWING IN THE WHEEL ruts of the Wrangler, Jeep has revealed images of the 2019 Cherokee ahead of its official reveal; set for the Detroit Motor Show in January. It gets reshaped headlights, a redesigned front bumper and new foglight bezels.

It's been known for a while that the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is going to get a new, less controversial face. But along with these four images, it has confirmed that the 2019 Cherokee will encompass a more athletic yet upscale design and more efficient powertrain options. The gauge cluster betrays an engine with a redline of 5,600 rpm, well below the power peak of either the base 2.4L Tigershark I-4 or the 3.2L Pentastar V-6 found in the current Cherokee.

At this stage, Jeep has only said it will add more fuel-efficient engines to the Cherokee line-up with the 2018 vehicle.

The handful of images that Jeep released Tuesday show a 2019 Cherokee with angles baked into its seven-slot grille, headlights and LED running lamps integrated into a single unit, and revised taillights.

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Inside, changes are minor.

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.

A mild-hybrid, cosmetically updated Jeep Cherokee would be a good fit for most of the compact SUV's customers, with improved fuel economy, healthy electric torque, and decent performance to boot.

The automaker isn't giving us much in the way of details to go on.

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