When Jeep first unveiled the revived Jeep Cherokee back in 2014, fans of the storied nameplate cheered its arrival but were noticeably shocked by its exterior styling which was a curious mixture of odd futuristic elements and tacked on Jeep traits. FCA vowed to resolve some of these styling missteps, and has unveiled the 2019 Jeep Cherokee ahead of its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
A key change is the addition of new headlights which incorporate the daytime running lights and the main projectors into a single combined unit. While this revised front fascia is still a love it or hate it affair, it should allow the Cherokee to resonate better with buyers especially against some of its rivals.
The tweaks to the rear fascia are decidedly more modest, but new tail lights and a tweaked rear bumper design give it a more sophisticated look, and allows the Cherokee to mesh better with its siblings the Compass and the Grand Cherokee. The interior updates are much harder to spot, but our eyes spot new metallic trim accents, as well as a new seat trim design. Look for performance hardware to be largely unchanged, with the 2.4 liter four cylinder and 3.2 liter V6 present and accounted for.
Look for more information to be revealed at the 2018 North American International Auto Show especially in regards to performance figures and final pricing.