When you want an SUV that does double duty – great for week day driving and great for fun weekend off-roading – you go to the Jeep line up of vehicles. Each different Jeep has something different to offer, so it is easy to find the Jeep that best suits what you want and need. Today we want to take a look at what we see coming for the Jeep Cherokee in 2018.
We recently got a chance to take a look at the most recent spy shots and this is what we are thinking. We expect the current model’s separated daytime running lights and main projectors to be combined into a single unit, like on the rest of the Jeep lineup. The prototype, though heavily camouflaged, appears to signal that the new lights will flank the grille in a more conventional fashion.
It’s not clear if there will be any major mechanical mods, though it’s possible we’ll see the 9-speed automatic already offered on the smaller Renegade and Compass models make it over.
“We’ve also heard that the Cherokee might receive a high-performance Trackhawk option as part of the facelift. The rumored engine is a tuned version of the 3.2-liter V-6 already available on the Cherokee. In standard form the engine delivers 271 horsepower. Below it is a 2.4-liter inline-4 good for 184 hp. Finally, expect a more accomplished suite of electronic driver aids. Early test mules were spotted wearing numerous sensors front and rear.”-motorauthority.com
We expect to see this model at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant later this year. To learn more about the Cherokee and the Jeep line up of SUV models, head to All Star and talk with a member of their team. The friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you!