What you see in the pictures is the next Jeep Cherokee caught testing alongside the brand’s Wrangler in Detroit, U.S. The model that’s currently on sale was first unveiled in 2013, and this prototype will carry on the Cherokee’s mid-cycle facelift for the year 2018. Although the heavily disguised test car does not reveal much, one can expect the front-end styling to be updated with a redesigned grille, bonnet lines and a set of new head lamps.
There’s going to be some updates at the rear too, with a fresh pair of tail lamps and some new design elements. At this point, there have been no details forthcoming about what the new interiors of the Cherokee will bring to the table. However, it is likely that more features will be made standard as Jeep is likely to push the Cherokee up-market, and in the process, distinguish its identity from the new Compass.
It is rumored that Jeep’s long-anticipated 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor that’s destined for the new Wrangler may also find its place in the upcoming Cherokee. Expect to see the revised Cherokee in the last quarter of 2017 or in early 2018, before it trickles down to other parts of the world by the second half of 2018.