It looks like the famous American SUV maker is going to present some novelties for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Although we still don’t have the exact details about the new model, various reports suggest that this is a perfect time for a facelift. The original model dates from 1974. Since then, we have seen numerous modifications of it, split into several generations. The current generation is in production since 2013. If we consider the usual production cycle of this crossover, next year will be perfect for a mid-cycle update. So, the 2018 Cherokee could come with various visual updates. We will see a lot of improvement in styling, but some novelties should come inside too. When it comes to the engines and other mechanical things, it is hard to expect bigger changes.
2018 Jeep Cherokee changes
A popular compact crossover is in the current shape present for about four years. Various reports suggest that the 2018 Jeep Cherokee will come with many novelties. We are about to see a mid-cycle refresh for the next year model. For this occasion, the company should do a complete facelift, which will include changes on the both ends of the vehicle. The front end should come with tweaks on parts like headlights, grille, bumper etc. On the other end of the vehicle, we could see things like new taillights, tailgate, and similar things. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee should also come with new set of alloy wheels and maybe some new color options. When it comes to the interior, we don’t expect bigger changes in terms of cabin design. On the other side, we should see plenty of new technologies and new standard features.
2018 Jeep Cherokee engines
In this aspect, we don’t expect changes. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee should continue with the same two engines in the offer. The base model will feature the same 2.4-liter gasoline unit, which is good for about 185 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is a familiar 3.2-liter V6 unit, which has a max output of 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. Some reports suggest that the updated 2018 Cherokee could come also in a diesel version, but you should take this with a reserve.
2018 Jeep Cherokee release date and price
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee should come by the end of the year. Base models will go around 25.000 dollars, while main competitors will be models like Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and others.
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