Jeep has revealed the 2018 version of Cherokee ahead of its public debut at the Detroit Motor Show. Cherokee was a popular model from Jeep’s stable in 1984-2001, though it discontinued and paved way for the larger Grand Cherokee. The new version gets some tweaks and seems similar to the Compass and Grand Cherokee.
Exterior wise, the new Jeep Cherokee dons three shelves of light, on a narrow, seven-slot grill making it cool at its refreshing best. It does not stop there, headlights hovering over the running lights like a vigilante’ brows. At the rear, number plate has moved over to the centre of hatchback as in Grand Cherokee. The shard like tail-lamps are retained. On the inside, the new model would get same bits as seen in its predecessor - a DAB digital audio and Bluetooth connectivity, along with 8.4in TFT touchscreen are still kept intact in the interiors. That says that the interiors of Cherokee haven’t been altered much. What can be expected is the introduction of UConnect infotainment system like Android Auto connectivity and Apple CarPlay.
Mechanically we can expect jeep to use its recently introduced new 2.0 litre twin scroll turbocharged diesel engine with eTorque hybrid technology, debuted in the new Wrangler. Currently in Jeep models available in India, include Compass, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. Future though looks brighter for Jeep aficionados, as Renegade and revamped Wrangler are expected release anytime the coming year.