Jeep shows new look of Cherokee SUV -- and it isn't as odd

2019 Jeep Cherokee

Although Jeep has revealed the crossover's design nearly a month ahead of its in-the-flesh debut, the company is keeping details about the car's drivetrain and specifications under wraps for now.

Lots of manufacturers are now rushing to reveal previews of vehicles that will be refreshed or all-new at the upcoming 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Like the current model, the new Cherokee will also be positioned below the bigger and more expensive Grand Cherokee, and above the new Jeep Compass. The squinty, four-eyed face of the old auto has been swapped out for a much cleaner front end with sharp LED DRLs and Jeep's classic seven-slat grille. The red SUV is likely the high-end Trailhawk variant because of the tow hooks poking out of the bumper and the high-mounted fog lights. For example, new taillights feature an orange section outlining their lower section, and a revised bumper has a larger section of metallic trim. A new taillight design helps give the Cherokee a modern and slightly muscular look too.

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The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker released four photos of the SUV that showed its new design, wider headlights and some other changes.

Currently, with 8 Cherokee trims available - from the entry-level Latitude with FWD to the more capable Overland - Jeep has only offered a single 2.4L I4 MultiAir engine across the board. Globally, the mid-size SUV will go on sale towards the end of 2018, after its debut at Detroit, and while there is no official word on it yet, we do expect the SUV to reach the Indian shores as well.

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