2018 Cherokee unveiled ahead of launch

FCA US LLC has unveiled the all-new Jeep Cherokee ahead of its official reveal at the Detroit Motor Show on 16 January 2018.

It’ll be aiming to take on the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volkswagen Tiguan when it arrives on UK shores, although Jeep is yet to confirm when this will be.

Externally, its overall shape remains similar to that of the current Cherokee, but a front end refresh gives it a rounder look that’s in line with other new Jeeps such as the Compass. 

That said, it keeps the slanted grille of the current car, although it’s less angular than before and the slats appear to be slightly closer together.

At the rear, the number plate has been moved from the bumper to the tailgate, and again the taillight clusters benefit from a softer, rounder look than its predecessor.

Changes to the interior are less drastic, with the cabin appearing relatively unchanged. It’s expected there’ll be some minor tweaks to trim materials and additional tech on offer, but we’ll have to wait until its reveal in Detroit to learn more.

Jeep hasn’t revealed details of engine options, but it has confirmed the updated Cherokee will feature “even more fuel-efficient powertrain options”.

These could include the new mild-hybrid 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that features in the new Wrangler line-up, along with a new 260bhp 3.0-litre diesel.