DETROIT — FCA US has lifted the duvet off the freshened 2019 Jeep Cherokee, displaying a brand new entrance fascia that retains the earlier model’s daytime LED operating mild strip however modifications the sunshine stack to offer the SUV a much less polarizing look.
The automaker plans to launch full particulars on the up to date Cherokee at a Jan. 16 press convention on the Detroit auto present, together with particulars of what FCA stated Tuesday can be “extra fuel-efficient powertrain choices” for the midsize SUV. The inside additionally has been refreshed to offer it a extra upscale look.
U.S. gross sales of the Cherokee have dropped 18 p.c to 150,524 this 12 months via November
Manufacturing of the Cherokee moved from Toledo, Ohio, to Belivdere, Unwell., this 12 months to permit FCA to develop manufacturing of the Jeep Wrangler and introduce a Wrangler-based pickup, the Jeep Scrambler, in Toledo.
The 2019 Cherokee’s powertrain is anticipated to distance itself from the marginally smaller Compass, which was launched final 12 months and is powered by inline-four engines, whereas conserving house between it and the bigger Grand Cherokee in Jeep’s increasing lineup.