Plus, Jeep's USA arm also features a picture of a Cherokee Trailhawk, which may or may not come to the United Kingdom armed with a chunkier body kit and a V6 petrol. In this case it's the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The rest of the front bumper and grille also look a bit softer and rounder, but there's still a hint of the wedge-y pointy look of the previous generation that helps keep the crossover immediately identifiable as a Cherokee.
Jeep Australia is expected to release details of local plans for the new-look Cherokee soon.
The good news for Jeep was that the people who either liked or didn't care about that unique front end bought the Cherokee in droves, and that has continued over the past few years.
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. Additional images and complete vehicle information will be available January 16, 2018, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Jeep promises a "new, authentic and more premium design" and "even more fuel-efficient powertrain choices". There seem to be revisions to the metallic trim, and a new design around the base of the transmission shifter.
Due in Australian showrooms around the middle of 2018, the new Cherokee has replaced the split-headlight and daytime running light set-up with a softer, more rounded design that bears a closer resemblance to its Grand Cherokee and Compass siblings. This turbocharged engine will be the new range topper and that's not a bad thing.