These days, finding someone who is not familiar with Jeep, specifically the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, would be quite difficult. With the new Cherokee, the venerable American manufacturer seeks to continue its tradition of delivering uncompromising SUVs. The new Cherokee will come with a slew of new design and functional enhancements. These will make sure that the new SUV is more than capable of standing its ground against the closest competition. Also, they will strive to keep the spirit, the tradition and the philosophy of Jeep. The main goal of the upcoming Cherokee will be to attract new customers, as well as keep the old ones.
2018 Jeep Cherokee – Revamped Exterior:
The most obvious exterior feature of the upcoming 2018 Jeep Cherokee, is its noticeably overhauled design. No longer is Cherokee the epitome of the boxy, rugged looks. The new SUV aims to attract the customers with a much sleeker and leaner design. Fans of the traditional design might find this upsetting, but they can rest assured knowing that the new Cherokee will keep all the off-road capabilities. The new SUV from Jeep will also feature a more luxurious look. The front of the vehicle will receive the majority of changes, These will come in the form of a fully redesigned bumper and a sleeker grille. The revamped hood will sport a much more aggressive look, whereas the headlights and tail lights will feature the latest LED technology.
Interior Changes, Features, and Equipment:
The Jeep has done a lot to enhance the comfort and luxury Cherokee can offer to both the driver and the passengers. Potential customers will be surprised to find a more pleasant interior design, for which Cherokee is not exactly known for. The interior space will be quite accommodating, while the new, high-quality seats, will offer all the necessary comfort. The interior surfaces are expected to be fully covered in high-quality Laguna leather. The new 2018 Jeep Cherokee will also feature the latest tech for driving assistance and infotainment purposes. For the driver, there is a state-of-the-art 3D GPS enhanced navigational system, operated via a touch-based display. Additionally, the SUV will come equipped with front and rear cameras, which will offer blind spot vision and enhanced situational awareness. The infotainment system will most certainly be touch-screen based and equipped with the latest connectivity suites.
2018 Jeep Cherokee – Under the Hood:
The powertrain used for the new 2018 Jeep Cherokee will be a standard 2.4-liter unleaded engine. This engine is reportedly capable of producing 184 horsepower at 6400 rpm, and a max torque of 171 lb-ft at 4600 rpm. It will be paired with a standard 9-speed automatic transmission and a front wheel drive. With this engine, the new Cherokee is expected to hit a top speed of 119 mph and go from 0 to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds. The fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg for city conditions, and 30 mpg for highway conditions. There will also be an option to go with a 3.2 liter V-6, which will be capable of producing 271 horsepower.
2018 Jeep Cherokee – Development and Price:
The new Jeep Cherokee will most likely hit the market in late 2017, or early to mid-2018. The price will range from 24.000$ for the basic version, all the way up to 40.000$ for the premium variant.