The new 2017 Jeep Cherokee was recently seen undergoing some tests. This model has been given a facelift and though it was heavily covered and camouflaged it does seem to have the same front end that has generated so much controversy among fans and followers. However, one should not be surprised by this because according to a top official at Jeep the car will continue to have the same looks that have polarized opinions. The reason for this is the carmaker thinks that the car has just the right styling.
2017 Jeep Cherokee – Engine Specs
Speaking about styling one must admit that it was hard to spot the changes that have been made to the vehicle but there are rumors that suggest that the crossover will be powered by a 4-cylinder engine. Other rumors that are doing the rounds indicate that Jeep is also going to offer a Trackhawk variant that is known to be a high performance model. This model will in fact make use of the same turbocharged engine as is already being used in the soon to be released Dodge Dart SRT.
2017 Jeep Cherokee – Exterior and Interior
The Cherokee will be as good as the Trailhawk is when it comes to off-road capabilities. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee will probably also get an optional Hellcat engine. It is also excepted to be updated midway through its lifecycle and in spite of that it will continue to maintain the same exterior look that has polarized so many people’s opinions. The carmaker according to one of its top officials says that there will be an evolution in the styling of the Cherokee. He also mentioned that the changes would not be revolutionary by any stretch of imagination. He did not elaborate or provide specific details but we do know for a fact that the new Cherokee will get a front end that has been restyled and the same can also be said of the rear fascia. The grille is new and refreshed and there has been made a number of upgrades to the interiors of the vehicle.
Most experts have raised questions regarding the carmaker’s decision to use a particular design strategy earlier on when the Jeep made its debut about two years ago. The styling of the vehicle was very edgy and the vehicle had excellent aerodynamic properties. The round headlights had been removed and this was heavily criticized because it represented a risky departure from the traditional styling of Jeep vehicles. Even so, buyers went out and bought the Cherokee in large numbers. Even this year, the Cherokee has been the top seller for the carmaker and has sold more than 105, 000 units. This may be because the Cherokee has ridden the boom in SUV crossover sales. The closest competitors to the Cherokee are the Escape from Ford, the CR-V from Honda and the Tucson from Hyundai as well as the RAV4 from Toyota.
2017 Jeep Cherokee – Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Jeep Cherokee will probably be introduced into the market in the second half of next year. The company has not provided details about the exact release date and price of the new 2017 Jeep Cherokee but as soon as the release date approaches it will offer more information.