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Jeep Reveals More Details Surrounding the 2019 Cherokee at the Detroit Auto Show

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In addition to a refreshed front grille, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee will also receive major updates to its powertrain

The new Cherokee is ready for its close-up

Approximately one month ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles released the first few images of its refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee model. Said images offered enthusiasts their first look at the latest Cherokee’s exterior design, including a more traditional grille for the SUV.

Earlier this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2019 Cherokee made its official debut.

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The redesigned grille won’t be the only exterior alteration for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The new Cherokee will also sport a hands-free power liftgate and an available dual-pane sunroof.

Cherokee drivers will also have plenty of options when it comes to their vehicle’s wheels. In fact, Jeep will offer five new wheel designs with the 2019 Cherokee, including available 19-inch wheels.

FCA has included its latest Uconnect system with the new Cherokee

Interior changes are also abundant throughout the Cherokee’s cabin. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with the fourth generation of FCA’s Uconnect system, complete with either a 7.0-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen.

The interior dimensions of the Cherokee have been increased as well. Rear cargo capacity now totals more than 27 cubic feet.

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In spite of an instantly-recognizable change with the Cherokee’s front grille, the biggest change for the model might just come in the form of its updated powertrains. These include a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 model, which produces 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque, and a more fuel-efficient 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, delivering 180 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.

For the best of both worlds, Cherokee drivers can select the brand-new 2.0-liter direct-injection engine. Utilizing start-stop technology, the 2.0-liter engine reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves fuel economy, all while still producing 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

The new powertrians for the Cherokee make it both more efficient and more powerful

Excited Jeep enthusiasts won’t have to wait very long for the arrival of this vehicle. According to FCA, 2019 Jeep Cherokee models are set to arrive in showrooms during the first quarter of 2018.

To learn more about this latest Jeep Cherokee model, you can explore a special website set up by Jeep here.

Gallery: The 2019 Jeep Cherokee