A rival to SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery Sport and higher-spec versions of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the next Cherokee trades the distinctive design of the outgoing car for a look that’s more similar to its siblings.
Currently, the Cherokee, which sells in Britain from £34,400, comes with diesel engines in 2.0-litre and 2.2-litre forms, with front- and all-wheel drive available. The range is topped by a Trailhawk variant with a 3.2-litre V6 petrol that outputs 268bhp.
At this stage, Jeep has only said it will add more fuel-efficient engines to the Cherokee line-up with the 2018 car. It is not yet known whether they will be new or updates of the current units.
The brand recently introduced a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that uses a twin-scroll turbocharger and eTorque hybrid technology to its line-up with the new Wrangler. It’s possible this powertrain will be offered with the updated Cherokee range.