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.
No major changes have been applied to the 2018 Cherokee's interior, which in current form comes with a 8.4in TFT touchscreen, shared with its FCA stablemate, the Maserati Ghibli, and features DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity.