Fiat-Chrysler officially unveiled the new redesigned 2019 Jeep Cherokee at the International Auto Show in Detroit Tuesday.
The mid-sized SUV, which will be assembled at FCA’s recently upgraded Belvidere Assembly Plant, is completely new inside and out even as it maintains a similar overall shape to the current model. It’s the first major redesign of the Cherokee in five years.
Besides a new front and rear end, FCA says it also a long list of enhancements that will make it best-in-class in the best-selling class of SUV’s worldwide. While the list of enhancements is long, Jeep says that the end result is a vehicle that the re-design will increase performance, fuel-efficiency, acceleration, upgraded off-road capability and will have best-in-class towing capacity. You can read the FCA press release on the new vehicle here.
The current Jeep Cherokee captures about 9% of the worldwide market for mid-sized SUV’s, and FCA is hopeful this completely redesigned vehicle will substantially increase that market share.
They say the vehicle will begin showing up at dealerships with the next few months.