After being debuted at the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Facelift is projected to be launched in India in the first half of 2019.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee was debuted at the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit and has already been on sale in the USA since the beginning of 2018. Though Jeep India has not confirmed exactly when the new Cherokee will be launched in India, the launch date is expected to be in the first half of 2019. Overall, the new Jeep Cherokee is likely to receive a more attractive appearance, a modern cabin as well as more efficient and powerful motors, which gives more value to the 2019 Jeep Cherokee in the SUV segment. Read on to discover more about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.
1. 2019 Jeep Cherokee Exterior
The car is likely to get comprehensive upgrades in terms of the exterior.
In the front, the 2019 Cherokee SUV comes with
Horizontal bi-LED projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs and indicators
More masculine and better-sculpted bumper in the front
High-mounted LED fog lamps
Large air dam
Light aluminium hood
A newly-designed bonnet with a typical black band
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee front will be equipped with such new features as large air dam, light aluminium hood, etc
In the side profile, the new SUV will feature larger allow wheels, two-pane sunroof with power-driven sunshade, wider roof rails and black cladding on the sides.
Moving to the rear, the 2019 Cherokee is expected to get revised LED tail lamps, redesigned bumpers with a silver diffuser, novel composite liftgate and twin exhaust pipes tipped with chrome.
In the side profile and the rear, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee will come with some novel features to enhance its appeal
While the US-bound model is available in 12 exterior colour tones, the 2019 Indian Jeep Cherokee will be available in seven different colour options:
2. 2019 Jeep Cherokee Interior
The new Cherokee has a more modern and top-notch cabin than the existing model. To be more specific, it is expected to come with a wide range of features such as air vent and glossy black piano finish and high-quality satin chrome tracer strides around the gear shifter bezels. Its exceptional interior is also enhanced, thanks to the premium material on the armrest, the door panel, instrument panel and the easy-to-operate electric park brake button.
The seats of the new SUV will also be redesigned so that they can better support the passengers’ posture. The electrically-adjusted seats with memory functions and high-quality Nappa leather coverings which can be both heated and ventilated further improve the comfort of the cabin. The seat rows can be adjusted up to 60/40 ratio split. The storage space will be widened by 27 cubic feet. The US-spec Cherokee is also equipped with the most modern 7.0-inch or 8.4-inch NAV touchscreen Uconnect system which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. This infotainment system is expected to appear on the Indian-bound version as well.
Like the global-spec model, the Indian 2019 Jeep Cherokee will have a modern cabin
Undoubtedly, when travelling in the new Cherokee, the passengers will have no doubt or worry about safety since it is packed with a list of safety features (up to over 80) including
Eight standard airbags across all variants
Forward Collision Alert +
Automatic Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist
Forward Collision Alert +
Automatic Lane Departure Alert +
Adaptive Autocruise +
Dynamic stability control
among many other features
3. 2019 Jeep Cherokee Performance
The current Cherokee model in India now is powered by three engine options: the 3.6L V6 petrol, the 6.4L petrol motors and the 3.0L V6 Eco diesel motors which can generate 285.6bhp/350Nm, 468.5bhp/624Nm and 239.6bhp/570Nm, respectively.
Jeep has made considerable upgrades to the engine of the new SUV. The 2019 Indian-bound Jeep Cherokee is powered by three engine options. The first is a turbocharged 2.0L motor with four cylinders which can produce a max power of 266bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. The second is the highly efficient 2.4L 4-cylinder PZEV Multiair2 Tigershark engine which can churn out 178bhp/230Nm. The last one is the 3.2L Pentastar V6 motor which is able to deliver 267bhp of power and 324Nm of torque. All three engines will come mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
|2019 Cherokee Engine Types
| Turbocharged 2.0L engine
| 9-speed automatic
2.4L PZEV Multiair2 Tigershark engine
|| 9-speed automatic
3.2L Pentastar V6 engine
|| 9-speed automatic
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee will be available with three engine options
4. 2019 Jeep Cherokee Price
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee SUV will be imported to India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) after being produced at Belvidere Assembly plant in Belvidere in the USA. While the current model is priced between Rs 75.15 lakh and Rs 1.07 crore (ex-showroom), the new-gen SUV is expected to have the introductory prices in the range of Rs 80 lakh - Rs 1 crore. With this price range and a lot of cutting-edge features, it is expected to take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Honda CR-V.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee will be brought to India via CBU route
The current model of the Cherokee has been outdated, which makes many car buyers hesitate to buy it. The new Jeep Cherokee, with a more premium exterior, more modern cabin as well as more powerful and efficient engine, is expected to become a popular with SUV buyers once launched in India. Now, what the Indian car buyers can do is to wait for another Jeep Cherokee SUV with more advanced features, but whether the SUV will be welcomed or not can only be answered by time.
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