First images of 2019 Jeep Cherokee refresh revealed

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Naturally, the new front end integrates the Cherokee into the current Jeep family, with the design being closely inspired by the new Compass and the facelifted Grand Cherokee. The range is topped by a Trailhawk with a 3.2-litre V6 petrol that outputs 268bhp.

Until then, we'll bring you all of the latest Jeep news as it unfolds in Detroit next month. Jeep hasn't revealed anything other than these images, so we'll have to wait until the full debut in January to find out about any mechanical changes.

Firstly, the new-gen model comes with an all-new face with a larger and more stylish set of headlamps with integrated turn signal lights and stylish LED daytime running lights. The squinty, four-eyed face of the old vehicle has been swapped out for a much cleaner front end with sharp LED DRLs and Jeep's classic seven-slat grille. The company is also rolling out a new Ram 1500 pickup.

Off-road-focused Trailhawk variants are expected to retain more muscular styling, with the inclusion of tow hooks, black cladding on the bumpers and wheelarches, all-terrain tyres and an increased ride height. The SUV also comes with electrically operable ORVMs, side cladding, and some bold character lines.

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Details are scarce at the moment from Jeep, but it claims the updated Cherokee has a more premium design inside and out, and will be more efficient than the outgoing model.

At the back, smoked taillights replace the old units while the license plate holder is now placed on the tailgate itself.

Based on the images provided, the Cherokee gets a minor nip and tuck in both the front and rear fascias.

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