Jeep Prepares the Return of the Cherokee

06 June 2024 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

As you probably know, Jeep had to end the production of the Cherokee earlier this year after 49 years on the market. However, the American manufacturer's SUV's retirement was short-lived, as rumors are already circulating about a new generation of Jeep Cherokee that could hit the market in 2025.

 

Needless to say, very little is known on the subject, but the great popularity of Jeep products clearly favors the return of the Cherokee.

 

A New Name

 

It is expected that the Jeep Cherokee will receive a new name since this was one of the reasons it was withdrawn from the market. The name Cherokee has been used by the brand since 1974, but a few years ago, the chief of the Cherokee Nation expressed disapproval. Out of respect for the Cherokee Nation, there is a good chance that the model will be renamed for the arrival of its new generation. Ironically, this is not the first time Jeep has used a new name in the model's history. Recall that Jeep used the name Liberty for the third generation of its compact SUV. However, the name was not particularly popular, which is why the American manufacturer decided to return to the original name.

 

Built in Mexico

 

The outgoing Jeep Cherokee was assembled at the Belvidere plant in Illinois. Nevertheless, it seems likely that the next generation of the model will be built at the Toluca plant in Mexico.

 

Electrification in the Plans

 

The previous generation Jeep Cherokee offered a range of engines, including the popular 3.2-liter V6. However, it is suspected that this engine will not be part of the lineup for the next generation of the American SUV. In fact, it is expected that the 2025 Cherokee will offer at least one gasoline engine, likely the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Furthermore, there is a strong chance that the model will have a 4xe version. A fully electric version might also be in the plans, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Therefore, patience is required as we await Jeep's official announcement regarding the return of the Cherokee later this year.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier



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