June 25, 2024
Industry News

Jeep Cherokee Expected to Make a Comeback This Year

We are aware of Jeep’s plans for the next 18 months, which include introducing the battery-electric Wagoneer S and Recon, equipping the Gladiator with the plug-in hybrid 4xe powertrain, and potentially changing the engine lineup in the Grand Cherokee. Additionally, there is a fifth-generation Jeep Cherokee in the works, a nameplate that holds significant historical importance for the brand. When discussing the new model back in 2022, we anticipated its arrival in 2024 or 2025. According to Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore (translated here), a successor to the Cherokee is expected to be announced by the end of the year.

However, it is important to note that CEO Antonio Filosa only mentioned the arrival of the new Cherokee as probable, with certainty potentially being communicated by the end of this year. The Il Sole 24 Ore article suggests that there is a possibility of Stellantis manufacturing the SUV at the Melfi plant in Italy for the European market. Stellantis has been in discussions with Italian unions and government officials regarding production at the plant. The automaker has confirmed five vehicles to be produced at the Melfi plant, with the Cherokee name not yet mentioned.

For the North American market, the new Cherokee is expected to be manufactured at Stellantis’ Toluca, Mexico, plant. The upcoming Cherokee is anticipated to offer upscale options and will likely see an increase in size compared to its predecessor. The vehicle may even feature a Wagoneer trim level.

Motor Trend predicts a starting price of approximately $40,000 for the new Cherokee, making it just slightly cheaper than the 2023 model. Despite the 2023 Cherokee being out of production, there are still 900 units available on the Jeep website.

FAQ

When will the new Jeep Cherokee be announced?

The successor to the Jeep Cherokee is expected to be announced by the end of the year.

Where will the new Jeep Cherokee be manufactured?

The new Jeep Cherokee for the European market may potentially be produced at the Melfi plant in Italy, while the North American version is likely to be manufactured at Stellantis’ Toluca, Mexico, plant.

Conclusion

The anticipation for the launch of the new fifth-generation Jeep Cherokee is high, with many speculating on its features and production details. As we await further updates from Stellantis, the future of this iconic SUV remains exciting for Jeep enthusiasts.

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