Some information has already been released about the 2019 Jeep® Cherokee. For starters, we know that the headlights have been redesigned. Far more noteworthy, though, is the announcement of a new turbocharged engine in this Jeep SUV.

FCA US LLC has confirmed the release of the 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. It delivers 270 horsepower and is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Other options are the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine and the 2.4-liter four-cylinder Tigershark® engine.

The new engine options were displayed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. All three engine types will also be built on American soil in the Trenton Engine Complex in Detroit, Michigan. Most Jeep engines are currently manufactured in the city of Termoli, Italy.

Beyond the engine, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee will also see a refresh. This includes the addition of the latest Uconnect® infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

One of the more notable changes is the design of the headlights. Since the 2014 model year, the Jeep Cherokee had thin-lined “squinting” headlamps, which is a departure from the more traditional rounded headlamps found throughout the rest of the Jeep lineup. The 2019 model will revert to the rounded headlights shared by its cousins.

As for the interior, expect more premium materials and trim accents. The console also has a few additional storage spaces for everyday items like your smartphone. Finally, it’s worth noting that the hood is now made from aluminum, which should shave a few pounds off the base weight.

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