Spy photos have captured a prototype of the 2018 Jeep® Cherokee. One of the more distinguishable details includes merging headlights. This stands in contrast with most SUV models, which adopts a two-piece headlight design. In the rear, the taillights and bumper may also get a slight modification.

In the spy photos, the front is heavily camouflaged, so we can’t say for sure that the SUV brand is ditching the split-headlight design. However, radar sensors can be seen positioned right in the spot where the main headlamps are located in the current 2017 Jeep Cherokee. If the model had kept its traditional design, the sensors would have to be positioned a bit higher.

Such changes, however, would be expected considering that it has been three years since the last refresh cycle.

The headlights are not the only expected changes, though. For the first time, the Jeep Cherokee is said to get the same nine-speed automatic transmission as the 2017 Jeep Renegade and 2017 Jeep Compass.

There is also a lot of gossip surrounding the possible release of a Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk with a V6 engine. Additional speculation is that one of the engine options may include the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine to be used for the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Speaking of the new Jeep Wrangler, this model will be making its debut at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show. It has been hinted that it will be unveiled alongside the 2018 Jeep Cherokee.

Stop by Security Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM to see the 2017 inventory and some of the newly released 2018 models. Our new Jeep SUVs for sale near Long Island, NY will soon include the much-anticipated 2018 Jeep Cherokee, so get ready to dominate the open road.