Jeep Cherokee 2025: The Return of the Prodigal Child

Jeep Cherokee 2025

Earlier this year, Jeep was forced to end the production of the Cherokee after the closure of its Belvidere plant in Illinois. It must be said that between price increases and the arrival of new competitors, the sales of the model were no longer what they used to be. However, it seems that this is not the end for this name, as Jeep is reportedly working on a new Cherokee.

There is very little information available on the subject, but most of the sources that reported the news seem to agree on a few points.

Firstly, everything suggests that the new Cherokee will be electric or at least electrified. The American manufacturer\’s SUV could offer a 4xe version, as is the case with the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee. Who knows, maybe a 100% electric version is also in the works? It is expected that the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine will also make a comeback with its 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. As for the V6, it is unlikely that it will be reintroduced to the market.

Another point on which everyone seems to agree is the purpose of the future model. It is known that SUVs with enhanced off-road capabilities are becoming increasingly popular, and that\’s exactly the direction Stellantis would like to take, according to rumors. The fifth-generation Jeep Cherokee was already a very competent model in terms of off-road driving, but this new generation will be even more so. At least, that\’s what they say.

An Evolution

Several sketches of the future 2025 Jeep Cherokee have started circulating all over the internet, and even though none of these images are official, they give us a good idea of what to expect. Jeep remains a very conservative manufacturer in terms of design, which is why the sixth generation of the Cherokee should closely resemble the outgoing model. Thus, we should expect something familiar with just a touch of modernity, and that\’s just perfect. Jeep\’s brand image is very strong, and a radical change could spoil everything.

A Luxury Product

When we see how much a Compass costs today, even though it is the brand\’s entry-level model, there is cause for concern regarding the future Cherokee. Well, I don\’t want to spread false information, but it is clear that its strong reputation brings Jeep closer to some prestigious brands, and the Cherokee will have to directly compete with some of the biggest names in the industry. At the same time, the manufacturer\’s SUV aims to stand out by adopting a modern off-road vehicle concept, thus offering a direct competitor to Ford\’s Bronco Sport.

Jean-S├ębastien Poudrier