2019 Jeep Cherokee First Look

That’s a surprise!

The first look at the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee is here from Jeep in anticipation of the full reveal at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

“The most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) boasts a new, authentic and more premium design, along with even more fuel-efficient powertrain options.  Additional images and complete vehicle information will be available January 16, 2018, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.”

2017 Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee Top Cars.com 2017 American-Made Index

On our main blog over at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge, the Jeep Wrangler and the Cherokee placed first and second on the overall rankings of vehicles on the Cars.com

Cars.com has put out their annual American-Made Index for 2017 and the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee both placed high on the list among all the vehicles.  The Cherokee ranked second and the Wrangler is the top spot on the list.

“As a descendant of the military Jeep that helped the Allies win World War II, the Jeep Wrangler already has strong American credentials,” said Joe Wiesenfelder, the Cars.com executive editor.  “In Cars.com’s 2017 American Made Index, the Wrangler’s American roots prove as deep as its image.  The SUV has been long been a Cars.com favorite for off-roaders and sun-lovers.”

The Cars.com American-Made Index is put together based on five key criteria.  This includes assembly locations, domestic parts content, country of origin for the engine and the transmission, and the US factory employment.  Using that info, Cars.com put together that the Wrangler 2-door is 74 percent American Made and the 4-door is 76 percent American Made.  The Wrangler is currently being made in Toledo, Ohio.

“We are delighted to celebrate America’s most patriotic day with the news that Cars.com’s American-Made Index has ranked Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee as the two overall most-American vehicles for 2017,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand FCA Global.  “On this Fourth of July holiday we salute the dedicated employees who build Wrangler and Cherokee, as well as the loyal Jeep owners who drive them.”

Is the Jeep Yuntu a Preview of a New American Jeep?

What’s next for the Jeep brand?  Jalopnik has taken a look at what is the current trend that is happening in the SUV world and how will that effect Jeep?

The trend is three rows of seating.  It’s a current desire of most SUV drivers and it is something that Jeep is needing into their upcoming line-up.  That’s where the Yuntu Concept comes in.

The Yuntu is a concept vehicle designed for China.  It’s a plug-in hybrid and that’s really about what is known.  The Yuntu is meant only for the Chinese market, a market that Jeep has been making strides in for a while now and is really looking to expand.  Based on the few photos that have come out of the concept Jeep.  The design of the Yuntu looks to be a cross between the Compass and the Renegade.

So what does this have to do with three rows and Jeep?  Jalopnik sees the Yuntu as a preview of what could be planned later on for American markets.  If Jeep is able to fit the three rows into their Chinese market, it may be a preview of things to come.  Considering that it seems to be what American buyers want, Jeep could be testing the waters in China.

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