Jeep Slims Cherokee Lineup Earlier than Present Gen Ends Manufacturing

2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
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The present era Jeep Cherokee has lastly reached the tip of its life. Jeep has up to date the Cherokee lineup for 2023 as manufacturing of the midsize SUV winds down.

Final month Stellantis introduced that the corporate can be idling its Belvidere, Illinois meeting plant “indefinitely.” Whereas which means layoffs, sadly, it additionally put into doubt the way forward for the Cherokee. Stellantis stayed quiet, not confirming or denying whether or not or not the Cherokee can be going away, saying, “We aren’t commenting on the way forward for the Cherokee nameplate. This is a vital car within the lineup, and we stay dedicated long run to this mid-size SUV phase.”

A bit of over a month later, issues have modified. Jeep confirmed to us that the present era Cherokee will likely be ending manufacturing on February 28, 2023. In mild of that, Jeep has slimmed down the lineup.

The Cherokee lineup now consists of simply two trims. There’s the bottom $39,290 Altitude Lux trim and the $42,890 Trailhawk. The Latitude Lux, X, and Restricted trims are gone in addition to the three.6L V6. The one engine choices are a base 2.4L 180 horsepower I4 or an non-compulsory 2.0L turbocharged I4 with 270 hp.

This additionally means a rise in costs over the earlier mannequin yr’s axed trims. Earlier than, a base Cherokee Lattitude X would set you again $34,895 for a front-wheel-drive mannequin. Now the worth has gone up $4,395 with the brand new base mannequin; the Trailhawk sees a barely smaller enhance of $3,750. However that is perhaps a much bigger hit to some with the lack of the extra highly effective V6.

Whereas the present era Cherokee has been round since 2014, its loss doesn’t imply it’s gone perpetually. Jeep tell us it’s nonetheless dedicated to the midsize phase in addition to EVs, reminding us two EV crossovers are coming in 2024 and to remain tuned for extra details about the next-gen Cherokee.

The Jeep model is totally dedicated to increasing its presence within the mid-size SUV phase, one of many largest on the planet. The model lately introduced the introduction of two new totally electrical, mid-size SUVs that may start manufacturing in 2024. We’ll make an announcement concerning the following era Jeep Cherokee sooner or later. All Jeep model automobiles will provide an electrified variant by 2025, together with 4 zero-emission automobiles in North America and in Europe.