The latest generation Jeep Cherokee went on sale in late 2013 as a MY2014 and will be due for a facelift soon. The mid-size crossover took a radical approach with the redesign by moving out of the traditional boxy styling, and it will remain so when the facelift arrives in mid-2016, as per a new report from Automotive News.
Jeep CEO Mike Manley said to the publication that the overall styling, shape and accommodation of the current Cherokee is “spot on.” He doesn’t think that any dramatic change is required with the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.
The vehicle does suffer quality and software problems with its transmission though, as per the report. FCA US is conducting a customer satisfaction campaign to reset the transmission software on Cherokees built earlier for improving the 9-speed automatic transmission’s operations.
Mr. Manley said that these efforts should help in improving the brand’s overall quality. To assure current and potential Jeep customers, the CEO said that significant progress has been made on Cherokee in terms of the transmission quality and more quality improvements will be made wherever possible.
[Source: Automotive News]