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The Jeep Cherokee facelift has been revealed ahead of the car's full debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

The latest version seems to borrow a few styling cues from the sleek Jeep Yuntu Concept-minus the exploratory drone, we saw earlier this year at the Shanghai auto show.

And anoraks will note that the bars of the signature seven slated grille are shorter and chunkier (another nod to the Compass) and that the number plate has migrated from the rear bumper to a restyled tailgate.

Perhaps the most obvious change when looking at the images of the new Cherokee is the front fascia that now has a much stronger resemblance to other Jeep models, such as the Compass and the Grand Cherokee. The air vents are all roughly the same shape and style, the centre stack is the same but we can expect an update to the infotainment unit.

The company still hasn't revealed the technical specifications and other details about the new Jeep Cherokee and claims to reveal complete vehicle information at Detroit Auto Show. The red SUV is likely the high-end Trailhawk variant because of the tow hooks poking out of the bumper and the high-mounted fog lights.

Those in the crowd who hated the last generation's standalone front-end design of the Cherokee are certainly cheering these released photos of the teased Jeep.

Currently, with 8 Cherokee trims available - from the entry-level Latitude with FWD to the more capable Overland - Jeep has only offered a single 2.4L I4 MultiAir engine across the board.

The new Cherokee also comes with a set of new beefier alloy wheels, black underbody cladding and larger roof rails.