What Did We Learn from the Detroit Auto Show?

January 29th, 2018 by

2019 Jeep Cherokee

Driving enthusiasts know that few annual events trump the Detroit Auto Show. You can count on seeing the latest iterations of deeply popular vehicles each year, and 2018 was no exception. Unveiled models included:

  • The 2019 Jeep Cherokee
  • The 2019 Ram 1500

When two such influential nameplates are treated to a subtle restyle or total reboot, the world takes note. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Jeep Cherokee

The current Jeep Cherokee caused quite a stir when it debuted at the 2018 New York Auto Show. With a sleek and provocative appearance suited more to the city streets than a backcountry journey, it flew in the face of Jeep convention. But it was a gamble that paid off – the Cherokee has sold well since its introduction.

It’s finally time for a refresh, and the next evolution is even more attractive. The dual-light setup has been replaced with a more conventional system, and the rear has seen its license plate incorporated into the liftgate for a more straightforward bumper design. Along with redesigned taillights, the new bumper makes the 2019 Jeep Cherokee look wider and less top-heavy. Jeep promise more fuel-efficient powertrains as well, but we’ve yet to experience them, so we’ll keep you updated.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 is one of the most influential half-ton trucks in the country, and a complete redesign is taking the nameplate to all new heights.

Changes include:

  • Extensive use of aluminum-alloy and high-strength steel to reduce weight by up to 225 lbs.
  • Up to a 12,700 lb. towing capacity.
  • An eTorque mild hybrid system with 48-volt battery and 300-watt lithium-ion battery to slash fuel consumption and improve torque by 90 lb-ft with the V6 and 130 lb-ft with the V8.
  • Longer, wider body structure.
  • Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen

For total customization freedom, the upcoming Ram 1500 will be will be available with more than 200 Mopar products, including tonneau covers, bed steps, and cold-air intakes.

Contact Us Today to Find Out More About Upcoming Models

Here at Jack Powell CDJR, we’re just as excited as our customers to see these long-awaited arrivals join our new vehicle lineup. To find out more, contact us today – you can also apply for financing or schedule a test drive using our handy online forms.

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