Jeep is on a roll – just three weeks after the unveiling of the new Wrangler, the off-road specialist has released first pictures of the facelifted Cherokee, which gains a number of significant updates.

The biggest change is that the controversial styling has given way to a more homogenous look, clearly inspired by the new Compass. Out goes the polarising dual-tier headlights, replaced by larger single-piece units sitting where the LED daytime running lights once were. The front and rear bumpers have also been redesigned for a more modern and sophisticated look, as have the tail lights.

Inside, revisions are limited to a mildly reprofiled centre console, although there are likely also changes to the Uconnect infotainment system. Jeep also mentioned that there will be a range of more fuel-efficient engine options, although it stopped short of detailing the new powertrains.

These will likely mirror the new Wrangler’s, which includes an all-new 270 hp/400 Nm 2.0 litre turbo direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine with an eTorque mild hybrid system, along with a 260 hp/600 Nm 3.0 litre EcoDiesel V6 and a 285 hp/352 Nm 3.6 litre Pentastar petrol V6 with Engine Stop Start (ESS). A nine-speed automatic gearbox will likely continue to be offered, along with a range of four-wheel drive systems.