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Spied: 2018 Jeep “K8”

by Michael Volkmann on

Jeep’s new three-row CUV for China shares the CUSW platform used by the Cherokee.

Jeep K8

This new 5+2 CUV (seven seats) was originally thought to be an extended Cherokee; but now it appears that it has become a separate model.

Allpar expects the new GME “Hurricane” turbocharged four cylinder to be the principal power under the hood. Production will begin in China this summer.

Jeep K8 - extended Cherokee for China

Speculation: While the Jeep K8 is focused on China, Allpar believes this could this be a foreshadow of a future three-row Chrysler built alongside the US-spec Cherokee at the Belvidere assembly plant in Illinois.

Michael Volkmann, a mechanical engineer in the steel industry, autocrossed and road-raced Neons. Michael has drag raced his 1971 Duster 340, 2009 Challenger R/T, and Neons, of which he’s owned seven — one SRT4, three ACRs, and three Sport Coupes.

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