Reports of the next-gen Honda CR-V, reportedly being revealed next year and released the year after, didn’t fail to startle people as spy shots indicate that the signature Honda SUV is probably arriving with a third row of seats.

If the latest spy shots of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee from TFLCar are to be believed, it could be that the vehicle is also going to adopt another row as the test mules – with only their rear ends disguised – look way more stretched than the current model.

What this means, if true, is that the Jeep Grand Cherokee could grow larger to accommodate a three-row Cherokee. Perhaps the mules are just preliminary tests for the incoming three-row Jeep Wagoneer.

2018 Jeep Cherokee - Spied (Photo Credit: TFLCar)

2018 Jeep Cherokee – Spied (Photo Credit: TFLCar)

Or it could be that making the Cherokeee bigger would free up more space between it and the subcompact Jeep Renegade, given that there have been reports at the start of the year that Jeep is planning a mid-level crossover that is to be positioned between these two nameplates.

Does it make sense for the Jeep Cherokee to be a smaller three-row option to the Grand Cherokee?