It is being reported that construction of the new Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio will begin this August. The first Jeep to be manufactured in the new plant will be the redesigned 2001 Jeep Cherokee.
Road & Track Magazine has spy photos and an indepth article about the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in their May, 1998 print issue.
The Road & Track website has an in-depth article on the 1998 Jeep Cherokee.
Four Wheeler has a Jeep Cherokee makeover article.
One of our reader had some additional information about Jeep designations:
the the list you have on designations seems to be missing the MB, GPW, M38 and M38A1, probably because they are military Jeeps, CJ2A, 3A and 3B were civilian as was the "J "Series pickup...