2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is finally here. For the regular installment of this premium SUV, we will just have to wait for some more time. Now, for the time being, let’s take a look at what this limited Trackhawk edition has to offer. First, let’s run trough most relevant facts tied to this SUV. It is first ever Hellcat-powered SUV; it has a Supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 engine capable of delivering 707hp; compared to the regular SRT Grand Cherokee it has upgraded all-wheel drive, brakes, and suspensions; and finally despite pricing not being announced it will come at a price above $85,000.
Move on, and now we have it in front of us. At the 2017 New York Auto Show 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was finally presented. By just looking at it, it does not differ too much from standard Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. But, if you look under the hood you will know that this SUV was elevated to the level of Charger and Challenger Hellcat models. As a consequence of it becoming a ‘Hellcat’ model, it is now able to achieve the speed of 60mph in 3,5 seconds, and more impressively it can cover a quarter mile in 11,6 seconds. Ready to be more impressed? It can do this despite the fact that it weights 2.5 tons.
On the outside, if you don’t pay attention you will get an impression that you are looking at a regular SRT Grand Cherokee like we already mentioned. The places where you should spot the difference are the brake calipers which are painted in yellow, exhaust pipes at the back are quad-designed, it has one of a kind 20-inch wheels, which if you prefer it come in matte-black color made of aluminum alloy. At the front, you will notice that it lacks the fog lights that were removed in order to create more space for cooling of the ‘beastly’ engine. In addition to all of this you also have Trackhawk brand name on the side and at the tailgate and supercharged badges on the sides of the vehicle.
Inside the cabin, there is nothing extraordinary that would point out that this is a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The SUV comes with all of the premium feats that regular SRT model has and that includes Nappa leather details, carbon fiber pieces across the cabin and some chrome-blacked details. Seat inserts are made of Alcantara, and both front and rear seats are heated and ventilated. If you want that ‘special’ feeling, Jeep is offering quite a few upgrades. Some of the most notable include Laguna premium leather, interior trim of real metal, panoramic roof, and a premium sound system.
In the end, we come to the real deal. Under the bonnet of 2018 Trackhawk Grand Cherokee you will find, as we stated at the beginning, a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 shared with Dodge Charger and Challenger. Regarding power it deliverers the same 707hp but it terms of torque it goes a bit down at 645 lb-ft of torque. Transmission offered with this unit is an eight-speed automatic which transfers the power to all wheels. This dispersion of power does wonders to the acceleration of this SUV. Thanks to the launch-control system acceleration is more than smooth.
The 2018 Trackhawk offers four drive modes, and depending on the mode of your selection the power will be shared differently. Choose Snow mode and the power will go 50/50 to both front and rear wheels. Opt for Auto mode, and 40% goes up front while the 60% is transferred to the rear wheels. In the end regardless if you pick Sport or Track the power will go 30% to the front wheels and 70% to the rear wheels.
The all-new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one mean machine, that will shake the ground upon its arrival. The new muscular looks and, especially, the supercar-level engine beneath the hood, that is rumored to be shared with the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, an over 700 horsepower beast, that will be hardly to match by the rivals.
The new model will make improvements over the previous on many fields. It will be lighter, with the extensive use of light-weight materials, it will have an improved all-wheel drive system capable of handling the vast power coming from the engine and, of course, the looks, as the designers truly outdone themselves, making the new Cherokee look sharp, muscular, put in one word – stunning. We surely can’t wait to see it on the streets, and according to the officials, we just might see it sooner than expected.
2018 Grand Cherokee Redesign
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will really look stunning. Design elements, such as small and thin headlights, large front bumper with single long air intake opening and no side air intakes, makes the new Grand Cherokee look more muscular and powerful than ever. On the inside, the new Grand Cherokee will be spacious and comfortable and be able to accommodate passengers of all sizes. Features on the inside include cruise control, electric power steering, front and read cup holders, front and rear door pockets, front seatback storage, overhead console with storage, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, transmission, cruise and audio controls on the steering wheel, climate control, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, leather coated steering wheel, aux audio input, memory card slot, am/fm stereo, hands-free entry, heated mirrors and much more.