Making its debut at the New york city Auto Show, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most intense SUV ever created. Matching a supercharged Hellcat Hemi V8 that cranks out 707 horse power with a high-performance chassis and bad-boy styling cues inside and out, the Trackhawk pushes the limitations on every level of cool.
Inside, just a winged Trackhawk badge on the steering wheel sets the mightiest Jeep apart– well, that and the 200-mph speedo. The same active noise cancellation, stitched-leather dashboard and door-panel coverings, Berber carpets, and 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment display as the SRT are consisted of. (Jeep adds a dyno function for immediate horse power and torque readouts to Uconnect’s Performance Pages app.) Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as well, for anybody who appreciates such things when buying a 707-hp SUV. Ditto the adaptive cruise control, blind-spot tracking, parking sensors, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning. Then again, this equipment should be consisted of, given that the Trackhawk is anticipated to cost somewhere around $80,000.
Centerpiece of the brand-new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a 6.2-liter force-fed SRT Hellcat V8 that complements its prodigious pony count with a scintillating 654 lb-ft of torque. Backed by a specifically strengthened and quicker-responding, paddle-shift TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, the Trackhawk boasts a single-range Quadra-Trac active-on-demand 4-wheel drive system with an electronic limited-slip rear differential and Launch Control. The powertrain sends out the Trackhawk to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, making it the world’s quickest SUV. This ultra Jeep also blasts through the quarter mile in 11.6 ticks– Viper and Z06 Vette area– on its way to a 180 mph leading end.
To totally exploit its additional muscle, the Trackhawk features an aluminum-intensive performance-tuned suspension with Bilstein adaptive damping and a 1.0-inch lower ride height plus more robust back halfshafts and constant-velocity joints. It also has a devoted 5-mode (Auto/Sport/Track/ Snow/Tow) plus Individual Selec-Trac setup that controls the 4WD, transmission mapping, paddle shifters, suspension and electric power steering. The Trackhawk flights on 20-inch light-weight created alloy wheels covered in standard 295/45 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-season Performance run-flat tires. Three-season Pirelli P Zero tires are optional. The ultralight alloy rims shave 12 pounds of unsprung weight.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will get here in display rooms this fall. Expect prices to be revealed more detailed to its on-sale date.