Jeep Grand Cherokee Reveals Its 707-Horsepower SUV

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk interior
Jeep Grand Cherokee Reveals Its 707-Horsepower SUV
Author

12 April, 2017

Jeep has introduced the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk - powered by the 707-horsepower engine of the Dodge Hellcat, making it the fastest and most powerful sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the market. That's right! This 6.2-litre V8 Hellcat engine, seen previously in the Challenger and the Charger, now sends 707bhp of power to the all-wheel-drive in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, while producing a colossal turning momentum of 875Nm.

Putting out 707 horsepower and 645 lb. -ft. of torque, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can catapult itself from a standstill to 100 km/h 60 in 3.5-seconds, and it runs a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The SUV's all-wheel drive system pairs up with a variety of computer-controlled performance modes to give it the best combination of power, traction, and speed for pretty much any occasion.

Apart from its fantastic pickup, the upcoming vehicle from Jeep can cover a quarter mile in 11.5 seconds per the company's assertions.

The Detroit-built Trackhawk will debut at the 2017 NY auto show this week and is expected to arrive in dealerships this fall.

More news: North Korea launches missile into Sea of Japan

To cope with the significant performance increase there's an upgraded powertrain including a modified TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission "engineered to handle additional torque output".

The 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT is priced at $66,895 and the new model will likely bear a price slightly higher than the previous one.

Dropping the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 in the Grand Cherokee's engine bay was easier said than done. Taking care of safety is a set of 15.75-inch (400 millimeter) Brembo brakes in front and 13.78-inch (350 mm) rotors in the rear, with the company looking towards a 60 miles per hour (97 kph) stop in 114 feet. The Trackhawk is an inch lower than other Grand Cherokee models and has five different driving modes, including Track mode. There's also the obligatory launch-control system, backed up by the largest brakes ever fitted to a Jeep, while driver support systems include lane-departure warning, active cruise control and blind-spot monitoring. Suspension is A-arm front and multi-link rear with Bilstein adaptive dampers at both ends. Naturally, the Trackhawk is looking the part - and uses the parts for mechanical purposes as well. There are also quad exhaust pipes.

But the most fascinating thing could be the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages.

Standard equipment extends to a new Premium Metal Package and Signature Leather Interior Package including Nappa leather and suede seat trim in black or black/red with an embroidered Trackhawk logo.


More news


  • Akshay Kumar named best actor, 'Kasaav' best film at National Film Awards

    I am very greatful to director Nagabharna for allowing me complete creative freedom in my first project as composer. Thanking everyone for his big win, the " Khiladi " actor said that he feels "humbled by this honour".
    Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

    Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

    Delavan-Darien schools will be open Friday, but, will be in a general or soft lockdown situation again as a precautionary measure. The FBI in Milwaukee said it's offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jakubowski.
    Hillary Clinton's Nephew Just Signed a Contract to be a Male Model

    Hillary Clinton's Nephew Just Signed a Contract to be a Male Model

    Clinton's dad Roger , an actor with credits in "Spy Hard" and "The Rugrats Movie", is Bill Clinton's younger half-brother. Clinton isn't just a pretty face, and body, though - he recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University.
  • North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

    North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

    The U.S. airstrikes this week were aimed at a Syrian air base, but nearly certainly got the attention of another adversary - North Korea.
    ECU hoop quest gets tougher with AAC addition of Wichita State

    ECU hoop quest gets tougher with AAC addition of Wichita State

    The AAC Board of Directors unanimously voted to offer membership to Wichita State University on Friday morning via teleconference. Loyola left the Horizon League after 34 years and accepted the Valley's invitation that April to become the league's 10th member.

    Celtic seals 6th Scottish title in row with 8 games to spare

    A Scott Sinclair hat-trick plus a goal apiece for Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts meant the party could start in Edinburgh . The Celtic boss deserves great credit as his team aim to complete the season unbeaten, says Neil Cameron of The Herald .
  • National Democratic Alliance to fight 2019 Lok Sabha elections under Modi's leadership

    NDA representatives lauded PM Modi's efforts in providing a corruption-free government at the Centre. Jaitley further said that there was no discussion over who will be the next president of India.

    Tillerson to press Russian Federation on Syrian chemical weapons

    Tillerson is expected in Moscow this week for talks with Russian officials. Gabbard should not be in Congress", the former Vermont governor tweeted.
    Spotify planning direct listing that stops short of IPO

    Spotify planning direct listing that stops short of IPO

    In 2015, its most recently disclosed period, Spotify had US$2.2 billion in revenue, but lost US$194 million. For Spotify's enormous base of free users, the good times may be coming to an end.
  • Prostate cancer tests are now OK with US panel, with caveats

    Prostate cancer tests are now OK with US panel, with caveats

    Since then, PSA screening rates have declined by as much as 10 percent, and now fewer than one-third of US men get the tests. Their recommendations influence USA government policy, primary care physicians and private insurers' coverage decisions.

    Amtrak: Track in derailment was tabbed as potential problem

    New Jersey Transit says it is preparing to resume full weekday service in and out of New York's Penn Station. The area had been inspected recently and the issue detected, Moorman said.

    N. Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

    The hardened U.S. stance followed recent North Korean missile launches that Pyongyang described as practice for an attack on U.S. bases in Japan.