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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

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The speculation is over, as is the wait. We have now seen the official release for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk ahead of the New York International Auto Show. The leaked images spread all over the internet of the new Jeep SUV recently were apparently real. The theory of the Hellcat engine? Also real.

First off, the design. I liked the teaser images I saw leaked but wasn’t confident enough in their accuracy or legitimacy to get too excited. Now I know they are real, I am excited.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk design
Definitely a Grand Cherokee but with black trim and some extras. It has an awesome combination of sportier front end with lower fascia, more aggressive details and what looks like a forward looking camera. Fog lights look to have been replaced with a pair of grilles, presumably to deliver air to the engine. Black alloy wheels, black trim and an overall supremely confident profile makes for a very attractive SUV.

On the inside, the cabin has had some treatment too. While more subtle than the outside, the black, chrome and carbon fibre look is a good one. Nappa leather also adorns the cabin along with a driving position skewed slightly towards the driver as the other Grand Cherokee models do.

The main event
The main event with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is of course the engine. This is the full Hellcat engine we had speculated about and not a downsized version. This is the full 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque with an added extra up its sleeve. Four wheel drive.

The supercharged V8 engine delivers everything it does in the Charger and Challenger, but to all wheels. Using a clever eight speed automatic transmission with single speed transfer case, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers AWD with a limited slip differential at the rear.

To help keep things civilized, the Trackhawk gets uprated adaptive suspension with a lower ride height, strengthened drive shafts and manual driving modes. There are also a set of uprated Brembo brakes, six pot at the front and four pot at the rear. According to Jeep, the 15.75 inch rotors up front are the largest of any Jeep vehicle ever made.

Jeep haven’t released details on weight, performance stats or cost as yet. As the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be officially unveiled at this week’s New York International Auto Show, we don’t have long to wait.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a fantastic SUV with go anywhere potential. If the Trackhawk is a little too much car for your needs, we have lots of more manageable versions in stock. Visit Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Mississauga, 2260 Battleford Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 3K6 to get the right one for you.

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