A camouflaged SUV was seen testing its engine between FCA’s Tech Centre and the SRT headquarters, with three additional air inlets for cooling its heavy engine and sporting a seven-slot grille signature to Jeep. These facts suggest that the car spotted was the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
What it is:
American car manufacturer Jeep is known for its reliable off-road vehicles with the same standard of on-road cruising capability. But this popular SUV has been rumoured to get Hellcat engine that is used by Dodge’s Challenger and Chargers models. Now it looks that it is actually happening and prototype model is a proof.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk comes with Hellcat engine
The engine is what makes this SUV most awaited. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have a price much above of the base Grand Cherokee, and it may shoot up to $80,000. will house under its hood the Hellcat 6.2L V-8 supercharged engine. Combined with ZF 8-speed automatic transmission system it will be capable to come with a massive 707 HP power and 650 lb-ft torque capability.
However it is question will the Hellcat engine produce all that power and torque in the new Trackhawk or it might get detuned version. The problem is how the all-wheel drive system from the Cherokee will handle that level of power and torque. Of course it a challenge for Jeep’s engineers and what we should expect is performance tuned suspension, improved traction and some weight savings which together with powerful Hellcat engine will lunch Trackhawk model to 60 mph in around 3.0 seconds.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is massive and sports a rugged look:
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have a redesigned front appearance with bigger bumpers and modified grille. Headlights underwent modification with LED fittings. The rear flashes sleek taillights and sports bumper. Two exhaust tips at two ends below the rear bumper are visible.
At closer inspection it can be noticed that front grille features different proportions and it has been done in order to add three additional slits bellow it which will provide better cooling for the engine. In same context the front bumper includes enlarged openings and above the front spoiler it also adds set of slits.
On the other hand the interior is still a mystery. However, an 8.4 inch LCD touchscreen will be fitted in the dashboard which will be synced to the infotainment system. It will also get sports seats and unique interior theme with noticeable logos on the seats and steering-wheel.
It will go against the big names:
With all the power-packed features, 2018 Cherokee Trackhawk will lock horns with the highest performance model of Land Rover, the Range Rover Sport SVR. Competition may also come from BMW X5 M, Mercedes-Benz ML63 and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Arrival, Price
Speculations are being made that Jeep will roll out its Grand Cherokee probably in the last by the end of 2017. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have a price much above of the base Grand Cherokee, and it may shoot up to $80,000.