At the auto show in New York 2017 debut Extreme Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the appearance of which I had to wait more than two years. Before us is the most powerful production version of this SUV in its history. The first information about this modification came in May 2015, and the trademark “Trackhawk” (can be translated as “ground hawk”) was registered earlier. Since then, the manufacturer led the work on the car’s launch into production. So what is the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 2017-2018 years? Surprisingly, the appearance model is not much different for the usual Grand Cherokee SRT8 – sort of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Car issue except that four round pipe exhaust system instead of two, and a little restyled front end. Here you set a different front bumper with enlarged air intakes and the slots in the original grille made shorter. The vacated seat manufacturer placed horizontal ventilation slots. Already in the base Grand Cherokee Trackhawk comes on 20-inch wheels, the wheels can be ordered as cast and wrought (kit reduces weight by 22 kg).
Inside, the SUV differences from the source code is even less – a special version of the issue unless the appropriate nameplates. The car is equipped with Uconnect multimedia system with a display of 8.4 inches and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The interior used expensive materials and additional Trackhawk Performance settings appear in the menu.
The most important thing in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 2017 hidden under the hood. There is located a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine capacity of 717 hp and 881 Nm of torque, which is already known by model Dodge Charger and Challenger with an attachment Hellcat. But if cars are rear-wheel drive, the Jeep Trekhavk comes with all-wheel drive, with the result that, in spite of a large mass in the acceleration from zero to hundred it was even faster – only 3.7 seconds (normal SRT8 does it in 5.0 sec., Chardzher same engine for 3.9 s), and its maximum speed reaches 290 km/h. A quarter mile (402 meters) per SUV overcomes 11.6 seconds at a speed at the finish of 186 km/h. Of course, such a powerful and fast car demanded brake pressure – there used six-piston Brembo front mechanisms and four-rear (brake discs 400 mm diameter front and 350 rear) to ensure the machine a complete stop from a speed of 96 km/h in just 35 meters. In addition, for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 2018 was reconfigured 8-band machine – in “Track” mode, it goes through the transfer of 160 milliseconds, while the SUV is not lost and practical functions. For example, it still can tow a trailer weighing up to 3250 kg. And the company prudently equipped car special parking regime, limiting the maximum speed, torque and power, blocking the first gear, the switching function gearshift paddles and the ability to turn off the stabilization system.
Configuration and price
Sales of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in the US will start in the fourth quarter of 2017 at a price of about $ 85 000.