The fourth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2) is an automobile introduced in late 2010 for the 2011 model year by Jeep. The interior is luxurious, featuring leather trim and real wood accents, plus state-of-the-art electronics options. The 2011 Grand Cherokee has won 30 awards for off-road capability, luxury, value, best-in-class, and safety, making it the most awarded SUV ever. The body design is all new and has undergone testing for aerodynamic efficiency while improving ruggedness with more than 5,400 welds in the body alone. Unlike previous models, the new WK2 features four-wheel independent suspension for better on-road handling. All of this said above, according to rumors and a few statements from June 2015 by Jeep CEO Mike Manley, might be propelled by and insane blown 6.2L V8 Hellcat engine used in the Charger and Challenger Hellcats, but continue reading for further details.
Since Jeep borrows a lot of styling parts from SRT model that is currently on sales, we can expect that it will make minor but significant tweaks inside and out to make it stand out. What is expected to stay the same in 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk as in SRT model according to rumors, are controls and display screens which will stay in the same short reach and that is marvelous, 8.4-inch UConnect navigation/entertainment console as that in the SRT (probably will be adjusted slightly to the Hellcat trim), including track times and lateral acceleration and maybe more. Expect a little more sportier and radical inside of the cabin which is also going to be adjusted to the Hellcat character of the ride, meaning a special three-spoke steering wheel and carbon fiber trim made out of actual fibers of carbon. The bucket seats will be firm and supportive, but they can fatigue the back after a long sit, so there is going to be some comfort trade against performance. All in all there will be a fine balance between luxury and high-power goodness that we have all grown accustomed to from Jeep.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk changes
Exterior of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackahwk will probably receive more changes than the inside. Up front it will wear a unique bumper with an additional air inlet just below the grille that likely feeds cool air to the supercharging system. A small difference from Charger and Challenger Hellcats that have large centrally mounted hood scoops. The slots on the brand’s signature seven-slot grille appear to be about half as tall as they are on other Grand Cherokee models, while a unique front fascia features three additional cooling inlets just below the grille. Fog lights now sit in standalone intakes, one at either side of the bumper and finally, there is a new set of slit-like openings just above the front spoiler. As for the sides, the wheels will probably carryover from the SRT, and on the back the supercharged V8 will breathe out through two large exhaust outlets, while the rest will probably remain unchanged.
Engine and specs
Under hood the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will feature the same 707 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque supercharged V8 that’s found in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. That HEMI V8 should be hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and Jeep’s AWD system. But there are some problems and one of them stands out for the engineers – how to get the Grand Cherokee’s AWD system to handle the Hellcat’s insane power? There are speculations that the output might be dialled down a little. However, even with a lower output the Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee is expected to be quicker off the line than its Dodge counterparts thanks to the extra traction of its AWD, and possibly a little less weight. More performance-oriented tune for the suspension compared to the current Grand Cherokee SRT is likely to find its way on 2018 Trackhawk, with the end result being an SUV that accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in 3 seconds or less.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat release date and price
Release date is expected at the end of 2017, meaning that it is going to come as a 2018 model. That also means that 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat will most likely start its sales in 2018, possibly the first half of it. The expected price tag for all this goodness is $80.000, probably plenty of money but consider this – it will undercut vehicles like the BMW X5M by around $20.000 which is not a small thing.
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