Till date, the Hellcat powered 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has been a well-kept secret, but some spied photographs as well as a video about its testing conducted sometime in January, revealed a new, sturdy, fast and powerful Grand Cherokee model. Back in 2014, Jeep trademarked the name Trackhawk, but as of now a new devilish and supercharged SUV is expected to hit the market soon.
The 2018 JGC Trackhawk was regarded as the most successful vehicle to support the SRT insignia- presently whose rights now belong to Dodge. However, rumors hold that FCA is not thinking of stopping the production of this superb minting machine. Rather they are planning on launching it into the market with a new name, a new look and with better features.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Platform and Design
There is still no complete information about the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 2018 model but through some reliable sources it is believed that this new model will be engineered upon the same platform as of the regular model.
FCA stated in their report that they could make use of durable but lightweight making materials for the exterior. There is also the expectation that the exterior might be styled as per the existing marketing trends.
The fascia will comprise of large sized grille and high-quality bumpers. Its look is also expected to be aggressive! To ensure the engine cools off properly, there will be inclusion of large air intake channels. Incorporation of advanced LED lights; fog lights for dim environments might be seen in this upcoming model.
Back of the model should also include an advanced exhaust system, a defogger as well as appealing tail-lights. Since this vehicle is mainly engineered for off-road environments, it could also get larger aluminum alloy wheels for better handling and maneuverability.
This upgraded 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is believed to be extremely comfortable in its interior. Its cabin is expected to have ample- leg, head as well as hip space for all travelers. It will also have sufficient cargo space. Plus with its foldable seats, some extra space can also be drawn out if the need comes.
The vehicle will be able to take in 5 passengers easily and each of them would enjoy the comfortable and premium leather coated seats. The inclusion of latest infotainment system, clarity-filled music speakers and a uniform cooling system for solace travel is also expected.
As per views of some informants, FCA is undergoing some difficulty in designing the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk driveline blast-proof against the powerful torque bomb of the new engine. Many strongly believe that this upgraded model will get a powerful Hellcat drive train.
This V8 6.2-liter engine will come with 650 lb-ft of torque and 707 HP of force. Channeling of all this power will be done via a ZF 8 auto transmission and is expected to run 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds! The top speed is expected to be somewhere around 200 mph, which is really impressive.
Price, Arrival, Rivals
This new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of 2017. If some delays take place, then that could get extended to the outset of 2018. The price of it is expected to start from $65,000. The amazing SUV will go head to head with- Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Range Rover Sports SVR.