Pricing and UK specification for the new supercharged Grand Cherokee have been announced by Jeep. Only 20 Trackhawks will be available this year, and with a starting price of just £89,999 OTR or $113,133 US for the high performance SUV.
The supercharged V8 unit, delivering 707 horsepower (522kW) at 6,000rpm and 868Nm of torque, is combined with an upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission to give it ground-breaking performance: 0 to 62mph (0 to 100kph) in 3.7 seconds, a top speed of 180mph, and a 62 to 0 mph braking distance of 37 meters or 121 feet thanks to its new Brembo braking system.
The Trackhawk’s modest price tag, but whopping power output, means that the cost per horsepower (£/hp) is around £127 ($159.65 US). This compares favorably with £296 ($372.09 US) for the Bentley Bentayga and £257 ($323.06 US) for the Lamborghini Urus.
World-class on-road driving dynamics and handling come courtesy of the Selec-Trac system with five dynamic modes and Bilstein active damping suspension.
The exterior of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is both aggressive and functional, and is set apart with body-colored flared wheel arches, a sculpted bonnet with hood vents and quad exhaust tips.
The signature seven-slot upper front grille is flanked by adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps that are surrounded by an LED character lamp treatment. The headlamps on the Trackhawk model feature a unique Gloss Black background to accent their jewel-like appearance.
New 20-inch titanium finish wheels, revealing distinctive yellow Brembo brake calipers, complete the look, along with a ‘Supercharged’ badge on both front doors and a ‘Trackhawk’ badge on the hatch.
Drawing inspiration from the sports world, the racing-inspired interior is designed to provide a comfortable environment. Crafted in premium quality soft-touch materials, it is enhanced by exclusive finishes and carbon fiber inserts.
The standard interior for the UK features Laguna leather seats with an embroidered ‘Trackhawk’ logo. A new premium metal package is also standard and enhances the vehicle’s interior with high quality real metal accents. Active Noise Cancellation, leather stitched instrument panel, doors, center console and armrest, Berber floormats with Trackhawk badge and 825 watt Harman Kardon sound system with 19-speakers including subwoofers are also included as standard.
A sporty dashboard features an 7-inch driver information display (DID) and an instrument cluster which features the tachometer in the center and the 200mph speedometer on the left. The instrument panel center stack with new 8.4-inch UconnectTM display features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages that showcase immediate feedback on the car’s performance.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk offers more than 65 safety and security features, including Trailer Hitch Camera View at Speed, offering a view of trailered items through the rear-mounted camera while moving; a Valet mode that allows for a personalized, selectable driving experience; Adaptive Cruise Control with stop function; Advanced Brake Assist; Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection; Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation; Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist; Lane Departure Warning-Plus and Ready Alert Braking.
“There won’t be many of these incredible Grand Cherokee Trackhawks available in the UK so, just like the car, customers are going to have to be quick,” says Andrew Tracey, Marketing Director, Jeep UK.
“The Trackhawk delivers astounding performance, through renowned SRT engineering. Combining world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology, it is surely the best value high performance SUV on the road.”
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