The current 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been launched back in 2010 and it is one of the only cars made by the Chrysler corporation still based on a Mercedes chassis. While many people thought that this was going to change with the Jeep Grand Cherokee which was expected to be an all new model, it now seems that Jeep will actually continue to make this model for a few more years before they will completely overhaul it.
Just as you might think, the platform will remain unchanged but in order to handle all that extra power, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will see a massive upgrade to its running gear. This means that the entire suspension system will be all new which will likely feature adjustable shock absorbers. On top of that it will get bigger brakes and it will most likely get specially made 20 or 21 inch wheels with high performance tires wrapped around them.
Just as you would expected from their high performance division, the SRT Trackhawk will be using the same 6.2 liter supercharged V8 which is said to provide as much as 707 horsepower and over 600 lb-ft of torque which is pretty much just as much as the Charger or Challenger Hellcat. The difference will come in the fact that the Grand Cherokee will be the only one of the three to get an all wheel drive system which is quite impressive.
This, and its heavy duty 8 speed automatic, will be able to get the massive crossover from 0 to 60 MPH in around 3.5 seconds. While this may not seem that extreme for today’s standards, it would be faster than the X5 M or the Cayenne Turbo S which are two of the fastest crossovers in the World.
The exterior of the car will also change, but it will change only for the high performance version of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, leaving the base model untouched. The front end will see a few upgrades with new headlights with LED daytime running lights and dual Xenon for the low and high beams. While it has not been confirmed just yet, it is also expected to receive the usual external air intake of the Hellcat models but this time the Grand Cherokee is likely to get a blank spot in its grille that will conduct fresh cold air to its intake in order to keep its look a bit more understated. The front bumper should also be upgraded with a new one with larger air intakes while at the back it will likely get a quad exhaust system and even a diffuser which is quite unusual for an SUV.
Inside the cabin, the base model of the car will remain pretty much unchanged and the SRT Trackhawk high performance version will not be all that different. It will be equipped similarly to a top of the range model but the seats will receive a special upholstery with accents in the color of its body while the steering wheel is likely going to be unique.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
Not too long ago a few Jeep officials said that they would never make a Hellcat version of the Grand Cherokee because Dodge is now making the high performance versions and they are making luxury oriented vehicles and not much else. However, this has been proven wrong when a few weeks back, an insider from Jeep stated for an online magazine that they are actually going to make a high performance version of their crossover but it will not be named the Hellcat like all the other Dodge models. Instead, the new car will be the SRT Trackhawk which will be a road going focused 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee which is said to get the same engine as the Hellcat cars.
April 4, 2017