With its debut taking place during the 2017 New York Auto Show, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was one of the only vehicles to have a second debut on the other side of the country, at the same time. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuted simultaneously in Moab, Utah during the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari.
Jeep’s efforts with the dual-debut may have something to do with the high-power the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk produces and how it gets that power to the ground. It has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 707 horsepower (@ 6,000 rpm) and 645 lb-feet of torque (@ 4,800 rpm). That power is fed to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission and a transfer-case that allows you to choose from various road/track conditions.
It also has 15.75-inch Brembo brakes up front, which are the largest brakes ever put on a factory Jeep product. It also has the ability to two up to 7,200 lbs.
Andre questions Scott Tallon, Director of Jeep Brand North America who takes us through the technical aspects of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. There seems to be more to this Jeep than a simple engine swap with the (very powerful) Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.
Check out this fascinating look at what will be (according to Jeep) the fastest SUV on the market.