The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has made its Canadian debut at the 2017 Edmonton Auto Show.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is for those who think the 470 horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a bit too tame. It picks up where the SRT model left off with a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 producing 707 horsepower, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and fed through Jeep’s all-wheel drive system. The effects are significant: it’ll accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 180 mph. Those would be impressive figures for a performance car – let alone an SUV.
The Trackhawk also gets some exclusive equipment to further differentiate it from the Grand Cherokee SRT. Huge Brembo brakes measuring 15.75 inches up front and 13.78 inches in the rear make for the largest brakes ever fitted to a Jeep product and add to the SUV’s aesthetic with attractive yellow calipers. A model exclusive front fascia with extra cooling vents, a gloss black rear diffuser, four-inch quad-tip exhausts and 20-inch wheels account for some of the cosmetic upgrades.
The interior will be familiar to anyone whose occupied the cabin of a Grand Cherokee SRT. It features the same well bolstered bucket seats (but with ‘Trackhawk’ embroidery), the same SRT flat bottom steering wheel and the same 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also a drive mode selector with Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow settings.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be available in Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black, Ivory Tri-coat, Bright White, Velvet Red, Rhino (grey), Redline 2 (red) and True Blue when it hits dealerships later this year. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we’re expecting it to encroach upon the $100,000 mark in Canada.