Jeep Grand Cherokee News

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Tuesday it would spend $4.5 billion at its production plants in Michigan to build the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, an unnamed three-row SUV related to the Grand Cherokee, and its upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs. Those products, and more for Jeep, will be electrified and could include fully electric versions. The $4.5 billion will be spread across five FCA production sites, and, the Mack Avenue Engine Complex will receive $1.6 billion. The site currently handles production of the Pentastar V-6 engines but will be overhauled to be a future...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk RWD burnout
    Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can be switched to RWD in minutes

    The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk benefits from a four-wheel-drive system to put its power down more effectively, but that means smokey burnouts are off limits. Or are they? It appears it only takes a few minutes to turn the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk into a burnout machine. The Drive first reported...

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    3-row Jeep Grand Cherokee will reportedly be built at idled Detroit plant

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will reportedly retool an idled plant in its Mack Avenue Engine Complex located in Detroit to build a three-row version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The information was first reported on Friday by The Detroit News, which cited multiple sources familiar with the matter. A...

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    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk recalled due to floor mats

    Faulty floor mats have prompted Jeep to recall a number of 2018 Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk models. In total, the recall affects 4,822 units. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles filed documents for the recall with NHTSA in late October. According to the agency, the driver's floor mat may not provide...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1200 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    Meet the world's fastest SUV: Hennessey HPE1200 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk runs quarter-mile in 9.66 seconds

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is always working on the next best thing. And by next best thing, we mean the next fastest car or SUV. Case in point is the company's HPE1200 package for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. On Monday, we brought you a video of Hennessey's HPE1000-enhanced Grand...

  • Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 is faster down the drag strip than a Ford GT
    Watch a 1,000-hp Jeep obliterate a Ford GT in a drag race

    The Ford GT is very quick. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also very quick. There's no way that it's as quick as the GT though, right? Well, after a visit to Hennessey Performance it's actually quicker. At least that's the case over the quarter-mile drag strip. Hennessey CEO and founder John...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    The departing gift Daimler gave to Chrysler Corporation was the premium platform that has underpinned the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango since the 2011 model year. That architecture has served those vehicles well, but it's time for new bones. At the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles investor conference in Italy last Friday, Motor Authority asked company CEO Sergio Marchionne for clarification on what will underpin the next Grand Cherokee, and he confirmed it will be the platform used for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, as well as the Giulia sedan. "It started originally off the Alfa architecture...

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    Partially self-driving Jeep Grand Cherokees may start arriving in 2020

    The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' first mass-market vehicle available to buyers with Level 2 self-driving tech, company executives announced on Friday. The do-it-all Jeep will lead the automaker's first significant retail foray into self-driving cars, albeit a few years...

  • Hennessey's Jeep Trackhawk runs from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds
    Hennessey's 1,000-HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trachkawk does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds

    Texan tuner Hennessey has been cooking up serious power for the already seriously powerful 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Out of the box, the super Jeep pounds the pavement with 707 horsepower. Hennessey's HPE1000 version? This one reportedly cranks out over 1,000 horsepower at the crank...

  • HPE1000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on dyno
    Hennessey's nearly 1,000-horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk hits the dyno

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is in the business of building some pretty wild aftermarket machines, and the latest toy at the Texas tuning company is a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. We've previously seen HPE perform some baseline top-speed runs with the Hellcat-powered SUV, but the company has...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vs. Hennessey HPE800 Cadillac Escalade
    Hennessey pits its 805-HP Cadillac Escalade against the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    Hennessey Performance Engineering of Sealy, Texas recently pitted its HPE800 Cadillac Escalade against a stock Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Before you cry foul about this being an unfair match-up, note that the Jeep is a mid-size SUV whereas the Cadillac is a full-sizer. The Jeep is also powered...

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    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a snow warrior, too

    It was a bright, sunny February afternoon in Chicago when I picked up the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Still, with temperatures in the 30s, the conditions weren't ideal for such a performance beast. No matter really. I wouldn't be taking this 707-horsepower SUV to a track anyway. I'd just be...

  • Hennessey goes 175 mph in Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is back again shortly after showing us the world's fastest Christmas tree with a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. This time, there aren't any holiday decorations onboard for a top-speed run. It's just pavement and a bone-stock Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The premise is straightforward: how fast will the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk go before HPE does predictable performance enhancements? The answer is a firm 175 mph. That's 5 mph off Jeep's claimed top speed of 180 mph. We noted a few things in the video. Foremost, this Trackhawk is nowhere near past the engine...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody versus Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    It’s time for a Hellcat vs. Trackhawk drag race

    Hennessey Performance Engineering has put together two of the meanest muscle cars around in a good ol’ fashioned drag race. In one corner is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. And in the other is the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Both are among the most powerful cars in...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    8 things we learned living with the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    A 707-horsepower SUV that can carry five people and their camping gear or attack a racetrack like a sports car, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is one of the most ridiculous creations in the automotive universe for all the right reasons. In our first drive report I said it was the most...

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    Hennessey cooking up 1,012-hp Jeep Trackhawk, 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds

    So, Jeep's standard-issue Grand Cherokee Trackhawk isn't enough for you? Have no fear, the power-obsessed minds at Hennessey Performance Engineering are planning something even faster. While the regular Grand Cherokee Trackhawk arrives with a Hellcat-standard 707 horsepower, HPE has massaged 1,012...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk first drive: the most expensive, violent Hellcat yet

    Approach the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and few external cues give away that this isn’t a normal Grand Cherokee SRT. The front fog lights are missing to allow more air to feed air-to-oil intercoolers, the quad-tipped exhaust features a shiny black chrome finish, Trackhawk specific wheels...

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    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk priced from $86,995

    Arguably the most ridiculous SUV in history is about to arrive. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has announced that the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be priced from $86,995, including destination, and order books are set to open on August 10. For those who don't know and clearly...

  • Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee HellhaWK, Photo: True Street Performance/Jim

    Patience is a virtue, as they say. However, one individual simply couldn't wait for the forthcoming 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. For those unfamiliar, it's Jeep's foray into the motif of "Hellcat all of the things." What we have here is a WK-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee powered by the same 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 engine, and it trounces the upcoming Trackhawk. And it absolutely encompasses all that is right on America's birthday. SUV, American's preferred vehicle style? Check. Insane amount of horsepower? Check. Louder than the "shot heard 'round the world?" Also a big...

  • Pre-production 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    YouTuber gets early test drive of Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    Jeep’s 707-horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk won’t be muscling its way into showrooms until the fourth quarter of the year, but one lucky YouTuber has managed to spend some time behind the wheel. This video comes from the YouTube channel Sinister Life and features a pre-production...

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    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk video preview

    We knew it was coming, you knew it was coming. Now it's here. The Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee has arrived, and it's exactly what you expect. Let's start with what's important, power. Under the hood the Trackhawk has a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8. It pumps out the same power as the Dodge...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    Hellcat-powered 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk arrives with 707 horsepower

    After what seems like forever, it has finally happened: the quickest Jeep ever is here. The Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee has arrived, ending one of the worst-kept secrets of all time. Making its formal debut this week at the New York auto show, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat spotted by YouTube user Sinister Life
    Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk headed for 2017 New York auto show

    It looks like the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is going to have to share the limelight in April as the Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will also be making its debut at the 2017 New York auto show. While many have written off the idea that the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would debut in...

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    FCA nearing agreement with Feds over diesel

    If FCA chief Sergio Marchionne's recent statements are anything to go by, the Italian-American automaker isn't far from reaching an agreement on just how it will address the EPA's emissions concerns that affect 140,000 turbodiesel Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram 1500 pickup trucks. A refresher: a...

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