Cushy Jeep Grand Cherokee goes hardcore

ON ITS WAY: Trailhawk version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
ON ITS WAY: Trailhawk version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

RUGGED ancestry will be passed on to the luxurious Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The most refined Jeep SUV will next year be released in Trailhawk specification - the nameplate reserved for Jeep's hardcore offerings. Jacked up courtesy of Quadra-Lift air suspension with up to 274mm of ground clearance, Selec-Speed Control with hill-ascent hill-descent control, along with an rear electronic limited slip differential, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk will also come with beefy 18-inch off road tyres, red tow hooks in the front and rear, as well as some other beaten-track goodies.

It will be easy to spot courtesy of a seven-slot grille seen on the smaller Cherokee, skid plates and black bonnet decal.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk's approach angle is 29.8 degrees, increasing to 36.1 degrees when the lower front fascia is removed for severe off-roading. The breakover angle is 27.1 degrees and the departure angle is 22.8 degrees.

Inside, Trailhawk gets a black interior with leather and suede performance seats, red accent stitching, brushed Piano Black appliques, gun-metal finish on all painted interior parts, a Trailhawk badge on the Jeep steering wheel, and red accent stitching on the seats, doors and console.

The standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen includes updated off-road pages showing wheel articulation and other vehicle 4x4 capability features, such as suspension height and 4x4 and Selec-Terrain modes.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models will be available in Redline Red, Billet Silver, Bright White, Rhino, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red and Diamond Black Crystal exterior paints.

In the United States, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes with the Pentastar 3.6-litre V6 engine standard, and the option of EcoDiesel 3.0-litre V6 or Hemi V8.


The jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk will be available in 2017.
The jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk will be available in 2017.

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