2018 Grand Cherokee SRT Release Date – Jeep says the 2018 Awesome Cherokee Trackhawk is present due to the fact consumers asked for it. Yes, people needed the particular 707-horsepower supercharged V8 engine from your Dodge Challenger and also Charger Hellcat shoehorned directly into Jeep’s popular SUV, and the planet is a better place for it.
The spy professional photographers have got identified what’s believed to be a prototype to get a Jeep Awesome Cherokee designed with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ [NYSE: FCAU] awesome Hellcat engine.
Yes, we’re referring to the particular supercharged 6. 2-liter V-8 that in the Dodge Challenger and also Charger SRT Hellcat types delivers 707 horsepower and also 650 pound-feet regarding torque.
We all 1st confirmed the news of the Hellcat-powered Awesome Cherokee in June 2015, and in January of this 12 months Jeep CEO Mike Manley managed to get established. He or she said the automobile may hit the market in late 2017, which suggests it will get there as being a 2018 design.
Is actually better due to the fact I will lay on the front straight of New Hampshire’s Club Motorsports track, employ launch control and in 3. 5 seconds reach 60 mph driving of a near-5, 400-pound car. The particular exercise is basic, requiring little more than demanding the center console’s “Launch” key, smashing the particular brake with all the kept foot and also mashing of the throttle with the right. The particular engine rumbles and also leaps like a dragster, until letting off the brake unleashes a wave regarding furious torque to be able to capture the particular Awesome Cherokee hard out from the ditch. It is a grin-inducing experience.
The particular prototype may appear to be the particular Awesome Cherokee SRT on sale for the past a few years but there are some recognizable distinctions. These are most likely aimed at keeping the Hellcat engine cool.
The particular slatted grille has been made shorter so that three new opportunities could possibly be included under it. The main intake in the reduce area of the front bumper has also been enlarged, and the fog lighting today sit in standalone intakes, one particular from both aspect of the bumper. Finally, there is a new pair of slit-like opportunities just above the entrance spoiler.
Expect the particular Hellcat-powered Awesome Cherokee to be called a Trackhawk, a name FCA has trademarked. This is part of FCA’s movements for making SRT labeling exclusive to be able to Dodge.