The Jeep`s one of the most luxurious, expensive and largest SUV in the lineup is ready to receive some improvements. It is the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. As the current model has been on the market since 2011, and firstly introduced 25 years ago, we assume that it will now receive major enhancements.
Furthermore, the Company has presented as well the most powerful top model called Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The Grand Cherokee will be available in following trim levels: the SRT, Summit and the top Trackhawk with incredible 707 horses. The new Cherokee will offer plenty of modern technology and several powerful engines which will depend on trim level. The cabin will be quieter than before because of the new tech systems and the exterior will be updated too.
The Grand Cherokee`s key competitors on the market will be Toyota 4Runner, Ford Explorer, Land Rover Discovery and Volkswagen Touareg.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee types of engines and performances
Under the hood of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be placed several types of engines. So, the base will be a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine with the output of 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The next one is going to be a 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine. This unit will be able to produce 290 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The higher trims will be equipped with well-known 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. This engine will be capable of making 360 horsepower and the torque of 390 pound-feet. The forth option is going to be a 6.4-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine. This unit will be able to develop 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The top trim Trackhawk will use a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine which will be the most powerful. It will generate incredible 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque.
All the engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel drive will be standard in most of the models while the all-wheel drive system will be optional. In the Trackhawk trim, AWD is the only option.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will keep its recognizable boxy and powerful appearance. This full size SUV will be very similar to the current model and we expect only some minor but visible cosmetic changes. The front fascia will get larger seven-slot grille and small attractive headlamps. The side will feature sharper lines. The new Grand Cherokee will ride on large wheels which will be available in sizes from 17- to 20-inches.
Inside, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will definitively be refreshed. We assume that it will receive more quality materials in its design, revised dashboard and gauge cluster. The cabin will have two rows of seats and it will be able to accommodate five passengers as before. The seats will be upholstered in cloth. However, for the top trims we expect the leather upholstery.
Release date and price
We still don`t have an information when the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will go on sale. We assume that it won`t be before the 2018. As for the pricing, it is expected to start at roughly $31,000. For the top trim, we expect the price of even $75,000.