2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Review – It’s no secret Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is putting all its eggs in the pick-up and also SUV groups, leaving behind its previous concentrate on small and mid-size vehicles. Part of FCA’s brand-new vision will undoubtedly consist of Jeep’s venerable Grand Cherokee– the two-row, go-anywhere high-end SUV that’s aided define the brand name for almost 25 years. The present Grand Cherokee has actually been around given that the 2011 design year, and also it’s about time for some modifications. So, will Jeep give the Grand Cherokee a 25th birthday present for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 design year.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Review
Jeep has actually been rather timid with information concerning the next-generation Grand Cherokee. Of course, there are no official information about the SUV, however Jeep boss Mike Manley has verified the high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will certainly debut in April at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The Trackhawk will certainly be the Hellcat-powered monster that’s rumored to have all-wheel drive while still maintaining the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8’s 707 horsepower and also 650 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Exterior
Up front, the seven-slotted grille is bigger, with taller openings. The headlights will certainly be little yet powerful, definitely satisfying the IIHS’ lately adopted headlight illumination requirements. Down low, the bumper will continue having a conical side made to help the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 strategy angle. Revealed tow hooks additionally push the off-road motif, while in fact being handy at the same time. Haze lights mounded midway up the bumper help provide the Grand Cherokee’s face some location. We ‘d expect the Trackhawk variation to have huge air inlets change the tiny bezels around the haze lights, as a result of the Hellcat V-8’s need for large amounts of amazing air.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Interiors
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is certainly obtaining an indoor refresh. The existing dashboard is showing its age and its materials, along with some fitments, typically aren’t the best in its course. FCA has actually done wonders with Chrysler products, however there is still a ways to select the current Grand Cherokee. We anticipate a full-fledged rethink of the dashboard as well as gauge cluster. The 2017 Detroit Automobile Show can also see the next-generation of Uconnect system debut in Jeep’s newest models. We’re really hoping the Grand Cherokee is consisted of because.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Engine
FCA is rumored to be preparing an updated 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. This will likely be the basic engine for the Grand Cherokee. Optionally, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel will continue to provide respectable fuel economy numbers an its excellent 420 pound-feet of torque. Naturally, Jeep will certainly continue supplying the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 in greater trims. As well as in spite of the upcoming Hellcat-powered Trackhawk, Jeep Chief Executive Officer Mike Manley claims the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will certainly continue to survive on powered by its 6.4-liter normally aspirated Hemi V-8.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Price And Release Date
Jeep will possibly raise rates incrementally for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 between $500 and $1,000. The 2017 Grand Cherokee starts at $30,395 for the base Jeep Laredo trim, while the existing range-topping SRT starts at $66,895. The Trailhawk splits the moment levels and also the distinction in rates, with a MSRP of $43,095. When the Trackhawk debuts, we would certainly bet it will certainly provide for about $75,000. Obviously, alternatives contribute to the cost, as do fees, tax obligations, and also other fine-print chances and also ends. Yet efficiency designs don’t just show up out of slim air. They normally comply with the even more pedestrian variation of the automobile on which they’re biased. What that implies for the Grand Cherokee, is that we could anticipate the heavily changed (if not all new) 2018 model to debut at the 2017 North American International Vehicle Program happening January 9 and 10.