2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: thunderstorm for heavy duty SUVs


The American company Jeep has brought on road tests lightly disguised prototype of the updated SUV 2017 Grand Cherokee. Judging by spy photos, one of the veteran brands will get minor design updates and will soon appear on the market.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee release date and price

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep company is likely to refuse the SRT prefix, which is firmly secured by Dodge models, in favor of own estate, which may be the Trackhawk name. As for pricing, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will beat the competitors not only by more horsepower, but also with better price: the base trim price of the car is projected to be $65,000. The debut of the car is expected in 2017.

Release date: 2017

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior redesign

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee redesign

The engineers at Fiat Chrysler Automobile tirelessly working on a new heavy duty Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Semiotically SUV will give a kick to Range and Rover SVR and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

It is worth mentioning that the Jeep Grand Cherokee of current generation, with some updates, has been on the market since 2010. The basis of the American model is a platform of well known Mercedes-Benz ML SUV. As you can see on the submitted photos, the car will see a slight change in the design, which is reduced to a revised front bumper, grille and headlights. Since the rest of the body does not have camo, most likely, it will remain unchanged.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine specs

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior
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To the current owners of 468-horsepower Grand Cherokee SRT has an incentive to change their car for a new Grand Cherokee, under the hood of the SUV wedged Hellcat V8 of 6.2 liter displacement. The expected impact is 707 horsepower and 649 ft lb, which is enough to collapse the asphalt as floor mat.

According to our American colleagues, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee of 2017 model year will get a slightly modified interior and improved engines. It is expected that power units Pentastar 3.6 V6 and 5.7 V8 Hemi will become slightly more powerful and will consume less fuel.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view

Huge power is not only large opportunities but also challenges. Designers of FCA will have to resolve the issue with the driveout of Grand Cherokee and radically strengthen the AWD system, or be restricted to only rear wheel drive. However, given the fact that the path-road to Grand Cherokee Trackhawk ordered, this should not be a significant problem.

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  • Melissa

    Will this model be released in Australia in 2017?

  • Kentucky red

    I’m guessing that despite all that power it ain’t gonna be good for towing heavy travel trailers! Would like to be wrong on that guess though.

Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.5
  • Performance4.6
  • Design4.6
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.4

It is difficult to call the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee a completely new car. It is more like a evolution of current generation SUV, with improved design and various updates.

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