“Jeep” is a brand of American automobile that is a division of “Fiat Chrysler Automobiles”. Jeep has been a part of Chrysler since 1987, when Chrysler acquired the Jeep brand from its previous owner “American Motors Corporation”. Jeep’s current line-up consists exclusively of “Sport Utility Vehicles” (SUV) and “Off-road Vehicles”. Some of their well known vehicles such as Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Compass and Jeep Cherokee have done very well in sales over the past couple of years. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has also reached the luxury SUV segment of the market putting it in direct competition with Audi’s Q-Class. But Jeep took the Grand Cherokee even further to create the “Ultimate Luxury Off-roading SUV”.
This is the “2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk”, Jeep’s latest edition to their Grand Cherokee line-up. With the ability to carry 5 passengers and performance figures to back up its name, the Trackhawk is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Jeep’s classic seven-slot grille stands as a visual signature as one of the world’s most iconic and beloved car brands. On either side of the grille lie the LED headlights that have an LED strip running around its edges that function as day time running lights giving the Trackhawk an aggressive look even during the day. Massive 20-inch wheels fitted as its shoes adding to its aggressively sporty look.
Being Jeep’s flagship vehicle, the Trackhawk comes standard not only with impressive performance but also top of line luxury. With plush leather seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel with all the buttons the driver could dream of having within reach, two paddles behind the wheel made from aluminium and a touchscreen infotainment system which even though already outdated still works like a charm.
Considering it is meant to be a family SUV no one expected the Trackhawk to boast a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 producing 707hp and 645 lb-ft of torque which is delivered to all four wheels by an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Trackhawk features a “Selec-Track System” which can be used to choose between,
And also a Custom mode which can be used to set different functions of the car to the driver’s preference.
From building cars for the military during the 2nd World War to building 5-seater family SUV’s, Jeep has been one of the most successful SUV manufacturers in the automotive industry. In recent years Jeep has also been taking over the Indian SUV market with successful launches such as the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Wrangler. In its current class, the Trackhawk will compete against the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Mercedes-AMG GLE63, BMW X5 M, Range Rover SVR and possibly even the Lamborghini Urus.
Range Rover SVR