Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk bows in Edmonton

The 707 hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuted on FCA Canada’s largest Edmonton Motorshow display to date, alongside almost 40 other vehicles.

By Wheels.ca Wheels.ca

Apr 25, 2017 2 min. read

Article was updated 6 years ago

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Roaring into Canada just one week after its global debut in New York, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is injected with an unmatched 707 hp – courtesy of an awe-inspiring supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine.

The power transforms the most-awarded SUV ever and the most-capable full-size SUV in its class into the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuted on FCA Canada’s largest display to date at the Edmonton Motorshow. The space, displaying 37 vehicles from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, FIAT and Ram brands, measures 2,115 square metres (22,768 square feet).

The new benchmark 707 hp supercharged engine combines with an upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, world-class on-road driving dynamics and new Brembo brakes.

Together they deliver a new level of performance: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph (187 km/h), top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h), 60-0 mph braking distance in 114 feet (35 meters) and .88 g capability on the skid pad.

Powering the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine delivering 707 hp and 645 lb/ft of torque.

The standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission delivers improved shift response, quality and consistent performance and drivability.

The transmission software takes into account variables such as engine torque gradients, kick-down events, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade changes, friction detection and downshift detection to determine the appropriate shift map.

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is equipped with the Jeep Quadra-Trac on-demand four-wheel-drive system, which includes an electronic limited slip rear differential and a single-speed active transfer case.

The new, full-time active transfer case uses forged steel chain sprockets and a wider chain for added strength and durability.

Standard Launch Control optimizes the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s performance by coordinating the engine, transmission, driveline and suspension for a textbook launch and consistent straight-line acceleration.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

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