Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk – more details emerge

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk-16

More details of the rugged Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk have emerged. The off-road variant will be displayed at the 2016 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), that will take place next week.

Notable elements that can be found on the Trailhawk version of the Grand Cherokee include a removable lower front fascia – this allows the SUV to have better approach, breakover and departure angles compared to the standard model. Meanwhile, the hood comes with a functional decal that reduces glare, along with red tow hooks at the front.

It also gets a different version of Jeep’s air suspension, which offers longer suspension travel as well as better articulation. The Trailhawk offers up to 279 mm of ground clearance on the tallest settings and it sits on 18-inch wheels wrapped in reinforced off-road tyres.

Power-wise, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is expected to get a choice of a 3.6 litre Pentastar petrol V6 with 295 hp and 353 Nm, a 3.0 litre EcoDiesel V6 with 240 hp and 569 Nm and a 5.7 litre HEMI petrol unit with 360 hp and 529 Nm, all of which are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. On the Trailhawk, there’s a Quadra-Drive 4×4 system with a rear electronic limited-slip differential.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in leather and suede with red stitching. Elsewhere, it has a brushed piano black trim and gunmetal finish for the interior parts. The infotainment system will display information such as suspension height, wheel articulation and the selected drive mode.

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Graham Chin

Having spent a number of years as a journalist for a local paper, a marketing executive for a popular German automotive brand and a copywriter, Graham, a true-blue Sarawakian, knew he had to take the leap back into the motoring scene - and so he did. To him, nothing’s better than cruising for hours along a scenic route, in a car that’s designed and built for that purpose.

 

Comments

  • skatax on Mar 21, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    The Grand Cherokee was quite popular here in the 90s. Those days there were not much rivals on local market, it was slightly premium than a Pajero, Trooper or Terrano, yet comparable to a Land Rover in that period. I trust there is a niche market for Jeep, especially for those few who want to buy American. #thuglife

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  • So it’s an off-road version of an off-road car? What?

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