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15 Nov 2016

Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Even more capability for the most-awarded SUV ever

The new 2017 Jeep

Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Even more capability for the most-awarded SUV ever


The new 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk - the most capable factory-produced Grand Cherokee ever - further expands the Grand Cherokee lineup.


The Jeep brand introduced the "Trailhawk" name on the Grand Cherokee concept vehicle that first appeared at the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The idea was to deliver a unique and more rugged appearance, with a host of functional features that provide an increased level of off-road 4x4 capability.


The "Trailhawk" name moved to production with the introduction of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, as the most capable of four models (Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk), and continued with the all-new 2015 Renegade. It joins the Grand Cherokee lineup as a sixth model for 2017 (Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trailhawk).


"With our new Trailhawk model, Jeep Grand Cherokee becomes even more capable," said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand - FCA Global. "Our Cherokee and Renegade Trailhawk models are among our fastest selling and most sought-after models, and we are following that successful formula to provide consumers even more legendary Jeep 4x4 capability for Grand Cherokee - the most awarded SUV ever."


Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are equipped with a host of standard off-road capability features, including Jeep's Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) for all powertrains, a unique version of Grand Cherokee's Quadra-Lift air suspension -developed for Trailhawk - that offers improved articulation and total suspension travel, as well as Selec-Speed Control with Hill Ascent Control. Skid plates and a Trailhawk-specific anti-glare hood decal are also standard.


Approach angles on the Jeep Grand Cherokee are 29.8 degrees or 36.1 degrees when the lower front fascia is removed for severe off-roading, while the breakover angle is 27.1 degrees and the departure angle is 22.8 degrees. Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models offer up to 10.8-inches (274.32 mm) of ground clearance.


The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk exterior features a front fascia and seven-slot Jeep grille that debuted on the 2016 Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition, Trailhawk-signature red tow hooks in the front and rear, standard rugged 18-inch Goodyear Adventure off-road tyres with Kevlar reinforcement, new Trailhawk and Trail Rated badges with red accents, mirror caps and a roof rack with Neutral Gray accents, and optional Mopar rock rails for added protection.


Inside, Trailhawk models feature a unique black interior with leather and suede performance seats for comfort and control, red accent stitching, brushed Piano Black appliques, gun-metal finish on all painted interior parts, a Trailhawk badge on the Jeep steering wheel, and red accent stitching on the seats, doors and console. A standard 8.4-inch (213.36 mm) Uconnect touch screen includes updated off-road pages showing wheel articulation and other vehicle 4x4 capability features, such as suspension height and 4x4 and Selec-Terrain modes.


The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk's standard Pentastar 3.6-litre V6 is rated up to 295 horsepower (260 lb.-ft. of torque) and tows up to 6,200 pounds (2,182.3 kgs) while the available 5.7-litre V8 packs 360 horsepower (390 lb.-ft. of torque) with best-in-class towing capacity of 7,400 lbs (3,356.6 kgs).


Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are available in Redline Red, Billet Silver, Bright White, Rhino, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red and Diamond Black Crystal exterior paints.


Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be. Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of three available 4x4 systems, Jeep's Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system with a crawl ratio of 44.1:1.


A refined exterior design - complete with available bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL) - provides a premium appearance. Interior luxury is achieved with available premium amenities, including Natura leather, exotic open-pore wood trim and unique colour offerings.


About The Jeep Brand

Built on 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.


The Jeep vehicle lineup in the Middle East consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee SRT8, Renegade, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.


For further information, please contact:

Neil Tyrer

PR - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Middle East Regional Office
t: +971 4 4456423, f: +971 4 4456456, m: +971 50 6532854, e:


Neville Darukhanawalla
PR - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Middle East Regional Office
t: +971 4 4456417, f: +971 4 4456456, m: +971 50 5957524, e:


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Chrysler Middle East
Dodge Middle East
Fiat Middle East
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