2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

There is quite a big buzz surrounding the potential 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee setup. Quite a few people have been considering what would be the future for the Grand Cherokee brand and after the Hellcat powertrain updates that the Challenger and the Charger models have received recently, many think that this is the way to go for the Grand Cherokee model as well. This would actually mean the Jeep Grand Cherokee now utilizing the 707-horsepower V-8 engine which pretty sounds good once you put it into once sentence like this.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior, rear view, silver color, taillights and alloy wheels

Some rumors state that the Trackhawk would be the perfect choice for this engine as its more off-road oriented version, the Trailhawk, which would benefit the most from the engine update. This model would be specially built for off-roading and will certainly present a big threat for the competition as we assume that they might go this way and use this model for their greatest benefit.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior, side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

Most of the rumors have been concentrated on the powertrain update for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, not many people have considered the fact what it might look as everyone is mainly concatenated on the engine. We do expect to see a large body and a trademark look which the fans of Jeep have already been used to but the highlight still remains the powerplant.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine update

The Grand Cherokee model is not a stranger to having a powerful engine and it can certainly handle having one like the given Hellcat rebuild. The current model uses a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 which makes about 475 horsepower. If you take into account that it has the SRT badge given to it, this setup offers a lot of room and comfort on the inside and combines it with the massive output of power this engine provides. This is something each model wishes to attain in fact. This model has also managed to go through a change by making a transition from a off-road vehicle and into a track orientated one and has been done by changing the platform of the car. The one that is currently used is the same one that the Mercedes-Benz M-Class models use and as you are able to see the results from the picture and the videos, it works pretty well for the model.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine view

What can then this vehicle make so it becomes a better version of itself? A simplified answer is of course updating the engine. This is a great option especially when there are rumors that the SRT badge is going to be stripped from Dodge by the FCA and is a great opportunity for the Trackhawk to come into play.

Experts say that it is likely that there are going to be two versions of the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk car. The initial model is going to use the  6.2-liter supercharged V-8  Hellcat powered powertrain which is in turn going to provide us with an output of 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The second version is going to be a 475-horsepower version which is the current SRT model. Of course, the Hellcat version is going to go through an overhaul and is going to add certain upgrades which are going to update the powertrain even further. This of course includes an AWD system which is going to be specially aimed for this sort of an abuse.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior, dashboard, steering wheel, dasboard, lcd screen

The Hellcat upgrade is going to allow for better acceleration for the model. It is going to launch the car so far that it will bring it to a figure of around 4 seconds needed to reach 0-60 mph, while 12 seconds in order to reach the quarter mile mark.

Price and release date news

A s this is still regarding as a rumor, there are in fact many things to be excited about the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee release. There are various options possible here. One is that the SRT brand gets substituted by the Trackhawk name and continues on its own like that. There is an option of keeping both of them and using them at the same time, and we agree that the second option sounds much more attractive. It is no wonder that this is a big news in the automotive industry but we will need to wait a bit longer to determine what will come out of this.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view, headlights and grille

Many have though the Hellcat update can be a standalone effort and a vehicle that might continue to exist that way but a more fruitful approach would be keeping both of them and continuing with the current and the updated version both in the next year. The car has been announced to be available by the end of this year which would make it an early release for the model. Although we do not assume that the car is going to be available by the end of the year, we do think that we get to see it early in 2017 as a featured release which is going to be one of the most exciting ones of the year.

As far s the pricing is concerned, no updates are available about it. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee price is going to remain under wraps until the confirmation about the possible unit is confirmed. once some light gets to be shed there we can expect to get some solid data.

 

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