707-horsepower 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The Most Powerful and Quickest SUV

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The new benchmark 707-horsepower supercharged engine combines with an upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, world-class on-road driving dynamics and new Brembo brakes to 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, top speed of 180 mph, 60-0 mph braking distance in 114 feet and .88 g capability on the skid pad.

Powering the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque.The breakthrough supercharged engine is designed and manufactured using only the strongest and most durable materials
High-strength, forged-alloy pistons – developed using advanced telemetry measurement – are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods with high-load-capacity bushings and diamond-like, carbon-coated piston pins.

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. A new standard Torque Reserve system provides improved engine torque response and quicker vehicle acceleration in Launch Control by pre-positioning the supercharger bypass valve to generate boost and minimize manifold filling time, while cutting fueling to individual cylinders and managing spark timing. This generates a reserve of torque that can be instantaneously delivered upon acceleration from a standing stop.

The Selec-Track system on the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk uses performance-tuned software to pre-configure and distinguish the five dynamic modes, including:  Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow, enabling drivers to choose a vehicle setting that ideally meets their requirements and ambient conditions. The drive modes separately control the four-wheel-drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, suspension and the electric power steering.

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk includes more than 70 safety and security features, including Trailer Hitch Camera View at Speed, which allows owners to view trailered items through the rear-mounted camera while moving, and a Valet mode that enables the following vehicle configurations. Drivers can activate and deactivate Valet mode with a personalized four-digit PIN code.

Other prominent, standard Grand Cherokee Trackhawk safety and security features include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop; Advanced Brake Assist; Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection; Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation; Front and Rear Park Assist; Lane Departure Warning-Plus; Ready Alert Braking and SiriusXM Guardian and Roadside Assistance buttons.

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Charitybuzz Auctions Jeep Renegade Signed by the Rolling Stones

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The original charity initiative that brought Jeep and Rolling Stones back together again ended last week. A new Jeep Renegade signed on the hood by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts was successfully auctioned off at global charity auction site Charitybuzz to an anonymous bidder for $46,000. The auction took place at Charitybuzz.com/RollingStonesJeep from December 5 to December 23.

The auction takes the brand’s partnership with the legendary band, which brought them together from 26 May to 2 July on the “14 On Fire” European tour, to a new level.  Jeep was the “Presenting Sponsor” and exclusive automotive partner with its flagship Grand Cherokee, the most awarded SUV ever and icon of Jeep’s premium quality.

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The tour was also an ideal occasion to unveil the new Renegade. The vehicle sold at auction was the one signed on 22 June in Rome, the only Italian date of the tour, against the spectacular backdrop of Circo Massimo. Special guest for the evening was the new Jeep Renegade, unveiled for the first time in Italy in the ancient Roman stadium following its international debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

There could have been no finer location than Rome for the premiere: Renegade is, in fact, the first ever model in the brand’s history to be built in Italy and the first Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicle to emerge from the collaboration between Italian and US designers.

Jeep Renegade

Sold in over 100 countries around the world,  US included, the new Jeep Renegade has bags of personality and boasts class-leading, off-road capabilities and more than seventy safety devices. It is the only car in the segment to offer 9-gear automatic transmission, two drive systems, rear axle disconnection device and an instrument panel complete with 7″ display.

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The New Jeep Renegade Debuts at the Rolling Stones Concert in Rome

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The new Jeep Renegade is ‘Guest of honour’ of the only Italian leg of the summer Tour by the legendary British rock band is the new Jeep® Renegade, the first Jeep Small SUV and the first vehicle produced jointly by Italy and the United States and sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

An absolute preview for the Italian public to the stage in the spectacular setting of the Circo Massimo in Rome, the venue for the only date in Italy of the Rolling Stones ’14 On Fire’ Tour sponsored by the American brand. The new Small SUV Jeep Renegade will be the guest of honour of the tenth leg of the tour scheduled for tomorrow, June 22nd in the “Eternal City”.

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The brand could not choose a more appropriate location for this preview, as the new Renegade is the first Jeep model to be built in Italy and the first vehicle of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group to be jointly developed by Italian and American designers and engineers. The new Jeep Renegade is a model packed with stylistic personality and boasting best-in-class off-road capabilities and 70 innovative safety features. The new Jeep is also the first Small SUV to offer a nine-speed automatic transmission, a choice of two 4×4 drive systems, rear-axle disconnect and a 7-inch display instrument panel.

The Rolling Stones ’14 On Fire’ European Tour kicked off on May 26th in Oslo (Norway), and will make the following legs after the Rome date: June 25th at the Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain; June 28th at the Werchter Classic Festival in Werchter, Belgium; July 1st at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The last concert will be staged July 3rd at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

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The New JSet Jeep Lounge Opened in Morocco

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On Saturday June 7th, Jeep opened a new, exclusive JSet location at the Sky-Bar of the Montgomerie Golf Club in the heart of the city of Marrakech, Morocco. The JSet Marrakech is an elegant Restaurant, Lounge & ‘Ice bar’, as well as the first JSet venue in Africa. It will be open all year round and will become the place to go for all Jeep enthusiasts and everyone who shares the values of adventure, authenticity, freedom and passion of the legendary American brand.

The entrance of the venue was the new Jeep Cherokee, the mid-size Jeep SUV that was recently launched on the European market with updated exterior and interior design, on-road driving dynamics and handling, legendary 4X4 capabilities and technical features, now offering new levels of efficiency, entertainment, comfort and safety. During the evening, guests also enjoyed a full programme of drinks, live music and dj-sets.

The guests had the opportunity to discover more about Jeep models and book a test drive at the Jeep Academy, Morocco’s first 4×4 driving school, dedicated to customers and 4×4 enthusiasts who want to improve their on-road and off-road driving skills. The school was opened by the brand in autumn last year. A fleet of Jeep models, including the iconic Jeep Wrangler and the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee, were made available to JSet guests for transfers to and from the main hotels in Marrakech.

Jeep has been already playing a key role for three years in some of the most prestigious ski resorts of the Alps, first and foremost Courmayeur in Italy. In the 2014 summer season, the list of JSet locations will include the ‘One Apple’ in Monte Carlo, which was opened last year, and – in addition to Marrakech – the new JSet ‘Blue Marlin’ in Cala Jondal on the Island of Ibiza. A new JSet location in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates will follow soon.

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The New Rolling Stones European Tour ‘motorized’ by Jeep

The Rolling StonesJeep® is the exclusive automotive partner of the Rolling Stones ’14 On Fire’ European Tour, the series of concerts which will take the band all over Europe this summer. The first date with the group that revolutionised rock music on a global scale took place yesterday, May 26th, in Oslo at the Telenor Arena.

The sponsorship of the Rolling Stones’ European Tour puts side by side two icons: a legend of the automotiveworld and the true superstars of rock history. Both can lay claim to a history characterised by innovation coupled with an innate capacity to evolve and anticipate trends and public attitudes..

To familiarise the public and millions of Rolling Stones fans with the latest product introduction in its range of 4×4 models: strategically positioned in high-visibility, high-traffic zones, The customised Jeep areas inside the stadiums and tour venues will host the new generation of the mid-size SUV Jeep Cherokee, recently launched on the European market and updated in terms of exterior and interior design, on-road driving dynamics and handling, legendary 4X4 capabilities and technical.Adverts for the Jeep range will also be displayed on giant LED screens behind the stage at every concert on the tour.

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The All-New 2015 Jeep Renegade

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Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade marks the brand’s first entry in the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle Jeep is known for.  Renegade delivers a combination of best-in-class off-road capability, open-air freedom and convenience, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission that contributes to outstanding on-road and off-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient engines, world-class refinement, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. The result is an efficient vehicle created to attract youthful and adventurous customers around the world to the Jeep brand.

The 4×4 technology is coming from the all-new Jeep Cherokee and offers two of the most advanced and intelligent 4×4 systems in its class, all to deliver best-in-class off-road capability. The Jeep Active Drive means full-time 4×4 system and the Jeep Active Drive Low reveals class-exclusive full-time 4×4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio. Both systems can provide up to 100 percent of the engine’s available torque to the ground, through any wheel, for optimal grip.

The all-new Renegade will offer customers in global markets maximum off-road capability and fuel efficiency. The Renegade will offer up to 16 strategic powertrain combinations – the most ever in a Jeep vehicle.Powertrain options include: Four MultiAir gasoline engine, Two MultiJet II diesel engine, Efficient and flex-fuel capable E.torQ engine, Emissions and fuel-saving Stop&Start technology, Segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission and two manual and one dual-dry clutch transmission (DDCT) .

Jeep Renegade

The new Jeep Renegade is available with nine-speed automatic transmission. When paired with either the 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel engine, or 2.4-liter MultiAir2 gas engine, the nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits customers will appreciate, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus a six-speed automatic transmission. Renegade is setting the stage for up to 70 available safety and security features – including the availability of Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus.

Both active and passive safety and security features, including Blind-spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines; electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and seven standard air bags. The final assembly location for the Renegade will be at the Melfi Assembly Plant. The Renegade’s global portfolio of powertrain production includes the United States, Italy and Brazil.

 

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The New Jeep Cherokee to Dèbut at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show

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The new Jeep Cherokee, the new mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle of the Jeep brand, is making its début at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show next month. In its fourth generation the new Jeep Cherokee expresses the synthesis between stylistic innovation and family tradition, legendary 4×4 capability and technology: features that are fully embodied in the new Limited model and in its alter ego, the ‘off-road’ specialist Trailhawk.

The new generation Jeep Cherokee is now available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations, offering a choice of three new and sophisticated Jeep four-wheel-drive systems in order to ensure benchmark off-road capabilities under all driving conditions. The new Jeep Cherokee is also the first mid-size SUV to feature rear-axle disconnect, resulting in reduced energy loss when 4×4 capability isn’t needed and ensuring improved fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect, seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management without requiring input from the driver.

The new Jeep Cherokee will be available in Jeep dealerships throughout Europe beginning the second quarter of 2014, in the Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels. The engine offer comprises the efficient 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo diesel delivering 170 horsepower. This engine will be matched with the new nine-speed automatic gearbox, which is used for the first time in the mid-size SUV segment. A 140 horsepower version of the 2.0-liter engine will also be available in combination with a six-speed manual transmission. The European lineup also includes the 3.2-liter V-6 Pentastar petrol engine paired to the new nine-speed automatic transmission. In Russia and the Middle East, a Sports trim level is available in the new Cherokee range and the new automatic gearbox is offered in combination with the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4. (a.a.e)

 

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