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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Will This Be The Most Powerful SUV Of The Year?

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Ever since the first Grand Cherokee was launched back in 1983, this mid-size SUV has already had a lot of changes, both inside and outside. If you are a fan of the model, you probably know that the current generation has been around since 2011, which is already a lot of time. So, we should be able to see some major changes and upgrades on the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The manufacturer has already shown some pictures of the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, it seems too similar to the BMW X5. Despite this fact, we still believe it is beautiful and it will be interesting to find out the all the changes that were made.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date

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The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee already debuted at the New York Auto Show last April. However, there are no mentions regarding when we should start to see some sales. While some rumors point to September, others tend to talk about the end of the year.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Price

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Dealing with a hard competition from the Subaru Outback, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Ford Explorer, and the Volkswagen Touareg, we should expect to see a big rise in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee prices.

Most rumors are pointing to the starting price of $31,000. However, if you’re looking to buy the Trackhawk, you should expect to pay at least the double.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign and Changes

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Although we agree with most people who state the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is absolutely beautiful, we still can see a lot of resemblances with the BMW X5.

Overall, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is keeping the same design language but with some updated styling cues and fresh design elements. On the front, the grille is larger and includes seven slots, besides the openings, are also taller. The headlights will be smaller, following the current trends. To make sure they don’t have the off-road excluded from this model, Jeep made sure to include two exposed hooks.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs

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Under the hood of the Trackhawk, you will find the powerful Hellcat engine – the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, that is able to produce 707 of horsepower and 650 of torque. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a new 8-speed auto transmission and it will be all-wheel drive.

In what concerns with the standard model, you should be able to get a 24-valve 3.6-liter V6 engine that is capable of producing 290 of horsepower and 260 of torque.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior

If you take a look at the current generation, you notice that it is already showing some signs of aging. So, we are expecting to see a completely new and improved interior to fit all the major trends and include the latest technology available. 

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee should continue to provide seating for five passengers, using a two-row configuration. The second row should be able to fall flat to increase the storage area.

We are also expecting to see cloth seats, seats cooled, heated, and with massage functions on the higher trim levels, and a U-connect system.

Hank • July 5, 2017


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