Jeep sent the Grand Cherokee to the off-road gym to get tough with the result being the new Trailhawk version.
That’s right; if you ever wanted your Grand Cherokee to be better at off-roading without resulting in after-market solutions, Jeep has you now covered after a fancy NY debut where the new Trailhawk climbed down some stairs.
Jeep has tweaked the Quadra-Lift air suspension specifically for the needs of their new off-road model to offer improved articulation and a longer suspension travel. The new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk still uses the company’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with rear ELSD as well as Selec-Speed Control with Hill Ascent Control.
New skid plates and a Traihawk-exclusive anti-glare hood decal are standard features while a removable lower front fascia allows the new model to increase its approach angle from 29.8 degrees to 36.1 degrees. The breakover angle is 27.1 degrees and departure angle is 22.8 degrees. Changes to the suspension now means that Jeep’s new Trailhawk offers up to 10.8 inches of ground clearance.
New exterior features include the front fascia and the seven-slot grille we first saw at the 75th Anniversary models, a pair of red tow hooks front and rear, standard 18-inch wheels with the option of 20-inch ones dressed in Goodyear Adventure off-road tires with Kevlar reinforcement, a new grey roof rack, ‘Trailhawk’ and ‘Trail Rated’ special badging and optional Mopar rock rails for better body protection.
A unique black interior with leather/suede seats and red stitching, brushed Piano Black details and gun-metal finish on every painted surface set the mood inside while the standard 8.4-inch Uconnect display has been updated to include new off-road pages showing specific info like wheel articulation and other relevant features.