Jeep’s decision to bring just 20 Grand Cherokee Trackhawks in the UK isn’t going to cause any riots at their dealerships as the supercharged monster SUV wasn’t going to attract any significantly bigger demand in the country anyway, but it’s nice to know that customers there will have the choice of a right-hand drive 700hp Grand Cherokee.
Let’s see some numbers: the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk offers 700hp (710PS) and 640lb-ft (868Nm) of torque out of its supercharged V8 engine. Paired to it is an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic, giving the Trackhawk a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 180mph (289km/h).
You could even say that the Trackhawk represents great value, as it’s not only the most powerful SUV you can buy today, it also undercuts the price of its closest-matching rivals by around 50 percent, namely the Bentley Bentayga (600hp) and the Lamborghini Urus (641hp). Bang for your buck, literally.
For “just” £89,999 (around $115k in current exchange rates), the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk comes loaded with kit too; features like 20-inch titanium finish alloy wheels, high-quality real metal accents for the cabin, Laguna leather seats, an Active Noise Cancellation system, leather-stitched instrument panel-doors-center console-armrest, and a 825-watt Harman Kardon premium audio system to name a few.
The driver’s instrument cluster gets a 7-inch digital information display, a centrally positioned tachometer and a 200mph speedometer. The Uconnect infotainment system features an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages.
The Selec-Trac all-wheel drive system features no less than five dynamic modes while the suspension gets active dampers from Bilstein. Massive Brembo brakes are also present, capable of stopping the Trackhawk from 62mph to a full stop in just 37 meters.
“There won’t be many of these incredible Grand Cherokee Trackhawks available in the UK so, just like the car, customers are going to have to be quick,” says Andrew Tracey, Marketing Director, Jeep UK.
“The Trackhawk delivers astounding performance, through renowned SRT engineering. Combining world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology, it is surely the best value high performance SUV on the road.”