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Archive for April, 2017

With world-class driving dynamics and a supercharged engine that delivers 707 horsepower and a spine-tingling 645 pound-feet of torque, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be the big dog SUV on the planet when it arrives at Chapman Jeep this fall. “Long recognized as the full-size SUV capability leader, Jeep Grand Cherokee is now the most powerful and quickest SUV as well, with the introduction of our new 707-horsepower Trackhawk,” according to Jeep executive Mike Manley. “The new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology.”

Supercharged Engine Built to Handle Big Load

Matching the horsepower output of the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats, the supercharged engine in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is built tough to take punishment. The block is cast iron and features water channels between cylinders to help keep the engine cool. The crankshaft is made of forged steel to handle the extreme firing pressure unleashed by the supercharged motor. The pistons are high-strength and made out of forged alloys. The connecting rods are powdered forged and use carbon coated piston pins to withstand the load of all that power.

Five Driving Modes Fit your Driving Mood

Whether you just want a simple trip to work in the morning or decide to take on the Rubicon trail, the five driving modes in the new Trackhawk meet all your requirements. Auto adapts to whatever you and the road might throw at the Trackhawk on a particular day. The Sport mode reduces shift times and enables the paddle shifters to deliver increased performance. The Track setting engages the four-wheel-drive and suspension for ultimate performance. The Tow setting uses a 60/40 split of torque between the front and rear axles to produce the maximum towing performance. Finally, the Snow setting delivers the most traction with reduced horsepower to help you keep control in icy conditions.

Premium Interior Functional as Well

With soft-touch materials usually found in a premium luxury car, the interior of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is sophisticated and functional. The 8.4-inch touchscreen delivers a set of performance pages that let you dial in the information you need to improve track times. A new dynamometer screen delivers real-time horsepower results, along with the ability to save that information on a thumb drive. The powerful Trackhawk will not only be the most powerful SUV when it comes to Chapman Jeep this fall, but also the most technologically-advanced.

When it comes to fulfilling off-road lovers’ dreams, no one does it better than Jeep for the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Now happening in Moab, Utah through April 16, the Safari is attended by thousands of off-roaders who enjoy a week of getting out on the trails along with seeing what America’s top trail company comes up with. This year, Jeep is supplying five concept vehicles that take off-roading to a whole other level. “It’s truly a labor of love for the Jeep team to develop exciting, capable concept vehicles each year for Moab and the Easter Jeep Safari,” said Mike Manley, Jeep Brand executive. “We look forward to the reaction and feedback from enthusiasts and our most loyal customers as these new Jeep concepts are put through their paces on the trails at Moab.” Although you can’t buy any of these concept vehicles at Chapman Jeep, you can score a great deal on a Trail-rated Jeep you can take to Moab to be part of the fun.

Grand One Celebrates Cherokee Birthday

The Jeep Grand One concept pays homage to the 1993 ZJ while celebrating the 25th birthday of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. With custom lace wheels, high clearance fenders and a wood grain treatment on the body, the Grand One stands out from the crowd. Large 33-inch tires and a 2-inch suspension kit give the Grand One a muscular stance with plenty of room to climb over obstacles.

Safari Brings Outdoors Inside

With a translucent roof panel, the Safari concept offers a new take on the Wrangler. A dual level cargo rack has a drone incorporated so you can scout locations and find the best angle of attack for those tough climbs. The Safari has “Windoors” that open like a cabinet, offering a unique point of entry.

Quicksand Made to Conquer the Dunes

Another Wrangler-based concept is the “Quicksand,” which was developed to take on the dunes. With a 392 HEMI engine providing the power, a staggered tire alignment and monstrous 37-inch rear tires provide all the thrust you need to take on the highest sand dunes.

Trailpass Adds to Trailhawk Capability

The Jeep Trailpass takes a Compass Trailhawk and adds a lift kit and larger wheels, along with some exterior accessories and leather seats to create a tough compact off-roader. The Switchback is an amalgamation of different Mopar and Jeep Performance parts stitched together to create the ultimate off-roader. The Jeep CJ66 may be the most impressive of all the concept vehicles, combining a Wrangler TJ frame with a CJ body and some JK elements. It all comes together under the power of a 5.7L crate HEMI to create a dominant off-road machine. If this whets your appetite to do some off-roading, check out the inventory today at Chapman Jeep.