The Trailhawk name has been tacked onto the Jeep Grand Cherokee since the vehicle’s reveal at the 2012 Annual Jeep Safari, though the name was not a new one, having been seen on a Wrangler concept in 2007. The Trailhawk package, while not the most flashy of the concept cars Jeep has unveiled, has always symbolized off-road capability that goes above and beyond the standard Jeep models. Now, the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk for 2017 was recently announced, and Jeep says it’s the most capable ever.
In March of this year, Jeep went to auto shows in Moab and New York to reveal new concepts and vehicles, and the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk was among them. With a number of powerful new upgrades, the new model lives up to Jeep’s hype, following the original look and personality of that first concept in 2012. With Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, a special Quadra-Drive air suspension tuned specifically for the Trailhawk trim, the option of 18-inch or 20-inch off-road tires, and more, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped to take on the great outdoors. The model is even said to have 10.8 inches of ground clearance.
The Trailhawk also features cosmetic differences such as red tow hooks, a front fascia in common with the 75th Anniversary special edition, gray accents, and a number of badges that indicate to others that this isn’t your average Jeep Grand Cherokee. The interior features black leather or suede bucket seats with red contrast stitching and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk was designed to offer drivers the utmost in off-roading performance and capability and high-end comfort. Arriving in showrooms sometime this upcoming summer, the Trailhawk will feature the full range of the standard Grand Cherokee’s engine lineup, but pricing has not yet been announced.