Jeep has confirmed that its “most capable” Grand Cherokee 4WD, the Trailhawk, is heading to local showrooms in the second quarter of next year.
Like its Trailhawk stablemates in Australia, the Renegade and Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is four-wheel-drive only, prioritising off-road performance with a raft of mods to the ‘standard’ Grand Cherokee.
Off-road goodies include 18-inch all-terrain tyres, tow hooks front and rear, hill ascent and decent control, an electronic limited-slip diff and underbody skid plates.
Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension allows up to 274mm of ground clearance, with ratings of 29.8 degrees for the approach angle, 27.1 degrees for the break-over angle and 22.8 degrees for the departure angle.
Should owners choose to remove the lower front fascia, the maximum approach angle increases to 36.1 degrees.
The Trailhawk also looks the part, with unique Trailhawk styling-touches and a list of seven paint finishes.
Trailhawk themes continue on the inside with Piano Black trim, gun-metal highlights and leather-suede seats with red stitching.
Jeep’s Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system can be configured to aid off-road driving, with displays including suspension settings and wheel articulation.
The Trailhawk will join the Laredo, Overland, Summit, Limited and SRT variants in the Grand Cherokee range for Australia.
Pricing and local specifications have yet to be finalised, but the Trailhawk is available in the US with a 3.0 litre EcoDiesel V6, a petrol-powered Pentastar 3.6 litre V6 and a petrol Hemi V8.
In somewhat related news, Jeep Australia has announced a sales promotion to take place between now and December 31. The promotion includes three year’s free scheduled servicing and zero-percent finance on selected Grand Cherokees.