The buzz generated by the 2018 Jeep Cherokee

The word “Buzz” gets thrown a lot, especially when it comes to hearing rumors about the release of 2018 vehicle models. Perhaps no other vehicle receives more pre-release scrutiny than the scrutiny received by the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. With the FCA group officially making the announcement that the focus of the company will be on their most popular crossover, the first question asked by consumers and automotive analysts is “What will the specs be?”

The Buzz as of April 21, 2017

We are only a few days removed from the announcement that the FRC group plans to add the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to its lineup. Jeep Cherokee fans can expect plenty of power under the hood, as well as a slightly modified exterior design. The crossover SUV will operate on an incredible 707 horsepower engine and 645 pounds-feet of torque that delivers to all four wheels. The performance specifications make the Trackhawk the most potent SUV found anywhere in the world. Many automotive industry analysts liken the engine under the hood of the Trackhawk to the engine that powers the Charger Hellcat. The eight-speed automatic transmission helps the SUV crossover to pull 7,200 pounds. Consumers can expect the addition of Track mode and paddle shifters to enhance performance.

However, not much is known about the weight and dimensions of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk. FRC has not released length, height, width, weight, and wheelbase numbers, which is surprising, since the company knows virtually everything else about a model not meant for roll out for at least another year. We have been unable to confirm rumors that the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk will weigh less and extend a bit longer at the front end of the vehicle. The powerful engine boosts the Trackhawk to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed achieved of 180 miles per hour.

Is the Price Right?

Another factor that motivates car buyers is the price of a vehicle. Not much is known about the sticker price for the standard 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk. If we follow the price hike from SRT to Hellcat, we surmise the Trackhawk will go for around $85,000. Jeep Cherokee aficionados should find out about the starting price sometime mid-summer, when the FRC group plans to accept orders for delivery of the beast during the last quarter of 2017.

Rumor Driven Buzz

The buzz surrounding the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk derives primarily from the input left on automotive focused message boards and the messages left at the end of automotive industry-related blogs. Unconfirmed sources have created plenty of speculation that in most cases will not turn out to be true. We base the performance specs on online news stories collected from multiple sources. We also hear the 2018 Trackhawk will run on a platform co-developed with Alfa Romeo, which also plans to release an updated SUV crossover in the near future.

We believe the 2018 Jeep Cherokee will be one of the hottest selling vehicles heading into 2018. After fulfilling orders before release, FRC group will then start shipping the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk to dealer showrooms located throughout the world.


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Don Potochny

Don Potochny is a freelance writer and editor from St Louis, MO.