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Old 04-19-2013, 07:54 PM
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk


Four standout features stand out on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II concept, which was revealed at the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. This baby comes with the outstanding 3.0-liter, turbodiesel V6 that makes 420 lbs-feet of torque hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Mopar tow hooks, rock rails, skid plates and beefy 35-inch Micky Thompsons mounted to Mopar Wrangler wheels complete most of the package. Jeep cut larger wheel openings and lifted the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II to squeeze the rubber underneath. As cool as they look, they rub a bit when the steering is angled at full tilt.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:01 PM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee TrailHawk II Concept Revealed
Watch this video of the mopar guy explaining what they did to make the trailhawk concept, at the 2.42 minute point he says its a steel spring
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:07 AM
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

how does the guy in the have a Job? he didn't explain a damned thing. The guy who was explaining the special editions they build should have just done the whole report himself. that fast lane guy isn't very fast.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:16 AM
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how does the guy in the have a Job? he didn't explain a damned thing. The guy who was explaining the special editions they build should have just done the whole report himself. that fast lane guy isn't very fast.

Rumor has it it's Chevyboy
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I sure hope this model begins the transition out of the chrome stuff.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

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I sure hope this model begins the transition out of the chrome stuff.

I see Jeep being able to market the GC to the following types of people/preferences. I'm sure I'm going to tick some people off with "stereotypes", but you're only going to get mad b/c it's true.

1. The Yuppyish people who want a luxury SUV that looks like it could go off road but it most certainly never will (Summit)

2. The SRT guys that just want to have the fastest thing on the road without getting a race-car.

3. The blingy people who want street cred- huge rims, loud stereos, lookin' like pimps.

4. Loyal jeep people that might not have a ton of money nor feel the need to spend too much on a nice capable all around SUV.

5. Off road/adventure people (these usually go with the Rubicons/etc...) but now hopefully the 2014 GC will give them this capability combined with some of the higher scale options without all the bling. As they say in the biker world, "Chrome don't get you home".

Jeep is brilliant to be able to market to all types!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:59 AM
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I see Jeep being able to market the GC to the following types of people/preferences. I'm sure I'm going to tick some people off with "stereotypes", but you're only going to get mad b/c it's true.

1. The Yuppyish people who want a luxury SUV that looks like it could go off road but it most certainly never will (Summit)

2. The SRT guys that just want to have the fastest thing on the road without getting a race-car.

3. The blingy people who want street cred- huge rims, loud stereos, lookin' like pimps.

4. Loyal jeep people that might not have a ton of money nor feel the need to spend too much on a nice capable all around SUV.

5. Off road/adventure people (these usually go with the Rubicons/etc...) but now hopefully the 2014 GC will give them this capability combined with some of the higher scale options without all the bling. As they say in the biker world, "Chrome don't get you home".

Jeep is brilliant to be able to market to all types!!!
Don't confuse the "off road" crowd with the "adventure" crowd. Two totally different groups.
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I see Jeep being able to market the GC to the following types of people/preferences. I'm sure I'm going to tick some people off with "stereotypes", but you're only going to get mad b/c it's true.

1. The Yuppyish people who want a luxury SUV that looks like it could go off road but it most certainly never will (Summit)

2. The SRT guys that just want to have the fastest thing on the road without getting a race-car.

3. The blingy people who want street cred- huge rims, loud stereos, lookin' like pimps.

4. Loyal jeep people that might not have a ton of money nor feel the need to spend too much on a nice capable all around SUV.

5. Off road/adventure people (these usually go with the Rubicons/etc...) but now hopefully the 2014 GC will give them this capability combined with some of the higher scale options without all the bling. As they say in the biker world, "Chrome don't get you home".

Jeep is brilliant to be able to market to all types!!!
I agree with your characterization. I know that I'll get that diesel Trailhawk and look for off-road adventure. As I already have a Rubicon, I guess I fit. After all, something has to tow the Rubi...

I think for any terrain where a long wheelbase works well (climbing the steep inclines of slick rock...which isn't slick...at Moab for example) that doesn't require the live axle wheel articulation of a Rubicon (say the boulders on the little sluice of the Rubicon Trail as compared to the easier Cadillac Hill portion), this will be great.
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The challenge for the GC in offroad isn't in mud, sand, or "slick rock", it is in places where the wheels are lifted off the ground with moderate to extreme wheel articulation. The swaybar disconnect, front / rear lockers, and live axle articulation of a Rubicon are still superior for that.

That being said, I love the QDII transmission and its ability to scramble over and through most obstacles with minimal wheel slippage and maximum torque. With a good set of tires, it is hard to beat the QDII (therein highlighting a huge flaw of the standard Overland with ORAII...you get what amounts to street tires that are terrible offroad).

Now the real question: who will wait for the nice upgraded TrailhawkII like me, and who will succumb to ordering the Overland CRD when order banks open in a few weeks...can you wait?
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I'll probably get an Overland or Summit CRD when it comes out since it looks like the trailhawk doesn't have the tow package which is the only reason I need an SUV with lots of torque.
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The JGC trailhawk has a premium price and is over $5,000 above the JGC limited with the option of QAL and Adventure off road pack
The only extra i can see is the front tow points and the rock rails so why the premium price difference
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