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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

is MY18 supposed to be the last Hemi model year? are they really switching over to twin turbos for MY19 and beyond?

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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Some details about the Trailhawk specific suspension in the latest "Tales of the Trailhawk" videos.

They talk about there being over an inch of increased suspension travel and something called bump cushion, which softens the blow when reaching the end of suspension travel.

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I really like this video...it seems like the wheels are off the ground more than they are on the ground



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is MY18 supposed to be the last Hemi model year? are they really switching over to twin turbos for MY19 and beyond?
Yes. The new platform debuting for MY19 will not be offering the Hemi. Personally, I have an open mind about this. Details are quite a way off, however, but when more information becomes available, Milous and Scott will post it in the appropriate areas.
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Going to hold out to see what the 2018 model year brings. I love the Trailhawk, but hate the 18" wheels. Maybe they'll add the 20" wheels as an option in 2018. I like the Summit, but hate the blingly wheels. Was really hoping for a High Altitude for 2017, but doesn't look like that's going to happen. News on the 2018's can't get here soon enough.

I read somewhere and I swear it was on the website that the HA would be in "limited" production. But now I cannot find it. Bummer really because the summit wheels are too busy looking and too chrome. The HA would look good all blacked out for the 17s.


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Yes. The new platform debuting for MY19 will not be offering the Hemi. Personally, I have an open mind about this. Details are quite a way off, however, but when more information becomes available, Milous and Scott will post it in the appropriate areas.
My concern is with how smooth the implementation of the twin turbo will be at first. We all have seen how rocky new engine/transmision relationships can be at first.

I'm 90% sure I'll be getting a MY18 Summit Hemi so it'll be interesting to follow the news in the following months. Hopefully the uconnect situation with carplay/android auto will be sorted as well as a different choice of wheels.
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I read somewhere and I swear it was on the website that the HA would be in "limited" production. But now I cannot find it. Bummer really because the summit wheels are too busy looking and too chrome. The HA would look good all blacked out for the 17s.



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Some details about the Trailhawk specific suspension in the latest "Tales of the Trailhawk" videos.

They talk about there being over an inch of increased suspension travel and something called bump cushion, which softens the blow when reaching the end of suspension travel.
Is this any different than the "Normal Duty Suspension - Increased Travel" that comes in the ORAII package on other models?

And by the way, would somebody please tell the jeep.com website folks that the site looks like crap on Firefox?
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Is the premium Harmon Kardon audio system available on the Trailhawk as offered on the Overland? I'm not seeing what audio system is available for the 2017 GC Trailhawk when building options on the Jeep.com site. Thank you!


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Is the premium Harmon Kardon audio system available on the Trailhawk as offered on the Overland? I'm not seeing what audio system is available for the 2017 GC Trailhawk when building options on the Jeep.com site. Thank you!


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There isn't an upgrade speakers for the Trailhawk that I'm aware of only the upgrade to NAV with the 8.4 Radio.

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There isn't an upgrade speakers for the Trailhawk that I'm aware of only the upgrade to NAV with the 8.4 Radio.

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That's what I thought as well. Wonder perhaps if there's a way to get the higher end audio option through the dealer when ordering. Seems like the Overland's the better option as they're only about $2000 apart when configuring Diesel, etc. especially if the higher end sound system is desired while still maintaining trail rated capabilities. Thanks for the PDF link


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