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Hennessey reveals 1000hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was hardly what you'd call meek, but tuning specialist Hennessey has revealed its version of the Hellcat-powered SUV, complete with a massive 1000 horsepower (745kW)...

2017/18 Jeep Grand Cherokee tow bar kit recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the WK Grand Cherokee fitted with a tow bar kit, over fears bolts and washers on the kit could come loose while towing. If the bolts and washers come loose, there's a risk the tow bar could detach while towing, putting drivers and other roads users at risk...

Top 5 most powerful cars we drove in 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...

Fiat Chrysler, owners and US government nearing diesel solution

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has entered talks with diesel owners and the US Department of Justice, as the parties near settlement over cars fitted with emissions defeat devices. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a lawsuit against FCA in May this year, arguing the company used a 'defeat device' in 104,000 Ram 1500 pickup trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs fitted with the 3...

Jeep expects Australia to be world number two for Grand Cherokee Trackhawk sales

Jeep reckons Australia has a shot at being the world’s second-biggest market for the manic $134,900 (plus on-roads) Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, behind its native US. About 200 Australians have already put their money down, with the first 62 special edition models selling out in three weeks, before pricing was even announced...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk lobs at $135k

Jeep is rolling out Australia’s third most powerful new vehicle - behind the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Lamborghini Aventador S - priced at $134,900 before on-roads. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk gets the 6.2-litre supercharged Hemi V8 engine from the Challenger and Charger Hellcat, with a terrifying 522kW and 868Nm...

2011-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled

Jeep has issued a recall for 26,985 vehicles across its 2011-2014 'WK' Grand Cherokee model line, over concerns previous recall work on the brake booster may have been incorrectly installed. The original notice, issued in April 2014, involved a brake booster centre shell that may corrode over time and allow water to enter...

CarAdvice podcast 76: Tokyo Motor Show hits and misses

A lot of the CarAdvice team is at the Tokyo motor show this week, which leaves Mandy Turner alone in the studio, with Trent Nikolic joining her on the phone from the Sydney office. In car news, Mercedes-Benz says the X-Class deserves a premium price, the Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV is being re-considered for Australia and former Audi Sport boss, Stephan Winkelmann will be the new Bugatti president...

Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for alternator fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 9558 vehicles across its previous-model Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee lines over concerns a faulty alternator could cause the engine to stall, or pose a fire risk. The manufacturer reports that affected units may experience diode thermal fatigue due to cyclical loads induced by the power steering...

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be the halo model for the brand in Australia

Australia has long been a vital market for the Jeep brand, and the imminent arrival of the heavy-hitting Grand Cherokee Trackhawk performance SUV is an indication of just how seriously Jeep takes its fans down under. FCA Australia boss, Steve Zanlunghi, was adamant from the outset that Australia needed to get the Trackhawk...

Engineering the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was a mammoth challenge

Jamie Standring, SRT's senior manager for powertrain engineering, told CarAdvice there’s a lot more going on under the surface of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk than merely generating bulk power and torque from the supercharged V8 engine. “Certainly packaging was one of the challenges,” Standring said...