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When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week...

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review

Our Aussie introduction to the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk wasn't a long one, but it was amply explosive. Does the seat-of-the-pants on-track experience live up to the hype?


Hennessey reveals 1000hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
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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)...


Top 5 most powerful cars we drove in 2017
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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...


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


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Circa $140k starting price likely
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Circa $140k starting price likely

Although we're in the US this week to drive the maniacal new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the company has yet to reveal Australian pricing. By our calculations, though, the big beast will likely start with a price tag in the neighbourhood of $140,000. What we do know for sure is that the Trackhawk will go on sale in Australia in two variant forms...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk confirmed for Australia, here in December
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk confirmed for Australia, here in December

The manic Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk super SUV has been confirmed for the Australian market, locked in for a December launch. Powered by a 527kW/874Nm 6.2-litre supercharged V8 shared with the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats, the flagship Grand Cherokee can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 290km/h...


CarAdvice podcast 48: What cool car has our CarAdvice Founder bought?
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CarAdvice podcast 48: What cool car has our CarAdvice Founder bought?

Mandy, Paul and James Ward cover the New York Auto Show in car news, including the crazy Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 2018 Lexus LS F-Sport, plus concept reveals of the Toyota FT-4X and Infiniti QX80 Monograph. Also, the LDV D90 has its world premiere in Australia, Lego Technic celebrates 40 years, the first ‘pursuit-rated’ hybrid car is revealed, and the quick 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is unveiled...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk revealed, Australian arm keen
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk revealed, Australian arm keen

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has finally been revealed, fusing the supercharged heart of the Hellcat-badged Dodge Challenger and Charger with the more practical body of an SUV. Under the bonnet is a 6.2-litre supercharged V8, developing 527kW of power and 874Nm of torque...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk confirmed for New York debut
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk confirmed for New York debut

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will make its debut at the New York motor show next week. Last week, Mike Manley, head of the Jeep brand, told Autoblog and other outlets that the high-powered Grand Cherokee will be unveiled at the Big Apple's annual automotive shindig. He wouldn't elaborate further on the vehicle, but did state: "That is going to be quite a special vehicle...


Jeep Grand Cherokee 'Trackhawk' heading to New York – report
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 'Trackhawk' heading to New York – report

The upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 'Trackhawk' will make its debut at the New York motor show in April – according to a new report out of the US. Motor Authority says a "reliable source" has confirmed the Hellcat-powered SUV will be revealed alongside the all-out Dodge Challenger SRT Demon...


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat confirmed in Detroit
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat confirmed in Detroit

In news that will surprise few, the hotly anticipated Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat has been confirmed for a market launch in 2017. Talk of a Grand Cherokee even more powerful than the current 324kW 6.4-litre SRT model has been circulating since the supercharged 527kW 6.2-litre Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat models appeared in 2014...


Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Hellcat-powered super-SUV “high” on local wish list
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Hellcat-powered super-SUV “high” on local wish list

The thought of the rumoured Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk powered by the immense Hellcat V8 engine has Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) very excited. Reports have been circulating for months that the American SUV brand is preparing a hardcore performance model powered by the supercharged 6.2-litre Hemi V8 currently fitted to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat models...


Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat confirmed - report
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat confirmed - report

Will it be called the Hellcat? Or the Trackhawk? That's probably the biggest question that remains over a new high-performance version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee following reports that such a model has reportedly been confirmed for production According to US site Motor Authority, the hardcore Jeep Grand Cherokee model falls under the codename Project K, and it will use the same 6...