Going off-road is never too difficult with the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept. Best of all, it accomplishes thise while making Jeep fans pleased with its unique and aggressive appearance. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and is famous for its outstanding off-road performance that’s the result of its Quadra-LiftTM air suspension, Selec-TerrainTM traction control system, Off-Road Adventure packages, tow/recovery hooks that was tested to twice the vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight, and class-leading 4x4 systems such as Jeep's Quadra-Drive II system that comes with a rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD), offering industry-leading tractive capability.
It also gets a new set of 18-inch Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor off-road tires that are covered with new painted 5-spoke alloy Mineral Gray wheels. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk’s tires are more durable and quieter due to the added side-wall protection on its SilentArmor tires. It is equipped with modified Mopar rock rails that were designed to offer full protection of the lower body from rugged rocky terrain.
This vehicle is basically in Stone White but its look is enhanced with a Mineral Gray and Red theme. In particular, Mineral Gray is the color of the grille surround, lower front applique, mirror caps and rear light bar.
Meanwhile, the upper grille mesh, front and rear tow hooks, Jeep logos on wheel center caps and bolt holes in the alloy wheels are in red. A Red trim line is used as the outline of a matte black hood applique that lessens glare during technical off-road maneuvers.
Other elements that make it unique are the black headlamp surrounds, black exterior front and rear badging, Red "Trail Rated" badges on the front fenders and a one-of-a-kind "Trailhawk" badge on the rear tailgate.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee features a 114.8-inch wheelbase, 5.3 inches longer than the earlier model. Because of this, the vehicle is also 1.8 inches longer overall. Moreover, this longer wheelbase gives rear passengers an additional 4-inch knee and leg room as well as opens up more interior space. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is also 3 inches wider, giving it improved packaging and handling.
Aside from these longer dimensions, the vehicle’s front door openings are also 1.9 inches wider and 2 inches higher compared to that of the previous model. Its rear doors, on the other hand, open 78 degrees – 11 degrees more compared to the 67 degrees of its predecessor – in order to give you better access to its interior.
You will also appreciate the new Jeep Grand Cherokee’s premium seating, which includes ample room for five passengers. A fold-flat front-passenger seat is also available for Laredo models, providing more cargo storage room. What’s more, the rear seats can be reclined 12 degrees for added passenger comfort. Plus, there’s a 12-degree forward angle allowing a 24-degree variation.
Additionally, cargo volume behind the 2nd row provides additional 6.8 cubic feet of space compared to the earlier model. The vehicle’s well-appointed rear cargo area also includes a storage unit equipped with a rechargeable flashlight as well as improved grocery hooks on the sides. Moreover, the spare tire compartment also has removable dual storage bins that offer secure storage for muddy gear and their items.
Also available is a new power rear liftgate for effortless remote up-and-down convenience.
Each surface of the vehicle is new and is treated for aerodynamics, improving fuel efficiency and placing more fluidity into its design while also delivering an improved drag (7% better compared with its earlier model). The 2011 Grand Cherokee’s drag coefficient is around 0.37 compared with the 0.404 Cd of the 2009 Grand Cherokee