Jeep Introduces Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever


Like supercharged sports cars? How about a supercharged SUV?

Jeep has announced the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, calling it the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

The vehicle has a supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine, with 707 horsepower and 645 lb ft of torque! It goes 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 180 mph. It has a 60-0 braking performance of 114 feet.

“The new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global, in a press release.

It comes with more than 70 safety and security features, and plenty of advanced technologies like Uconnect 8.4-standard touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The aggressive exterior includes quad-tip exhaust and standard 20×10-inch Titanium-finish wheels.

The vehicles are set to arrive at Runde Auto Group in fall of 2017. They are built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.

Starting MSRP is $85,900. They are available for order Aug. 10.

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The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Adds Goodies

When I start thinking of vehicles that might allow me to  have a little fun on & off road, the first one I think of is the Jeep Wrangler. To me, it’s one of the best looking SUV’s I’ve ever seen and boasts the title of “king of off-road production vehicles” to boot!  The 2012 Wrangler gets some exciting changes you definitely won’t want to miss out on.
The 2012 Wrangler packs in an all-new 3.6L v-6 that gives better gas mileage, a smoother ride and more power. Want to talk numbers?

Horsepower = 285 (a staggering 40% increase from its predecessor model!)
Torque = 260 lb.-ft
MPG = 17city / 21highway

The new Wrangler will be available in four models: Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon and all models will sport a new interior for 2012. Taking a look at the changes, Jeep is offering quite a new and improved experience for Wrangler drivers.

Better Performance and an inside face-lift … this is probably the best year to look into picking up a new Jeep!

Is Runde Auto Group the Dealership of Choice for NFL Athletes?

One of Runde’s newest customers is Ricardo Matthews, who currently plays noseguard on the defensive line of the Indianapolis Colts.  Ricardo purchased a new Jeep Grand Cherokee from Runde’s last week and was thoroughly pleased with everything.  As you can imagine, with the NFL season in full swing, Ricardo didn’t have time to come all the way to Runde Auto Group in Manchester, IA to pick up his new SUV … so Runde’s delivered it right to his doorstep in Indianapolis.

You may recall that we’ve sold a couple of vehicles to Mardy Gilyard of the St. Louis Rams.  Well it turns out that Ricardo and Mardy (both rookies in the NFL this year) were teammates last year at the University of Cincinnati.  The two teammates still keep in touch and Mardy let Ricardo know where he could find a great deal on a new vehicle and door-to-door service on top of that.

Matthews attended high school in his home state of Florida where he was a multiple-sport athlete who reached the state track championships and was also a conference champion wrestler.  He was an honor roll student at Cincinnati where he majored in criminal justice.  He impressed NFL scouts enough to be drafted by the Colts in the 7th round of the 2010 draft last spring and his talent, work ethic, and perseverence have now helped to earn him a spot on the Colts’ defensive roster. 

… and to add to all of that, he is now one of Runde’s most recent satisfied customers.

We’d like to thank Ricardo for purchasing his new Jeep Grand Cherokee from Runde’s and we wish him all the best in his first season with the Indianapolis Colts.