Jeep Introduces Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever

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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.

Learn more: https://www.jeep.com/grand-cherokee/trackhawk.html

Country Cruisers Car Club Hosts Annual Cruise and Show

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Schedule

Friday, Aug. 11: Show downtown at South Franklin St. from 5-10 p.m.
Games, food, and trophies.

Saturday, Aug. 12: Car show line-up starts at 2:30 p.m. at EZ Pickin’s.
Cruise starts at 5 p.m. and ends at the Bacon ‘N Hops Festival in downtown Manchester. Live music by Time Machine.

Sunday, Aug. 13: Car Show at the Delaware County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. (registration 8 a.m. to noon).
Awards presented at 3 p.m. Entry fee $15, spectator fee $2.

Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Country Cruisers Car Cruise and Show in Manchester, IA!

The annual event, set for Aug. 11-13 this year, features vehicles of all makes and models, games, food, live music, and more.

IMG_1815“It’s usually a nice laid back show,” said Sean Dailey, salesperson at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and member of the Country Cruisers Car Club. “We do ours at the fairgrounds to give people a little more room to move around.”

The cruise on Saturday will cover about 75 miles in Delaware County. Vehicles of any year, make, or model are welcome at the cruise and show.

IMG_1813Awards are given in 44 categories, including Best Paint, Ladies Choice, Best Engine, Low Rider, Street Machine, Corvette, 2000 & Up Pickups, and more!

“We give out about four times as many awards as most shows,” Sean said. “We give out about 110 trophies the whole weekend.”

See all the award categories here.

The Best of Show winner gets a professional photo shoot by Kevin McCusker Photography and they are featured on the T-shirt the following yeIMG_1812ar.

The Country Cruisers Car Club, which organizes the cruise and show, has about 40 members. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

 

“We have monthly meetings and we try to get together as a club for outings, shows, breakfasts, or lunches,” Sean said.

 

IMG_1814The club is brought together by their love of vehicles and also by a mission to help area organizations.

“Everything we do is charity-driven,” Sean said. “We give a lot of money to the Special Olympics and Operation Santa Claus. We gave away $3-4,000 last year.”

Learn more at the Country Cruisers Club website.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor & 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Earn Cars.com Accolades

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Cars.com has announced the winners of its annual Best of Awards!

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named Best of 2017, and the Ford F-150 Raptor was named the Best Pickup Truck of 2017. Runde Auto Group is proud to have both in stock!

“We are excited to name the all-new Chrysler Pacifica with our highest honor,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief, in a press release. “The Pacifica impressed our team of experts on so many levels. This van is a must-have for families who are looking for a perfect blend of comfort, room and convenience. The new Pacifica has all that and adds polished road manners, innovative twists on the family-friendly features and loads of style.”

The Cars.com editorial team tests each car for three key criteria to determine the winners: quality, innovation, and value. In pickup trucks, the team also tests for power and capability.

Interested in driving one of these vehicles? Shop at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, 1221 W. Main St., or at RundeAutoGroup.com!