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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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.

Time Magazine Names Most Exciting Vehicles for 2010

Time Magazine recently published the top 10 most exciting vehicles of 2010. Making the list are three vehicle makes that Runde’s offers. Here are the three along with pictures and what Time had to say about them:

1. The Suzuki Kizashi –


What Time Magazine has to say:
“Known for small cars and SUVs, Suzuki makes its first foray into the heart of the U.S. market with the midsize Kizashi sedan. The exterior styling is fresh, and the interior packs cool features such as sporty seats and a nifty instrument cluster that give the car character. The Kizashi’s key asset could be its power train, which includes a new 4-cylinder aluminum engine that can be matched up to either a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Kizashi won’t go on sale until late fall, and the price is expected to be in the low-$20,000 range. Toyota and Honda better look over their shoulders, because the Kizashi makes clear that Suzuki intends to claim a share of the midsize market in the U.S.”

2. The Jeep Grand Cherokee –


What Time Magazine has to say:

“The popularity of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was instrumental in launching the SUV boom of the 1990s. America’s love affair with big, gas-guzzling hulks is pretty much over, but Chrysler believes there’s a new chapter for this rugged classic. Jeep’s engineers have shortened the vehicle, given it a more aerodynamic shape and equipped it with a more luxurious interior, featuring more expensive materials and higher-grade controls. It also comes with a more efficient V-6 engine while trying to remain faithful to Jeep’s can-do heritage. The introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is now scheduled for the second quarter of 2010.”

3. Ford Taurus SHO –


What Time Magazine has to say:

“The Taurus SHO is the more powerful version of the full-size 2010 Taurus, which Ford has completely remade for the new model year. Detroit’s carmakers have tinkered for years trying to combine fuel efficiency and old-fashioned muscle, and the SHO’s EcoBoost engine — with direct injection and turbo-charging — delivers the power of a V-8, 365-horsepower vehicle with V-6 fuel efficiency. The SHO also comes with a six-speed automatic gearbox, featuring steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and all-wheel drive. The chassis has been overhauled, and critics are already calling it the best sedan Ford has ever built. There’s plenty of cutting-edge technology too, such as adaptive cruise control, which maintains an interval between you and the car ahead, and a safety system that prepares the vehicle for a crash.”

Stay tuned to learn more about these fantastic vehicles or give us a call at (866-735-5200) to learn more about being the first in line to get your hands on one.  Maybe you can beat Conan O’Brien to the punch and pick up the first SHO off the assembly line.