The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed sees Jeep making its first ever appearance at the UK's premier motoring event. Showcasing the full breadth of the range, Jeep will be running the 710hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk up the Goodwood Hill, while visitors can get behind the wheel of the Jeep range on the off-road experience and get up close to the first electrified Jeep, the Renegade PHEV, on the main stand.
The Jeep Off-Road Experience
Visitors to the show will be able to take part in a unique Jeep 4X4 experience, where they will be able to get behind the wheel of the Jeep range and put them through their paces on a challenging off-road course. A fleet of 4x4 models including everything from the compact Renegade, to the mid-sized Compass, large Grand Cherokee and the iconic Wrangler, will allow customers to take on the obstacles themselves and see what the legendary 4X4s can do in their own hands.
The Jeep Off-Road Experience will be open from 10am to 6pm, Thursday to Sunday, for drivers aged 21 and over holding a full driving license. Drives will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk takes to the hill
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be making its inaugural appearance at the event, using all 710hp and 868Nm of torque from its 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine to take it on its debut first glance up the Goodwood hill. Reaching 62mph in just 3.7 seconds, and going on to a top speed of 180mph, the Trackhawk is set to wow the crowds at the show with its sheer pace, aggressive styling and distinctive supercharged whine.
With its body-coloured flared wheel arches, sculpted bonnet with dual heat extractors and quad exhaust tips the Trackhawk is instantly recognisable. The signature seven-slot front grille is flanked by adaptive, bi-xenon headlights with a gloss black background to highlight its Jeep pedigree.
Its driving dynamics and handling come courtesy of the Selec-Track system with five dynamic modes and Bilstein adaptive dampening suspension. The Quadra-Trac active on-demand four-wheel-drive system, with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) and a single-speed active transfer case will also ensure that all 710hp makes it to the top of the Goodwood hillclimb.
e-volution on the Jeep stand
The Jeep stand will be hosting the UK debut of the Renegade plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the first electric Jeep to join the range, alongside the inaugural showcase of the 1941Wrangler. Visitors to the stand will also be able to paw over the new Compass Night Eagle and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk from the current range.
The Jeep Renegade PHEV offers a no-compromise hybrid solution, which integrates with the unmatched technical layout of the Jeep SUV, turning it into a vehicle that provide absolute freedom while taking its capability to the next level through eco-friendly technology.
With a pure electric range of approximately 31miles, with an approximate 80mph full electric top speed, the electric units work in synergy with the new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine to increase efficiency and power overall. With a power output in the 190hp to 240hp range and a zero to 62mph time of approximately seven seconds, the new Renegade PHEV is even more fun, courtesy of its improved acceleration and fast engine response, while also delivering CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km.
The legendary off-road capability is further enhanced thanks to the greater torque offered by the electric motor and the ability to adjust it with extreme precision while driving on even the most challenging terrain. The new electric all-wheel-drive technology (eAWD) provides traction to the rear axle through a dedicated electric motor, allowing the two axles to be separated and to control the torque independently in a more effective way than a mechanical system.
The Jeep Wrangler 1941, a Mopar® edition of the Wrangler Rubicon enhanced by Jeep Performance Parts that is capable of expressing the undisputed off-road capability of the vehicle, will also make its debut on the Jeep stand. A 2-inch suspension lift kit, "rock rails", black door sill guards, "black fuel door", all-weather mats and 1941 sticker set this model apart from the range.
The Wrangler 1941also features Jeep Authentic Accessories by Mopar, including a Matt Black seven-slot grille, moulded splash guards, off-road lights and wing mirrors caps - all contrasting with the Punk'n metallic orange paintwork. The Mopar customisation continues inside, where a black mesh sun bonnet, front grab handles and tailgate table further enhance the vehicle's functionality.
The Jeep stand will also be showcasing the new Compass Night Eagle and the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk from the current range.
Jeep gets personal
The iconic brand will also bring a slice of Americana to this year's show with the innovative "Ink My Jeep" concept. Fans will be able to create a unique decal for their car from a range of classic Jeep iconography, while kids can get involved with their very own Jeep temporary tattoo.re ...