Two days filled with fun and thrills will take place at the Balocco Proving Ground – the test circuit for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand vehicles. On June 21 and 22, selected customers from major European markets including Germany, France, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and the UK will be attending the unique Trackhawk Days – a thrilling driving experience on track behind the wheel of Jeep® Grand.
Grand Cherokee, will be available for test drives and speed tests on the Alfa track in Balocco. An acceleration test called ‘Quarter Mile’ (400 metres) will also be available at a dedicated track and will see guests experience the incredible acceleration achieved by the Grand Cherokee from a standing start thanks to the Launch Control system – a standard feature on this model. Launch control mimics a professional driver’s inputs to optimise Grand Cherokee performance by bringing engine, transmission, driveline, stability control and suspension in line for a textbook launch. Controlled by a button on the centre console, the result is improved and more consistent straight-line acceleration
As part of the all-round, authentic Jeep experience, guests will also be able to test the legendary 4×4 performance of Jeep models on the special off-road circuit at Balocco. A fleet of the 4×4 specialist models including Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, beside the iconic Wrangler, in the Sahara and Rubicon trims will enable customers to experience off-roading and crawling adventures, which distinguish the lifestyle of each Jeep enthusiast. The off-road circuit features a variety of specially-designed obstacles and tricks, allowing visitors to put the Wrangler, and other models in the Jeep range, through their paces and also to test their own all-terrain skills alongside experienced Jeep Academy drivers.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee offers more than 65 safety and security features, including Trailer Hitch Camera View at Speed, which allows owners to view trailered items through the rear-mounted camera while moving; a Valet mode that allows for a personalised, selectable driving experience; Adaptive Cruise Control with stop function; Advanced Brake Assist; Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection; Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking, Lane Departure Warning with Active Steering and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.