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Automotive News Recap for the week of 9.2.16 | Autoblog Minute

A look back at the week in automotive news, including spy shots of the next-gen Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, and a look at the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk that is soon to hit dealers in the United States.

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Experience Jeep's 75th Anniversary at Easter Jeep Safari | AutoblogVR

Plus: We take a spin in the Jeep Crew Chief pickup truck concept vehicle.

Get a full 360-degree off-road view of Jeeps in their natural habitat at Moab.

Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk spied | Autoblog Minute

This week we got another look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This is perhaps the most anticipated Jeep that we've heard of in years.

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Jeep driver nearly gets washed away by fast moving river

An inexperienced off-roader in a Grand Cherokee got in over his head during a river crossing and learned a valuable lesson about fording

Track N Go Wheel-Driven Track System Slays Winter | Autoblog Minute

Making the rounds on social media is a video of a Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee slaying snowy terrain. The trucks are using the Track N Go.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk headlines 2017 model year updates

Summit trim gets a bit more luxurious, too.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee line includes a rugged Trailhawk model, and a more luxurious Summit trim. Both debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

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Watch a Cayenne Turbo S, Range Rover SVR, and Cherokee SRT drag race

Top Gear stages a three-way, quarter-mile drag race against the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR, and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

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Watch the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat blast off

We catch a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat doing a hard launch in this spy video.

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Hands on with the concepts of the Moab Easter Jeep Safari

We get up close and personal with he one-off Jeep concepts heading to Moab, UT for the 49th Annual Easter Jeep Safari.

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2015 Easter Jeep Safari concepts unveiled [w/videos]

Seven New Concepts Prepare To Crawl Moab In 49th Annual Event

Jeep has unveiled seven new concepts that will participate in the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT, in just a couple of weeks.

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Watch this 840-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 walk away from GT-Rs and M3s

This last-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 does things that SUVs just shouldn't be able to do, like win drag races against tuned Nissan GT-R and BMW M3 coupes. Granted, the owner isn't coming into this fight with a stock Jeep – far from it. In addition to twin turbos whistling away

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Dirt Every Day tries to find the best 4x4 for under $4k

If you want to build a cheap truck that can still do dirty deeds off the beaten path, it's best to start with solid axles and a solid V8 engine. That sums up the lessons learned after watching the 2014 Cheap Truck Challenge from the Dirt Every Day video crew, who took to the deserts and surrounding areas near Reno, NV, in an attempt to find the best 4x4 for under $4,000. Fortunately for us, the whole sordid journey was captured on video.

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GM midsize SUVs lead IIHS safety tests, Honda Pilot disappoints [w/videos]

General Motors finally has something to celebrate about. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain aced the latest round of small overlap front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety among nine midsize SUVs, and they both scored a Top Safety Pick+ accolade. However,

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Updated 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee aces same controversial moose test it failed in 2012 [w/video]

Some background: one of the more scandalous international incidents of he-said/he-said from 2012 was when Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld put the Jeep Grand Cherokee through its "moose (or elk) test" and reported that the SUV nearly rolled over. That lead to a whole lot of accusations and rebuttals: more than one website and

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Key-swapping thieves steal Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT from FL dealer

Just a few weeks back, we reported on the theft of an Audi RS5 by a pair of creative thieves who managed to swipe the car's keys when the salesperson stepped away from their desk. Now, a Florida dealership is missing a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 after some crooks switched the Jeep's keys with

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Watch this 650-hp Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee go from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds

Hennessey Performance Engineering has created an HPE650 package for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT fitted with the 6.4-liter Hemi engine. When it leaves the showroom floor it has 470 horsepower and gets from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. When it leaves Hennessey's garage floor after the upgrade it has 650 horsepower – 530 hp at the wheels, according to Hennessey –

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Jeep shows off Moab Easter Safari concepts crawling the red rocks

While most brands are busy showing off in New York, Jeep headed out to Moab for the Easter Jeep Safari with the company's fleet of 2013 concepts. This year saw the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II, Wrangler Mopar Recon, Wrangler Stitch, Wrangler Sand Trooper II, Wrangler Flattop and Wrangler Slim Conce

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