Jeep’s CEO Michael Manley has finally confirmed the arrival of a long-awaited 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The amazing SUV is coming with updated design that should have some pretty attractive details, yet the best part will definitely lie under the hood. The vehicle won’t use any engine, but the outstanding 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V-8. Yes, you heard me well – the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is Hellcat-powered SUV.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Performance
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have pretty amazing abilities. The figures are not official yet, but the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V-8 mill will enable an astonishing output of around 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. In addition, a 0-60 spring is estimated to be around 3.0 seconds, which is not just the impressive result, but also almost unbelievable. Moreover, some reports claim that this result could be below three seconds, but we can’t imagine that. It’s simply impossible! If you want our opinion, well let’s say we would be satisfied with 3.5 sec. Of course, the engine will run all four wheels and will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The entire drivetrain is borrowed from the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, but there might be some additional changes, so the engine could produce even more power. Still, we are pretty sure that there will be three suspension modes (auto, sport and track), just the same as it has the Charger.
We already saw the production ready model, so there will be no some big surprises with the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The topping SUV will have a new front end, which is getting a smaller grille and totally new LED headlights. There are three additional intakes just below the new grille, while the front bumper sports pretty uncommon design and rather stylish fog lamps with LEDs of course. The sport utility vehicle uses the wheels from the regular SRT model, but we hope it will get its own when the car-maker decides to introduce the amazing SUV to the public. Around back, the manufacturer will add new taillights and redesigned bumper with completely new exhaust tips. We haven’t seen the interior layout, but the producer will definitely make some big differences. There will be new sports seats and amazing equipment, while we can expect the “Trackhawk” badges all around.
Price and Arrival
The Jeep didn’t say anything regarding the arrival of the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Still, according to the latest rumors, Jeep’s range-topping SUV should be introduced either at the upcoming Los Angeles auto show this November, or early next year at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The estimated price seems really promising, because the car should cost around $80K, which is really nothing compared what you will get for that money.