2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Release
The future of the new high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee has been speculated about for a while. All dilemmas were solved when the FCA group gave a go-ahead for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The model is currently under development, as proven by several test prototypes that have been spotted on various locations. So, the production version of the new Trackhawk is due to arrive by early 2016.
The news about Chrysler’s decision to register the Trackhawk name badge caused a bit of confusion. It was viewed by some as the company’s new moniker for the high-performance SRT models. Others suggested that the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be given the HEMI V8 engine that makes more than 700 horsepower, thus surpassing the Grand Cherokee SRT version in terms of power and performance. However, this idea was dismissed by many who deemed the Grand Cherokee an unfitting vehicle for the powerful HEMI V8 engine. At the end, it turned out that those who were expecting the most powerful version of the famous SUV ever were right.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Specs
Codenamed the Project K. 2017, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter HEMI V8 unit that already propels the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This mighty powerplant churns out amazing 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Hellcat will feature the standard all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed Torque-Flite automatic transmission. It’s still not known whether Jeep’s engineers will electronically limit torque since four-wheel drive might have trouble with it in lower gears.
According to the automaker, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will boast incredible acceleration and top speed numbers. It is expected to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, with top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). In order to grasp how impressive these figures are, it might be helpful to compare the Trackhawk with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. Its German rival needs 3.8 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph, while its official top speed is 283,2 km/h.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Price
We still don’t have any official statements concerning the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s pricing. However, some sources suggest that this superb SUV should cost around $65,000.