Previously wearing the SRT name tag whose exclusive rights now belong to Dodge, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was the most successful vehicle to wear the SRT badge in recent times. Therefore FCA isn’t about to stop production of their hot, money minting machine. FCA came up with a new strategy to re-launch the Grand Cherokee-SRT donning a new name i.e. the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk.
Not only have they changed the name but the new SUV comes with immense power derived from the all powerful supercharged Hellcat engine. Rumors began flying around of a Grand Cherokee carrying a Hellcat engine when FCA trademarked the TrackHawk name but now it is official that a Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk will soon hit the streets with the Hellcat engine ready to rise to the top of this market segment.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk Exterior
Though actual specs are yet to be availed, our reliable sources intimate that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk will be built on a similar platform as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The informants continue to say that FCA engineers are facing a setback in making its driveline blast-proof against the huge engine’s torque bombs.
We expect the exterior to be excellently styled to keep up with market trends. FCA will utilize lightweight but strong materials on its body. The front will be aggressive with a large grille and front bumper. There will also be large air intakes to channel air to cool its gigantic engine. The vehicle is also likely to feature redesigned LED headlights and sharp fog lights to aid in poorly illuminated areas since the vehicle is designed for the off-road terrain.
The rear will also most likely be redesigned to feature a modern exhaust system, sharp taillights and a defogger which works with the rain sensing wiper at the front., the vehicle will ride on large wheel to enable it comfortably maneuver through different kinds of terrains.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk Interior
The automaker is yet to release any details about its interior. However, be believe the 2017 Grand Cherokee TrackHawk will have a very comfy interior with premium materials. The cabin will be spacious providing ample head, leg and hip room to all passengers. It will also have plenty of cargo space which can be further expanded by folding rear seats.
Other likely features include a large touch-screen infotainment system and modern tech’ features like Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports and Wi-Fi. For safety, the vehicle will feature enhanced safety belts and airbags as well as a package of driving assists.
Engine Specs and Performance
As already mentioned, we can reliably confirm that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk will feature the Supercharged Hellcat engine. The unit is a 6.2 L, V8 that comes good with 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
This huge power will be channeled to all wheels via a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission system. This monster of an engine will “fly” the large SUV from 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds towards achieving a top speed of 200 mph.
That friends, is a huge amount of power on your hands so if you love the Grand Cherokee but find this muscle too powerful to handle, well, FCA has got you covered. There will be a base Cherokee TrackHawk carrying a 6.4 L, V8 that produces 475 hp. This is the current engine on the Grand Cherokee SRT. The engine has a top speed of 160 mph.
Price and release date
Details on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk price and release date will be released when the vehicle nears its release. However, according to rumors, the vehicle will have a starting price of around $ 65,000 and will be released in the second part of 2016.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk will do battle with BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, the new Range Rover Sport SVR and Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG.
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