2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to Inherit SRT model & Add Power

By | 06/13/2015

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee might get a new iteration. The manufacturer registered the trademark Trackhawk last year and it seems that they decided to add this moniker to the new version of the famous SUV. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would be the most race- and street-oriented Cherokee model offered on the market. Its specs would include superb performance and a really powerful powertrain. In fact, the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will probably replace the current SRT model, since Dodge has claimed its rights to this acronym. However, this doesn’t mean the new model will be the SRT vehicle with only the name changed. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would get a new engine, aside from the one currently used for the SRT model, and some innovative and interesting technological solutions which should help it perform as best as it can. All this power and dominance will, of course, come with its recognizable style and more than spacious, well-equipped and comfortable cabin.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to Replace SRT

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT — to Be Replaced by 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Powertrain Rumors & Specs

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will come in two variants. The first one will replace the aforementioned SRT model. It will use its current powertrain setup, which means it will be motivated by a 6.4-liter V8 mill that can generate 475 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The second option is the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter V8 engine that can produce an amazing 707 horsepower, making this model a true beast on the road. However, there are some rumors which say that the engineers are having troubles with this model’s driveline, since the AWD mode which is standard for this mill must be able to receive all that power. According to some sources, that might be hard to achieve, so the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk could come with electronically limited power output at lower revs or rear-wheel drive.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Platform & Appearance.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will use the current SRT’s platform, which provides enough space inside the model, as well as decent stability and responsiveness. The same underpinning is used for the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. As for the appearance, the new model is said to come with some unique and distinctive exterior details which should set it apart from the rest of the Grand Cherokee lineup, but there is not much reliable information about it at the moment. In our view, the 2017 Trackhawk will certainly come with some cosmetic tweaks, but they should be functional and performance-oriented.

Release Date & Rumored Price

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk should be released by mid-2016. As for the price, some sources think that the new SUV will cost from $65,000 for the standard version up.

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