We just spotted a vehicle that looks like the Hellcat-equipped Grand Cherokee. The amazing SUV is spied totally undisguised, but this is because the prototype uses the body of the SRT model. Still, there are some rather obvious differences on the exterior styling, so yes we are sure that this is the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. How we know it will be called the “Trackhawk”. Well, it’s pretty simple, because the carmaker has trademarked the name.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Will Get A Hellcat Engine
The most important part of the luxurious SUV is its powertrain setup, which will definitely make the vehicle really interesting. As we said, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will use the Hellcat engine. It’s the amazing supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 mill that powers the Dodge’s Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, so we expect to deliver the same output, which is around 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The unit will run all four wheels, and thanks to power, performance-oriented suspension and some additional weight savings, the range topping SUV could easily reach some amazing performance figures. The first estimates indicate it will be capable for 0-60 sprint in just 3 seconds, or even less, which will be something really incredible.
The body of the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk won’t be just lighter from the SRT model, but will also sport some new styling cues. As you may notice, the front end features a little bit smaller grille and three additional intakes below it. There are also new LED fog lamps and redesigned front spoiler, while the rear end comes with a new dual exhaust setup. On the other hand, the testing SUV uses SRT’s wheels, but we are pretty sure that the production version is getting its own wheels with Hellcat lettering.
Price and Arrival
The high-performance Grand Cherokee will arrive sometime in 2017, and the starting price should be around $80K.