Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk To Get Hellcat Power In New York

From the moment that the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models debuted, the world has been clamoring for a Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Confirmation about the model came last year and now a report has surfaced indicating that the extreme SUV will debut at the New York Auto Show 2017 in April.

Motor Authority claims to have received word form a “reliable source” about the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s world premiere. If true, this means the Jeep will be sharing the stage with the Challenger SRT Demon, making for over 1,400 hp of all-American Hellcat fury debuting in New York.

Although technical specifications about the model won’t be revealed until closer to its debut date, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will make the Dodge Durango SRT yesterday’s news with performance to match or even exceed the Challenger SRT Hellcat.

If power remains at 707 hp from the 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the Jeep’s all-wheel drive system could help it accelerate off the line quicker than its muscle car sibling. With that being said, some suggest that power in first and second gears may be limited to ease strain on the AWD setup.

Whatever the case may be, the Trackhawk looks set to redefine what we know SUVs are capable of.


  • Jay

    Trackhawk suggests it should also be good around the track and not just fast in a straight line. I hope its lowered and has an actual sport suspension.

    • Tumbi Mtika


    • Matt

      Don’t hold your breath. Even the Charger HC is no track weapon.

      • Jay

        It’s like amercan automakers don’t fully understand the concept lol.

    • europeon

      Huh? It’s “track” as in offroad, not in racetrack… Open your eyes, it’s an JEEP, not a sportscar.

      • Jay

        Have you even looked at a Jeep SRT. The tires alone should tell you its a race track only model. The lower ride height, rim size and tire(all season) mean it wasn’t intended for off roading. Not to mention those Brembo(race calipers) brakes.

        • europeon

          JEEP. Repeat after me: JEEP.

          • Jay

            You do realize every photo on Jeeps website shows it on the road and racetrack and not off -road like any of the other models…

    • Benjamin B.

      The GC platform is better than the E Class platform. Also the GC Trailhawk will be AWD. Plus it looks more modern and has a more upscale package.

  • Six Thousand Times

    While kind of stupid, this is a no-brainier, really. They won’t sell a lot of them but it will essentially be free money.

    • Benjamin B.

      I love the Porsche Cayenne.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk To Get Hellcat Power In New York”

    Ah! That’s not fair! Why not build them for the rest of the country too? Why does just New York get them?

    • Jay

      el oh el

  • Craig

    I would rather have the Durango SRT.

  • Car Insurance

    I agree that foreign cars last longer, American cars seem to have more problems when they have high mileage.

    • Six_Tymes

      that is total BS, quit spreading the lie

      I own a 99 grand Cherokee with 191000 and still going strong. I have owned other american cars and they lasted just as long.

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