Jeep Confirms Grand Cherokee Trackhawk For New York Auto Show

It’s finally happening; Jeep’s fire-breathing Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will debut at the New York Auto Show.

Answering questions at an event at FCA US headquarters, Jeep boss Mike Manley didn’t provide many details about the model but said it will be special.

“That is going to be quite a special vehicle. Very difficult for one not to smile,” he said to Autoblog.

While Jeep is still remaining tight-lipped about official details of the vehicle, we have a pretty good idea of what will distinguish it from the rest of the Jeep range.

The most obvious modifications will be the fitment of FCA’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine that in Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat guises delivers 707 hp. In all likelihood, that power figure will be retained for the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.


  • Craig

    I’m going to make a wild prediction. Given that the 6.4 liter HEMI makes approximately 2% hp less in the Grand Cherokee SRT than in the Charger or Challenger….. I wouldn’t be surprised if the supercharged Hellcat HEMI makes 692 hp in the new Trackhawk.

    • Scooter✓SʜɪᴛHᴏʟᴇ Aᴘᴘʀᴏᴠᴇᴅ

      That’s due to the inlet and exhaust difference between the vehicles. I pulled both ecu files to see if there is a tuning difference, and there is none. The same thing occurs with the 3.6l. It make more in the Challenger than any other vehicle, but it’s virtually the same engine and running the same tune.

  • KidRed

    If they (FCA) spent as much time on R&D, design, performance and reliability on their other cars as they do making their big cars/SUVs go fast, they’d be doing much better.

  • getoffme

    It’d probably break right away.