The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is happening.
Motor Authority reports that the American automaker has approved the Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee model for production as a 2017 model year.
Sources say that the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have the same Hellcat 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine with 707 hp that is found in the Charger and Challenger. Hooked up to the Hellcat is an eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive standard. Rumors have been spreading over the recent months that Jeep was considering the model and it is believed the company is currently testing it with mules.
When the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk becomes a reality, expect the Hellcat powertrain to give it an estimated top speed of 200 mph with a 0-60 mph time of less than three seconds.
The American automaker wouldn’t publicly confirm that the model is in the pipeline, but given the overwhelming demand for the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models, along with the success of Jeep’s high-powered SRT lineup, doesn’t it just make sense?
[Source: Motor Authority]
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