The brand’s chief, Mike Manley, has allegedly confirmed the company is going to quench the fan’s thirst and deliver a Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee starting with the summer of next year.
As of July 2017 anyone looking to compete with the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR will be able to go towards the American connection as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be borrowing the Hellcat engine. Of course this hardcore Grand Cherokee wasn’t actually the best kept secret ever – we think even Jeep was fine with the spill – and we’re happy the speculation will be put to rest now as the official has confirmed the model will get launched at home in the United States in July next year. There are already photos on the Internet captured by spy photographers with the model undergoing the usual battery of tests during pre-production and the mighty supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine is breathing out through the metal already.
As such, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be granted the full complement of 707 horsepower (527 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton meters) of torque that until now resided inside the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats. Though we’re still unsure if the pony count in the SUV will remain the same or maybe the engineers will tweak it a little – for example dialing down the horsepower in favor of an even bigger torque count. Anyways, it will be much more than in the Grand Cherokee SRT which has 475 hp (354 kW) sourced from the 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine.