2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Hellcat – From the things-we have actually-been-telling-you-for-more-than-a-year-and-are-now-pretty-much-confirmed department comes this: Jeep Chief Executive Officer Michael Manley says the long-speculated Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk will take place, as well as it will arrive in 2017. The news comes from a video clip posted by journalist Brian Makse, that talked to Manley at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. When Makse asked Manley if a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V-8 could be mounted into the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Hellcat, Manley reacted: “Not only can I place a Hellcat electric motor in [a Grand Cherokee] for you, I’m mosting likely to bring that to market by the end of 2017.” We include the “pretty much” please note, nevertheless, due to the fact that nobody at Fiat Chrysler wanted to validate Manley’s Trackhawk declaration. It shows up the one in charge may have beat the gun on the news.
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This wouldn’t be the first time Manley went down some knowledge without first informing the troops. In an interview with C/D in 2015, Manley validated that the next-generation Jeep Wrangler would utilize body-on-frame building and construction as well as not be a unibody lorry, laying to rest a contentious bit of future-Jeep conjecture.
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The first hint that a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Hellcat mashup may be in the works arrived when Fiat Chrysler registered a trademark for the name “Trackhawk,” in late 2014. The reports started to handle some major weight when FCA revealed a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk to a team of Jeep dealerships during a meeting in Las Vegas last August. So while the Trackhawk might not be “formally” confirmed, it’s looking more probable than ever before that 2017 will certainly bring a circa-700-hp, all-wheel-drive SUV with a forecasted zero-to-60-mph time of 3.5 secs as well as the letters J-E-E-P on the hood.
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It’s not yet clear if Jeep will apply the rumored “2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Hellcat” name to the Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee, yet provided the Trailhawk badge has actually been related to the off-road concentrated version, it’s a fair bet. There’s likewise word that the routine SRT will certainly remain to be marketed alongside the super-powered Trackhawk, likely since there will certainly be at the very least a pair hundred horsepower in between both body designs. Then there’s the cost. The present SRT begins at $66,490– best around the price tag for the Dodge Charger and also Opposition Hellcat, however the Trackhawk might regulate upwards of $75,000.