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Start saving for a 2017 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

25 May 2015

Last year we reported that Jeep had trademarked the Trackhawk nomenclature, which suggested that it was working on a few performance derivatives for its line-up.

It seems the first model to wear this badge will be the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, formerly known as the SRT.

The current model is equipped with a 6,4-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine, which puts out 354kW and 637Nm of torque. That’s a fair amount of power, but not as much as some of its direct rivals, most of who have over 400kW these days.

Rumours suggest that the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be equipped with the 6,2-litre engine from the Dodge Hellcat. What makes this particular unit more impressive than the 6,4-litre V8?

Well, the 6,2-litre unit is supercharged, which means 527kW and 880Nm of torque.

That should be enough to frighten at least a few super SUVs out there…