Jeep has been building anticipation for the elusive Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, a performance model variant of the SUV that has been in the process of being made for quite some time. After teasing concepts at various auto shows and even letting slip a tentative 2017 release date, the full information regarding the Jeep Trackhawk release has come to light—and not only are we due for the SUV’s launch in the month of July in 2017, but the Trackhawk will also be borrowing Dodge’s infamous Hellcat engine.
Confirmation of the Trackhawk’s release date came from Australian automobile publication Wheels Magazine, which interviewed Mike Manley, the CEO of Jeep, for the magazine’s most recent issue. Manley announced the July launch alongside the statement that the Jeep Trackhawk with the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine will be the most powerful production SUV ever available on the market, with only Lamborghini’s upcoming Urus coming close to breaking the record.
Jeep also denied that the Trackhawk would replace the Grand Cherokee SRT trim, instead slating in above it and becoming the new range-topper for the nameplate. Both the SRT and the Trackhawk will continue to offer improved on-road performance with powerful V8 engines. Manley did not say, however, whether or not the full 707 horsepower offered by the Hellcat models of the Dodge Challenger and Charger would be available in the Trackhawk. Specs regarding the Jeep Trackhawk’s powertrain will likely be forthcoming sooner to its launch date.
With the Jeep Trackhawk release date set in stone for July 2017, it helps the launch of the Trackhawk feel more immediate. The SUV is on its way, and enthusiasts should look forward to more information being released as 2016 comes to a close and 2017 begins. To find out more about this exciting new model, stop by 171 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today!