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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the best mid-size SUV ever to come out of the assembly lines. Not only this vehicle has remarkable performance and outstanding design, this vehicle rose to be an icon in its own way. While some other SUV’s were manufactured with body-on-frame construction, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has always used a single-body chassis. The Jeep CEO Mike Manley confirmed that Jeep will offer a Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee by the end of 2017. Jeep registered the trademark name “Trackhawk” in 2014, and not only did they change the name but the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat will powered by the immensely powerful Hellcat engine.
Engine and transmission of new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat
There will be two engine choices for the new 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat. For the base model, there will be current engine on the Grand Cherokee SRT and that is a 6.4-liter V8 engine that delivers 475 horsepower and 460 pounds of torque. This engine has top speed of around 160 mph, and it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.3 seconds. The 6.4-liter V8 is the perfect choice for those who don’t want huge amount of power on their hands and this is exactly what they needed in the new SRT8 Hellcat. The other options will be the 6.2-liter V8 Supercharged Hellcat engine. The engine will have an output of 707 horsepower and 650 pounds of torque. It can go accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and can achieve top speed of around 200 mph, making it more faster than the new BMW X5 M. Both engines will be paired to an improved ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat Trackhawk Exterior
The exterior of the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat Trackhawk will take some styling cues from the Charger Hellcat. There are also rumors that it will be built on a similar platform as the M-Class Mercedes Benz. Nevertheless, the new SUV will have very powerful and aggressive design. On the front, we will see headlamps which will be infused with LED light pipes, and that will have very sharp and modern look. There is also Jeep signature black grille and aggressive front bumper. The front fascia will have larger air intakes for better air circulation. Beneath the redesigned LED headlights, there will be fog lights of sharp design. The rear of the vehicle will also be redesigned, and it will feature improved exhaust system, sharp taillights and a defogger, which simultaneously works with the rain sensing wipers at the front. The company will use high-quality lightweight materials in its body, which will improve the fuel efficiency.
Interior of new SRT8 Hellcat Grand Cherokee
There are not many information about the interior of the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat. Customers should expect very comfortable interior with premium materials such as high-quality leather upholstery. The cabin will be very spacious, with lots of hip, leg and head room provided to all passengers. The cargo space will also be very spacious and it can be furthered increased by folding rear seats. When it comes to features of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat it will include following features from the current Hellcat model, upgraded stereo system, heating and cooling for the seats, U-connect system with navigation and more.
Release date of Trackhawk Jeep
The new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat will most likely be released in the second half of 2016.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat Price
The vehicle will have a starting price of around $65,000. Its main competitors are the BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Range Rover Sport SVR and Mercedes Benz ML63 AMG.
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