It seems like yet another brand will be joining the performance SUV party that is currently dominated by mainly German and British SUVs. These spy shots show a Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘Trackhawk’ testing in disguise in Northern Michigan.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (Hellcat) has been rumored for a while now and it seems like the American automaker are finally putting the last few pieces together on their new performance SUV. The Trackhawk is based off the Jeep Grand Cherokee and is to feature the 707 hp Hellcat engine known from both the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger.
Unconfirmed performance charts show a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.5 seconds, which potentially places the boosted SUV in BMW X5 M, Range Rover Sport SVR and Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 territory. Jeep is expected to freshen up the SUVs exterior slightly to give it a more aggressive stance. Jeep have indicated that the new Trackhawk will not be a replacement of the dated Grand Cherokee SRT, but instead will sit higher in the market than the SRT.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is expected to arrive in showrooms around July 2017.