Spied: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk drops its camo
Jeep‘s upcoming Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has been spotted undergoing shakedown testing completely undisguised. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will liven up the SUV with a supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine.
As you might expect, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk borrows most of its styling from the standard SRT model, but Jeep has made some design tweaks to the supercharged SUV. Up front the Trackhawk wears a unique bumper with an additional air inlet just below the grille that likely feeds cool air to the supercharging system. Fog lights have been moved to the lower bumper area.
The rear of the Trackhawk is unchanged from the regular Grand Cherokee SRT, but the production version will likely sport some kind of special badging.
Under hood the Trackhawk will feature the same 707 horsepower supercharged V8 that’s found in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. That HEMI V8 should be hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and Jeep’s all-wheel drive system.
No word on when Jeep will formally introduce the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, but the super SUV should debut either later this year at the Los Angeles auto show or early in 2017 at the Detroit auto show. The Trackhawk won’t come cheap with an estimating starting price of at least $80,000, but it’ll undercut vehicles like the BMW X5M by around $20,000.