Just when we thought that the folks from an iconic & legendary 4×4 sport utility vehicle American manufacturer that the prevailing sovereign of the SUVs market for over the seventy years now, were satisfied with the sales figures of their beloved and highly praises the 2015 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, rumors appeared telling that they are, more than ready, to launch the increasingly harsh SUV under the same name. But, let’s start from the very beginning. If this rumor turns to be the bare truth, then the Jeep intends to, deliberately, drop the SRT nameplate! Still don’t understand? If so, our strong advice to all of you, to sit quite comfortably back in your most suitable and cozy armchair and to read this review until its end. We assure you that, after reading this, all will be crystal clear!
Interior, Exterior & Appearance
Firstly and foremost, the fact which has added “the fuel to the fire”, was the rumor that the unforeseen trademark of the name “Trackhawk” done by the Chrysler Group, for the 2015 Grand Cherokee will, in a way, supersede the whole the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and even the Chrysler 300 SRT lineup, in order to convert back into a trim line of the Dodge brand (since, there is no longer this partnership, remember?). So, if this fact is clear just enough, can we move forward? Great!
So, basically, the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is intended to stay the same five-passenger midsize SUV with highly cozy and quite luxurious been equipped cabin, which should come available with minor refreshments and modifications regarding exterior. According to the pictures that you can see above, these refreshments are planned to suffer front part of the SUV. Although the hood should retain its triple-scooped general design, it should be added somehow larger vents, which should allow much-improved cooling and airflow.
Also, quite possible, according to the rumors, though, is that the 2016 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk adopts straight from the Charger Hellcat, its ingeniously designed full incorporated LED light-pipes with smoked headlamp glass, which will, surely, beautifully trace the shape of the body. Among the minor upgrades, it is, surely, worth of mentioning the following: the matte black wheel flares should be a bit wider (around an 18 inch, while the bigger ones should be included as an optional) and the tires as well as brakes should be slightly larger.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Engine
Having in our minds the all of the facts that we have mentioned above, it is quite possible that the all-new 2016 Jeep Trackhawk could very well keep the signature SRT Hellcat engines and even the Hellcat name. So, we wouldn’t so surprise if in few following weeks we see a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Hellcat, which will come along empowered with 392 cubic inch Hemi motor option, which we considered to be a match made in heaven for this SUV.
The supercharged 6.2l Hemi V8 general power has, already, be estimated at generating above 707 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, and if you’d ask us for an opinion, we’ll say with that kind of numbers there is, absolutely, no need for change.
Release Date & Prices
If all goes as planned, we could see the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk sometime this year. As for the price, it shouldn’t significantly differ from the current one, so that practically, means that the beginning price for the base Trackhawk will, the most likely, keep its $65,000 price range, while the Hellcat variant price tag should be closer to $80,000 or something like that.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
It is quite possible, according to the rumors, though, is that the 2016 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk adopts straight from the Charger Hellcat, its ingeniously designed full incorporated LED light-pipes with smoked headlamp glass, which will, surely, beautifully trace the shape of the body.