The Jeep Grand Cherokee range-topper, a Trackhawk version, will not offer its powerful 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 more. It dies with the current generation.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the fastest and most potent 2-row AWD SUV with 707 hp and 645 lb.-ft. of torque, a quarter-mile run of 11.6 sec, and the capability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 sec. The top speed it achieves is 180 mph.
Jeep plans to launch the next Grand Cherokee soon, and kills the supercharged Trackhawk for the new (WL) generation, according to MoparInsiders. The reason is the need to comply with emissions regulations and Stellantis switch to electrification.
Farewell, Hellcat? Not all motor enthusiasts will like this, but the reality is such. So, hurry up to buy a V8 Trackhawk while it is still available.
Probably the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk returns in the future, but with another engine – more modern and efficient.
Supposedly It will be a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six GME-T6 engine. The same unit powers the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer and is expected for the next-gen Charger, Challenger, Dodge UV. This engine produces 525 hp (391 kW) and provides plug-in hybrid capability, instant boost.