The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk will make its debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, which will kick off for credentialed media on April 12th.
Jeep brand boss Mike Manley said in February the new high-performance Grand Cherokee variant would debut in NYC. The SUV will pack Dodge’s 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine under its hood, which will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s not clear if all 707 horsepower will be on tap in the Trackhawk, or if the presence of all-wheel drive will force Fiat Chrysler to nerf the engine a bit.
Manley elaborated on the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk when speaking to Autoblog. this week.
“That is going to be quite a special vehicle,” he said. “Very difficult for one not to smile.”
A prototype Trackhawk was spied this week with its hood open, revealing the presence of the 6.2-liter engine. The prototype appeared visually identical to the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 powered Grand Cherokee SRT, potentially hinting that the Trackhawk will appear very similar to the less powerful SRT version of the SUV.
Be sure to check back to Fiat Chrysler Authority for more information on the Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk following its debut in NYC next month.