The company plans to expand the Jeep lineup SUV Grand Cherokee by another modification, which will be called Trackhawk. He writes about this edition of Car and Driver.
The main feature of the machine will be a new power unit, known for the most powerful series of oil-punishment modern American car – Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Grand Cherokee will be equipped 707-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 with a supercharger drive (880 Nm) by 2017 model year – sale car should arrive at the end of 2016.
Information about the dynamic characteristics of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk yet, but it is expected that the impact of the new unit will be enough to propel the 2.5-ton SUV to “hundreds” of less than four seconds.
Note that the model in the lineup is still osnanetsya 475-hp naturally aspirated V8 in volume of 6.4 liters, with which the car picks up speed of 100 km / h in five seconds.
Recall the current generation Grand Cherokee is an internal designation WK2 and released in 2011. The car is built on a platform of Mercedes-Benz M-Class the second generation (W166). Sport SRT-modification of the model is the best selling of all vehicles in the series sub-brand of the same name Chrysler (Street & Racing Technology or SRT).