With the Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WK2) ending production at end of 2021, there has been a lot of questions regarding the future of the Trackhawk nameplate. The 707 horsepower performance version of the Grand Cherokee has proven to be a powerful competitor on the track and a downright menace on the drag strip. So what is left for the Trackhawk?
Back in 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) held a Captial Markets Day event where it told its investors the plans for the direction of its global brand portfolio over the next five years (till 2023). While some plans have changed, Jeep went into detail about its strategy for the Trackhawk nameplate. Jeep listed the Trackhawk as the brand’s statement of “ultimate on-road performance” and that it would continue the Jeep brand’s message of “segment-leading capability”. With that being said, any performance variant of the Jeep brand could use the Trackhawk nameplate.
That being said, with the recent “disbanding” of the SRT division, it appears that the SRT name will continue on Dodge vehicles only as the top performance trim level. This means that the fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL) could produce a 6.4-liter 392 cubic-inch HEMI V8 with the Trackhawk nameplate similar to the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT392.
Our sources have indicated there are still a few more years of Hellcat power left under the Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brands. We don’t expect the HEMI to die anytime soon, but instead, incorporate more fuel-saving technologies to allow them to continue to meet federally mandated emissions requirements.
So will a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk make the cut? More than likely!
But what could the next-generation Grand Cherokee Trackhawk look like? One particular digital artist on Instagram believes he has the answer. Giving the fifth-generation a low slung profile, ildar_project gives the new Grand Cherokee a more menacing look despite its more squared look. Based on the Overland trim, this Trackhawk design adds a massive front chin spoiler, massive 6-piston Brembo brakes, lower side sills, a Durango-styled performance hood with scoop, 20-inch forged Alcoa wheels from the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.
Looking at the rear, there are two different rear spoilers, one massive one about the rear window and the other just below it acting as more of a wicker bill spoiler. Of course, this Trackhawk design features four massive exhaust outlets coming out the back of the vehicle. The vehicle is finished in a Redline strip similar to that offered on the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT392 and SRT Hellcat.
So what do you think of the design? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to check out our dedicated WLJeepForum.com forum, to discuss everything surrounding the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee (WL) models.