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Could This Be The Next 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

One Digital Artist Has An Idea...

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?

Our Long-Term 2020 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. (MoparInsiders).
Our Long-Term 2020 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. (MoparInsiders).

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 Long-Term 2020 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. (MoparInsiders).
Our Long-Term 2020 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. (MoparInsiders).

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! 

Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL) Trackhawk Design. (ildar_project).
Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL) Trackhawk Design. (ildar_project).

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.

Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL) Trackhawk Design. (ildar_project).
Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL) Trackhawk Design. (ildar_project).

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.

 

 

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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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 … (read full article...)

This was my render based off my current build on @track_hawk render was done by @ildar_project

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This was my render based off my current build on @track_hawk render was done by @ildar_project

Correct, he was nice enough to send the images for us to use.

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There should be little doubt that a new Trackhawk will be offered in the new Grand Cherokee. I believe it will only be offered in the two row version, therefore an explanation for the lack of any information so far, but such a popular model will be coming. As to the demise of SRT, from a business perspective, it makes perfect sense in a merger process. With electrification assisted technologies predictably the next step, bringing new eyes on board will only help. A broad range of electrification systems, from partial to full, for environmental minded buyers to those wanting to preserve there V-8 engines for as long as possible, the need for this focus is necessary. Going forward the Trailhawk can be the best platform for new ideas.

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Could This Be The Next 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?​

One Digital Artist Has An Idea...​

Not a bad look for a 2023 Jeep Trackhawk hybrid but given that consumers love to have choices. and that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has done so well over the years I would suggest a choice of length for consumers.
2023 Jeep grand cherokee w/ any trim packages as the standard short version as it is now. With new body. Maybe get rid of the V6 in the use the older style inline I6 3.5L single turbo 385hp to 485hp hybrid instead keep the V8 5.7L engine 455hp+ hybrid motor we keep 6.2LSupercharged + hybrid 1000hp.
and keep the 6.4L as a crate engine only for guys that still want mopar pwr.
And then make Jeep grand cherokee 6.2L hybrid and Trackhawk version 6.2L supercharged limited X's version for longer version xtra/seating w/limited trim packages and then the durango can fall off without being compleatly Xed out use its chassis for the Jeep Grand Cherokee X's version. Also the use of X's to obviously describe jeeps length and seating capacity.
That is so that jeep dont use the XL As the GM competitor uses to descpibe its larger version of it smaller version of same truck

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2023 Trackhawk could be the first electrified/hybridized Hellcat or the last pure ICE powered Hellcat.

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