Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT could be rebadged as the Trackhawk

Article by Christian A., on September 27, 2014

As you may know already, Chrysler Group’s SRT is associated with the high-performance Dodge models and in order to make things clear, it appears that the American manufacturer is planning to rename the Grand Cherokee SRT. Recently, Chrysler trademarked the ‘Trackhawk’ moniker and according to Allpar, this might be the new name for the high-performance SUV.

Still, there are no official details, but a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk sounds pretty good. Despite a new name, the new vehicle is expected to retain its 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 470 hp and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque. The engine pushes the SUV from naught to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds, while offering a top speed of 160 mph or 257 km/h.

Moreover, the Grand Cherokee SRT runs the quarter mile in mid 13-second range and is able to stop from 60 mph in just 116 feet of pavement. If you don’t know already, the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT is priced from $64,380.

There are plenty of rumors regarding a new engine for the upcoming Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and people are talking about the more potent 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine that generates a staggering 707 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque.

We’d love to see that engine on the new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk but for now, it is just a rumor, and we will have to wait for some official news.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is known for its power, style and muscularity as well as luxury, refinement and functionality. Now, the 2014 iteration of the large SUV delivers all the aforementioned qualities while injecting a couple of surprising delights.

For instance, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is now provided with an all-new, fully electronic eight-speed automatic gearbox that offers enhanced levels of fuel economy and towing capacity. In addition, the new Grand Cherokee SRT features hardware and software tweaks that helped take its fun-to-drive factor to a whole new level whether on the road or on the race track.

Furthermore, Jeep has granted the new 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT with more aggressive styling marked by a burlier grille, a new signature LED character lamp treatment, a new rear spoiler and a one-touch liftgate.

Occupants of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT would appreciate the new 8.4-inch touchscreen displaying an array of SRT-exclusive Performance Pages data. The driver is treated to a redesigned SRT-exclusive three-spoke, heated steering wheel that features ergonomic paddle shifters and an array of connectivity comfort and convenience controls. The large SUV also comes with a new launch control button placed behind the new T-handle shifter on the center console.

Transmitting power from the heart of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT to the wheels is an all-new fully electronic 8HP70 eight-speed automatic gearbox with on-the-fly shift-map changing. Interestingly, the 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission could be shifted manually through the paddle controls mounted on the steering wheel.

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