The 2024 Jeep Trackhawk SUV has entered a new chapter by evolving recently with the launch of several new products.
Intrigued by the future of the brand, Motor Authority had the opportunity to speak with Jim Morrison, Senior Vice President and Head of Jeep North America at the 2022 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).
In terms of the last-generation high-performance SUV, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk dominates the drag strip. Its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI “HELLCAT” V8 produces 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. torque and can propel the all-wheel-drive (AWD) SUV to 0 to 60 mph in 35 seconds completing the 1/4-mile in 116 seconds and having a top speed of 180 mph.
Since HEMI seems to be completely out of the Grand Cherokee (WL) shortly the Motor Authority is asking the question of what could replace it in the lineup.
Currently, the all-new fifth-generation SUV has a towing capacity of up to 7,200 lbs. (when properly equipped) with a 57 liter (345 cubic inches) HEMI V8.
While it may not be as tall as the older three-row Dodge Durango which has a towing capacity of 8,700 lbs. (well equipped with 57 liters or 64-liter HEMI V8) Grand Cherokee V6 and 4xe offerings only offer 6,200 lbs. and 6,000 pounds. towing ability with respect.
2024 Jeep Trackhawk Review
We expect our next-generation 2024 Jeep Trackhawk SUV to sit lower than the standard Grand Cherokee L with the package rounded off by larger air intakes a trio of vents under the seven-slot grille (as per the current SRT and Trackhawk) black trim with more pentagonal LED daytime running lights. low and the required SRT Hemi 6.2 and Supercharged badges.
The outgoing Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk WK2 is an SUV monster for lack of better words. It debuted in 2018 packing a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 under the hood ready to unleash 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque at the drop of your right foot.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk remains one of the fastest modern SUVs for the money. Its base price of under $85,000 is a bargain considering how the Trackhawk combines supercar-feed acceleration and family-friendly practicality in a roomy five-door package.
It’s easy to mistake the Trackhawk for an enhanced version of the standard Grand Cherokee or Grand Cherokee SRT.
If you missed the subtle Trackhawk badge on the tailgate or the Supercharged label on the doors then the yellow brake calipers and burbly quad exhausts are the dead gifts of what’s to come if you happen to stop next to one of the traffic lights.
The Trackhawk sprints from zero to 60 mph in a blistering 34 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph which is impressive for a five-seat SUV weighing 24 tons (5,291 pounds).
It’s faster than the Tesla Model Y Performance and Lamborghini Urus in a straight line and won’t back down from a Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT or Aston Martin DBX707 when the going gets tough.
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2024 Jeep Trackhawk Specs
These specs have a Trackhawk worthy of a great performance SUV lineup, and in many ways, set the benchmark for all of them in the future.
However, like most of the things we hold dear in the auto industry, regulatory hurdles and changes in the company’s direction have the soul of the future Trackhawk feeling a little off.
It’s so interesting to talk about this 2024 Jeep Trackhawk having one of the highest crane ratings in its class weighing in at 7,200 lb with an optional V-8 (besides its sibling on the older WK2 platform, the Dodge Durango, which can tow up to 8,700 lb). The V-6 model can tow up to 6,200 lb, while the PHEV 4xe is rated at 6,000 lb.
When asked if a non-hybrid version of the new turbo-6 would be coming to the Grand Cherokee to replace the V-8, Morrison said why to bother because the 4xe has so much torque.
Towing was the reason, I said, asking if he would be willing to give up the higher-rated V-8 crane. “You know me, I don’t like letting go of anything” refers to the pull rating.
The outgoing Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk WK2 can go from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, perform a quarter-mile run in 11.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 180 mph.
Trackhawk Replaced by WL Grand Cherokee
With all the Trackhawk’s record-breaking credentials we were saddened when parent company Jeep Stellantis decided to discontinue the supercharged V8 Trackhawk for the new fifth-generation WL Grand Cherokee according to Mopar Insiders.
It seems that the supercharged Trackhawk was wrong with Stellantis’ plans to electrify every vehicle in its portfolio by 2024. Besides that, we can all blame stricter emissions regulations for the unexpected demise of the supercharged Trackhawk.
The Trackhawk could make a roaring comeback in the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee for the 2023 model year but it won’t be the Trackhawk of yore.
Instead of having a raucous supercharged V8 for propulsion, it could have a new turbocharged six-cylinder engine from the GME-T6 Stellantis powerplant engine family capable of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) capability.
This same engine will be seen in action in the incoming Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer PHEV.
Jeep debuted with the new Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV in 2021 packing a plug-in hybrid powertrain similar to the Wrangler 4xe. It has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor and a 17 kWh lithium-ion battery pack pumps out 375 horsepower of 470 pound-feet of torque and an electric range of 25 miles.
All of that grunt goes into an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to all four wheels via the Jeep Quadra Trac II 4×4 drivetrain. It also has a two-speed transfer box and a 272:1 low-range gear ratio allows for 6,000 pounds of towing.
The 4xe powertrain is available on the Limited Overland Summit and Summit Reserve trims of the new Grand Cherokee.
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New Jeep Trackhawk Engine
Backing the SUV’s performance will be a version of the fan-favorite 6.2-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine used by the current Trackhawk and most other FCA (and now Stellantis) models including the Dodge Challenger Charger and the aforementioned trio of Durango SRT Hellcat and Ram 1500 TRX utes.
The plant is developing 522kW of power and 868Nm of torque on the current Australian-delivered Trackhawks although a power increase is likely in a potential new generation model perhaps matching the 535kW and 889Nm extracted from the Dodge Challenger Hellcat or the 594kW and 959Nm from the full-fat Challenger Redeye (but sub-Devil).
But any power increase is likely to be canceled out by the L model’s extra weight thanks to its longer body to accommodate third-row seats.
That’s assuming the Grand Cherokee L Trackhawk will never see the light of day as the seven-seater supercharged Jeep will deprive Fiat Chrysler’s other seven-seat supercharged SUV the aforementioned Dodge Durango Hellcat.
The Trackhawk version of the next-generation five-seater Grand Cherokee that will go into production in mid to late 2021 (though not expected to arrive in Australia until 2022) is more likely given it will be free of charge from home competition to FCA/Stellantis.
While Jeep has yet to confirm the arrival of the Trackhawk variant with a new five- or seven-seater SUV version it is likely (though not confirmed) that a supercharged model will arrive after the launch of the regular five-seater model. and the naturally aspirated 64-liter SRT derivative.
2024 Jeep Trackhawk Price
While the price for the 2024 Jeep Trackhawk is still unofficial but we predict the Grand Cherokee 4xe to be just fine and cool until you figure out how much it costs a lot.
Base prices start at around $61,000 while the Summit Reserve 4xe tops out at $77,000. Meanwhile, the Trailhawk will ring $63,500.
2024 Jeep Trackhawk Release Date
The 2024 Jeep Trackhawk release schedule is still not official. But we expect the next generation of the 2024 Jeep Trackhawk to arrive next year.
People also ask for Jeep Trackhawk 2024
Q: Is Jeep making a 2023 Trackhawk?
A: The new Jeep Trackhawk 2023 is the most powerful and fastest two-row SUV ever, with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 producing 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft.
Q: Is Jeep discontinuing the Trackhawk?
A: With all the Trackhawk’s record-breaking credentials, we were saddened when Stellantis, Jeep’s parent company, decided to discontinue the supercharged V8 Trackhawk for the new fifth-generation WL Grand Cherokee, according to Mopar Insiders.
Q: Will Jeep make a new Trackhawk?
A: The 2022 Trackhawk is expected to get the current optional supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine as standard with peak output expected to be the same at 707 hp and 645 lb-ft as we’ve seen previously in the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. Look for over 51 new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawks.
Q: Will there be a 2023 Jeep SRT?
A: This incredibly robust setup under the hood has the Trackhawk SRT mowing down a lot of loyal fans, and for good reason. While all Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs are tough and tough vehicles, the Trackhawk SRT version of this car is really tough.