The new generation of Jeep’s mid-size crossover has just arrived and after the excellent initial reception, we expect to see high-performance models in the near future. This particularly refers to the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which is about to come with even better performance than the previous iteration. To remind you, this high-performance version was originally introduced for the 2018 model year and it is best known for its crazy Hellcat engine, though there are several more notable upgrades over the standard model.
We presume that the new iteration, which will be based on the new generation, will come with the same design approach. Of course, we also count on the Hellcat engine, as well as on other upgrades, such as suspension, brakes etc. Naturally, we also count on a couple of exclusive styling details, which will emphasize the model’s performance character.
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk should hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will come all-new, based on the new generation of the mid-size SUV. There’s no doubt that the new version will benefit a lot from the new Giorgio platform. We count on a notably higher level of athleticism, while the weight savings should make this SUV even faster.
Compared to standard Grand Cherokee models, this particular version will come with several notable upgrades. Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is suspension. The previous iteration featured Bilstein adaptive suspension, so we may expect something similar from the new model as well. Naturally, we also count on bigger, performance brakes, as well as on a limited-slip rear differential.
Finally, expect to see a couple of exclusive styling details, which will emphasize the model’s performance character. Some of the things that come to mind are more aggressive bumpers, a new grille, bigger wheels with low-profile tires etc.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Engine
So far, the engine has always been the most prominent part of the Trackhawk model and we have no doubt that this will remain the case with the new model as well. The 2023 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is about to carry on with the same 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 Hellcat engine. In the previous iteration, the max output was rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which was enough to move this large SUV from zero to sixty in just 3.5 seconds.
We presume that the new version will get a slight power bump. Add to this the weight savings that the new generation has brought and it becomes clear that the new version could be even faster.
Once again, this powerful engine will come in pair with the excellent 8-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission.
On the inside, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk might come with a couple of upgrades over the standard version. That particularly refers to sporty details, such as a flat-bottom steering wheel and unique color schemes. On the other hand, the overall cabin layout won’t be much different compared to the rest of the lineup. The new Trackhawk will benefit from all the novelties that were introduced with the recent redesign, which include a much more upscale dashboard design, with finer materials, better build quality etc.
When it comes to seating configuration, it’s important to mention that the new generation is available in a three-row version for the first time. However, we believe that the Trackhawk will remain exclusive to the two-row model. The officials are still quiet about this.
Although a super-capable performer, the previous Trackhawk was a well-equipped car, with a full load of comfort and convenience features. It featured pretty much the same list of standard equipment as the High Altitude trim, so we may presume that the new 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will also come loaded with features.
This means it should come with tech features like a digital instrument cluster, quad-zone automatic climate control, a 10.1-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, Wi-Fi Hotspot, premium audio system etc.
We also expect to see a long list of standard safety features, which should include goodies like driver drowsiness monitoring, lane centering assist, intersection assist, traffic sign recognition, a surround-view parking camera system, parallel and perpendicular park assist etc.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year. The starting price should go around 90.000 dollars.