The days of stuffing a Hellcat motor into anything that will fit is over at Stellantis.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will roll off the assembly line this year without it’s supercharged V8 Trackhawk model, marking the end of an era for high-powered Jeeps. Per MoparInsiders, the Trackhawk model was originally slated to carry over to the new generation of Grand Cherokee but was ultimately axed as the parent company of Jeep – Stellantis – is moving towards electrification.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – with it’s Hellcat motor – will indeed say it’s goodbyes when the current Grand Cherokee platform (WK2) ceases production this year. The Grand Cherokee platform is moving to the WL platform later this year for the next generation of Grand Cherokee
Instead, it’s likely that high-output variants will rely on electrification for a lift in power. Rumors of an inline six to replace a number of the company’s aging internal-combustion engine families are circulating for years. The GME (Global Medium Engine) architecture variants have already made its way under the hood of the prevailing Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee by the way of a 2.0-liter turbo-four – the same internal-combustion engine used in the Jeep’s 375-horsepower 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain.