One of the world’s fastest SUVs, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, is apparently on its way to Australia, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia expecting a small allocation before the end of the year.
Australian media are reporting that 200 of the beastly off-roaders are expected to land in the final months of the year, with prices set for more than $120,000. FCA corporate communications chief Glenn Butler is quoted as saying:
“This is part of a globally aligned communications strategy launched from the New York motor show. We think it’s better for Australians interested in the vehicle to get info about it from our website rather than the US website.”
This gives a firm indication that the company is serious about bringing the Trackhawk here. Currently, the hottest Grand Cherokee is the SRT, which makes 344kW and 624Nm from a 6.4-litre naturally aspirated V8, retailing from $91,000.
The Trackhawk shares its 6.2-litre supercharged V8 with the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat, which also forms the basis for the recently-revealed Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. It generates 527kW and 874Nm, making it capable of a 3.6-second 0-100km/h time and a 290km/h top speed.
Stay tuned for official confirmation, expected in the coming months.