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According to reports, The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will debut in April at the 2017 New York Auto Show and will go on sale in Q3.

It'll be following the launch of the 2017 Jeep Compass which will be coming at the end of the first quarter.

There is still no confirmation on power output. Some are saying we'll be getting the full 707hp and 650lb-ft of torque. Some are hinting at us receiving only 575hp from the 6.2 blown hemi found in the Ram Rebel TRX Concept because of the AWD system not being able to cope with all that power.

Nonetheless, April isn't too far away so I'm eager at the edge of my seat to see the reveal and information surrounding the Trackhawk.

Will anyone be at the New York Auto Show this year??

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/jeep-ceo-sheds-light-on-2017-debuts-grand-cherokee-trackhawk-included-114951.html
 

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I doubt they'll be bringing it out with only 575hp. I think it may be a little higher than the 707hp to be honest in order to compensate for some of the drivetrain loss from the AWD system. So maybe 750hp?
 

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Maybe something in the middle at around 600hp. Can't recall where I read this, but they can't tune the engine to produce the full 707 because the chassis and other parts can't handle all that power.
 

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Now this should get real interesting then. I guess with all the speculated thoughts and rumors, we really just have to wait for the official word. Nonetheless, even if it comes with 600hp, we know what these engines are capable of and those of us that want more can get it, just have to make the supporting modifications that will be needed.
 

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Now that's a bit upsetting. But.. I can't see why they aren't able to make changes in order to have it reliably hold that power. Nonetheless, we don't have anything concrete so lets hope for the best. Either way.. I'm getting that 700hp.. one way or another.
 

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Mike Manley was interviewed by Micah Roman on TFLcar, said it will be released at the NY auto show and it will be a loud show. 4:50 if you check the video out on YouTube

... I don't have enough posts yet so no link... Sorry
 

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Seen that part of the video, it's nothing new though. He's been repeating that for quite some time in several interviews since last year.
 

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With all the teasers we've been seeing of the new Demon it has me thinking FCA will do something similar for the Trackhawk, with how significant it is to their portfolio it would be insane not to. Just the trickle down effect it will have on cheaper Jeep SUV's is enough of a reason.
 

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They way they're releasing the teasers for the Demon is perfect. They stay relevant, and they have everyone questioning what it all means. If they do the same with the Trackhawk, I think it'll run the same way.
 

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Well at this point i'm not sure what more they can do, with the Hellcat and Demon out, whatever happens on the GC will be derived form either one of those, its just rinse wash repeat.

The only difference is performance will have to be adjusted in a way to complement the GC, but even that doesn't take away from the fact 90% of the guess work is done.
 

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The AWD system can't handle it. I've got a 2014 that puts out an estimated 620 bhp/ 511whp. I'm on my 3rd transfer case. They tried beefing up the transfer case for the TrackHawk, but it still wasn't able to handle the full Hellcat power.
 

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Now that's something that's really disappointing. Now I'm extremely eager to know how much they've managed to push out of it. I'd also be really worried about tuning for more power as well.
 

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Oh wow, that's one transfer case per year. I can see why Jeep wouldn't give the Trackhawk the full power that the Hellcat is capable of. The warranty will have to keep replacing the transfer cases every year and it's not worth it for Jeep.
 

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That would just turn into a recall which would probably result in them de-tuning the ecm to produce less power or something.
 
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