The manic Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk super SUV has been confirmed for the Australian market, locked in for a December launch.
Powered by a 527kW/874Nm 6.2-litre supercharged V8 shared with the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats, the flagship Grand Cherokee can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 290km/h.
"From the moment it was revealed in New York we knew we had to bring it to Australia. Public interest in the Trackhawk has been incredible – barely a day goes by when I’m not asked if it’s coming.
"Now I can confirm it," he added.
Australia is currently the second-largest market for the current performance flagship - the 344kW Grand Cherokee SRT - behind its home market of the USA.
Other headlining features of the US-market Trackhawk include an upgraded eight-speed automatic transmission, the company's Quadra-Trac on-demand all-wheel drive system with an electronic limited-slip rear differential, launch control, 25mm lower ride height compared to non-SRT Grand Cherokee models.
There's also adaptive bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime-running lights, 20-inch alloy wheels finished in Titanium with Pirelli 295/45 ZR20 Scorpion Verde all-season tyres, a 7.0-inch digital driver's display, a new 8.4-inch Uconnect central infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated front (also ventilated) and rear leather seats and active noise cancellation.
Final pricing and specifications for the Australian-bound Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be revealed closer to the December on-sale date.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for more updates in the coming months.
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