Wagoneer Trackhawk May Actually Be Real
Information unearthed by Road & Track supports the future of a bigger Jeep Trackhawk.
Back on June 1, FCA’s five-year plan offered all sorts of insight into the future of the company’s lineup and one bit of interesting information was the plan for more Jeep Trackhawk models. With the knowledge that the Wagoneer returning in the next few years, it was expected that this new, larger Jeep would benefit from a Trackhawk package, but with this information from Road & Track, it looks as though the Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk is all but a sure thing.
The folks at Road & Track got ahold of some internal documents from German transmission supplier ZF. ZF supplies the eight-speed automatic transmissions for the Dodge, Jeep and Ram lineup and in this internal paperwork, there is a listing for a Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk (WS). This vehicle is said to have a 6.2-liter Hemi V8 with 729PS, which converts to about 718 horsepower. With the newest version of the Hellcat Hemi having 717 horsepower, it sounds as though the Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk will have the new version of the Hellcat Hemi from the 2019 Challenger.
Wagoneer Trackhawk Part Number
R&T doesn’t address this, but in the screenshot of the ZF document, there is also a part number of 68305283AB. I checked with a friend in the FCA dealership world and he explained that the part number of 68305283AB supercedes in the company computer system to RL305283AC. RL305283AC is the part number for the 8HP95 automatic transmission in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, so everything in this ZF document makes sense – all but guaranteeing that a bigger SUV is coming from Jeep with 717 horsepower.
So, FCA officials have stated that there are more Jeep Trackhawk models on the way and it appears as though ZF has plans to provide an 8HP95 transmission for a Grand Wagoneer with similar horsepower to the 2019 Hellcat Challenger. We don’t know when it’s coming, but when the new Wagoneer arrives – it definitely looks as though it will have a high performance variant.