Get Ready For New Jeep Xtreme Performance Models

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New trademark hints at a range of new performance Jeeps.

Jeep is traditionally known as an off-road specialist, but in recent years it has drifted toward more road-oriented performance cars. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the start of the show of course, but the SRT models also show a good turn of pace. Jeep recently secured the "Jeep Xtreme Performance'' branding which could signal a new future for sporty Jeeps in general.

First spotted by The Drive, Jeep filed the trademark on June 30 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office along with a trademark for the abbreviated version "JXP". The JXP brand has been seen on Jeep clothing, and the Xtreme branding has been used as a signifier of off-road ability, and was introduced in 2021 as an off-road package for the Wrangler Rubicon.

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The new naming convention could be used to introduce fans to a new generation of performance Jeeps that have done away with big Hemi V8 engines. American carmakers are clinging to large capacity engines, but that is all changing. In December last year, Dodge announced that it would be ditching the Hemi V8 for the next-gen Dodge Challenger, and that the Hellcats would soon run on more than just gasoline. This of course means big changes for Jeep's range of hot off-roaders, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and SRT. Stellantis' new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 has been confirmed for the Grand Wagoneer, where it should make 500 horsepower, and we expect that in Trackhawk guise it will easily squeeze out over 700 hp.

The 2021 Jeep Trackhawk makes use of a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine shared with the Dodge Hellcat family. Producing 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque, this is the most powerful Jeep ever. Despite calls from fans to keep a range of V8 options, Jeep will downscale and electrify its range of off-road vehicles. We don't really mind if the Trackhawk or SRT names disappear in the name of eco lip service. As long as that turbocharged and electrically-assisted V6 engine makes all the power, we'll be happy campers. Hell, you could even call it the "Super Fun Time Jeep Fast Boy" for all we care.

Source Credits: The Drive

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