A high-horsepower luxury SUV may be in the cards for next year.
Thanks to the efforts of Dodge in creating the Hellcat engine and its various iterations over the years, the American market has been blessed with numerous high-horsepower cars, some of which were totally unexpected. Among them is the world's most powerful SUV in the Durango Hellcat, and it's a riot. Jeep has also used the engine in its Trackhawk, but with that car now dead, there's a vacancy at the top of the range. The brand still offers a Trailhawk variant that is geared towards off-roading, but thanks to a new trademark application discovered by CarBuzz, it may not be only offering with the word 'hawk' in its name. Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), this new name points to something that could mean a new and very exciting Jeep.
The name is Tomahawk, and it's not something foreign to fans of past FCA products. Both Dodge and SRT have used the name, which leaves us with many theories. One possibility is that the name will be given to one of Dodge's upcoming electrified products, perhaps as a high-horsepower hybrid or fully-electric SUV. But we have another idea.
Our first theory is that the name could signify a limited-edition, Demon-powered Grand Cherokee that would sit above the revered Trackhawk. But there's another possibility, and it's one that we'd be very excited to see become a reality. Could a high-performance Jeep Grand Wagoneer be in the cards?
With the recent arrival of the Cadillac Escalade-V grabbing headlines around the world for being the most powerful full-size SUV on the planet, Stellantis may want to steal the crown from General Motors. A Jeep Wagoneer with up to 840 horsepower would bury the Escalade-V, and since electrification is the way forward for even the awesome enthusiasts at Dodge, a Wagoneer Tomahawk may be the ideal way to say goodbye to internal combustion.
Of course, this is all conjecture for now and the name may never be used. It could also be applied to something completely different from what we've theorized, but as always, we'll be sure to update you as new information becomes available.