William Maley

Jeep News: Jeep CEO Confirms Grand Cherokee Will Get Hellcat V8 (Again)

7 posts in this topic

William Maley    392

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk has been one of the worst-kept secrets in the automotive industry in a few years. As we learned back in January, Jeep CEO Mike Manley confirmed the existence of it in a video interview (which we have below).

Manley has confirmed the Trackhawk again in an interview with Australian outlet, Wheels.

“We talked about launching a higher performance vehicle which we’ll do next year which will feature the Hellcat engine,” said Manley at the New York Auto Sales.

Manley wouldn't say whether or not if the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would have the full 707 horsepower of the Hellcat V8. As we reported in the rumorpile last year, engineers were having issues with the driveline not being able to handle the Hellcat's torque. There was talk of dropping the all-wheel drive system or using a detuned version of the Hellcat.

Source: Wheels

 



Click here to view the article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dfelt    1,772

Believe it when we see it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Suaviloquent    713

Jeep has been printing money the better part of this last decade - arguably just on the Grand Cherokee alone...

 

 

They really can't go wrong with this. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd be happy with another 6 cyl Laredo 4x4, but it certainly would be fun to see them build a Hellcat version...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dfelt    1,772

 

Believe it when we see it!

 

This isn't Alfa Romeo. Jeep at least has a much better track record.

 

Very True, But Sergio can still mess it up. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now