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

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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

 


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Believe it when we see it!

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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. 

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

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Believe it when we see it!

 

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

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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. 

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