Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat rumours

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat rumours

With news from FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) that have already confirmed the inevitability that the exceptionally well-received 6.2-litre Supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8 is going to be moving onto other vehicles it was an easy leap to speculate that it would soon fit its way onto the Grand Cherokee.

Speculation turned to reality when FCA announced the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk model - with all the off-road capabilities of its current generation backed by the amazing power of an engine that has earned the Charger and Challenger a 707 horsepower rating. Early notes allude to an almost-unprecedented 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.5 seconds, with all the class and style that comes standard from a vehicle that shares the skeletal design of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat rumours

We've known about the possibility that the Grand Cherokee's addition to the Hellcat lineup was only a matter of time as far back as 2014 when FCA registered the name Trackhawk. This was further established when the company showed a Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk model to a group of Jeep dealers in August last year. Even so, without absolute confirmation, we still have to place a disclaimer here - you know, just in case all the mounting evidence proves to have been over enthusiastic. This is despite the fact that Mike Manley, Jeep's CEO, has effectively confirmed it prior to an official press release from the company proper.

That said - do we want to see a Grand Cherokee equipped with the Hellcat? Heck Yes!

Any hesitation that may have come from the pair-up between FIAT and Chrysler were quickly put to bed, with the added bonus that every new vehicle they've been showcasing adding to the belief that this was, really, a match made in automaker heaven.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat rumours

The fun doesn't really stop there, either, with FCA releasing their all-new Pacifica minivan later this year, you can bet that drivers have more reason than ever before to put their trust in the brands under the corporate umbrella.

The base model Trackhawk will likely be offered with the still-formidable 6.4-litre HEMI V8 engine, which has made a name for itself thanks to a 475 horsepower rating and its versatility on and off the road. We can only assume that FCA will be placing the same emphasis on the Hellcat model, with 650 lb-ft of torque, which will certainly get you moving when you want to stretch your legs on the open road. With all the good press and reviews received for the Charger and the Challenger (not to speak about how in-demand these vehicles are, either) you can bet that you'll be in good hands when you drive away in this amazing representative of the Jeep lineup.

How about considering the fact that by the time the Dodge Challenger was launching, FCA had already received over 4,500 orders, and you'll no doubt understand that the expectations for the Grand Cherokee Hellcat are going to be spectacular. With a few years of on-the-road experience, the Hellcat has proven that it's not just a gimmick - it's a real, practical, and effective driving machine that sets itself above and beyond even the wildest dreams of drivers looking or more powerful road warriors. Learn more today and join us at Marine Chrysler where we'll definitely be getting our hands on this advanced vehicle the moment we can.