Bemidji drivers who have had the privilege to get behind the wheel of either the Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger powered by a Hellcat engine will tell you just how powerful this engine is. Although as of now, the Hellcat is confined to these sporty muscle cars, the engine is going to come to another FCA US LLC vehicle in the future, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee has always been a powerful SUV, but the Hellcat will take it to new heights of speed and acceleration. Here at Bemidji Chrysler Center, we can’t wait.
The Hellcat on the Grand Cherokee was unveiled a couple of weeks ago at the Detroit Auto Show, and according to Jeep CEO Mike Manley, it will be on dealership lots by the end of next year. Previously, automotive insiders doubted the massive Hellcat would even fit inside the hood of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but Manley put those doubters to rest with this announcement. We also know that the Hellcat will make an incredible 707 horsepower, which will make the new Jeep Grand Cherokee a powerhouse.
While we know this basic fact about the Hellcat, many questions remain. Back in 2014, Jeep trakemarked the name “Trackhawk,” which was meant for a high performance Jeep vehicle. Will the Hellcat-equipped Grand Cherokee bear this name? Last summer, there were reports out of Las Vegas that stated that the Jeep Grand Cheorkee Hellcat would be able to zoom from zero to 60 in just 3.5 seconds, as well as sport all-wheel-drive. If these rumors turn out to be true, we will be thrilled, but we’re just not sure at this point.
Here at Bemidji Chrysler Center, we will keep you updated on the latest news about the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Meanwhile, visit our dealership to see our current Jeep vehicle selection!