Jeep Grand Cherokee to gain Hellcat engine image

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will no longer be the range-topping version of the SUV because this will gain a Hellcat engine in the near future.

If you are looking to place an order for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, you may want to wait a little longer because the North American based automaker is currently planning to introduce a range-topping version of the model, which will be positioned on top of the SRT, the so-called Hellcat, so if you believed that the next addition to the Hellcat range will be another sedan or coupe, think again, because it seems that the popular SUV is the answer.

This particular Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with the Hellcat engine will be wearing the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk moniker, as it seems that this has been trademarked by Chrysler recently. The model will be packing a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 engine under its hood, rated at 475 HP (354 kW) and 637 Nm (470 lb-ft) of torque, in standard form. This will allow it to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and to go up to a top speed of 160 mph (257 km/h). The 6.2 liter V8 supercharged engine found on the Charger Hellcat and Challenger Hellcat, with 707 HP (527 kW) and 880 Nm (650 lb-ft) of torque will also be introduced, but it seems that engineers are struggling with making the Grand Cherokee this powerful. Keep in mind that the launch of such a model hasn’t been announced official.

Source: CarAndDriver