The new generation Jeep Grand Cherokee has been delayed, and it won’t arrive until late 2018. Still, there will be some action in the coming year, because the manufacturer plans to introduce one more trim level, which will outshine all other models. We are not sure whether it will be introduced at the upcoming Los Angeles auto show or at the 2017 NAIAS, but we are absolutely positive it will be named the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat: Performance
The new high-riding vehicle will get some really amazing characteristics and really mighty powertrain, so we are talking of the serious SUV with premium kit. You will feel the greatest excitement when you open the hood, because there the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat hides one pretty impressive mill. The SUV will use an outstanding supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine, which already works with the new Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT, so we have a good idea what to expect. If the carmaker doesn’t change anything, the powerful unit will be able to produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It will be matted to an eight speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive setup only. In addition, the manufacturer also works on some kind of special suspension system, so you will be able to choose auto, sport and track modes. What’s more interesting, the 2018 Grand Cherokee will be hit 60 mph in just 3 seconds, which will be quite impressive result.
Styling and Price
We already saw several testing models of the upcoming SUV, so we have a good idea what the carmaker plans. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat won’t differ too much from the current model, but it will definitely emphasize its powerful nature. Compared to the regular model, this Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee will get more massive exterior styling, which will include larger grille and bumper in the front end, as well as some tweaks in the rear. Of course, they will come up with some interesting color options and bigger alloy wheels. The front end will get several additional air inlets, which is rather necessary due the huge engine. We haven’t seen the interior yet, but there since it will be the range-topping trim level, the 2018 Grand Cherokee Hellcat will definitely feature the impressive cab and absolutely amazing equipment.
According to our insider, the amazing 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat won’t be cheap at all, so don’t expect anything less from $80K.