It looks like Hellcat’s badge won’t be stabbed only into the body of the new Durango SUV. Fiat Chrysler Company plans to make one more high-performance SUV, but this time the vehicle arrives from Jeep’s workshop. Yes, the manufacturer will pretty soon introduce the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat model. We are sure it will arrive sometime next year, because the carmaker already runs some testing with the prototype that looks to be almost ready for the sale. There is another side of the story about the high-performance SUV. Namely, since nobody managed to spot the actual “Hellcat” badge, some rumors indicate this easily could be something completely better. For instance, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?! Either way, there will be a lot of excitement next year.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat: Design Changes
The future exterior design of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat will definitely resemble the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat models. It means you can expect some particulars like a slimmer upper grille, or a larger front bumper with redesigned fog lamps. Of course, SUV’s air intakes could be larger, because the mighty engine needs more air to cool off. The rear end isn’t going to change a lot, but the bumper will likely make some space for one more exhaust pipe.
The high-performance mid-size SUV will have an impressive drivetrain. One scenario brings the powerful 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 under the hood, which is capable of delivering around 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of twist. The engine will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that will send the power to all four wheels.
Price and Arrival
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is speculated to arrive in the second half of the next year, and the price won’t be naïve at all. We have no the exact figure, but you can expect to be around $100K, or even more.