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Jeep Future: SRT Hellcat & amp; Wrangler pickup

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat u. Wrangler Pickup
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D he rumor has been around for a long time, now it's official: Jeep is bringing the Grand Cherokee with the Hellcat engine from the Dodge Challenger! This has now been confirmed by the Jeep boss Mike Manley in the USA. With a displacement of 6.2 liters and 707 hp, it should be tough for Porsche & Co. to follow the hellish jeep: Manley promises a zero hundred time of 3.5 seconds.

Gets even faster: The Grand Cherokee SRT comes with the Dodge Hellcat machine

Grand Cherokee Hellcat with over 700 hp

The Hellcat machine is an engine according to the best American tradition: simply pour liters of cubic capacity and put a compressor on it. Of course, the 6.2 Hemi is not really an ancient farmer's machine: the eight-cylinder achieves an output of 114 hp per liter and turns 6,000 tours at a maximum output.

The Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat is only logical for Jeep. Even the normal power Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (6.4l V8, 468 hp) is selling splendidly around the world, and even in Germany demand is well above delivery capacity. So it makes sense to add one more to the SRT, which costs 84,000 euros, especially since the Hellcat engine is on the shelf at Dodge. One name should already be clear: Jeep reserved the rights to the name 'Trackhawk'.

Now it's time to wait. The Grand Cherokee with a built-in earthquake will hit the market at the end of 2017.

Has been explored for a long time: The Jeep Wrangler as a pickup, here with the Mopar Conversion Kit.

Marchionne confirms pickup rumors

The boss himself delivered the second good news for Jeep enthusiasts: Fiat- Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne confirmed almost at the same time that Jeep will also be bringing the next Wrangler as a pickup.

The next generation Jeep Wrangler will be at the end of 2017 debut as model year 2018. Jeep will remain true to tradition and maintain the design of the Wrangler as an uncompromising off-roader. The upcoming Wrangler will grow by a few centimeters in length - and it will be available as a pickup.

Jeep Pickups since 1947

This is not new territory for Jeep, after all, it was already there first civil Willys jeep delivered as a pickup. The company has been sending Wrangler-based pickup prototypes around the world for years, especially on the occasion of the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. In addition, a pickup conversion kit has been available from Jeep's in-house tuner Mopar in the USA for a long time to turn the long Wrangler into a single-cab pickup. However, this is, firstly, extremely expensive and, secondly, a great deal of renovation work. So there will be the flatbed ex works in the future.

On the drive side, nothing fundamental is likely to change for the Jeep Wrangler. The 3.6 Pentastar V6 has just been revised and will continue to be the standard engine in the USA. Optionally, there will be an eight-speed automatic, and FCA is also considering the use of the new two-liter four-cylinder engine announced for 2017, which should achieve around 250 hp with turbocharging. Little information is currently leaking through with regard to diesel engines for Europe - whether the upcoming Wrangler will share a smaller four-cylinder with Alfa Romeo (and Jeep Cherokee) is not yet official.


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