Jeep brand boss Mike Manley confirmed last year a Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 under the hood will eventually arrive, however he recently gave a specific time as to when we can expect to see the supercharged SUV in dealerships, Wheels.com.au reports.
Speaking at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, Manley said a Jeep Grand Cherokee with the supercharged Hellcat motor would arrive in showrooms by July 2017. That means the vehicle will likely debut early next year at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, or potentially in Los Angeles this November.
“We talked about launching a higher performance vehicle which we’ll do next year which will feature the Hellcat engine,” Manley told Wheels.
While Manley confirmed the Hellcat engine would be used in the high performance SUV, rumored to be called the ‘Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’, he wouldn’t confirm how much power it will produce. The engine produces 707 horsepower under the hood of the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat, however Manley stopped at saying the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would be “plenty powerful.”