The Jeep boss dropped the Hellcat detail on the floor of the Detroit motor show in an interview with journalist Brian Makse, as seen below.
While the news helps clear the air about the hot-hot Hellcat Jeep, many questions remain unanswered, and likely will for some time.
In 2014, Jeep trademarked the “Trackhawk” moniker, which suggested a higher performance Jeep was in the works, however it’s still unclear if that’s destined for the Grand Cherokee nameplate, though likely.
In August of last year, reports emerging from a Jeep dealer conference in Las Vegas suggested the rumored Hellcat Jeep Grand Cherokee would sport all-wheel drive and notch zero to 60 mph times of just 3.5 seconds. Again still unconfirmed, but exciting nonetheless.
The other big Jeep news out of the Detroit motor show concerns the more rough-and-tumble Wrangler model line, which will now officially receive a pickup truck variant before the close of 2017.
With its best sales year ever enjoyed in 2015, plus models like the Hellcat Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler pickup on the way, it’s hard to find a brighter star these days than the Jeep brand.