We all know the feeling of anticipation that comes with waiting for something that you’re really, really excited about. As children, most of us lost sleep the night before our birthday party, for example, and as adults there’s no keeping us from getting butterflies in our stomachs on the drive home from work, wondering if the package we ordered had finally arrived.
Well, for a Jeep dealership like us here at Vicksburg CDJR, there have not been many iterations of anxiety quite as all-encompassing and severe as the one we’ve felt the last several months about the potential for a Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat model, with an engine based on the 707-hp monster that appeared in the Hellcat version of the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger last year.
It has been rumored for ages, but now we have actual confirmation that the model is definitely coming, very likely before the end of 2017.
In a video interview with Vvuzz, Jeep CEO Mike Manley confirmed that one of the most hotly-anticipated SUVs of all time will be produced, and with the extra time to develop it, there’s a very good chance that the aforementioned 707 horsepower emitted from the current Hellcat engine could be considered child’s play. FCA has time to do this thing right, and that could potentially mean even more power from a model that could completely shake the foundations of the auto industry.
There are no more details for now other than that lone confirmation, but it’s enough to re-energize our excitement over what has been just a rumor for the better part of the last several months. Now, the waiting game begins, and this one’s going to be a whole lot tougher than losing sleep over a birthday party.