First spy video of a Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee

Discussion in '2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk' started by toasteroven, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. toasteroven

    toasteroven Silver Member

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    meh...
     
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    I'm betting on it'll be a 2017. Seems crazy they are doing pre-pro testing now and will wait 1.5 years to release it.
    Bet it's by the end of 2016 as a 2017.
    I saw the video earlier today too, but it's too short to draw any conclusions. And based on the sound, seems the AWD couldn't handle the power, or it's not AWD and is RWD (which I'm also kind of thinking it will be....or if it is AWD, they may decide to limit power and 1st and 2nd gear so you can get good clean launches and not blow the AWD system).
     
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    ricNtams Senior Hellcat Member

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    You're probably right bud. Add a transfer case and you're at 2x drive shaft, 2x diff, 2x axle set and you double the chance of failure. Make something too strong and the transmission gets the brunt - or the crank. I'd suspect that they could make the transfer case the "fuse" as both pass through it if I remember right. I'm no engineer, I'm just relying on my logic of being around high HP/TQ and 4WD.
     
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    Guys, there are multiple phases of vehicle builds during development at auto companies. The first phase is almost 2 years before the vehicle is for sale. If the vehicle would be for sale this year it would be on the auto show circuit right now.
     
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    Not necessarily. I don't recall the Hellcat on the auto show circuit a year before it went up for sale?
    And the phases you speak of is on new auto builds. The current model Jeep GC is not new. The Hellcat engine is no longer new, it is also fully developed. The 8 speed automatic is not new and isn't being developed any more.
    It's not a full vehicle development in this case. The only thing I can think of that they'd need to develop extensively and test would be the drivetrain if they are using AWD. Sure there are other things too, but again it's not a development issue but rather a testing and fine tuning issue. If they keep it RWD there's even less to do.
    If they started this one year ago, I can't imagine they need more than another year to release it.
     
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    Driver 72, I can understand why you are making the assumptions you are but you are underestimating the task.

    This is not a year away from launching the vehicle as you state above. It would be 9 or 10 months. It's just simply not possible to do that if they are just now starting vehicle testing.
     
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    The Trackhawk is a 2017 model.

    Period.

    We've already been through this.....
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Wasn't the Hellcat a 5 year R&D project? That's what I was told by a winter visitor neighbor who has family that works there.
     
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    It won't be long before you know.
     
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    Getting goosebumps. I am soooo all over this when that list comes out.
     
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    No.. we already DO know.

    Why is this even a question anymore??
     
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    You don't know until it is announced by FCA. Manley's blurb hints at it being a 18 year model. I don't understand your confidence in your statement.
     
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    And I don't understand why you don't read the other thread. Jeep made the announcement.
     
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    Jeep has made no such announcement. I think we can agree to disagree. I suspect it's because you're confusing a car being released in calendar year 2017 vs. it being a model year 2017. I'm not going to go digging through another thread for information I know has not been announced.
     

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