by Ronan Glon
Jeep planning Hellcat-powered Grand Wagoneer?

It will share just one part with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

The Hellcat-ization of Fiat- Chrysler Automobile’s line-up isn’t above. Internal files from ZF recommend Jeep will set the supercharged, 6.2-liter V8 motor under the hood of its upcoming Grand Wagoneer.

The doc, which Road & Monitor a short while ago uncovered, indicates the Grand Wagoneer will receive the WS interior designation. It lists a variation of the SUV named Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk outfitted with a 729-ps, 6.2-liter V8 engine. 729 ps converts to about 718 horsepower, which is practically on par with the 2019 Challenger Hellcat’s output.

The product referred to in the doc makes use of an upgraded version of ZF’s eight-pace automated transmission capable of managing large quantities of torque. This gearbox is currently identified in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and, astonishingly, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

ZF’s mention of a Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk won’t promise we’ll ever see the product. As Highway & Track points out, the document could refer to a prototype, it could refer to an up to date variation of Grand Cherokee Trackhawk geared up with the 2019 Challenger Hellcat’s motor, or it could possibly basically be a typo.

FCA refused to comment on the report. We’ll need to hold out until eventually Jeep introduces the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer to explain to no matter whether you can find a Hellcat in both model’s future. The most up-to-date reports position to a launch day all over 2020.