If you haven’t been following our sister publication, Fiat-Chrysler Authority, now is the time. Why? Because FCA has some of the most interesting product portfolios we’ve seen in sometime. Said portfolios includes Jeep and its upcoming Grand Cherokee Hellcat.
Now that we’ve gotten our FCA publication plug out of the way, here’s what we’ll be discussing today, our dear readers: Should Chevrolet or GMC be readying some sort of Grand Cherokee Hellcat rival?
Jeep has promised the Grand Cherokee Hellcat by 2017 at the latest, and the SUV has already been spied completely uncovered performing acceleration and braking tests. We highly, highly doubt Chevrolet or GMC wants to chase Jeep down this particular rabbit hole, but there’s most definitely a market for it.
If Jeep were a standalone automaker, its sales figures would push it towards the top of the chart. If that’s not a competitor to Chevrolet, and more specifically GMC, we don’t know what is.
However, there is a bit of an ace up General Motors’ sleeve, even more specifically, up Cadillac’s. We’ve heard through the grapevine that Cadillac has been tossing around the idea of an Escalade-V. What would power a Cadillac Escalade-V? The 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 engine.
The LT4 would still be down roughly 57 hp at the crank, but it would be a formidable challenger. Again, it’s highly unlikely GMC or Chevrolet graces us with a souped up SUV, but GMC did it once before, remember?
Talk to us in the comment section below, and voice yourself in the poll, too.