Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat — Could They Happen?
So, Ram Trucks CEO Bob Hegbloom has come out and said there are no plans for a Ram 1500 Hellcat "yet" because the brand has other areas with "big opportunities." (Maybe a production version of the Rumble Bee concept?) But that makes us wonder, what other contenders are there for the Hellcat treatment? Two that jump to mind are the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chrysler 300. After all, a refreshed Chrysler 300 is being introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. RELATED: See more photos of the 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT
Both make a lot of sense. A Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat would be a beast that would vanquish anything Range Rover could throw at it. Even the Porsche Cayenne GTS would be left in its wake.
Some might scoff at the 300 Hellcat (imagined in a bad Photoshop creation above) because it would be too close to the Charger Hellcat. But, what if Chrysler finally gave us a Hellcat with AWD? OK, the Charger's only been out for like a week-and-a-half so saying "finally" sounds ridiculous but just think of the handling possibilities of a 300 AWD Hellcat.
RELATED: See 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT Photos
Sure, the thinking at Fiat Chrysler is Dodge is the performance brand. And, it probably makes no economic sense, but what would it hurt to make a few just to test the waters? A 300 AWD Hellcat could sell well globally too.
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