They were responding after the Dutch road authority found the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki Vitara models produced unacceptably high levels of toxic emissions during road tests. Zoetermeer — Dutch prosecutors said on Monday they would investigate possible misuse of vehicle emissions software by Suzuki and Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep. The agency said its tests of more than a dozen car makers in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal had singled out Jeep and Suzuki. The Jeep Grand Cherokee appeared to emit higher levels of pollutants when its engine was hot, the agency said. The company had offered a fix and is rolling it out for the about 8,000 Vitara models on Dutch roads.
Mopar Mayhem: Dodge Challenger Hellcat Drag Races Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Interestingly, with a little custom help, the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 now pushes the Jeep down the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds, which means this ties the Challenger Hellcat’s drag radial performance. Oh, and let’s not forget that Dodge could also be testing a Widebody version of the Charger Hellcat, with this spy video being the most recent clue towards the introduction of such a machine.And while we’re talking fast Jeeps, here’s a custom Grand Cherokee SRT that has been gifted with a Hellcat motor. As any muscle car lover knows, getting the Hellcat off the line is a pretty delicate task, so perhaps that naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V8 could push the Grand Cherokee to the win.Of course, the following months will bring plenty of changes to Mopar madness episodes like the one we have here, since the 707 hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be accompanied by the Widebody (read: fat tires) incarnation of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. In order to answer the question above, we’ve brought along a piece of footage that shows what happens when one lines up a Grand Cherokee SRT against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat.In theory, the blower advantage of the Dodge, as well as its scale footprint asset (yes, we know, putting a Challenger in a light that makes it seem light feels odd) mean that the Hemi-animated Jeep doesn’t stand a chance.Nevertheless, the crew over at TFL Car has tried to come up with a challenge that’s short enough to make for a fair fight.
FCA Drag Battle Royal: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat [Video]
You would think it’s a forgone conclusion that the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would murder the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT – right? When we first thought of a drag race between the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the consensus was, the Hellcat had the advantage. Remember, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a 707 horsepower, supercharged engine that makes 650 lb-ft of torque. Our 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has the easier-to-launch (but boring) eight-speed automatic transmission. Not so fast buddy, you’re forgetting how difficult it is for the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to get grip.
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