The big news may of been that the Grand Cherokee will likely inherent the Hellcat engine eventually, but Jeep never said it would be the first...
Lets start at FIAT first, currently FIAT only offers one Abarth model, the 500. While another is expected in the form of the 124 Spider, another could join us sooner rather then later. The 500X Abarth.
“Besides the 124 and 500, we are thinking about an all-new addition to the line-up,” Fiat Chrysler Group chief operating officer Alfredo Altavilla quipped to Auto Express. “The 500X is one of the options being considered.”
Rumor has it that FIAT is considering using the high strung 1.75L Turbo 4, developed first for the Alfa Romeo 4C and also expected in the Abarth 124. Visually expect the hopped up norm, lowered ride height, aggressive bumpers, spoiler, larger wheels as well as Abarth specific interior and instrumentation.
The 500X would find itself in a relatively sparse section of the segment, competing with the Mini Countryman JCW and Nissan's NISMO Juke.
However what could be interesting regards the Renegade. Jeep has let it be known they will be developing a line of Trackhawk branded vehicles, replacing the SRT badging. Could we potentially see a Renegade featuring the little Alfa's turbo 4, dropped, wider, whatever?
Maybe, pretty please with a cherry on top...