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Autoblog Minute: Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat, Maven car-sharing, and more

Weekly Recap For 1.22.16

Senior Editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.
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[00:00:00] The Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat is coming...maybe. Jeep boss Mike Manley has said on video that it will arrive before the end of next year and spy shots gave us a tease of what to expect. Now we don't know why FCA would back out of production at this point, especially with Jeep sales up 22 percent around the world last year. It's the best year ever in the history of the brand. Jeep already

[00:00:30] has a 475-hp SRT model so a Hellcat seems like a natural top-end edition for the brand. We hope it gets here soon.

Spy art from the new BMW-Toyota sports car venture surfaced this week. These are pretty cool shots. The Z4 and the Supra are a labor of shared insight. BMW is doing the chassis and Toyota is supplying the deep pockets and some hybrid tech. Now with the Geneva Motor Show coming up in March we expect to get some more info on production timing for these

[00:01:00] much-anticipated roadsters.

General Motors unveiled its ride-sharing brand Maven this week. Maven is an app based service that allows customers to search for and reserve their vehicles on their smartphones for $6 per hour. Now cars are picked up from reserve locations and they can be booked by either location or the car type that you want. Now Ann Arbor, MI, that's close to Autoblog headquarters near Detroit, is gonna be GM's test market. There's a fleet of 21 cars that

[00:01:30] will be available as early as February. We can't wait to try out Maven sometime around here, soon.

We'll be off next week, I'm out doing something pretty cool that I can't tell you entirely about. It involves virtual reality and some pretty hot cars. I'll be back in two weeks, until then, be safe out there.

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