FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) has launched the Jeep brand in India. Unveiled in India at the Auto Expo earlier this year, the brand has three products on offer – Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT, all brought to the country via CBU route.
While the 4-door Wrangler Unlimited is priced at Rs 71,59,104, the diesel-powered Grand Cherokee starts at Rs 93,64,527 for the Limited version, and the Grand Cherokee Summit has been priced at Rs 1,03,39,919. The 6.4-litre HEMI V8 powered Grand Cherokee SRT is priced at Rs 1,12,07,825. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Grand Cherokee Limited and Summit are powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine (named EcoDiesel), producing 240 hp and 570 Nm of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission comes as standard, and so is a 4WD system with ‘Selec-Terrain’. The Grand Cherokee has a claimed fuel efficiency of 12.8 km/l.
The performance-oriented SRT variant is powered by a massive 6.4-litre HEMI V8 petrol engine producing 470 hp and 624 Nm of torque, and comes mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Key features of the range-topping Grand Cherokee SRT include launch control and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system.
The Wrangler Unlimited comes powered by a 2.8-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine producing 197 hp and 460 Nm of torque, and is mated with a 5-speed automatic gearbox. Command-Trac 4WD system is standard. Jeep claims an ARAI certified fuel economy figure of 12.1 km/l for the Wrangler Unlimited.
Currently, Jeep has only two outlets in India, each in Ahmedabad and Delhi, and will expand in a phased manner to Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Kochi, and Bengaluru later in the year. Check out a first look video of the Grand Cherokee SRT below –