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India-spec Jeep Grand Cherokee variants revealed

India-spec Jeep Grand Cherokee variants revealed
Desirazu Venkat Desirazu Venkat Monday 27 June 2016, 13:04 PM

The variants of the India-spec Jeep Grand Cherokee have been revealed ahead of the SUV’s official debut in India later this year. The three variants have been dubbed Limited, Summit and the SRT which is a performance oriented model. In the global Jeep hierarchy the Limited is a mid-level variant while the Summit is a top-of-the line model.

The Limited and Summit variants will be offered with a 3.0-litre diesel V6 engine producing 240bhp and 570Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed transmission and AWD system.

To add a bit of zing to the whole package Jeep will also offer the Grand Cherokee in the SRT (Street& Racing Technology) powertrain. This is a 6.4-litre Hemi V8. It produces 469bhp and 630Nm of torque and is also offered with an eight-speed AT and AWD system.  This engine as the Hemi name suggests makes use of hemispherical cylinder heads which provide better internal combustion and is a technology that has been use in American cars for well over fourty years now.   

Standard features across all three models include leather upholstery, climate control, electric adjustment front seats and heated front seats. The Summit and the SRT trim levels get a 19-speaker  Harman Kardon music system, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, GPS navigation, rear seat screens and Jeep’s proprietary UConnect software.

On the safety front, all three models get over 10 airbags, ESP, limited slip differential, hill descent and start assist and active headrests.   

All three variants are 4.82-metres in length and have a wheelbase of 2.91-metres. This translates to  a really roomy cabin as th ey are strict five-seaters.  The Grand Cherokee range will brought into the country via the CBU route and is  expected to be priced in the range of Rs 45 lakh to Rs 80 lakh. 

 

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