Jeep has sent off the all-new Grand Cherokee in India with costs beginning from Rs 77.5 lakh (ex-display area, India). Dissimilar to the past gen Grand Cherokee that was imported to India as a completely built unit, Jeep is presently locally assembling its new flagship SUV. As a matter of fact, India is the main market where the Grand Cherokee is being assembled outside of North America.
- Available only with a petrol engine and in 5-seater guise
- It has 272hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine
- Rivals Mercedes GLE, BWM X5 and Range Rover Velar
With this introductory price, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is just somewhat more costly than the Jaguar F-Pace – Rs 77.41 lakh. Other rivals are the Volvo XC90, Range Rover Velar, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7 and BMW X5. Out of these, only the Volvo and Audi accompany a 7-seat design, while all others are 5 seaters.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee has a design that looks like the larger Grand Wagoneer sold abroad, and thusly, wears the ordinary Jeep family look. And keeping in mind that the design has developed wonderfully with modern details, it’s as yet recognizable as a Grand Cherokee.
Not at all like the past gen Grand Cherokee that was presented with both petrol and diesel engine options, the new model just gets a 2.0-liter, four-chamber turbo petrol engine choice. This unit produces 272hp of force and 400Nm of peak torque, and comes paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard, sending drive to all four wheels via a four-wheel drive system. The new Grand likewise gets selectable terrain modes – Auto, Sport, Mud/Sand and Snow.
Like its ancestor, the new Grand Cherokee keeps on being presented in a 5-seater guise, although worldwide it’s additionally accessible in a three-row version which is known as the Grand Cherokee L.