Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee to launch in India on September 1

Posted on: Aug 8, 2016 - 9:38am IST

Both models to be imported in CBU form.

Four years after the American off-road brand’s Indian┬ádebut rumors started, Jeep will finally be making it to Indian dealerships next month. The company has announced that its Indian market launch will take place on 1 September, 2016. Two models will be available at launch: Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited front three quarters left at Auto Expo 2016
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will be available only with the 147 kW (200 PS/197.05 hp) 2.8-litre CRD turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine.

The Jeep Wrangler will be available in India only in the 4-door Unlimited version. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited measures 4,583 mm in length, 1,877 mm in width and 1,829 mm (hardtop)/1,860 mm (soft top) in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,947 mm and a ground clearance of 238.2 mm. It’s powered by the 2.8-litre CRD turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 147 kW (200 PS/197.05 hp) at 3,600 rpm and 460 Nm of torque at 1,600-2,000 rpm.

Power is sent to all four wheels via a 5-speed automatic transmission and distributed between them via the Command-Trac four-wheel drive system.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee will be sold in two grades: Limited and Summit. However, the range includes a high-performance variant – the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, as well. The standard variant measures 4,828 mm in length, 1,943 mm in width and 1,802 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,915 mm and a ground clearance of 206 mm. It’s powered by the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel turbocharged V6 diesel engine good for 179 kW (240 hp) and 570 Nm of torque.

Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed paddle-shift operated automatic transmission and distributed between them via the Quadra-Trac II (Limited)/Quadra Drive II (Summit) four-wheel drive system.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT front three quarters at Auto Expo 2016
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will be Jeep’s only petrol offering in India initially.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT measures 4,846 mm in length, 1,954 mm in width and 1,749 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,915 mm and a ground clearance of 210 mm. Thus, compared to the standard variant, the SRT variant is 18 mm longer, 11 mm wider and 53 mm shorter, and has a 4 mm higher ground clearance. It’s powered by the 6.4-litre HEMI naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine that churns out 350 kW (469.17 hp) and 630 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission and distributed between them via the Quadra-Trac four-wheel drive system.

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