Jeep India has released its pre-launch website in the country ahead of the official launch and will be entering the market with three SUVs including the performance bred Grand Cherokee SRT.
Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s iconic brand Jeep has been waiting for its Indian debut since ages now and after countless delays, the American manufacturer will be finally commencing operations in the country from February 2016. Ahead of the official launch, the automaker has introduced its pre-launch website that offers the first glimpse to customers and fans of its India-specific models including the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited.
Jeep India has confirmed its participation at the upcoming Auto Expo and will be showcasing the models at the event. The interesting news is that the automaker will also launch its performance brand ‘SRT’ in the country with the flagship model being the Grand Cherokee SRT. For those looking forward to the rugged old brand, you must check out the website that gives a glimpse into the UV maker’s history dating all the way back to 1941 when it manufactured the legendary Willy’s Jeep, while the Cherokee brand was introduced in 1974.
Talking about the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, the performance bred SUV draws power from a 6.4-litre HEMI V8 engine tuned for 475 BHP and a hefty 630 Nm of torque. The SUV is capable of doing the 0-100 km/hr run in just 5 seconds while the exteriors are spruced up with blackened headlights and 20-inch Vapour chrome SRT alloy wheels. The interior on the SRT model gets done up in Laguna leather while a 19-speaker sound system takes care of your acoustic needs. When it goes on the sale, the Grand Cherokee SRT will rival the BMW X5 M and Mercedes GLE63 AMG in the segment and is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs. 1.40 crores (ex-showroom).
Coming to the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the luxury SUV will be offered in the top-of-the-line Summit trim with a 3.0-litre diesel heart good for 237 BHP of power. The 2016 Wrangler will be available in the four-door long-wheelbase Unlimited version powered by a 2.8-litre oil burner good for 197 BHP. The short wheelbase version is likely to be introduced at a later date. Reports suggest that Jeep will be setting up independent dealerships initially in Mumbai and Pune before expanding pan India. The detailed plan will be shared by the company at the time of launch.
You can check out the official website HERE.