Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview
Jeep Grand Cherokee launch in India followed by Indonesia
22 February, 2013 : Fiat will be rolling out the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV in Indonesian market before its grand launch here in India. The reason for this move can be cited with that Indonesian market has close proximity to India and the market has a greater scope for UV’s. Jeep Cherokee will be loaded with two petrol engine options viz. 3.6 L 290 hp and 6.4 L 470 hp. Fiat is all up to cater the needs of the segment wherein power, performance and looks matter more than pricing or mileage. The Jeep Grand Cherokee price is expected to fall between Rs. 65 lakh to Rs. 85 lakh is expected around October in India.
Jeep Grand Cherokee launch date
Fiat India in a chance of eye doubling its market share would introduce new Jeep Grand Cherokee by the end of October 2013. However, the company refused to give an exact launch time, but the rumor reveals that this SUV will hit the country soon now. Looking at the huge demand of diesel car in the country, it would be perfect move for the company to launch new Grand Cherokee in Indian market.
Jeep Grand Cherokee price
The car is loaded with all advance features, style, humpy looks, advance gadget and roomy interiors. The production price of Jeep Grand Cherokee would be Rs 35-40 lakh, but this only sum up for the production cost. Success of this vehicle would largely depend on the price it is offered to the customer.
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Looking at the huge demand of diesel vehicles in India, American car makers Jeep plans to hit Indian markets soon. Jeep is already a well renowned brand in India so Jeep can launch it anytime without having to worry much about the promotions and branding. Jeep has existed in India since the time ‘SUV’ was a term which wasn’t tossed much. To harness this trust and diesel demand it seems to be the right time to launch its Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. Before launching it for the first time in the country Jeep has made sure that there are no shortcomings in the vehicle which were present in the earlier models. With the heavy SUV category dominated by Land Rover, Range Rover and Land cruisers it would be tough to speculate the verdict.
Fiat has agreed to launch two variants In India. Both the variants would be using the same engine. Overall configuration also will be the same except that it would be available in two and four wheel drive options. The two wheel drive model is named Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x2 and the four wheel drive variant is named Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4. One can expect them on roads at a price of about 35-40 lakh.
A pleasing fact about the Jeep Grand Cherokee engine is that it is well competent with those of others in its segment. One can expect effortless cruising with the powerful engine. The engine is heavy duty with a 3.6L turbocharged diesel producing 290 bhp of maximum power at the rate of 6400 rpm and maximum torque of 394 Nm at the rate of 4800 rpm. The 3600 cc, V6 engine is mated with a five speed automatic transmission with variable modes which can be engaged according to the type of terrain. But this transmission limits the acceleration to 8.1 seconds to 100 kmph. Jeep needs to upgrade the gearbox to six, seven or even eight speed transmissions such as those found in its competitors. Jeep Grand Cherokee manages a city mileage of 12.4 kmpl and runs 13.2 kmpl oh freeways.
The exterior of Jeep Cherokee is designed to enhance the owner’s pride. Body colored front grille at the front façade add up to the masculine looks of this car. Multi function, LED headlamps gives it the sleek look. 5 spoke aluminum alloy wheel impart sense of toughness and ease of driving. Stylish exhaust pipe at the rear and a lift gate adds up to the charm. The interiors are filled with leather seats and comfortable suede that are equipped with headrest and sculpted bolsters. Electrically adjusted front seats help in enhancing the comfort during long journey. Fashionable dashboard, racing style brakes, Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, forward collision warning, cruise control and blind spot warning are some of the special features added to the interiors of Cherokee. The car is equipped with advance information oriented features such as fuel, speed and time display, ensuring maximum awareness of the vital information. The interiors are appreciated by highly stylish, premium leather coated instrument panel and leathered door trim panel.
Jeep Grand Cherokee safety features include airbags, parking sensors and cruise control. ABS, EBD with brake assist enhance the stopping power ensuring the minimum stopping distance and traction control, electronic stability control and dynamic stability control keep a watch to avoid any physical damage.
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