The Fiat owned subsidiary, Jeep Brand is all set make its comeback into the Indian market as it showcased three vehicles at the latest version of Indian auto expo. Jeep India is spearheading by three substantial off roader SUVs- Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee SRT. India’s love for big SUVs is quite prominent and cars like Creta, Duster, EcoSport, XUV500 and even the premium Q7 enjoys fair amount of sales.
The brute SUV could kill you with its look as it bears aggressive styling cues elongated bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, hulky grille and signature front grille to compliment its overall design. While 5 spoke 20 inch alloy wheels, new big flared wheel arches add to the muscularity of the SUV. The LED tail lamps, muscular modified rear bumper with integrated LED reflectors raise the premium quotient.
The SRT version of Cherokee is 4846 mm long, 1954 mm wide and 1,749 mm tall, and offers a wheelbase of 2914 mm which ensures ample amount of space inside.
The SUV is loaded with all the modern amenities such as 19 speakers Harmon Kardon audio system, 8.2inch U-connect touch screen infotainment system, Nappa leather upholstery, leather packed steering wheel, auto dimming mirrors, four zone climate control, eight way adjustable driver seat, front-rear view camera, multi function steering wheel with paddle shifters, telescoping steering wheel and much more.
The real talking point is the powertrains- a 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine develops massive 340PS power and 549Nm of high torque, paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The SRT version is powered by 6.4l HEMI engine that belts out 475PS of max power and humungous 629Nm of peak torque with 8-speed automatic gearbox. Internationally, the SUV is available with a 5.7 litre petrol unit which helps it to achieve the top speed of 260km/hr. But India will only get a 2.8l unit that makes 197PS power and 460Nm of peak torque.