Jeep India Launch on August 30

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Jeep officially announced its entry into India at the 2016 Auto Expo in February. Spearheading Jeep’s charge will be the Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT in its product portfolio. It may be noted that the Jeep India launch stands delayed by almost a couple of years. Jeep showcased three of their products at the Auto Expo 2016. These included the Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT. Jeep also announced that they will launch a locally assembled product in 2017. Jeep SUVs will go on sale by August 30, 2016. Read on to find more on the Jeep India launch plans and details on the upcoming JEEP cars in India 2016

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Also See – Upcoming Cars in India | Jeep Renegade Spied in India

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Price in India

Among the Jeep models heading our way is the very tasty 2016 Wrangler Unlimited. It will become the entry-level model in Jeep’s product portfolio for India. The Wrangler is a legendary name known for its unmatched off-roading capabilities. Prices will be made public on 30th August 2016.

Jeep India Launch - Wrangler Unlimited Launch in India

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is expected to go on sale at a price point of roughly INR 45 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the entry-level model. The high pricing is due to the exorbitant import duties levied on CBU imports. There is no direct rival to the Jeep Wrangler in the county right now. And it there unlikely to be one in the near future. Although only one variant will be on offer, the Wrangler will be customizable to a certain extent. Customers can opt for either a hard top, soft top or no top. Also, the no top variant can be had without doors.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Specifications

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is internationally powered by a 3.6-litre, V6, 24-Valve, DOHC, VVT petrol engine. However, the India-spec model will be kitted out with a less powerful 2.8-litre diesel engine. It boasts a max. power output of 197 hp and a peak torque of 460 Nm.

Length x Width x Height 4583 x 1877 x 1829
Wheelbase 2947 mm
Kerb Weight 2078 kg
Wheel Type and Size 17” Alloys
Boot Space -NA-
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.8 L Diesel
Power 197 bhp
Torque 460 Nm
Top Speed -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed automatic
Mileage 12.1 kpl

Colours

  • Black
  • Bright White
  • Biller Silver Metallic
  • Granite Crystal
  • Firecracker Red
  • Rhino

Jeep Grand Cherokee Price in India

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has to be the most stylish model at the Jeep India launch event. However, it is actually the Jeep Grand Cherokee that could become the highest seller for Jeep. The full-size SUV will go up against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90. It will also be available in the SRT trim, which you can read more about in the following sections.

Jeep India Launch - Grand Cherokee India launch

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to go on sale at a price point of roughly INR 60 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the entry-level model. Bookings will open 30th August 2016 onwards.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Specifications

Internationally, the 2016 Grand Cherokee employs a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine. This motor belts out 305 horses and utilises an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Grand Cherokee also benefits from  a Quadra-Drive 4×4 system. However, the India-spec model will come with a 3.0-litre V6 EcoDiesel engine that has a max. power of 237 bhp.

Length x Width x Height 4828 x 1943 x 1802 mm
Wheelbase 2915 mm
Kerb Weight 2432 – 2455 kg
Wheel Type and Size 18” Alloys
Boot Space 1025 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 3.0 L V6 EcoDiesel
Power 237 bhp
Torque 569 Nm
Top Speed -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 8-speed automatic with paddle shift
Mileage 12.8 kpl

Variants

  • Limited
  • Summit

Colours

  • Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
  • Bright White
  • True Blue Pearl
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Price in India

Easily the sportiest of the lot, the upcoming Grand Cherokee SRT should become a hot favourite of those looking for a sporty, high-performance SUV in India. It will target the BMW X5M and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG, if MBIL decides to launch it in India.

Jeep India Launch - Grand Cherokee SRT India launch

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is expected to go on sale at a price point of roughly INR 1.45 Cr (ex-showroom). Its main rival, the BMW X5 M retails for INR 1.57 Cr (ex-showroom). Jeep will announce prices and open bookings on August 30th, 2016.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Specifications

Powering the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a 6.4-litres HEMI V8 petrol motor. It pumps out a max. power of  475 hp. It utilises an eight-speed automatic gearbox that comes with steering-mounted paddles.

Length x Width x Height 4846 x 1954 x 1749 mm
Wheelbase 2915 mm
Kerb Weight 2955 kg
Wheel Type and Size 20” Alloys
Boot Space 1025 L
Engine Type/ Displacement SRT 6.4-Litre HEMI V8 Engine
Power 475 bhp
Torque 637 Nm
Top Speed -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 5.81 seconds
Transmission (Gearbox) 8-speed automatic with paddle shift
Mileage 7.5 kpl

Colours

  • Brilliant Black
  • Deep Cherry Red
  • Bright White
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver

Jeep Renegade India Launch Not In The Offing!

While the focus currently lies entirely on the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Jeep has no plans of bringing the Renegade compact SUV. We will eventually get the all-new C-Segment SUV, which will replace the Jeep Compass and Patriot internationally. The Renegade has been spotted testing in India on multiple occasions fueling rumours of its launch in India. However, Jeep has been using these test mules to tune their new platform for an all-new product that will come to India in 2017.

Jeep India Launch - Renegade Launch in India
Jeep India Launch – Renegade Launch in India

Specifications

Powering the Renegade is a 170 p 1.4-litres MultiAir2 Petrol and 2.0-litre turbo Diesel engines. There’s also a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir petrol engine that’s available in select markets.

Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee SRT Showcase in Bangalore

FCA India recently showcased its line-up for India at a private event in Bangalore, where the vehicles were checked out by prospective customers in Bangalore. These private showcases are part of the build up to the Jeep India Launch.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on Jeep India launch plans and launch details, prices of the Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT.

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  2. It’s time mahindra meet the authentic big boy. Afterall, mahindra’s design element on the it’s cars front steal the spotlight of the ‘jeep’. It’s over mahindra, lay down your arms or come up with your own innovations.

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