Jeep has expanded its SUV lineup in India today, with the launch of the all-new Grand Cherokee. The flagship SUV has been priced at Rs 77 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), and is now Jeep’s fourth locally assembled model in India, after the Wrangler, Compass and Meridian.
Bookings have been underway for a while now for a token amount of Rs 50,000. Deliveries of the SUV are expected to commence at the end of this month. Being Jeep’s flagship offering in India, the Grand Cherokee’s exudes the sophistication you’d expect from luxury vehicles without compromising on its off-road abilities.
There are a few design elements which will remind you of Jeep’s other offerings like the Meridian and the Wagoneer, including the seven-slot grille, flanked with sleek-looking LED headlamps and DRLs. It also gets a subtle floating rood effect, thanks to the blacked-out pillars.
While Jeep sells the Grand Cherokee in two different sizes abroad, India will get a standard five-seat variant. Take a look inside and you’ll notice a large 10.1-inch central touchscreen system, a digital instrument cluster and the third touchscreen in front of the co-passenger. The flagship SUV also comes with ADAS functionality, which allows for adaptive cruise control, a collision avoidance system and more. Other features here include a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a powered tailgate and a heads-up display.
Earlier Jeep used to offer the Grand Cherokee in both petrol and diesel trim. That has now been replaced with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol powertrain, which makes 275.7PS of power and 400Nm of torque. The Grand Cherokee gets an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard, with AWD and multiple terrain modes – Auto, Sport, Mud/Sand and Snow.
Given its pricing, the Jeep Grand Cherokee will compete against the likes of other luxury SUVs like the BMW X5, Mercedes GLE, Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7, Volvo XC 90 and more. Stay tuned for our full review of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.