FCA India today announced the launch of the petrol version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in India, priced at Rs 75.15 lakh, ex-showroom. The company also announced upgrades in the entire range its luxury SUVs along with new prices. The Grand Cherokee’s Limited and Summit variants will now feature the new 75th Anniversary fascia with enhanced ‘billet-like’ plating on the grille slots while the SRT gets upper and lower cooling intakes on the front fascia.
The latest addition to the Jeep range of SUVs will be powered by a 3.6 l, 285.5 hp, 347 Nm, Pentastar engine, with an upgraded eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission. The ‘Gen II’ automatic transmission is engineered to deliver improved overall performance resulting in less drag on the clutches. Its optimised lubrication has improved clutch durability, shift response, consistency enabling smoother quality downshifts. This Gen II 8-speed paddle shift transmission will also be offered in the Diesel variants of the Grand Cherokee.
FCA is offering air suspension as standard on the Summit trim, and LED fog lamps as a standard feature across the entire range. Electric Power Steering (EPS) has replaced the earlier electro-hydraulic power steering system for improved efficiency. Vehicle dynamics can be adjusted through three new select modes – Normal, Comfort and Sport. A rear park assist system ‘ParkSense’ now includes a start/stop function that applies the vehicle’s brakes.
The new Jeep gets new alloy configuration for the wheels as well. 18-inch, high gloss silver painted aluminium will come as standard on the Grand Cherokee Limited, while 20-inch, polished aluminium with Technical Grey painted pockets standard on the Summit trim. The SRT gets 20-inch, full polished satin clear coat as standard, along with the option of 20-inch Matte Black split spokes. All trims, across the range now get an acoustic windshield which helps reduce NVH levels.
In terms of the revised prices, the entry-level Wrangler Unlimited petrol retains its older price tag of Rs 56 lakhs, while its diesel sibling will now retail at Rs 64.45 lakhs. The Grand Cherokee Summit diesel is priced at Rs 85.15 lakh, while the top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee SRT will be available for Rs 1.07 crore.