The Fiat Chrysler has confirmed that the Jeep brand will officially commence their India operation from August 31, with the first launch to be the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. The bookings for the three heavy vehicles will commence on September 1.
The Wrangler is the more iconic of two as it closely resembles the original Willy’s Jeep from the previous century. The India- special model will be only available as a diesel and with four-wheel drive. Powering this car is a 2.8-litre four pot motor producing 197bhp and 460Nm of torque. Engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox and a Command- Traction 4×4-wheel drive system with a manual 4×4 option.
The other model that Jeep will sell in India is the Grand Cherokee will be offered in three variants- Limited, Summit and SRT. The Limited and Summit get a 3.0-litre V6 diesel that produces 240bhp and 570Nm of torque. Those willing to spend a ‘bit’ more on something a lot more powerful can option for the high performance SRT (Street Racing Technology) which is powered by a monstrous 6.4-litre V8 engine that produces 469bhp and 630Nm of torque. All three models only get the option of an 8-speed automatic and AWD (All Wheel Drive).