India-bound new generation Jeep Grand Cherokee revealed internationally
Jeep has finally unveiled the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee and the better news is, it will make its way to its way to Indian shores as well.
Aside from the regular V6 and V8 engines, Jeep also announced the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe, the first plug-in hybrid variant, and the Trailhawk, an off-road variant of the Grand Cherokee with a hybrid motor.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee unveiled doesn't look very different from previous versions of the vehicle. Which is certainly not a bad thing. Certain design components, including active grille shutters, air curtains, and revised rear pillars, are included in the 2019 Grand Cherokee to improve aerodynamic efficiency.
The base Overland trim has a gloss black roof as an option, but the top-spec Trailhawk, Summit, and Summit Reserve trims have it as standard. A wide track allows for better handling and mobility. There are also 8 wheel options to choose from for your Jeep Cherokee, so you simply can't go wrong.
A 3.6-litre V6 engine with 297PS and 352Nm of torque will come standard on the new two-row Grand Cherokee, while a 5.7-litre V8 engine with 362PS and 528Nm of torque will be available as an option. The V6 has a rear-wheel-drive system as standard, with many alternative four-wheel-drive systems available as options; the V8 has a four-wheel-drive system as standard.
A turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four petrol engine with two electric motors produces 375bhp and 637Nm of peak torque in the hybrid variant. On a full charge, Jeep claims an electric driving range of 40 kilometres.
An 8-speed automatic gearbox comes standard on all models.
The inside is quite similar to that of the three-row Grand Cherokee L, with the exception of a new 10.1-inch screen built in the dashboard that is devoted to the front passenger. A 10.1-inch central infotainment screen and a digital instrument cluster of equal size are also available. A 10-inch head-up display, a wireless smartphone charging pad, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as back seat entertainment displays, are among the other features.
The all-new Jeep seating architecture has a length-adjustable front-row cushion as well as 16-way adjustable front seats with power lumbar and memory functions. A full suite of adjustable LED lighting with daytime/nighttime settings is standard on all trim levels, and ambient lighting with a 5-colour option is available on Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve models.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a whole host of safety features. Full-speed collision warning with active braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection, rear cross-path detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, active lane management, LaneSense lane departure warning with lane keep assist, advanced brake assist, blind-spot monitoring and a new 360-degree surround-view camera system are just a few notable ones.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to come to India next year after the much anticipated Jeep Meridian, which is essentially a 3-row Jeep Compass. It's too early to predict as to how much the Jeep Grand Cherokee will cost, so we'll let time decide as to the numbers fit the Grand Cherokee in the Indian market.
Starts Rs 75.15 Lakhs
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