Jeep Grand Cherokee • Price, Variants & Specifications
Jeep was the original creator of the SUV segment and since then it has kept on adding new models to its existing ones. The current jeep Cherokee retains all the major characteristics of the traditional SUV. At the same time, a number of innovations have been incorporated in the vehicle leading to unprecedented levels of comfort and safety. Grand Cherokee, the flagship model of the Jeep range of vehicles is all set to conquer the Indian roads (and off roads) . Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to be launched in India in September or October 2013. The expected price of Jeep Grand Cherokee in India is between 50 lakhs to 60 lakhs.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Variants
Jeep Cherokee – specifications
Engineering excellence has remained one of the consistent characteristics of all jeep models. The latest jeep Cherokee is powered by a 6.4l eight cylinder engine with a displacement of 2987cc. It delivers 624 Nm of torque. However, the Indian version will probably be equipped with a 3.6l engine. Even with this engine, mated with a six speed manual transmission system, the car is supposed to deliver an average mileage of 17 kmpl in the city and as high as 23 kmpl in the highway. both the pick-up of the car as well as its top speed is supposed to be equally impressive.
The jeep Cherokee comes with disc brakes front and rear. In order to increase the adaptability of the vehicle in different driving conditions, Jeep has put unique traction control system in place called Selec-terrain which can be adjusted depending on the driving conditions. It has five settings. These are sports, auto, sand, mud and snow. Independent suspension in the front and multilink suspension in the rear increases the driving comfort. In addition to the Selec-terrain, the incorporation of features like Quadra lift system and other standard safety features including airbags have contributed towards it being named one of the safest vehicles on road.
Jeep Cherokee exterior
The exterior designs of all offerings from jeep are always bold and assertive. The jeep Cherokee is no exception. The front grille catches the eye with its simple but strong lines. The belly pan integrated duct braking which aids in the cooling effect of the vehicle, the black shade of the lower front grille, the aerodynamic designs, the strong appeal of the LED headlamp cluster – all unmistakeably emphasize the masculine and innovative design of the car. This is further accentuated by the 20 inch aluminium alloy wheels with five spokes and chrome inserts.
Rear spoiler and chrome outline on the side windows add to the stylish exterior. The roof railings and clever placement of the tail lamps are the finishing touches to the bold design of the jeep Cherokee. The vehicle measures 189.8 inches in length, 76.5 inches in width and 69.3 inches in height including the roof railings.
Jeep Cherokee interior
Though it is the granddaddy of all SUV, the jeep Cherokee interior is more reminiscent of a luxury sedan. The leather wrapped steering wheel easily captures your attention. You can also opt to have the steering wheel in wood. The heated steering wheel and the clever placement of the paddle shift gears make driving extremely comfortable. With a maximum seating capacity of 5, the vehicle has impressive headroom of 39.9 inches in the front and 39.2 inches in the rear and legroom of 40.3 inches in the front and 38.6 inches in the rear. The car has a huge fuel tank of 93.1l.
Jeep Cherokee features
The jeep Cherokee has several innovative features to make the drive a memorable one. The most impressive is perhaps the dual zone automatic or manual temperature control with solar sensors. The cabin air filtration system keeps the air quality clean. The best in class audio system adds to the overall appeal of the car.
Its brand name and its iconic status is sure to work in its favor in India and Jeep has the potential to do well in the 4x4 luxury sports utility vehicle segment.