Jeep India has launched the much-awaited Jeep Grand Cherokee in India, with prices starting from Rs XC lakh, and going up to Rs xx lakh. The Pre-booking for the SUV is already open for an amount of Rs 50,000.
The production of the new Grand Cherokee has begun at the company’s plant in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra, and deliveries are set to commence from the end of this month (November 2022). The SUV will arrive via the CKD route and will become the fourth locally assembled model from the brand in India after the Compass, Meridian, and Wrangler.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Exterior
Talking about the design, the Cherokee gets a similar design to the other off-roaders from the automaker’s lineup. The SUV gets seven slat grille with an upright front fascia. It features slim LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. Moving lower down, the bumper gets LED fog lamps.
The SUV gets swept back windshield, massive 20-inch wheels and a floating roof effect at the D-pillar. At the rear, it gets narrow connected LED taillights, a creased tailgate and an exhaust exit on the rear bumper.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee will feature several hidden Easter eggs such as the depiction of all five generation silhouettes marked on the rear quarter window. The 2022 Gand Cherokee has a water-wading depth of 533 mm and a ground clearance of 215 mm.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Interior and features
The SUV gets dual tone interior with leather upholstery which looks premium and modern. The biggest attraction in the interior is an array of screens – a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, 10-inch heads-up display, 10.1-inch centre infotainment touchscreen system with Apple car play/ Android Auto and another 10.25-inch display on the passenger side with a privacy filter.
Talking about the features, the SUV gets a panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate, wireless charging, powered seats, 360-degree camera, two entertainment screens for the rear passengers, 4G connectivity, 19-speaker Alpine audio sound system, ventilated seats, a HUD display and many more.
The SUV also gets 33 connected features such as vehicle monitoring, smartwatch extension, Alexa voice assistant, remote vehicle management and 24-hour surveillance.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee gets Jeep’s suite of driver assistance and active safety features that include adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic monitoring and forward-collision prevention with pedestrian and intersection detection.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Powertrain
Talking about the powertrain, the SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces 270 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. Transmission options will include an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with a Selec-Terrain system with Auto, Sport, Snow, Mud and Sand modes.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Rivals
The Jeep Grand Cherokee competes with the likes of the Mercedes GLE, BMW X5 and Land Rover Discovery in India.