The Jeep India is set to release its fifth-generation Grand Cherokee in the country on November 17. The newest generation of the premium SUV was globally debuted last year but has been under testing In India for some time now. This will be the fourth model from US auto manufacturer and, different than other models, this SUV will be produced in India. Additionally, four Jeep SUVs being produced outside of North America makes Indian productions stand out among others.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with all of the automaker’s classic design elements that lovers of off-road vehicles have come to know and love. These signature features include a seven-slat grille, flanked by slim LED headlamps which also feature integrated LED daytime running lights. The SUV’s bumper has additional stylish detail in the form of LED fog lamps. Other eye-catching details on the vehicle exterior include sleek alloy wheels and crisp character lines, as well as bold LED taillights.
Interior and features
The largest and most notable feature inside the SUV cabin is the ten-and-a-half inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system. The entire instrument panel will be digital too, however Jeep India has yet to release any details about what other design elements or features will be available in their new Grand Cherokee model specific for Indian buyers. We can expect it to have a panoramic sunroof as well as a display screen on the dashboard for passengers, and it’s likely that only five people will be able to fit inside comfortably.
The international market-spec Jeep Grand Cherokee comes available in three different engine options: a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine, which is capable of churning out 294bhp of power and 348 Nm of torque; a large 5.7-litre V8 engine capable of producing 357bhp of power and 528Nm
of torque; or a smaller 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with plug -in hybrid technology that pumps out 375 bhp of power and 637 Nm of torque.
Although unconfirmed, Jeep India is planning to bring a small turbocharged petrol engine to the country. The automaker has not released many details about the powertrain specifications of the upcoming model. Other features of the international market-spec version of the SUV include a Quadra lift air suspension, Quadra-Drive II active transfer case with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, and a sway bar disconnect system.