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Jeep India conducts private preview ahead of Auto Expo debut

Jeep India private preview Kerala (3)

More details about Jeep India’s strategy would be revealed at the Auto Expo.

After numerous delays, Jeep India is finally ready to commence its operations next month with a grand debut at the Auto Expo 2016. The FCA-owned American SUV specialist has previewed its products to select customers in Kerala.

On display were the range-topping Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Wrangler Unlimited. The company’s operations will┬ástart with these two models and will┬álater include a C-SUV which will be manufactured at the extended Ranjangaon factory.

The flagship Grand Cherokee would rival the likes of Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Mercedes GL and BMW X5. The top-end SRT (Street and Racing Technology) performance variant packs a 470 PS/630 Nm 6.4-litre HEMI V8 petrol engine. The diesel variant would be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 motor which is tuned to deliver 243 PS and 569 Nm of torque. Both models employ a 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters which distribute the drive to all the four wheels.

The luxury SUV offers a lengthy equipment list including multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, an array of electronic safety systems, UConnect touchscreen infotainment system, ventilated front seats, heated front and second row seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, memory function for driver seat, radio and mirror settings, Nappa leather door trim, tyre pressure monitoring system, LED headlamps and many more.

The Wrangler Unlimited off-roader is available only with a 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar petrol engine which churns out 280 PS and 359 Nm of torque. The India-spec variant is most likely to come with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

We would be knowing more details about the variant lineups, pricing and strategy at the Auto Expo 2016 on February 3.

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