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JeepLaunch WebGrand The long awaited iconic Jeep comes to India starting at Rs 71.59 lakh. Here’s more

For lovers of legendary American brand Jeep, the long wait has finally been cut short with FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) finally launching the brandin India. Two models of the Jeep global portfolio – the Wrangler Unlimited and the Grand Cherokee, will be available with prices starting at Rs 71.59 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.

For now, only the four-door version of the iconic Wrangler, called Wrangler Unlimited, will be available as the entry point into the Jeep family. However there will be three versions of the Grand Cherokee. At the bottom of the Grand Cherokee range will be the Grand Cherokee Limited. The Grand Cherokee Summit will define the middle range while the Grand Cherokee SRT will sit at the top of the product portfolio.

The Grand Cherokee Limited and Summit are powered by a 3-litre V6 EcoDiesel engine with 243 PS and 570 Nm on tap while the SRT will be powered by the iconic 6.4-litre HEMI V8 petrol engine with 475 PS and whopping 624 Nm on tap. Transmission is via an 8-speed automatic in all cases.

Meanwhile, the Wrangler Unlimited is powered by a 2.8-litre EcoDiesel four-cylinder engine with 200 PS and 460 Nm, all of which are transmitted to the wheels via a 5-speed automatic gearbox.

“The launch of Jeep in India marks a double milestone in the history of the brand as this year we are also celebrating the 75th anniversary of Jeep worldwide,” said Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India.

To bolster things at the after sales end, Flynn also announced the opening of 10 new Jeep Destination Stores by the end of the year in a phased manner. The other big announcement was that local production of an all-new premium Jeep SUV would begin in 2017.

Full pricing chart of the Jeep product portfolio in India:

Model Variant Engine   Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4X4 2.8-litre, 4-cyl, EcoDiesel

200 PS @ 3,600 RPM

460 Nm @ 1,600-2,600 RPM

  Rs 71.59 lakh
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3-litre, V6, EcoDiesel

243 PS @ 3,600 RPM

570 Nm @ 2,000 RPM

  Rs 93.64 lakh
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3-litre, V6, EcoDiesel

243 PS @ 3,600 RPM

570 Nm @ 2,000 RPM

  Rs 1.03 crore
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4-litre, V8, HEMI petrol

475 PS @ 6,250 RPM

624 Nm @ 4,100 RPM

  Rs 1.12 crore

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