Jeep India has announced the features and engine specifications of the Grand Cherokee ahead of its launch in the country. The Jeep Grand Cherokee would be available in three variants: Limited, Summit, and SRT. Initially, it would be sold as CBU in India, while local production set to commence by mid 2017. Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler were also showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in February. Just so you know, the SRT Grand Cherokee is the high-performance variant, and it differs from the other two variants dimensionally as well.
The Cherokee Limited variant would come loaded with an array of premium features like 8-way power adjustable front seats with memory function, Heated front row and 2nd row seats, Two 12-V power outlets, Dual-zone automatic temperature control, Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, Power dual pane sunroof, 5.0-inch Uconnect® AM/FM/BT touchscreen system with 9 amplified speakers and subwoofer, and dual USB ports. Talking about the Summit variant, besides having all the features of Limited trim, it gets ventilated front seats, power adjustable steering wheel, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 506W amplifier for the audio system as standard, while a few optional features on offer are 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, satellite navigation, rear seat entertainment, and panoramic sunroof.
Under the hood, the Grand Cherokee would have the 3.0L CRD Turbo V6 diesel engine which would deliver maximum power of 240bhp, while returning an impressive fuel economy of 12.8kmpl. It would be linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission with Selec-Terrain® traction control system, which offers five driving modes: Auto, Snow, Rock, Sand, and Mud. Coming to the SRT Jeep Cherokee, it would be powered by a 6.4L Hemi V8 petrol engine which belts out 470bhp of top power, while mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Some of the notable features of the SRT Grand Cherokee are 20-inch “Goliath” polished aluminum wheels, Brembo high-performance braking system, and Selec-Track® traction control.