Months after its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, Jeep has finally officially entered India. Spearheading Jeep’s charge into India are the Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT. Here is what you need to know about these two beasts:
The Wrangler is known for its off-roading might and rugged build and is practically a go anywhere car. If you are the sort of person who likes off-roading and long road trips, you will love the stability and comfort the Wrangler has to offer. The Grand Cherokee, on the other hand is a luxury vehicle built for the executive life. It’s built offers an extremely pleasant drive on Indian roads.
While the prices for both the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler may seem a bit high, the features they offer are top class. The Grand Cherokee will cost approximately 92 lakhs on road and in the same league as the Land Cruiser Sport, Range Rover, BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. The Wrangler on the other hand is the first of its type in the Indian market and won’t face much competition from existing SUVs.
Though the look of the Wrangler is all about raw power, Jeep has added a few modern additions to it such as a touch-screen display, steering mounted controls, climate control etc. It is air conditioned, manually adjustable seats and leather interiors. The Cherokee, being the fancier of the siblings has a lot more to offer. The standard features are expected to include climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, electric seat adjustment for front seats, leather seats, auto dimming mirrors and an adjustable AC for the second row.
4. The Façade:
The Grand Cherokee sports a multi-slat grill with thin LED headlights and indicators. The hardcore look of the conventional Cherokee design has been retained. It has been improved by adding square wheel arches, roof tails, a roof mounted spoiler and kickass wheels. The Wrangler has a no-nonsense look with vertically aligned features along with the classy round headlamps. It has jutting wheel arches to enhance the size of this monster. The variants available are hard top, no top and soft top.
The automobile market in India is surely going to feel the ripples on the oncoming of these beasts. It’s surely a call for the competition to up their game!