The preparations are underway to announce the launch of the much-awaited Wrangler Unlimited and Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. The iconic American utility vehicle manufacturer will begin its India journey with the two models in the country on Aug. 31.
The Jeep, which has bigger plans for India, is planning to set up 10 dealerships in the country. The company will initially run its operations in the country with two dealerships-- Delhi and Ahmedabad and it will be followed by a dealership in Kochi and Mumbai. While the Jeep dealership in Ahmedabad will be run by Concept Motors, the dealership in Kochi will be owned by Pinnacle motors.
The company will initially bring these models to India as Completely Built Up (CBU) units. Jeep Wrangler will be powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine that belts out 197bhp and 460Nm of torque mated to five-speed automatic transmission. The power will be transmitted to all four wheels. The ARAI rated fuel efficiency of the SUV is 12.1kmpl. It has a ground clearance of 238mm.
On the other hand, the Grand Cherokee will be sold in three variants — Limited, Summit and Grand Cherokee SRT. While the Limited and Summit variants will come powered by 3.0-litre V6 Eco diesel engine that develops 240bhp and 570Nm of torque, the performance spec variant of the Grand Cherokee SRT will get a 6.4-litre Hemi V8 petrol unit that produces 469bhp and 630Nm of torque mated to a eight-speed AT and AWD system.