FCA India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, introduced iconic American brand Jeep in August in India. Jeep India's lineup includes two models Wrangler Unlimited priced at Rs 71.59 lakh and Grand Cherokee range priced in the range of Rs 93.64 lakh to Rs 1.12 crore, ex-showroom Delhi. Emerging reports indicate that Jeep is set to add a new variant.
In December, Jeep India will add Grand Cherokee Trailhawk edition, reports Autocar India. Trailhawk model is the new iteration in the 2017 Grand Cherokee family. Off-road focused version of the Grand Cherokee, the Trailhawk features red tow hooks in the front and rear, standard rugged 18-inch Goodyear Adventure off-road tires, new Trailhawk and Trail badges with red accents.
The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk model also comes with Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system with rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD). It also gets a Quadra-Lift air suspension developed for Trailhawk that offers improved articulation and total suspension travel, as well as Select-Speed Control with hill-ascent and hill-descent control according to Jeep.
Skid plates and an anti-glare hood decal are also standard. The model also boasts of removable lower front facia. When it's removed, the Trailhawk will get 36.1 degrees approach angle and 22.8 degrees of departure angle, both spot on for serious off-roading.
Interior of the Trailhawk model features black interior with leather and suede performance seats. Interior also sports with gun-metal finish on all painted parts, a Trailhawk badge on the steering wheel, and red accent stitching on the seats, doors and console.
The model additionally adds a standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen that shows details of wheel articulation and other 4x4 capability features, such as suspension height and Select-Terrain modes.
Trailhawk will come with a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine. The mill will develop 295bhp and 353Nm of torque mated to eight-speed automatic transmission.
Petrol-powered Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is expected to be priced around Rs 15 lakh cheaper than Grand Cherokee diesel.