India Specific Jeep Cherokee variant details are out as the brand will be rolling out performance and commuter variants of the SUV
Jeep is all set to come to India. Brand has come and gone in the last two years. However, it is here now and made its debut finally at the Auto Expo 2016. The Jeep brand is known for making performance SUV along with one of the best off-roading vehicles as well. Jeep seems to be offering both in the Indian market as well. The variant details are out and there is excitement in the air as we can finally hear and smell the HEMI V8 along with oil-burners as well. Three variants which include the SRT variant.
The Limited and Summit variants will get their power from a 240hp, 3.0-litre V6 diesel motor mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. The high-performance SRT, top of the line variant will be getting a 475 BHP, 6.4-litre HEMI V8 petrol engine, which also comes mated to same gearbox. All three variants come with standard four-wheel-drive system. Meanwhile, the SRT additionally gets Brembo high-performance brakes and active suspension on all four ends.
The entry-level Limited variant for India is set to feature loaded. The Jeep Limited Variant will get electrically adjustable front seats with memory function with heated front and middle row seats along with heated steering. Safety features such as tyre pressure monitoring system, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, rear parking camera, airbags, ESC and traction control are available. Exterior mirrors with memory and heating will also make it. A 5.0-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system with voice command, electric tailgate, a terrain selection option for off-roading,
Join the limited edition variant equipment and in the Summit variant you will also get things like ventilated front seats, electrically adjustable steering, a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. List includes a 506 WATT system along with an amplifier and mated to that, if you pay for it, is an optional 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with satellite navigation option. Individual rear seat displays, panoramic sunroof. Mechanically rear limited-slip differential will thrown in the kitty.
Choose the high-performance SRT variant and that 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system will be standard. Mechanically, the all-wheel-drive system is customized to improve the on-road performance of SRT variat unlike its lower variants, which will deliver better off-road ability. List also includes a launch control and a track mode. Despite all this, the Jeep still misses out on the panoramic sunroof and hill descent control.