Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, the most dominant and influential Jeep ever built
Posted Fri, 06/15/2012 - 17:41 by CarDekho Team
Jeep is a sturdy SUV brand of the Chrysler Group, which is an American multinational automobile maker. Chrysler Group in turn is in alliance with the Italian automobile giant Fiat Group, since quite some time. The Jeep brand name is majorly into the development and manufacturing of sports utility and off-road vehicles and their fleet comprises of remarkable vehicles. This brand name is one of the oldest in the global automobile market and one of the most renowned as well. One such impressive and powerfully built SUV from their stable is the acclaimed Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which is doing very well in the international car markets. This SUV is expected to hit the Indian shores in some time, while the exact timeframe of the launch is not confirmed yet. With the demand of diesel vehicles rising by the day, these SUVs from Jeep will be aptly suitable for the Indian roads in the present scenario. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is said to be a 5-seater with premium gadgets and roomy interiors. These vehicles are known to take on any terrain with ease and glide over them with minimal trouble to the passengers. This is owing to the solid suspension and high ground clearance, which makes this SUV the best on any road condition.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee price is estimated to be in the range of Rs. 40 lakh, but this can be possible if these SUVs are assembled locally. Otherwise, with the increased excise duty implemented by the Indian government recently on CBU’s, the Jeep Grand Cherokee will cost a fortune. The latest version of this SUV, which is being speculated to be launched in the country, has striking exteriors with lavish insides. It is expected to be bestowed with a set of massive 5-spoke, 20 inch alloy wheels that adorn the trapezoidal wheel arches, dual exhaust pipes at the rear, a large bumper and a bold and aggressive 7-slot radiator grille flanked with a big and radiant headlamp cluster, which enhances the front facade of this remarkable SUV. The LED daytime running lights, lift-gate spoiler and the chrome inserts are adding to the flamboyance of this polished Jeep Grand Cherokee. With such fantastic and rugged exteriors, this well built vehicle will be a delight for any SUV enthusiast.
The interiors are said to be mind boggling with amazing space and very comfortable seats upholstered with premium leather and suede combination. Jeep introduces Grand Cherokee S Limited, Wrangler Mountain & Compass Black Edition. The front seats are expected to be electrically adjustable and heated with a SRT logo and contrast stitching, which makes the interiors smarter and alluring. The other significant comfort features that might be incorporated are a top of the line 825 watt music system of Harman Kardon with 19 speakers and a sub-woofer. There are also speculations that this SUV will also have savvy hi-tech features such as sunroof, navigation system with a luminous touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity with voice control and many more multimedia, infotainment and connectivity features. If these features are incorporated in the Indian version of the SUV, then this Jeep Grand Cherokee is definitely going to become the most desirable SUV in the country’s car market. The interiors are also likely to get a stylish dashboard with top quality material all over. The standard features are anticipated to be automatic head lamps, fog lamps, back up camera, touch screen interface, keyless entry, cruise control and remote engine start. This section will garner a lot of curiosity till the confirmed list of features is revealed.
Under the hood, this strapping SUV has a massive 6.4 litre, 8 cylinder engine with a whopping 468Hp and a hammering 624Nm of torque, which is fitted in its global versions. This engine is cleverly mated with a 5-Speed automatic transmission gear box with paddle shift and has features like Fuel Saver technology and lower emissions. The power train that is probably going to be fitted in the Indian version of Jeep Grand Cherokee is anticipated to be a 3.0 litre engine that can displace 2987cc. This is a similar engine that is already prevalent in the Mercedes 3.0 and it has 6 cylinders. The power and torque of this SUV will be commanding and is also expected to provide a healthy mileage as fuel efficiency is also a major factor with the Indian buyers. There are some reports that this SUV range might come into the Indian automobile market by year, 2014. Apart from Jeep, other contenders like Chrysler and Dodge are also expected to set its foot in this highly profitable car market of the country. With such impeccable global car makers gearing up to launch their wonderful vehicles in the market, Indian buyers are in for a delightful indulgence. I shared that Performance Edition Mercedes Benz C Class AMG Launched at Rs. 34.62 Lakh.