Auto Expo 2016: Jeep Thunders Into India Astride The Grand Cherokee SRT

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Jeep has entered India for the very first time with the three new models. The most powerful of the three models is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

Engine And Gearbox Specifications

  • Engine Capacity - 6.4-litre HEMI V8
  • Power - 475hp@6,000rpm
  • Torque - 637Nm@4,300rpm
  • 0-100km/h - 4.8seconds
  • Top Speed - 257km/h
All this power and torque is sent to all four wheels on demand through an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Design And Interiors

The design of the the Grand Cherokee SRT is that of a purebred SUV. Big, Boxy and Muscular with a big grille up front and the rear as flat as a tack with smallish taillamps.

The major talking points about the sides are the pumped up wheel arches under which sit the 20-inch chrome 'Goliat' wheels and the Chrome Grand Cherokee Branding.

The interiors of the Grand Cherokee features a lot of leather with wood inserts on the dash. Dead centre sits the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Safety Features 

Safety features of the Grand Cherokee SRT include 7 airbags, ESC, ABS, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), and All-Speed Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control (TSC) which activates if the system detects that the car has lost traction.

Availability And Rivals

The Jeep Cherokee SRT will arrive in India in the second half of 2016 and will go up against other large luxury SUVs like the Mercedes GLE, the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 21:45 [IST]
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