New Delhi: American SUV maker Jeep has finally launched the new Grand Cherokee SUV in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 77.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been launched as a CKD unit.
India is the first market where the new Cherokee is assembled outside of North America. The new model competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5 and Land Rover Discovery.
The new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee design with a signature Jeep look seems to be inspired by the larger Grand Wagoneer on sale in international markets. The front fascia of the new Cherokee features a traditional seven-slat grille, elegant LED headlights and a distinctive bumper that has wide side and central air intakes.
A strong belt line runs from the front headlights to the rear headlights. It comes with angular wheel arches and a blacked-out section in the C-pillar that gives it a floating roof effect. At the rear, the new Grand Cherokee features slim LED taillights, a Wagoneer-inspired trunk lid with a bold license plate and a massive bumper.
The new Grand Cherokee comes with an all-new interior with a new multi-screen dashboard. It has a central 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen that blends nicely with the AC controls below. The AC vents are located above the touchscreen of the infotainment unit. There’s also a dedicated 10.1-inch touchscreen for the front passenger. The dashboard is covered in premium leather, wood and gloss black inserts.
The global model is offered in two versions – a 5-seater model and a 3-row version called the Grand Cherokee L. Similar to the previous model, the new Cherokee for India is also offered in a 5-seater variant.
It comes with a configurable 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster, a 10-inch head-up display and a wireless charging system. The SUV features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, rear seat entertainment screens, panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, power tailgate and leather upholstery.
The new Grand Cherokee is only available with a single petrol turbo engine. It is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that produces 272bhp and 400Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and power is sent to all four wheels via an all-wheel drive system. The new Cherokee also comes with selectable off-road modes – Auto, Sport, Mud/Sand and Snow.