After many false starts over the past couple of years, iconic manufacturer Jeep has finally announced its entry into the Indian market. The initial launch of the brand will feature the popular Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the range topping Grand Cherokee. The brand also announced that they will be making a $280 million investment in the Ranjangaon plant of Fiat Chrysler.
The Wrangler Unlimited will be sold in India with the 2.8-litre Diesel engine and will later be joined by a 3.6-litre V6 petrol version. The car will be fitted as standard with Jeep’s four-wheel drive system.
Aimed at the luxury segment, the Grand Cherokee will be available with a 3-litre Diesel engine paired with a 8-speed automatic transmission. For the performance lovers, Jeep will also offer the Cherokee in its full fat version, the SRT, featuring their Hemi V8 engine.
More importantly, the brand announced that Jeep will be producing an all-new India specific SUV from the Ranjangaon plant and that will hit the market in 2017. In the meanwhile, the brand will work on building a world-class dealership network in India.
Check out our video from the Jeep stand at the Auto Expo for more information.
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