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Old 3rd February 2016, 23:03   #1
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Big shoutout to Aditya for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man

Jeep has been mulling its entry into the Indian market for years now but for some reason or another, its launch has inevitably been delayed. The company has begun taking baby steps into the Indian market, starting with its official website. At this Auto Expo, it has displayed its entire India-specific line.

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Notice the iconic 7 vertical slats in the background:
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The missing 'I' and 'A' isn't intentional:
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First up, it is the Grand Cherokee SRT - the most powerful and advanced Jeep ever built:
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This SUV measures 4.8m in length, 1.9m in width and 1.8m in height. It has got a 2.9m wheelbase and a 210mm ground clearance:
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6.4L HEMI V8 petrol engine. Pure American muscle:
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Big ORVMs:
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Request sensor for passenger door too:
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20" 5-spoke alloy wheels. Don't miss the Brembo high-performance brakes:
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SRT badges to warn you that this means business. It stands for Street Racing & Technology:
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Twin exhausts:
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Interiors carry a minimal design theme:
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Notice the instrument cluster and the steering-mounted paddle shifters:
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Carbon fibre running across the dashboard:
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The design of the interiors looked good. Still, it lacked the quality of its European rivals:
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Harman / Kardon sound system:
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These seats looked really nice. Offered good support too:
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A speaker + tweeter on the rear doors as well:
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Jeep door scuff plates:
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3 adults here shouldn't be a problem:
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Rear air-con vents. The rear seats had a heating option too:
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The Grand Cherokee diesel is most likely going to be the preferred choice among the Indian buyers:
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This one is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shifters:
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DRLs surrounding the headlamps on 3 sides:
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Exposed tow hook:
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Chrome fog lamp surrounds. Notice the front parking sensors too:
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Muscular bonnet. The bonnet vents in the SRT are a clear give away of the fire power underneath. This one doesn't have them:
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20" wheels:
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Chrome door handles appear to be fingerprint magnets:
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Nothing too different than the SRT variant:
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If it's a Jeep, it got to have 4x4:
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Notice the chrome on the rear bumper:
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Muffler tips appear a lot more subtle than the SRT:
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An all-black interior theme:
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Steering wheel felt nice to hold. Notice the dummy buttons on the right side of the steering wheel!
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Stubby gear lever. Notice the Quadra-Trac II 4WD system buttons:
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Foot operated parking brake:
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XL-size switchgear:
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Audio / video and HDMI ports on the passenger seat:
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Screens for the rear passengers:
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These are foldable; can be closed when not in use:
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The wood panels looked a bit dated:
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Nice attention to detail here:
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There's a retractable parcel shelf. Do note that this is a 5-seater only:
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The Wrangler Unlimited needs no introduction:
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This is one SUV built as tough as nails:
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It proudly wears the signature Jeep grill:
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You need to use the key to unlock the bonnet...
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...and then unlatch it:
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Notice how the bumper protrudes out. I'm not even taking about the panel gaps here:
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Goodyear Wrangler tyres on the Wrangler:
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Old-school button type door handle:
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238mm of ground clearance
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No fuel tank lid. The cap needs to be unlocked with the key:
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Squared wheel arches:
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Exposed door hinges:
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Solid side step:
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Old-school ORVMs:
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Third brake light:
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Old-school interiors with a modern infotainment system:
Jeep @ Auto Expo 2016-66.jpg

Very cool steering wheel. Notice the small dials on the IC:
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Manual air-con in this SUV. Available with an automatic transmission only. Notice the ORVM controller joystick here:
Jeep @ Auto Expo 2016-68.jpg

This passenger handle bar reminds the occupants of the brand's heritage:
Jeep @ Auto Expo 2016-69.jpg

Notice the lower strap holding the door:
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Unconventional door pad. Notice the lock / unlock switch:
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Rear occupants get 2 cup holders:
Jeep @ Auto Expo 2016-71.jpg

There's a sub-woofer in the boot...
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...its enclosure resembles the trademark Jeep grill:
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The tail gate needs to be swung open to open the glass hatch:
Jeep @ Auto Expo 2016-76.jpg

The heart of this SUV is a 2.8L diesel engine!
Jeep @ Auto Expo 2016-82.jpg

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Here's a nicely kitted Wrangler:
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Thread moved out from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section). Thanks for sharing!
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Unable to see the pics. Not sure if this is only me!
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The Grand Cherokee is beautiful. I can't remember the last time I drooled like this. :-)

It seems harder & harder, by every passing SUV launch, how long the current Fortuner maintaining it's top position & who will take over it's throne.
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Thanks a lot for the coverage on Jeep.

Given that I own an Overland (details here:http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-overland.html (Driven: 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland)), I can tell you that the Summit is the most premium version that the Grand Cherokee comes in.
With that in mind, I can tell you that the dummy buttons should not be dummy buttons. They are the Active Collision Control buttons i.e. reduce or increase speed as per the car in the front, once activated. The left button engages it, the middle reduces the distance between the car in front and right increases it to a max of 3 car lengths. All the details are visible in the IC.

Steering wheel felt nice to hold. Notice the dummy buttons on the right side of the steering wheel!
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You probably see 2 dummy button there too, to the right of the rotary dial.
These are used to adjust the suspension height i.e. Quadra Lift on the Limited (optional), Overland and Summit. There are 4 stages:
a. reduced height for entry/exit from the vehicle
b. normal ride height, to which the car will automatically raise once over 15kmph
c. Off-road 1
d. Off road 2 which has the maximum increase.

Stubby gear lever. Notice the Quadra-Trac II 4WD system buttons:
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Another interesting safety feature is the auto-unfolding ORVMs. If they are folded, then on speeds above 15kmph, they will automatically unfold.
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I hope they are going to introduce 2-door variants of the Wrangler as well. Thanks for sharing the details.
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Thank you for the coverage on the Jeep. Any idea when The Grand Cherokee diesel would be introduced in India and the likely price range?
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The heart of this SUV is a 3.6L V6 petrol engine!
Are you sure ? all Imports points to 2,8 Diesel & so is CRD emblem on the photos posted above.

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Jeep Prices in Dubai (1 AED is INR 18.250) - Petrol version

Grand Cherokee
AED 141,000 (3.6L Laredo)
AED 173,000 (3.6L Limited)

AED 162,000 (5.7L Laredo)
AED 182,000 (5.7L Limited)
AED 202,000 (5.7L Overland)
AED 220,000 (5.7L Summit)

AED 282,000 (6.4L SRT)

Wrangler
AED 125,000 (Sport)
AED 137,500 (Sport Mohawk)
AED 150,000 (Sahara)
AED 160,000 (Rubicon)
AED 165,000 - 165500 (Rubicon X)

Note : there is no tax levied in Dubai. So expect a price point of 65 to 85 lakhs for Grand Cherokee and 30 lakhs plus for Wrangler when launched in India

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The heart of this SUV is a 3.6L V6 petrol engine!
Attachment 1469386
This is a 2.8L Inline (maybe 4) Diesel engine. Zoom in and you could read the 2.8l CRD lettering on the top.

A 3.6l engine in the US spec is shown below.

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The V6/V8 engines and the gear lever. Three things that I absolutely love in the Chrysler/Jeep line up.

Had an opportunity to drive the Grand Cherokee a couple of years back and it was an awesome experience. It looks intimidating even in the US Roads. One can only wonder what things it would do here.

Hope they get the price right and have dedicated service centers for these mean machines.
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