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Old 17th November 2016, 11:04   #196
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Jeep India will be introducing the Trailhawk version of it's Grand Cherokee SUV next month, together with the launch of it's petrol-powered range.

The slightly more affordable Trailhawk version comes with a 3.6L V6 petrol engine, and is expected to be priced around 15 lakh rupees below the diesel Grand Cherokee currently on sale.

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Like its diesel sibling, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk still uses the Jeep's Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system with rear ELSD as well as Selec-Speed Control with Hill Ascent Control. As part of the Trailhawk package, it gets unique skid plates and a special anti-glare hood decal. It also gets a removable lower front fascia that allows the SUV to increase its approach angle from 29.8 degrees to 36.1 degrees. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk's breakover angle is 27.1 degrees and departure angle is 22.8 degrees. It also offers around 10.8 inches of ground clearance, which is higher than the diesel version thanks to suspension tweaks.
Additional exterior features include unique grille that made its debut in the Jeep 75th anniversary models, a pair of red tow hooks at the front and back. The Trailhawk gets standard 18-inch wheels. Jeep offers an option of special 20-inch ones that get unique Goodyear Adventure off-road rubber with Kevlar reinforcement. Exterior styling tweaks are completed with addition of special Trailhawk and Trail Rated badging.
On the inside, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk has unique black interior with leather/suede seats, along with red contrast stitching. Additionally, it gets piano-black and gun-mental finish trim as well. The standard 8.4-inch infotainment system gets special off-road pages showing specific details like wheel articulation to name a few.
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together with the launch of it's petrol-powered range.
So the launch is nearby, they have imported 2 units by Air and if we exclude Air charges, Assessable value of Petrol would be in the same ballpark as Diesel. I don't see any major imports of Jeep after their launch, why do they even bother to launch such versions? Petrol engine on this is nothing great as it's severely let down by old Auto they use. In Indian conditions, we won't get more than 5-6 Kmpl. Unless Jeep has some excess RHD inventories which they can give to Jeep India at lower transfer rates this variant won't sell even in single digits. What a waste of resources, can't these guys take help of some enthusiasts before launching or even requests Mods at some forums like here to have an opinion poll based thread before the launch of new models?

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Just out of interest, does anyone have clues on sales numbers for the Jeeps since the launch? Wonder if they have been able to move any inventory with their freakish pricing. The Polo GTI seems to have taken after the Jeeps too.

Little hopes Compass/Patriot or the Renegade then. Skoda Kodiaq...we shall wait and see what you bring next. (Haven't been a fan of VW SUVs though).
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