Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched the petrol version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in India at Rs 75.15 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The addition of this new Jeep Cherokee Summit petrol completes Jeep’s portfolio of directly imported SUVs in India. In addition to existing colours like billet silver metallic, bright white, granite crystal pearl and true blue pearl, the new petrol variant is also available with two new colours – velvet red and diamond black crystal.
Under the hood, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit petrol gets a 3.6-litre Pentastar engine that generates 286bhp of power and 347Nm of torque. This powerful engine comes mated to an eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission. The ‘Gen II’ automatic transmission claims to offer optimised lubrication which has helped improved clutch durability, shift response and consistency that enables smoother downshifts. The diesel variant of the Grand Cherokee will also get the Gen II 8-speed paddle shift transmission.
In terms of design, the Grand Cherokee Summit petrol gets electro-hydraulic power steering system as a replacement to the electric power steering (EPS) to offer improved handling. Additionally, it also offers three select modes – Normal, Comfort and Sport. The vehicle also gets ParkSense’ – a rear park assist system along with a Start / Stop function. In order to reduce noise and enhance comfort, the entire Jeep range now gets an acoustic windshield.