New Jeep Grand Cherokee lands in India at a price of Rs 77.50 lakh

By Team Autostory
November 18, 2022, Updated on : Fri Nov 18 2022 12:10:51 GMT+0000
New Jeep Grand Cherokee lands in India at a price of Rs 77.50 lakh
Like its predecessor, the new India-spec Grand Cherokee from Jeep comes with a five-seat layout; the seven-seat version is sold overseas.
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In a world of crossovers, the presence of a big, burly, traditional SUV has dwindled. Hence, whenever such a model breaks cover, it is bound to gain the spotlight. The latest model from this space to hit the market is the new generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, which makes a return after a hiatus of almost three years.


Priced at Rs 77.50 lakh (ex-showroom), the flagship Jeep SUV is being brought to India as a CKD (completely knocked down) model and will be locally assembled at the company’s facility in Ranjangaon near Pune, Maharashtra. In fact, this is the first instance in which the Grand Cherokee is being assembled outside North America.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Fifth-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee


Bookings for the premium SUV began on November 7, at a token amount of Rs 50,000.  In its fifth generation now, the latest iteration of Grand Cherokee draws inspiration from other Jeep SUVs, especially its larger sibling—the Grand Wagoneer—sold abroad. In fact, the design of the current model undergoes an evolutionary update while retaining the Jeep identity.

Updated exterior styling

Up front, the new Grand Cherokee is adorned with Jeep’s signature seven-slat grille, which is flanked by rectangular LED headlights with integrated LED DRLs and turn indicators. The chunky front bumper houses wide central and side air intakes, along with sleek fog lamps and a chrome-plated skid plate.


The full-size SUV retains its conventional boxy profile although the silhouette has become slightly sleeker than its predecessor. The flared squarish wheel arches with thick plastic cladding are nicely filled by five-spoke machined alloy wheels, giving it a hefty road presence. 

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Fifth-gen Grand Cherokee exterior highlights

At the rear, things remain understated with a pair of sleek wraparound LED tail lights to go with a prominent number plate housing on the tailgate. The chunky rear bumper hosts a faux diffuser and a dual-tip exhaust. It is being offered in four exterior colour options–Rocky Mountain (grey), Bright White, Diamond Black Crystal, and Velvet Red.


Elaborating on its road presence, the standard Grand Cherokee measures 4,914 mm long, 2,148 mm, and offers a wheelbase of 2,964mm. There is a longer Grand Cherokee L version of the SUV sold in international markets, with an overall length of 5,204 mm and a wheelbase of 3,091mm.

Interiors and features

Being a flagship model, the India-spec Grand Cherokee comes in a single fully-loaded trim; hence it is loaded with all the bells and whistles. Like most modern interiors, the cabin of Grand Cherokee is loaded with multiple screens including a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display at the centre and a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display behind the steering panel.


In addition, there is a 10.1-inch multimedia screen for the front passenger, which is integrated within the dashboard panel, along with two more infotainment screens for the rear-seat occupants. The dashboard also retains physical buttons and dials for HVAC controls, multimedia, and other functions. 

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee interior and feature highlights

The all-black cabin gets premium touches in the form of silver accents on the dashboard and centre console. The dashboard gets a layered effect, which looks plush thanks to leather, wood and gloss black inserts. Another notable highlight are the seats wrapped in Capri leather upholstery.


Other features on offer include a head-up display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, wireless smartphone charging, four-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, a powered tailgate, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, a nine-speaker audio system, and active noise cancellation. 


The safety package of Grand Cherokee boasts of eight airbags, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability control, and three-point seatbelt and occupant detection for all five passengers. Grand Cherokee is also the first Jeep model to be equipped with an Active Driving Assistance System (ADAS) suite comprising drowsy driver detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, etc.

Powertrain specs and rivals

The India-spec Grand Cherokee is offered with a single powertrain option– a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The engine is good enough to churn out 269 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via Jeep’s signature Quadra Trac I 4WD system that comes with four terrain modes—Sport, Auto, Snow, and Sand/Mud.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine


Further, aiding its off-roading credentials are a 215-mm ground clearance and water-wading capabilities of 533 mm. The new Grand Cherokee goes up against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, and BMW X5.


(Images courtesy: Jeep India)


Edited by Swetha Kannan

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