Following the footsteps of other revered luxury brands that made inroads into the Indian market, the iconic American brand, Jeep known for making rugged SUVs, off-roaders and pick-up trucks started operations in India last year with two of its popular models. Carrying a hefty price tag, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee are primarily meant for the elite class and the newest member of the Jeep family in India is Bollywood’s Nawab, Saif Ali khan.
The actor best known for his role in ‘Omkara’ has bought the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT for a staggering Rs 1.07 crore (ex-showroom price). It is a performance version of the Grand Cherokee and inherits Jeep’s DNA for some serious off-roading. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) President and Managing Director, Kevin Flynn handed over the keys to Saif’s new Grand Cherokee SRT at a dealership. Read – Taapsee Pannu Gifts Herself a Brand-New Mercedes-Benz GLE
Offering a robust power output, Grand Cherokee SRT is one of the few performance oriented SUVs in India with great off-roading capabilities. Changes over the standard model are substantial with additional bits equipped for handling the extra gush of torque.
The muscular SUV from Jeep propels on a potent 6.4-litre HEMI V8 petrol engine with 469bhp of towering power against 650Nm torque. For transmitting power, it relies on an 8-speed automatic gearbox, supported by Quadratrack-2 four-wheel drive system. As per company’s claims, the SUV can sprint to 100km/h from rest within 4 seconds. Check Out – Akshay Kumar Cars Collection
Braking set up comprises high-performance Brembo brakes and an Active Damping Suspension. And it equips 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/60-R17. The upmarket interiors brim with avant-garde tech and premium styling bits such as ventilated leather upholstered seats, steering wheel and gearshift knob, satellite navigation, triple-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Picture Gallery – Shahrukh Khan and His Cars
Safety brigade on the performance SUV comprises ABS, traction control, stability control airbags and Tyre pressure monitoring among others.