With an aim to take its minute market share on new heights in the country, Fiat India is very much geared up to take an entry in Jeep brand in Indian car market. All set to bring in itsAmerican brand Chrysler’s owned cars and SUV brands, Fiat India has brought out the press release, yet official announcement is likely to be made in the month of December, with 2013, being the year to witness Jeep range of SUVs coming to India.
As the rumours suggest, initially the Jeep brands SUVs will be introduced through CBU route resulting in abrupt and heavy pricing. So it is pretty clear that until local assemblage of the Jeep range of SUVs start in India for few more years, this brand will act similar to brand-builder for the company.
The Jeep range of SUVs of Chrysler contains four SUVs that include the Patriot, the Compass, the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee. Out of these four, Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee might be the products that Fiat may think to launch in India. Both of these models host a perfect package of luxury and off-road dynamics. While Wrangler is highly praised for its off-road qualities, Grand Cherokee is one step ahead, offering exceptional off -road performance together with superior on-road capacities.
As far as technical specifications are concerned, Grand Cherokee, which will be driven in the country, will house 3 litre V6 turbo diesel engine, available in two power tunes of 188 Bhp-440 Nm and 237 Bhp-550 Nm. After the end of Tata-Fiat joint dealership and supply union, Fiat India will distribute Jeep range through its own separate dealerships.
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