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Jeep has launched the 5th-gen Grand Cherokee in India, priced at Rs 77.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The all-new Grand Cherokee launch recreated an iconic moment when the SUV has launched 30 years ago, driving through a glass window at an Auto show in Detroit. It is positioned above the Meridian in Jeep India’s line-up, with deliveries set to commence by the end of this month.

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In terms of its design, the new Grand Cherokee features a slim 7-slot grille with LED headlamps on either side. It gets LED daytime running lights integrated into the main headlamp cluster and LED fog lamps mounted on the bumper. The all-new architecture and sculpted aerodynamic body style and active grille shutters combine to improve vehicle performance, safety and reliability, while significantly reducing vehicle weight, noise, vibration and harshness.

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The Grand Cherokee offers a ground clearance of 215 mm and has a water-wading depth of 533 mm. The SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 270 bhp and 40.7 kgm of torque. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and gets Jeep’s Quadratrac 4×4 system. It is also able to automatically switch to four-wheel drive mode whenever the system detects the need.

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The Grand Cherokee SUV gets a 5-seat configuration. It further comes equipped with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster and a head-up display. It also gets rear seat entertainment screens, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats and a powered tailgate. Safety features include an Active Driving Assistance System (ADAS), eight airbags, a 360-degree camera and Drowsy driver detection. It also gets a 3-Point seatbelt and Occupant Detection for all five passengers.