comscore Jeep Cherokee Petrol launched: Here’s the tech inside the latest American icon

Jeep Cherokee Petrol launched: Here’s the tech inside the latest American icon

Jeep Cherokee is now available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines to choose from with several customisation options.

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Fiat Chrysler India has launched a new relatively affordable and less powerful petrol powered derivative of the Jeep Cherokee at a price of Rs 75.15 lakh (ex-showroom across India). Until now Jeep Cherokee had a diesel motor along with the proverbial American muscle 6.4 litre Hemi V8 petrol engine which delivers 475 bhp of power with 640 Nm of peak torque. Also Read - Car makers Hyundai, Kia invest $300 million in Ola

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While the newly launched Petrol powered Cherokee gets a 3.6 litre, V6 Pentastar engine which produces 286 bhp of power with 347 Nm of peak torque mated to 8-speed Gen II paddle shifting automatic gearbox. Also Read - Toyota India plans to hike vehicle prices next month

Jeep Cherokee Petrol Infotainment system

Apart from the new engine, it gets a tech loaded cabin which comprises of 8.4 inch Uconnect touchscreen system with full feature navigation with 3D landmarks, city models and digital terrain. Long list of connectivity options comprise of iPod, Bluetooth smartphone integration with audio streaming and voice command. Jeep offers a choice of two audio systems to pick which includes nine speaker audio system and a 19 speaker system with 10 inch subwoofer with 506 watt amplifier. Even the rear passengers get a first-class airline experience with two 9 inch seatback mounted touchscreens which play DVD, Blu-ray discs, MP3, HDMI ports, wireless headphones and a remote. Thus everyone gets their personal space despite being in the same car. ALSO READ: Maruti Suzuki software update: Older cars with Smartplay systems get Android Auto

On the other hand, the instrument cluster is a 7 inch full colour screen which offers a wide array of vehicle data displayed in a manner which allows optimum utilisation of all the off-road capabilities of the Jeep Cherokee Petrol. Jeep has a name for even the sunroof – Commandview which allows occupants control the amount of light entering the cabin through the dual pane, sliding glass ceiling.

Safety Features

Parkview rear camera, with park sense sensors draw dynamic grid lines to help in parking while the features like Electronic Stability Control+ (ESC), Electronic Roll Mitigation, Antilock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist, All-Speed Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control+ (TSC) keep things under control during spirited driving. Multiple driving modes and Jeep s Quadra trac system with Electronic Limited-Slip Differential, Hill Ascent Control and Hill Descent Control gives it exceptional capabilities off-road. In case of a collision advanced multi stage front and curtain airbags are there to fall back on.

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  • Published Date: July 20, 2017 8:18 PM IST

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