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Jeep has announced that its first 'Made-in-India' SUV has registered 1,000 bookings since it opened them on June 20, 2017.
There are five variants with five exterior shades to pick from. Under the hood sits a 172hp, 2.0-litre diesel motor mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The company will bring a 1.4-litre, MultiAir turbo petrol engine from Fiat (that makes 162hp) to the line-up at a later stage. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual as well as a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The car could initially be sold only in a diesel MT configuration, while a diesel AT (nine-speed auto), along with the petrol engine (with both gearboxes) may come later. It will be sold in both 2WD and 4WD configurations, depending on the variant you decide to go with.
On the inside, you get 60:40 split rear seats and six airbags. There are more than 50 safety and security features, like electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system and dynamic steering torque. The higher-spec variants are fitted with a 7.0-inch Uconnect infotainment system loaded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Jeep will most likely price the car in the range of Rs 18 lakh for the base trim, going up to Rs 25 lakh for the top-spec variant.