Since its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, Jeep India has been planning the launch of its SUVs in the country which kept getting delayed due to many reasons. Jeep, the legendary American utility vehicle brand owned by Fiat-Chrysler started its Indian operations with the launch of its two vehicles - Grand Cherokee and Wrangler.
The company will begin operations initially with two dealers ; one each in Delhi and Ahmedabad. Concept motors , one of the Hyundai dealers in Ahmedabad has taken up the Jeep dealership there in the city. Next in line is Kochi where Pinnacle motors, one of the Fiat dealers will run the Kochi dealership followed by Mumbai where the company plans to have its base by next year.
Grand Cherokee SRT is the only model launched in Delhi due to the diesel ban on vehicles with more than 2000cc engine. Grand Cherokee came in two variants , Limited and Summit which are equipped with 3L CRD Turbo V6 Diesel engine.
Wrangler Unlimited comes charged with a 2.8L CRD Turbo Diesel engine mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission. Pricing starts from 90 lakhs for Cherokke and 71 lakhs for wrangler.All three models reached India as completely built units. By the next year, it has been expected that the company will start locally assembling its products at a facilty in the country.
Anyhow, the good news after the long wait is that Jeep India is planning to open around 10 outlets by the end of this year.
2018 Ford Aspire was launched yesterday in India at a price of Rs.5.55 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The updated version of the brand’s best-selling compact sedan comes with a new 1.2L three cylinder TiVCT Dragon series petrol engine that makes 96bhp as reported earlier on our Trending News updates.
Indian Auto market witnessed the launch of two affordable sports cars back to back this week. Aston Martin Vantage was launched at a price of Rs.2.95 crore while Ferrari Portofino was launched at Rs.3.50 crore in the country.
• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017
• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model
• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately
Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.
Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.