The Bentayga will be launched on the 22nd of April. When launched, it will be the most expensive SUV on sale in the country. Powering the Bentayga is an all new twin turbo-charged 6.0 liter W12 engine making 600 Bhp & 900 Nm. The massive engine propels the SUV from 0-100 in 4.1 seconds and to a top speed of 301 kmph making it the world’s fastest SUV.
Reports suggest that the 20 units allotted for India in 2016 have already been sold.
Jeep India will launch the Wrangler with both soft & hard top options. It will get a choice of petrol & diesel engines. The petrol will be a 3.6 liter V6 making 280 Bhp & 347 Nm whereas the diesel will be a 2.8 liter one making 197 Bhp & 460 Nm. The variant coming to India will have shift on fly 4wd & will be the ‘Trail Rated’ one which is proven to have good off-roading capabilities. An interesting point to note on the Wrangler is that the interiors of the car are washable.
Jeep will also launch the Cherokee and the Cherokee SRT in India. The Cherokee will be offered in 2 variants, Summit & Limited. It will also be available in both petrol & diesel versions. The petrol will be a 3.6 liter Pentastar unit making 280 Bhp & 347 Nm & the diesel one is a 3.0 liter V6 making 240 Bhp & 550 Nm.
The SRT is the high performance variant to take on the X5M. Powering it is a 6.4 liter Hemi V8 making 470 Bhp & 630 Nm.
The Tucson name is all set to make its comeback to the Indian market. The car was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and is expected to be launched soon. The car is likely to be powered by a 2.0 liter diesel engine mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission. It will also come with AWD.