Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor recently took the delivery of the brand-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. A new video that shows their son Taimur riding in a Jeep Wrangler has surfaced. According to some reports, the new car is a gift to Taimur – well, the only reason for saying that is that he was spotted sitting in the rear seat of the SUV! Neither of the parents have said so, in our knowledge.
The new Jeep Wrangler was spotted coming out of the house of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in Bandra, Mumbai. The brand-new Wrangler did not even have the registration plates. We are not sure about the exact variant of the Wrangler but the SUV is known for its off-roading capabilities and it sure is an iconic vehicle.
The Wrangler is locally assembled but is largely imported. Jeep only sells the five-door variant of the Jeep Wrangler in the Indian market. It draws power from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The four-cylinder engine generates a maximum power of 268 PS and a peak torque of 400 Nm. It gets an 8-speed torque converter as standard. It is the only engine and transmission option that are available with the made-in-India Wrangler. There is no diesel engine available with the Wrangler.
This is an updated version of the Wrangler, which looks exactly identical on the outside but gets a slew of modern bits inside the cabin. The centre stage is taken by an updated 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Uconnect 4C NAV connected tech with Navigation. The infotainment system also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Then there are other features such as a multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, push-button to start/stop, keyless entry, multi-information display with analogue instrument cluster and a lot more. There is leather upholstery with contrast stitching and it comes in a 5-seat layout.
Jeep India gave a Cherokee SRT to Saif
A few years ago, Jeep India handed over a Grand Cherokee SRT to Saif Ali Khan and his family for promotional use. The SUV was with Saif Ali Khan for a few months. However, the car officially belonged to Jeep India.
The vehicle came with a price tag of Rs 1.3 crore. However, Saif did not pay anything for the vehicle as it came for promotional use. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT features a 6.4-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine that produces 470 Bhp of peak power and 640 Nm of peak torque. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is standard and so is an all-wheel drive system. The SUV goes from a standstill to 100 Kph in just 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 257 Kph. It’s priced at Rs. 1.14 crores and is imported into India as a completely built unit (CBU).
We are not sure if the new car is bought by the family or if it is again a PR activity. We will be able to confirm the ownership once we get to see the permanent registration on the car.