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Jeep dealers are now offering discounts and benefits on their models in a bid to clear the old stock of cars. Buyers can now avail these offers and get themselves a Jeep SUV at discounted rates or with other benefits. Before buying a Jeep vehicle, take a look at how much you can save on each model.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Save up to Rs 6 lakh
Jeep’s flagship SUV, the Grand Cherokee, has not been a sales sensation in our market. Hence, Jeep dealers are offering the petrol Grand Cherokee Summit variant with a sizeable discount of Rs 6 lakh. The 3.0-litre V6-equipped diesel Grand Cherokee too is being offered with a Rs 3 lakh discount for the limited variant. The performance-focused SRT Grand Cherokee is powered by a 6.4-litre HEMI V8 motor that puts out 461hp and 624Nm of torque. This variant is currently available with a Rs 3 lakh discount from dealers. Prices for the Grand Cherokee start at Rs 78.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Save up to Rs 8.50 lakh
The Jeep Wrangler is a rugged off-roader with go-anywhere capability. Jeep has brought the Wrangler to India as a CBU unit, which is the cause for its expensive price tag. Right now, Jeep dealers are offering a Rs 5 lakh discount on the diesel-powered Wrangler. The petrol version of the Wrangler is also offered with Rs 5 lakh discount for the 2018 model year and a massive Rs 8.50 lakh off for the 2017 model year. As prices for the Wrangler start at Rs 58.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), you’ll be able to save about 10 percent with these deals.
Save up to Rs 73,400
The Compass has been the manufacturer’s best-seller in our market and is available with 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel and a 160hp, 1.4-litre petrol engine options. The Longitude 4x2 and Option variants are being offered with a Rs 50,000 cash benefit (or on an exchange offer) as a part of the brand's year-end discounts. The Limited 4x2 and 4x4 variants are available with a Rs 25,000 cash discount or Rs 50,000 as a part of an exchange offer. Similarly, the Limited Option 4x2 and 4x4 models have a Rs 58,400 cash benefit or a Rs 50,000 exchange bonus. Dealers are offering the most cash benefits on the Limited Option Black Pack variant of the Compass SUV. Both the 4x2 and 4x4 versions have a Rs 73,400 cash discount with a Rs 50,000 exchange bonus as a part of year-end discounts. The rival to the Hyundai Tucson is priced at Rs 15.40 lakh for the base petrol trim and Rs 22.90 lakh for the top-spec 4x4 diesel variant.
Compass deals are not applicable on the Sport Petrol MT, Sport Diesel, Limited Plus 4x2 and 4x4 and 1.4 DDCT variants.
Disclaimer: Discounts vary from city to city. Please check with your local dealer for exact discounts, which may not match figures quoted here.
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One of the largest shows in the automotive calendar, the Geneva Motor Show showcases a flood of innovative technology and advanced design from various automakers. Even the production version of JLR’s 400hp all-electric I-Pace and the Range Rover SV Coupé made its debut at the 2018 edition of the motor show in the Swiss city.
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