Jeep Liberty replacement to rival Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner in India

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    [​IMG]Jeep Liberty (used as illustration)

    The Fiat-Chrysler group is planning to introduce the Jeep brand in India in the coming years. The first product from Jeep’s range of SUVs to enter India will be the Grand Cherokee followed by a lower priced entry-level model that could rival the likes of Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, among others. The new product is to replace the current Liberty range and would be offered in both all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive spec.That ‘s for other markets while India would most probably get the 4WD model. Powering the current Liberty is a 3.7 litre V6 that puts out 215 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. That said, according to the car maker, the new model that replaces the current Liberty will be built from the ground up. This means we can expect a complete overhaul of the power train. Thus, expect changes in the above mentioned specifications.It will be a tough ask, no doubt especially when keeping them company are brands like Honda and Toyota. The Toyota Fortuner has been at the top of this segment for a while now. The all-new Honda CR-V will soon join the bandwagon. Most of the SUVs in this segment use an automatic gearbox on the all-wheel drive models. Same could be the case with the upcoming entry-level Jeep. All future models from the American car maker will be based on Fiat’s new platform and the upcoming Jeep is no exception.
     

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