|Jeep has made its anticipated entry into the country, courtesy of newly-appointed distributors DRB-Hicom. DRB-Hicom has been appointed the exclusive distributors of Jeep vehicles by the FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, which own the marque.|
Jeep has been an established marque for over 70 years. Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, built-quality and versatility for people who seek to go the extra mile. Its vehicle line-up include the popular Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. Jeep vehicles are distributed in over 150 countries around the globe.
With the arrival of Jeep, DRB-Hicom has setup the marque’s first Showroom at the Glenmarie Automotive Hub. The new Jeep 3S dealership which measures 17,000 square-feet provides customers a ‘single roof’ sales point, after-sales and spare parts. There are 8 service bays at Jeep Glenmarie, along with a large display area, a well-schemed waiting lounge, a refreshment corner, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Grand Daddy of them all – the Jeep Grand Cherokee
The first Jeep variants made available for the country are the Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Wrangler and Compass. The Grand Daddy of them all is the Grand Cherokee which comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, paired to an 8-speed transmission with fuel saver. It has Bi-Xenon headlights with auto-levelling, premium leather seats, leather-stitched instrument panel and armrest, wood trim and a range of attractive body colors.
Next up is the second-in-line Cherokee Trailhawk which depicts a contemporary mid-sized SUV and is a favorite Jeep among the Americans. The 4X4 Cherokee is known for its exemplary handling and well-revered off-road capability. Its 2.4-liter, paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission, is capable of an output of 174 hp at 6,400 rpm and 229 Nm of torque at 3,900 rpm.
Thanks to the innovative 4X4 systems with rear-axle disconnect, the Cherokee Trailhawk is capable of exceeding regular driving experience. Inside, the 8.4-inch touchscreen navigation media center, 7-inch display on instrument cluster and other interior features make the Cherokee Trailhawk a sure thing with ardent 4X4 enthusiasts.
The Jeep Wrangler remains as a firm favorite with 4X4 enthusiasts and is one of the world’s most recognizable vehicles. The updated Wrangler delivers outstanding off-road capability with 4WD drive and holds true to its heritage. The variant has more than seven decades of 4X4 engineering experience.
The Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles and electronic lockers. In the country, the Wrangler versions valid are the Rubicon, Unlimited Sahara and Unlimited Sports.
Entry into the Jeep world is made possible by the Compass Limited, a variant which combines good fuel economy, adequate performance and related capability. Equipped with efficient powertrain of 6-speed automatic transmission, the Compass Limited is most versatile Jeep for active lifestyles, as well as an appealing compact SUV that stands out with urbanites and young families.
Jeep vehicles’ prices, availability and warranty information
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered in these colors: Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl, Cranite Crystal Mettalic, Maximum Steel Mettalic, Cashmere Pearl, Black Forest Green Pearl, Billet Silver Mettalic, True Blue Pearl, Bright White and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl. It has a price tag of RM 468,889. While, the Cherokee Trailhawk has 10 color choices from Brilliant Black to Bright White and is priced at RM 378,889.
Correspondingly, the Jeep Wrangler is also offered in ten colors i.e. Bright White, Anvil, Black, Sunset Orange Pearl, Billet Silver Metallic, Firecracker Red, Tank, Hydro Blue Pearl, Copper Brown Pearl and Baja Yellow. The prices for the Wranglers are RM338,889 (Rubicon), RM 328,889 (Sahara) and RM 288,889 (Sports). Lastly, the Jeep Compass Limited has an affordable RM248,889 price tag. All Jeep vehices include a 5-year or 150,000km warranty.