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Press Release : Jeep(R) India launches the iconic Grand Cherokee at an introductory price of ₹ 77.5 Lakh (EX–SHOWROOM)


Jeep® India launches the iconic Grand Cherokee at an introductory price of ₹ 77.5 Lakh (EX–SHOWROOM)

        The fifth generation of the most awarded SUV is built on a brand-new architecture making the all-new Grand Cherokee more efficient with world-class craftsmanship

        Equipped with updated tech and connectivity features the new Jeep SUV will offer 33 connected features and first in segment 10.25 inch (26 cm) passenger screen

        Staying true to the authentic Jeep DNA, the Quadra-Trac 4X4 system and Selec-Terrain™ offers unmatched on-road and off-road capability

        Over 110 advanced safety and security features, including Active Driving Assistance System (ADAS), 8 airbags, 360-degree surround view, Drowsy driver detection, 3 Point seatbelt and Occupant Detection for all 5 passengers

        Powered by the 2 L Turbo Petrol engine coupled with 8 speed automatic transmission delivers 272 HP and 400 NM of torque. The all-new Grand Cherokee offers superior ride and handling thanks to the new virtual ball-joint front and Multi-link rear suspension

        The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is available through select Jeep dealerships, with deliveries starting by the end of the month


Chennai, 17th November 2022: The Jeep® brand introduced the all-new Grand Cherokee by recreating the iconic moment when the SUV has launched 30 years ago, driving through a glass window at an Auto show in Detroit. Since then, the Grand Cherokee has set an industry benchmark and quickly became synonymous with upscale design and uncompromised capability. Today, the 5th generation of the iconic nameplate continues to build on its legacy as the most awarded SUV ever, with its all-new exterior and interior design, world-class craftsmanship, and first-to-market technologies.

Commenting on the launch of the all-new Grand Cherokee in India, Roland Bouchara, CEO and Managing Director, Stellantis India, said, “As promised, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the fourth model to be Made in India. With the all-new Grand Cherokee, adventure lovers will have a distinctive blend of luxury, fortified with segment-best features, innovative technology, and composed driving dynamics elevating the brand position to the luxury segment.”

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been designed and engineered to deliver even more of what has made the SUV a true global icon in the premium segment, including legendary capability, class-leading space, innovative technology, versatility, and advanced safety features. 

Nipun J. Mahajan, Head of Jeep Brand India, added, “The Jeep Grand Cherokee is our global flagship and offers a new level of luxury, safety, technology, and comfort. The all-new Grand Cherokee is the epitome of prestige & panache to our unique, enthusiastic, and growing customer base who accept nothing short of the best.”

Setting the standard
After more than 7 million global sales, the most acclaimed SUV ever continues to set the standard among all SUVs. 
The newly introduced Grand Cherokee is based on an entirely new architecture and has been meticulously designed and engineered to deliver unrivaled performance both on and off the road.

·         The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to meet the growing needs of Jeep customers who have asked for more space, versatility, and functionality, maximizing overall passenger comfort by creating generous interior room and giving passengers expansive, class-leading legroom in the second row.

·         More than 110 advanced safety and security features, including Active Driving Assistance System(ADAS), 360-Degree Surround View, Drowsy Driver Detection, 3 Point seatbelt, and Occupant Detection for all 5 passengers.

·         73% of the body is made from high-strength & advanced high-strength steel.

·         Equipped with the award-winning 10.1 inches Uconnect 5 infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, the all-new Grand Cherokee features segment-leading technologies including a 10-inch windshield Heads Up Display, digital rearview mirror, and a segment-first 10.25-inch passenger screen.

·         Features handcrafted materials and modern amenities, resulting in the most luxurious Grand Cherokee ever. The front panel features new slim HVAC vents and a realigned center stack for greater driver accessibility. The all-new Jeep seating architecture features a length adjustable cushion for the front-row passengers. The new 8-way adjustable front seats have power lumbar and memory. Heated/vented seats are available in the first two rows, with three-level configurable controls.

·         The center console layout now has updated switches, and more storage space in the front bin that can hold two wireless devices and a wireless charger.

·         The state-of-the-art Grand Cherokee is designed inside and out to deliver unmatched capability and composed driving dynamics. Its renowned 4x4 Quadra-Trac system and Selec-Terrain™ traction management system instils the Grand Cherokee with the Jeep brand’s legendary 4x4 capability. 

·         Another noteworthy provision is the new Jeep SUV’s ability to automatically switch to four-wheel drive mode whenever the system detects the need. The famed 4x4 Quadra-Trac system includes an active transfer case that transfers torque to the wheel with the most grip to enhance traction.

  • The SUV offers class-leading 215 mm of ground clearance and 533mm of water fording

·         The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers 33 connectivity features including 24X7 Dedicated Assistance, Remote Vehicle Management, Monitor Vehicle Parameters, Navigation & Connected Traffic & Travel, 24-hour surveillance & Automatic Crash/ Breakdown detection

The all-new architecture and sculpted aerodynamic body style & active grille shutters combine to improve vehicle performance, safety, and reliability, while significantly reducing vehicle weight, noise, vibration, and harshness. Designed to maximize overall passenger safety, comfort, and convenience, Grand Cherokee packs a powerful punch with next-generation features and technologies that make it a standout in the full-size SUV segment.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is now available at select Jeep dealerships across India with deliveries starting by the end of the month

Jeep® Brand:

Built on 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is an authentic SUV with capability, craftsmanship, and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep® brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. Jeep® Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep line-up, is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support.

In India, the Jeep vehicle line-up consists of the Wrangler, Compass, Meridian, and soon-to-be-launched Grand Cherokee. India is the first country for Jeep outside of North America to make 4 models locally and also for exports to other right-hand drive markets around the world Jeep is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis.

Engine and Transmission

The 5th generation Grand Cherokee comes powered by a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter I-4 twin-scroll turbocharger gasoline engine that belts out 268 HP and 400 NM of torque at 3000 r/min. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This 2.0-liter I-4 engine is part of the Global Medium Engine architecture family and features double overhead camshafts (DOHC), dual independent camshaft timing, and a common-rail injection system.

The SUV is also equipped with a C-EGR system, central direct injection, independent liquid cooling of the intake air, throttle body, and turbo to enable high levels of performance and reduce fuel consumption. Diamond-like coating (DLC) is also used on the floating piston pins to minimize friction. The ignition system’s high-energy ignition coil further enhances fuel efficiency while the iridium and platinum-encrusted precious metal spark plugs promise endurance.

Technology & Comfort

The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee has 8 -way adjustable front seats that have power lumbar and memory, and heated/vented seats are available in the first row, with three-level configurable controls. The center console layout can hold a wireless device and a wireless charger. 

The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee was conceptualized and designed in view of practicality and ease of accessibility for the driver. To ensure that, the SUV boasts the maximum number of technological features in the history of the Grand Cherokee nameplate.

        Uconnect 5: the most advanced Uconnect system ever, it offers includes one 10.1-inch (25.6-cm) touchscreen radio and two 10.25-inch (26-cm) digital instrument panel displays in the cabin and an intuitive user experience

        The segment-exclusive front passenger screen offers co-pilot assistance with navigation, surround-view camera, and visual entertainment

        Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

        Digital rear-view mirror

        Full-colour, 10-inch (25.4 cm) windshield head-up display (HUD)

        Wireless charging pad in the front center console

        Top-notch connectivity with the ability to pair two Bluetooth-enabled phones simultaneously

        Amazon Alexa virtual assistant

        My Uconnect mobile app

        TomTom navigation with predictive search, natural speech, and live traffic updates

        Over-the-air map updates

Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS)

The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee is offered with an Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) with features like Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, Pedestrian Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection, Passive Pedestrian Protection, Drowsy Driver Detection, Active Lane Management System, and Intersection Collision Assist System.

Design Cues

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee’s advanced architecture is rounded off by aerodynamic bodywork and remarkable design which includes the iconic seven-slot grille and the long-range radar. The lowered roof and beltline, along with the wide window glass, further add to the SUV’s aerodynamic performance, and that too without affecting the cabin space. The elongated, level-set hood and bold headfirst stance lend the SUV a mighty powerful road presence.

Besides the modern technologies and top-notch engineering, the superior SUV also impresses with its extensive list of features, which includes 20-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, LED Tail Lamps, LED Reflector Headlights, LED Fog Lamps, etc.


Legendary Jeep Cherokee Capability

The Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers unrivaled capability along with composed on-road driving dynamics. That legendary off-road capability begins courtesy of its 4x4 – Quadra-Trac system. The system is equipped with an active transfer case to improve traction by moving torque to work with the wheel with the most grip. The Selec-Terrain system offers four available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Snow, Mud/Sand) to provide optimized calibrations for any given driving scenario. Front-axle disconnect automatically places the Grand Cherokee in two-wheel drive, if the vehicle senses that road conditions do not require an all-wheel drive. This reduces drag on the driveline and improves fuel economy. Four-wheel drive automatically re-engages when the vehicle senses it is needed.

Advanced Safety Features

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee gets several cutting-edge security provisions along with a plethora of technological innovations to enhance the connection between the driver, vehicle, and the road. The SUV’s list of technologically advanced safety features includes:

        Full-Speed Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection

        Rear Cross Path detection

        Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go

        Active Lane Management

o   LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist

        Advanced Brake Assist

        Blind-spot Monitoring

        ParkView rear backup camera

        ParkSense rear park assist sensors with stop

        Switch-activated electric park brake

        Tire-pressure monitoring

        Intersection Collision Assist

        Drowsy Driver Detection system

        360-degree surround view camera system with front and rear washers

Premium Craftsmanship

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee features Capri leather seats with perforated inserts, a pure leather-wrapped instrument panel, second-row window shades, and LED ambient lighting system with a five-color selection system. The center stack and console have been aligned to offer plenty of space and ease of accessibility for the driver. The front passenger seats also get an electric eight-way adjustment, power lumbar, memory, and heated/vented options.

Press Release | Honda Racing India Team ready for the ultimate battle of 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship in Thailand


Chang International Circuit (Thailand), 17 November 2022: As Asia’s toughest road racing championship draws to a close this weekend, Honda Racing India’s duo of Rajiv Sethu and Senthil Kumar have reached Chang International Circuit in Thailand for the final battle of 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC).


The Honda Racing India Team enters this round among the Top 9 of the total 14 teams in Asia Production 250cc (AP250) class. Showing consistent improvement since its debut as a solo Indian team in 2018, the team has worked extensively on gaining valuable points - climbing from 6 points in its inaugural season to closing the 2019 season with 35 points. On a constant improving path, the team now enters the 2022 finale with a total of 42 points.


Commenting on the upcoming round, Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj, Operating Officer - Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle, and Scooter India said, “2022 season of ARRC has proved to be a great learning journey for our riders. We started this championship at Chang International circuit where our boys clinched good points for the country. Coming back to the circuit after 4 rounds of intense racing, I am confident that our riders will administer the learnings of previous rounds to gain even better results for the country as well as the team. Honda Racing India is ready to take on the Thai challenge and make the most out of it this weekend.”


Honda racing India’s experienced rider Rajiv Sethu enters the last round of the AP 250 class with a total of 31 points under his belt. For Rajiv, Chang International Circuit holds a history of good performances. In 2018, he scored his maiden international point here. It was here that Rajiv secured the Top 7 qualifying finish – the first time by an Indian rider, during the 3rd round of ARRC in 2019. His steady performance in round 1 of the 2022 season earlier this year resulted in an 11th-place finish. Rajiv is already in the top 15 out of the 24 riders in AP250 class and is determined to further up his ante this weekend.


Meanwhile, Rajiv’s teammate Senthil Kumar is the most familiar with this track. It was at Chang where he made his international debut with the Thailand Talent Cup and finished in the Top 20 in round 3 of 2019 ARRC. In round 1 of this season, he powered through and outpaced other international riders in the championship to close the race in 13th place – his best finish. After round 4, Senthil with is now having 11 points and is among the top 19 riders - a stark improvement from his overall 30th position in 2019.


Looking forward to the last round of the championship, Rajiv Sethu said, “We have reached the final leg of the championship and I am excited to give it my all in the last round here at the Chang International Circuit. Having raced at this circuit previously, I am optimistic about the results and will personally try to snatch as many points as possible by claiming the top position at the leaderboard.”


Sharing his thoughts, Senthil Kumar said, “This season has added immensely to my learning curve. I am happy that so far, I have been able to gain a few points and stand in a better position than last year. In my last outing at Chang earlier this year, I finished in the Top 13. I am looking forward to racing again at Chang for the last round and am hopeful of claiming a better finish for my country and team.”


The Chang International Circuit will also witness the final round of the 2022 Thailand Talent Cup (Honda’s development program for Asian riders) this weekend. Representing the next breed of Indian young racers going global with Honda will be Kavin Quintal from Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Mohsin P from Malappuram (Kerala).


About 2022 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship:

The 25th edition of FIM Asia Road Racing Championship is Asia’s most competitive motorcycle road racing championship, held since 1996. The 2022 season has now reduced from total of six rounds to five rounds. After the official test and season opener at the Chang International Circuit (Thailand) on 22 March 2022 and the second & third rounds at the Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia) and the Sports land Sugo International Circuit (Japan), the battle returned to Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia) for the penultimate round. The season will wrap up again at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand this weekend.


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Max Fashion and Goonj together takes a step towards a better tomorrow


Max Fashion and Goonj together takes a step towards a better tomorrow. 

As part of its CSR program, Max Fashion has launched a noble initiative where preloved garments will be upcycled for under privileged communities with installation of garment contribution boxes in 105 stores.


Chennai, 30th September 2022: Max Fashion, India's largest fashion destination, has collaborated with Goonj, an internationally awarded, non-profit organization to promote sustainability. The program was launched today at Max VR Mall store in Chennai with the unveiling of the garmentcontribution box by key dignitaries from Goonj and Max. As part of this initiative, contribution boxes have been installed in 105 Max Fashion stores across the country to enable recycling of used garments and utilizing it for the underprivileged.

Max cares is an initiative which ensure we care for the betterment of our planet. Max fashion and Goonj have collaborated to upcycle preloved garments and reduce excess of fashion waste going into landfill. Max fashion inspires consumers to inculcate this practice for the benefit of people and environment.

Goonj is a non-profit organization that has built a network of community led partnerships from urban to village India, channelizing urban surplus material as a tool to barter with rural efforts and wisdom to address crucial gaps in rural infrastructure, water, environment, livelihood, education, health, disaster relief, and rehabilitation.

On this occasion Harish Kumar Vice president, Max said,“It gives us immense pleasure to announce our association with Goonj that has been driving large efforts towards enhancing the dignity of the underprivileged across India. Max Fashion strongly believes that the progress of the society is a collective responsibility and aims to do its bit by facilitating recycling of used garments”


Anshu Gupta, Magsaysay awardee, Founder Goonj said about the initiative, “This campaign with Max Fashion is important for many reasons. On one hand, it presents a great example to the entire retail sector on how every organization can do its bit while on the other hand, more importantly, it gives every customer a chance to do something for others. In the process a lot of clothes will be prevented from going to landfills, instead they will play a new role in triggering dignity and development in the world. That's going beyond circularity to attain social goals, creating a win-win all over." 


About Max Fashion

Max is Landmark Group’s leading value fashion brand offering clothing, accessories, and footwear for the entire family. Launched in 2004, the brand is known for ‘Everyday Fashion’ and its ability to offer discerning shoppers a range of choices at affordable prices. The brand has grown at breakneck speed and is now present in over 170 Indian cities, over 400 stores and in over 19 countries around the world. With an overwhelming loyal customer base of over 33 million, max is the most loved brand for every family. While our stores are present across India, we have also strengthened our digital and social presence with over 10+ million app downloads, 1.7 million Facebook fans and 1 million+ Insta followersOne can shop with Max from the comfort of their homes on www.maxfashion.com & Max Fashion App. The brand has also amplified its presence with leading e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra and Ajio. This gives its customers a true Omni-channel shopping experience across touchpoints.



About GOONJ: GOONJ (means an echo) a multi award winning social enterprise, using the cities discard for fueling widespread development work across village India. While dealing with thousands of tons of material Goonj reaches this material as a resource, as a parallel currency with dignity to rural communities across urban and rural India as they take up thousands of projects of development work like recharging water bodies, rebuilding local infrastructure, education, for addressing their own issues. Goonj’s pan India work in disaster relief & rehabilitation has led to systemic changes with multi-sectoral impact while its work on menstrual hygiene has contributed towards mainstreaming menstruation as a human issue beyond the culture of shame and silence and establishing cloth pads as a viable biodegradable environment friendly solution. For details, please refer- www.goonj.org

Press Release - SIAM hosts the 6th Annual CSR Conclave themed on “CSR Rewired: Post Covid 19 Scenario”


SIAM hosts the 6th Annual CSR Conclave themed on “CSR Rewired: Post Covid 19 Scenario”


New Delhi, 21st July 2022: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex automotive industry body today organized its 6th Annual CSR Conclave, themed on “CSR Rewired: Post Covid 19 Scenario”. The conclave highlighted varied perspectives on Health & Sanitation, Skills development, Road Safety, and Environmental rejuvenation. For this year, there is an emphasis on sharing of best practices & learnings from the various CSR interventions by the Indian Automobile Industry in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The conclave witnessed the participation of key industry leaders speaking on the inclusive development of the society while protecting the ecology.


Initiating the inaugural session, Mr. Sushant Naik, Chairman, SIAM CSR Group, Global Head- Government Affairs, Tata Motors, said, We hope this conclave makes an impactful difference in the lives of our countrymen. We as an industry are committed to giving back to society and carrying forward the government's efforts of 'Amrit Kaal'. We are certain that the active support of our progressive Government shall take our country to new heights. Also, discussing mental well-being is a need of the hour considering the post covid world that we are living in.”


Assuring the Government of India’s willing and active partnership with the Auto Industry towards strengthening the CSR initiatives, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy IndustriesGovernment of India, said, “The Indian Automobile Industry has been a major contributor to the economy and the society as it holds a major share in the GDP.  Looking forward, in the PLI scheme the government is providing economic support of about Rs. 25,000 crores. to the industry. All OEMs’ have played a huge role in helping society through their CSR initiatives, including during the COVID pandemic. Going forward, the industry should focus more on laborers and small technicians, work more closely with NGOs, strengthen their focus on Health, Safety, Environment, and Skilling initiatives, share its experiences so that the larger community can learn, and lastly, the industry must think big but implement locally. Local communities in the neighborhood of Auto Factories must get benefited.”


Moderating the session, Mr. Rajesh Menon, Director General, SIAM, said, “The whole focus of this conclave is to learn and share best practices through peer learning and to understand the various CSR interventions by the automobile industry. We have been hosting this conclave for the last 6 years broadly focusing on health and sanitation, skills development, road safety, and environmental rejuvenation.”


In the keynote address, Dr. R A Mashelkar, an Eminent Scientist, presented his perspective on CSR 2.0 and talked about four new pillars of CSR in the present world. He also highlighted the Power of CSR and Gandhian engineering.


The virtual conclave was divided into three sessions. 1st session was themed on “New Approach to CSR and Learnings”. With presentations from Honda Cars India, Ashok Leyland, MG Motors India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hyundai Motor India, and TATA Motors.


The 2nd Session started with a panel discussion on “Skills Development through CSR Initiatives” eminent panelists like Mr. Rama Shankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting, Mr. Niraj Hans, Chief Operating Officer (Automotives), Sandhar Technologies, and Mr. Apurv Choubey, Chief Human Resource Officer, Bridgestone India. The session was moderated by Mr. Arindam Lahiri, CEO of, Automotive Skills Development Council.


Taking a session on Mental WellbeingSister B K ShivaniBrahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, emphasized inner peace and also imparting clarity in moving toward a peaceful and healthy mind. Sister also talked about the need to eat right and have a healthy lifestyle post the pandemic which makes us strong from the inside.


The event concluded with the presentation of the SIAM CSR Awards 2022.


About SIAM 


The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is a not-for-profit apex national body representing all major vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. SIAM works towards supporting sustainable development of the Indian Automobile Industry with the vision that India emerges as the destination of choice in the world for the design and manufacture of automobiles. It also works towards facilitating the enhancement of the competitiveness of the Indian Automobile Industry, reducing the cost of vehicles, increasing productivity, and achieving global standards of quality.